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Board Members

Jim Towey

Founder & CEO

Jim Towey is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aging with Dignity, the non-profit organization he established in Tallahassee, Florida in 1996, and today heads its Washington, DC office. The Five Wishes advance directive he…

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Guy Smith

Board Chairman

Mr. Smith has devoted his life and career to improving the lives of seniors and children.  Drawing on more than 4 decades of experience in long term care and senior housing, he founded a family-focused…

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E. Zimmerman Boulos

Board Member

Mr. Boulos is President, Office Environments & Services, a Jacksonville, Florida-based family-owned business of over six decades service to Northeast Florida businesses.  A former Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) referee, Mr. Boulos is a…

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Robert M. Brochin

Board Member

An attorney with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Brochin is managing partner of the Miami, Florida office of Morgan-Lewis, an international law firm that specializes in litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and…

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James C. Capretta

Board Member

James C. Capretta is a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies health care, entitlement, and US budgetary policy, as well as global trends in…

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Tonja Myles

Tonja Myles

Board Member

Ms. Myles is an ordained minister, advocate for the elderly, community activist, peer counselor, veteran, subject matter expert in mental health and untreated trauma, and a proponent for faith-based approaches to substance abuse recovery.  She…

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Leslie Piet

Board Member

Ms. Piet is a nurse with Johns Hopkins Healthcare in Baltimore, Maryland.  She has long had an interest and passion in providing compassionate care at the end of life.  Ms. Piet created and managed the…

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Ron Retzke

Board Member

Mr. Retzke is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based health care executive with over 25 years of experience in marketing, customer service, training, and strategic planning.  His Retzke & Associates provides guidance to national long term care companies, …

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Patricia Russell

Board Member

Ms. Russell of Chicago, Illinois, is certified in Clinical Pastoral Care.  Over the years, Ms. Russell has been a community leader in promoting dignified care at the end of life, particularly through volunteer work with…

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Staff

Paul Malley

President

Paul Malley joined Aging with Dignity in 1998 and was named its President in 2002. In addition to directing Aging with Dignity’s day-to-day activities, Malley also has guided the efforts of several aging advocacy groups…

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Joanne Eason

Vice President of Partner Relations

“Years ago, my parents passed without my brother and me really knowing what their wishes were for end of life. For us, we’re closer for the experience. But I’ve seen other families torn apart by…

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Dave Simison

Dave Simison

Vice President of Operations

I believe we all have great capacity to love, to find peace, and to grow, even in the most challenging parts of life. Working at Aging with Dignity allows me to help protect and empower…

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Ed Towey

Vice President of Advocacy

“A few years ago, we were at a trade show and one of our fellow vendors came quietly up to our booth. She was a young woman with tears already welling up in her eyes….

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