Press and Public Relations

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 i [...]

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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 meet [...]

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Our Staff

Executive Staff Jed A. Levine, President & CEO jlevine@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2902 Carol Berne, Senior Vice President of Development cberne@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2905 Peggy Chu, Chief Administrative Officer pchu@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2925 Alex Wong, Chief Financial Officer awong@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2916 Lou-Ellen Barkan, Founding Director lbarkan@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2901 Staff Stephanie Aragon, Director of Helpline saragon@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2914 Asif Baksh, Vice President, Director of IT & Digital Media abaksh@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2909 Miriam Berger, [...]

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Board of Directors

Chair David Z. Hirsh Vice Chair & Treasurer Sharon K. Kilmer Secretary Pauline Yeung-Ha Directors Elvira Bisignano Stephen P. Casper Maria Diaz Marianne Dziuba-Fiore Nathan Halegua Jonathan S. Henes Judith Itkin Benjamin J. Jenkins Jeffrey N. Jones Linda LaGorga John R. Latham J. Francis Lavelle Aaron H. Marks Wayne S. Miller Louis Salerno Elaine Thomas David L. Weinberg Mark A. Zurack Emeritus William M. Brachfeld Marilyn L. Cohen Lori Oscher Friedman Susan V. Kayser, Esq. Sunnie Kenowsky Irving, DVM Heath B. McLendon Ex Officio Lauren Longobardi, Junior Committee President President & [...]

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About Us

CaringKind* is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 30 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 24-hr 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 where [...]

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