Media and Press

If you are a member of the media working on stories about Alzheimer’s, dementia, caregiving and related topics, our Public Relations team can be a valuable resource. We can help arrange interviews with experts from CaringKind who can discuss numerous topics including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; the impact of the disease on caregivers; statistics; and the hundreds of free programs and services we provide for caregivers and people with dementia. We can also help connect media with caregivers and medical or research professionals. Feel free to use information from the CaringKind Web site in [...]

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Space Rental Opportunities

Our modern and state-of-the-art third floor with rooms and meeting spaces is available for rent year round. The space on the third floor draws on the latest technology and innovation, designed to support the people we serve daily and the general public. From training centers to smaller community rooms, it can be used for any type of meeting, conference or social event, all located steps from Grand Central Station. Our training centers offer flexible, multi-purpose space that can expand to accommodate large groups (of up to 80 people) for trainings or conferences or be adjusted for smaller mee [...]

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Our Staff

Executive StaffEleonora Tornatore-Mikesh President and Chief Executive Officer etornatore@cknyc.org 646.744.2902 Jed A. Levine President Emeritus and Director of External Relations jlevine@cknyc.org Carol Berne Senior Vice President of Development cberne@cknyc.org 646.744.2905 Peggy Chu Chief Administrative Officer pchu@cknyc.org 646.744.2925 Alex Wong Chief Financial Officer awong@cknyc.org 646.744.2916 Edward Cisek Chief Program Officer & Vice President of Program Evaluation ecisek@cknyc.org 646.744.2953 Lou-Ellen Barkan (retired) Founding Director lbarkan@cknyc.org 646.744.2901 StaffSt [...]

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Board of Directors

Executive CommitteeDavid Z. Hirsh ChairDavid Z. Hirsh is a real estate investor with more than 30 years of experience across all major real estate product types in most major US markets. Over the course of his career, David has completed in excess of $30 billion in transactions. His skill set includes portfolio management, leasing, asset sales/dispositions, lending and workouts/restructuring. David also has rebranded hotels and strategically repositioned office buildings.He spent the last sixteen years in Blackstone’s Real Estate Asset Management Group, retiring in January 2018. During his ten [...]

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About Us

CaringKind* is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 40 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. We offer a CaringKind Helpline (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. We believe in the power of caregiving and seek a world [...]

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