Waveny LifeCare Network hires Christene Freedman as their Chief Advancement Officer

Christene Freedman
Chief Advancement Officer

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – March 29, 2021 – Waveny LifeCare Network has hired Christene Freedman as their Chief Advancement Officer.

Ms. Freedman brings with her nearly fifteen years of professional experience in developing and implementing advancement programs, cultivating corporate and foundation partnerships, stewarding major gift donors, marketing and communications. She has worked with several Connecticut-based non-profit organizations in her advancement career. Ms. Freedman holds a B.A. in Foreign Affairs with an option in World Environmental Problems from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is also currently a member of Rotary International.

In her role prior to joining Waveny LifeCare Network, Ms. Freedman held the position of Chief Development Officer for Riverbrook Regional YMCA where she provided staff leadership for a capital campaign, grew special event revenues, and secured significant grant funding. Russell Barksdale, Jr.—President and CEO of Waveny LifeCare, said “We are very excited to have Christene join our organization. Her depth of experience and knowledge, coupled with her distinctive level of innovation, performance and community outreach will admirably complement our growing organization.”

Christene Freedman can be reached at CFreedman@Waveny.org or via phone at 203-594-5262.

Waveny LifeCare Network is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny offers independent living at The Inn, memory/dementia assisted living and respite care at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, and an array of community-based services through Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Waveny Home Healthcare. In October 2020, Waveny LifeCare Network was nationally recognized as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report and continually scored as a 5-Star facility by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provider of health coverage through Medicare, Medicaid and other programs.

For more information, call 203.594.5200 or visit www.waveny.org (or) call 203.762.8958 or visit www.visitingnurse.net.

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