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Candy Cohn

Candy Cohn is the owner of Oasis Senior Advisors South Florida, which provides a FREE service offering expertise to guide seniors and their families through the maze of senior living options. Candy has been in healthcare marketing most of her adult life, and is passionate about helping seniors. Originally from Philadelphia, Candy moved to South Florida in 1985. Besides serving as president of ESRN, Candy is also on the Advisory Board of the South Florida Arthritis Foundation and is active in the Partnership for Aging, Boca Chamber of Commerce Health Council, and the Broward and Boca Walks to End Alzheimers.

Melissa Rapkin
Past President

Melissa Rapkin joined MonarchCare in 2018 as the Community and Care Management Specialist. She has a diverse background that includes journalism, real estate, entrepreneurship, and has been in senior care in Broward and Palm Beach Counties since 2009. She serves on the boards of a number of community organizations including Elder Services Resource Network, Partnership for Aging and Palm Beach County Guardianship Association. Rapkin has completed Guardianship Training, has been a member of Aging Life Care Association since 2009, and is a volunteer for Alzheimer’s Community Care and Alzheimer’s Association. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and has lived in South Florida for over 30 years.



Leonard Hock
Vice President-Programming

Hedy Cohn
Vice President-Membership

Hedy Cohn is a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years experience in the medical and mental health fields. She specializes in Geriatrics as well as grief and loss,depression, anxiety and trauma. Ms Cohn makes house calls and is a Medicare provider

Sharon Rose
Vice President - Community Affairs

Emily Bernarding

Knyvett Lee
954-720-2485 ext. 214

Knyvett Lee is the Founder and CEO of MonarchCare, a not-for-profit social service agency serving the South Florida community. 

Knyvett has been a professional guardian since 1989.  Over a span of more than three decades, Knyvett and/or the agency has served more than 1,500 clients in the capacity as guardian, trustee, care manager or daily money manager.

Knyvett is a vocal advocate for better quality professional guardianship. In 2003, she formed the Florida Guardianship Foundation with other key leaders in the guardianship community. 

She served on Governor Bush’s Guardianship Task Force in 2004 and subsequently assisted the National Guardianship Foundation in the creation of the Florida Guardian Competency exam in 2005. She has trained more than one thousand professional and family guardians since 1993.

She is happily married to Bruce Superman and lives in Fort Lauderdale with their Labrador retrievers, Molly and Pepper.  She is a gourmet cook, loves gardening, yoga and tennis, when she finds the time.

Greg Ullman

Gregory Ullman is the owner and general manager of Kin-Care Medical Supplies, a full-service provider of home medical equipment and supplies serving South Florida for over 25 years.  Kin-Care provides hospital beds, wheelchairs, power scooters, lift chairs, braces and splints and many other products.  It delivers to homes and residential facilities and accepts Medicare.  Greg is also an attorney who handles transactional matters.  He is a native Floridian and graduated from University of Florida and Columbia University School of Law.

Shane LeMar
Public Relations Communications Chair

Jeff Abbott
Member at Large

Sharon Cofar
Member at Large

Jane Klein

After many years working in Corporate America, I felt something was missing. A good friend offered a unique challenge and gave me a deep sense of purpose.  As a dedicated and well respected senior care RN specialist for over 20 years, she was continually witness to her patients’ difficulties with staying medication safe in their home.  As of 2013 Medicare declined paying for this service.  After many months of research, we established Personal Med Management to offer in-home medication reconciliation and compliance.  Being compassionate driven, there is nothing more satisfying than going beyond ethical to a vested interest in our patients well-being


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