FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Debbie Rupani
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Area Agency on Aging
(561) 684-5885 x 59200
DWIGHT D. CHENETTE, MPH, MBA SELECTED AS CEO
OF AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF PALM BEACH/TREASURE COAST
West Palm Beach, FL – The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. has chosen Dwight D. Chenette, a man with a passion to the mission of caring for people, augmented with leadership skills, financial acumen and an understanding of programming necessary to promote independence, dignity and wellbeing of seniors and adults with disabilities.
In his words, “The CEO opportunity at the Area Agency on Aging leverages my strengths, knowledge and experience in a unique way. The ability to apply my expertise to assist our seniors to age with an appropriate quality of life is exciting to me."
With a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, Mr. Chenette is an executive with significant experience in non-profit management and a dedication to supporting healthy communities. He served for 17 years at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, ten of those years as its CEO. For the last eight years Mr. Chenette served as president for a HMO serving Medicaid.
James Sugarman, chair of the AAA Board, shared with the ADRC Staff and its Board “that we are fortunate to have Dwight joining us as our new CEO. He will bring to our agency his strong commitment to seniors and his skills in fundraising and organizational development and as such the AAA will benefit greatly.”
“I think Dwight Chenette will be a capable, competent, and dynamic leader who has a style for inspiring trust, confidence, and accountability which are great traits, in my humble opinion.”
~ Mary M. Barnes, President & CEO, Alzheimer’s Community Care
In the nonprofit world, age symbolizes strength, endurance and security in an unpredictable environment. The Area Agency on Aging represents a solid, essential entity dedicated to promoting, supporting and advocating for the independence, dignity and wellbeing of seniors, adults with disabilities and those who care for them in a manner that values diversity, reflects the communities we serve and embraces the collaboration of the aging network. Now in its 31st year, the Area Agency on Aging has a strong history of helping vulnerable residents.
For more information about your local Area Agency on Aging’s programs, services, volunteer opportunities, sponsorships or donor contributions, visit www.YourADRC.org or call 1.866.684.5885 and ask for Trish.