LEADERSHIP

Elderday Center's Board of Directors is made up of dedicated community leaders who give back of their time, talent and treasure to ensure Elderday Center continues with its mission of being committed to providing quality day services, promoting independence for older adults and providing support and education for their caregivers.
Sharon Brazill, President
Retired, Senior Advocate

Sharon joined Arden Courts of Geneva, assisted living, specializing in memory care on July 26, 2000 as the Marketing Director, helping caregivers for their loved one having special needs with memory loss. Sharon having over 20 years of experience in dementia care moderated a monthly memory support group for caregivers over 10 years, known as a senior advocate in the community. In 2001 Sharon was a candidate in the Consolidated Election as Trustee for Geneva,  Township an office which she has been re-elected to present, serving the seniors in Geneva and Tri Cities.

Sharon as Trustee helped to develop the Senior Center at the Township, supporting and serving the seniors. Sharon as Trustee represented Geneva Township as the original signer for the TRIAD Cooperative Agreement of Central Kane County.  In 2015 Sharon was recognized as a nominee for the Barth Award represented by Tri City Family Services. Sharon has been a Board Member for Elderday Center for 4 years helping to establish the best quality memory day care in the area. Sharon has 3 adult children, and 7 grandchildren, resides in Geneva, married to her husband Patrick for 55 years.

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Tony Grigonis, Vice President
Director of IT, Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley

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Tony has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, on staff in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and as a software consulting small business owner.  From working at small startups to Fortune 500 firms, he has forged a clear path of growth in technical and management skills, and overall business value.  Tony is currently the Director of Information Technology at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, overseeing staff support and project development, including related budget and vendor management across three (3) center locations.  He holds a Business of Science degree in Technical Management from DeVry University. 

Tony has always had a deep interest in social service organizations - prior to joining the Board of Directors at Elderday Center, he was a long-time volunteer with American Red Cross.

Carol Murin, Secretary
Long Term Care Planning Specialist, Solutions for Long Term Care

Carol uses a straightforward approach to help clients recognize how today’s medical advances impact the way retirement planning needs to change. Her experience in providing practical and affordable insurance solutions has been recognized by the hundreds of advisors and their clients she has helped. The focus of her practice is to help clients incorporate appropriate and affordable insurance strategies into their retirement plans.
 
Carol holds the Long Term Care Professional (LTCP), Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC), and the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designations, and has spoken to professional, civic and community organizations about today’s LTC issues.  She is a member of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Women in Business, Batavia Women in Business, Kane County Senior Resources, Central Kane County Triad, and serves on the Board of the Elderday Adult Day Care Center.  Carol is also a member of Fox Valley Estate Planning Council and the Fox Valley Chapter of BNI International. Carol lives in Batavia with her husband.
 

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Steven Joffe
President, Assisted Living Locators

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Steven joined the Elderday Center Board of Directors in December 2016. He is currently a Principal Consultant with iMPACT Business Coaching, Inc. which works with small to mid-size businesses as they evolve to the next stage of their business life cycle. As a Business Coach and Consultant, we focus on the client’s ‘6 Pillars of (Business) Success’; that is, Time, Sales, Profits, Leadership, Legacy, and Systems. Then in partnership with the client, we assist them in strengthening the Pillars that support their company’s Business foundation, while facilitating their growth and prosperity. Prior to being a Business Coach and Consultant, Steven worked in Senior Care by providing professional advice and guidance to seniors and their family members while helping them find senior housing and care alternatives. Before this, he had worked for more than 9 years in health insurance helping individuals, families, as well as small businesses obtain health insurance alternatives that offered an improved benefits package at a lower cost. In his early career, Steven spent more than 25 years working for large global companies serving in leadership roles that supported their Engineering and Information Technology operations.

He is currently a volunteer committee member for the Fox Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s. He had previously served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for two Triad senior service organizations (one in DuPage County and another in Kane County) that promote and advocate for a safer, healthier, and more active senior community by providing engaging community programs, educating seniors on safety and health, and supporting seniors in being active in creating a safer community. Steven has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems from Benedictine University. He lives in Aurora with his wife Barb and together they share four adult children and one grandchild.

Rich Brown, CEO and President of Terrenon, Inc.

Rich Brown is the CEO and President of Terrenon, Inc., which is a Registered Investment Advisor (company) that provides Financial Advice, Financial Planning and Investment Management.

Rich likes to describe his mission as a financial life coach for baby boomers and older adults. As such, he focuses his attention on the retirement side of investing and distribution. Most of Rich’s clients have earned the title of “senior”. 
As a public service to the community, Rich delivers a seminar on Caregiving for the Family. He is also an active member of the Central Kane County TRIAD, which delivers services and information to seniors. He also acts as the financial advisor to the Endowment Committee to the church he attends.

Rich has lived with his wife Judy in Prestbury (Sugar Grove) for the past 30 years and has two grown children who live in the Chicagoland area. Rich and Judy have one grandchild. 

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