Member of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging 2011-2014
Co-Chairperson Montgomery County Aging in Place Event Coalitions 2005 - 2011
I Co-chaired the 2008 National Award winning event that included Montgomery County's DHHS, Depts. of Recreation, and Montgomery College, NIH, NIA, JCA, JCC, AARP MD, The City of Rockville, Community Partners, Wells Fargo, SHIP, MC Extension Service MD DOA and others. In 2010 I organized and co-chaired another award winning 2010 event "Montgomery's Got Talent" at the Bethesda Theatre. In 2011 I arranged private sponsorship by Family Nursing Care to print and distribute the Montgomery County Aging in Place Blueprint manual to help organize and administer neighborhood communities commonly called"Villages" to assist seniors who remain in their own homes and neighborhoods. I serve on the Montgomery County Senior Summit Communications Committee.
Marketing and Community Relations Director VamooseBus 2008-to date
Arranged high volume bus stop locations in Bethesda, Arlington and Lorton VA resulting in doubling business annually for 4 consecutive years. Recently added bus stop at VRE Lorton Station to expand service to Fairfax County and military bases in the Capital Beltway Area.
Represent VamooseBus on the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce- Economic Development, Senior Focus and Membership Committees. Represent VamooseBus on the Arlington and Fairfax Chambers of Commerce; on visitors bureaus DestinationDC, CRUSA-Capital Region USA, Montgomery County, StayArlington, Visit.Fairfax. Represent VamooseBus at United Seniors of Maryland, GROWS – Montgomery County's leading senior business networking organization; Bethesda Condominium Association; AARP, the Urban Institute. I was co-chair of the 2005-2010 Official Montgomery County Aging in Place events.
Public Events in which I arranged VamooseBus participation:
Event and Aging In Community Consultant.
- The National Cherry Blossom Festival 2009, 2010, 2011
- Councilmember Roger Berliner's Senior event March 2009
- Fairfax County VA 2009 Aging in Place Events,
- The Holiday Park MD Elder Law series,
- Bethesda Chamber of Commerce's Face2Face, Business and Legislative Expos.
- Beacon Senior Info Expos 2008-2010-White Flint & Ballston Mall VA
- White Flint NYC getaway – working with White Flint Mall Management.
- Arranged for VamooseBus to provide free transportation for visitors to patients at Walter Reed, Naval Hospital, Children's Hospital on the NIH Campus.
- Collaborative deals pending with the Washington Nationals, The Mystics, The Wizards DC United, The Spy Museum, The Newseum, Macy's, and others.
An early advocate of Beacon Hill Village and Aging In Place Communities I created events, involving founders of Beacon Hill, to introduce and promote the "village" concept to top tri-state and local government officials. This accelerated local interest helped stimulate the creation of the many new regional communities which today offer older adults the independence of living at home and providing the services they need when they need them.
Mid Atlantic Director 2007-2008
National Aging In Place Council, Washington, DC
Created and involved NAIPC members in major widely publicized events attended by over 700 seniors and 40 exhibitors. Heightened public awareness of little known organization. Formed strategic partnerships with other organizations serving thousands of seniors. Introduced NAIPC to top tri-state government officials and local residents leading to greater interest in communities that offer adults the independence of living at home by providing services they require when they need them.
Reverse Mortgage Consultant 2004-2007
Wells Fargo, Washington DC. Produced numerous events and seminars on reverse mortgages to lawyers, realtors, financial professionals.
Midwood HS, Brooklyn, NY,; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, B.A; New York University School of Law, JD; Member of NY Bar Retired. Military: US Army AG Germany.
Legal Specialties: Conflict Resolution, IP, Elder Law, Trade Marks, Licensing, Business and Real Estate Transactions;
CEO- H.Kauffman & Sons Saddlery (retail, direct marketing); CEO Inspired Advertising- Brand Development, Telemarketing, Direct Marketing, PR, Events; CEO- Kauffman International Ltd.-(Direct & Internet Marketing);CEO;Kauffman.com - PR, Events, Marketing, Speakers Bureau, Personal Management).
-"The Polo Primer", "Moseman's Guide – Horse Equipment"; articles on Reverse Mortgages, Elder Law, Polo, Using Reverse Mortgages, Long Term Care. Aging In Community.