Dr. David C. Schwartz
President and CEO of the ElderCare Companies, Inc., Dr. Schwartz is an internationally recognized leader in the field of preventive geriatrics.
Presently, Dr. Schwartz is:
Dr. Schwartz has been: a consultant to states, counties, cities, housing authorities, Fortune 100 Companies, lenders, developers, hospitals, HMOs, nonprofit corporations and labor unions.
Dr. Schwartz’s research (comprised of more than 30 research projects on which he has been Principal Investigator) includes work funded by: NSF, Ford Foundation, Huntington Health Fund, Earhart Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, Prudential Foundation, HUD, Farmers Home Administration and many others. Dr. Schwartz is author of five books and more than 50 scholarly articles. He is now engaged in co-editing Catching Our Parents Before They Fall: An Annotated Anthology of Readings on Geriatric Fall Prevention and Housing-Based Healthcare (in progress).
Ms. Paula Smith
Ms. Smith is presently Executive Vice President of, and a Principal in, The ElderCare Companies, Inc. - - having previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Senior Citizens Home Safety Project of America, Vice President of the Corporation for Housing-Based HealthCare and Vice President of Norcross, Inc.
Ms. Smith has: administered geriatric fall prevention programs in Florida and Pennsylvania; contracted with two national Medicare HMOs to provide geriatric preventive services; provided strategic planning and implementation consulting services to ten hospitals and nine nursing homes.
Nationally, Ms. Smith: • is a Certificate of the American Society on Aging; • is a recognized authority on health-related geriatric programs; • has provided liaison services with Fortune 100 companies which includes leaders in health and health-related hospitality industries.
Ms. Smith is currently active in developing geriatric fall prevention services for providers in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Ms. Smith is also coeditor of Catching Our Parents Before They Fall: An Annotated Anthology of Readings on Geriatric Fall Prevention and Housing-Based Healthcare (in progress).
Ms. Salvi is presently Senior Vice President of The ElderCare Companies, Inc. Ms. Salvi has served as Vice President of Outreach and Liaison for the Corporation for Housing-Based Healthcare, Director for the Senior Citizens Home Safety Project of America and Special Projects Manager for the Senior Citizens Home Safety Project of New York and New Jersey, Marketing Director and Sales Executive for Excerpta Media.
Ms. Salvi has been responsible for operations in ElderCare's Northeast division that delivered one-on-one services to over 106,000 elders. She has provided geriatric consulting services to over 17 hospitals and national HMOs (including United Healthcare and NYLCare) developing safety-related programs for their Medicare HMO divisions health systems. She has established strong relationships with national charitable organizations (Catholic Charities, JASA, etc.) and county and municipal governments (including housing authorities, area agencies on aging, senior centers, senior nutrition sites, meals-on-wheels programs, etc.) and continues to work with those entities on senior health-related issues.
Ms. Salvi has also developed home modification programs, customized home modification and senior safety-oriented fall-risk assessment programs for ten hospitals throughout New Jersey.
Ms. Salvi is a member of the Gerontological Institute of New Jersey and has received gerontological education through the University Affiliated Program of New Jersey, UMDNJ, Rutgers University.