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Susanne Veder

Susanne Veder developed Baseline Balance, a unique assessment toolkit that helps individuals define their priorities to make more informed decisions, gain more control of their financial future and live a happier, healthier, wealthier and more connected life. By determining a “baseline” of what makes them sad, happy, and what motivates them to feel their best, areas of an individual’s life that are out of balance can be brought back in line with living a healthy and comfortable lifestyle.

Susanne brings over 25 years of experience providing high-quality customer service solutions for major corporations in the financial, medical, insurance, telecom and sports sectors, including Citi Group, Universal American Financial Corp., Quest, and the US Tennis Association. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for training, improving day-to-day operations and devising solutions to improve efficiency and productivity.

In addition, Susanne has worked extensively with several New York school districts to influence and lead school funding through advocacy efforts. She has led enrichment and self-esteem programs for school districts that improved graduation rates, attendance, student-engagement, and the overall quality of school curriculum.

Heidi Friedman
Immediate Past President

Heidi F. Friedman is owner of Friedman Elder Law Department, LLC. She is one of only a few Board-Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Florida with experience in Elder Law, Medicaid, and Veteran’s Administration programs. She specializes in crisis planning to qualify seniors for government benefits as well as, estate planning for the 65+ population with a focus on asset protection against the cost of long-term care. Heidi sits on a number of boards for different agencies and nonprofit organizations which concentrate on providing knowledge, support, and assistance to and for the aging population.  In addition to her role as President of ESRN, Heidi is on the Advisory Counsel of the Broward County Age & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), appointed as a member of the Governor’s Dementia Care & Cure Initiative (DCCI), a Director for the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) and Director of the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, Inc. (ACRC).    As an elder law attorney, Heidi has assisted hundreds of her clients obtain government benefits to help pay for long-term care, resulting in significant savings for each family. Heidi is a Florida native, sister of two Army veterans and a mother of two sons, one with special needs.  


Brett Feldman
Vice President - Community Affairs & Outreach

Jeanine Bahmani
Vice President - Membership

Jeanine Bahmani has 22 years of healthcare sales and senior housing sales consisting of a combination of home health, private duty, hospice, senior assist devices, independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing.  Originally a native of Kansas City, Jeanine relocated to south Florida 3 years ago to be close to family and continued her healthcare sales career here. Jeanine came to the Florida market with a list of successful accomplishments, strength in leadership and networking and a proven determination for teamwork. Jeanine is married and has four adult children, three grandchildren and her golden retriever, Sonny Boy.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her grandchildren, going to the beach and cooking.

Shane LeMar
Vice President - Programming


Juan Gallo

Wolf Leibertz

Bryan Solomon

Bryan Solomon is an industry leader in home health care and senior placement.  He has been practicing in the healthcare/geriatric space since 2006.  For the last 12 years in Florida, Bryan has been assisting families with providing both hourly and live-in home health and nursing services at home and in communities across the state.  As well, based on one’s level of care, location and budget, he makes recommendations for independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities.  

Bryan currently is the President for #1 Home Care and #1 Placement Services, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL and an owner of #1 Medical Equipment and Supply, headquartered in Deerfield Beach, FL.  Bryan currently serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the 15th Circuit, is the Vice President of the Florida Long-Term Care Social Workers Association, Retention Chairperson for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Treasurer for Elder Services Resource Network, Public Relations Chair for Broward Coalition on Aging, participant in Palm Beach Guardianship Association and Southern Healthcare Advocacy Network and is an active Vitas Hospice Volunteer.

Bryan Solomon lives in Wellington, FL with his wife Lauren Solomon, LCSW and two daughters Audrey and Madison.  He enjoys golf, hiking and family travel on his free time.

Tiffany DiPanni
PR/Communications Chair

Sharon Cofar
Member at Large

Sharon Cofar is the Founder and President of A Move Made Easy, Inc., a relocation company catering to the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.  Sharon assists seniors with local and long-distance moves by handling all details of the transition from beginning to end.  She helps clients to sort, downsize, dispose of possessions no longer needed (through sales to an auction company, consignment shop or donation to charity), create a floor plan, pack belongings, oversee the mover, setup the computer and electronics and unpack and organize the new residence, and handles estate clean-outs when there is a death.  After sorting through everything to find valuables to sell for the estate, packing up items for charity, and shipping designated items to family members all over the country, the residence is either staged or totally emptied to get it ready for sale.

An active member of National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), Sharon has served on their Board of Directors for two terms.  She has been inducted into their Circle of Service and Diamond Club for service excellence and longevity in the field and is A+ accredited by the national association --  only about 60 companies in the country have that designation.  In business for 18 years and setting the “gold standard” for move management, Sharon strives to truly make it “A Move Made Easy” for clients.

Marcus Cohen

Member at Large



David Michaels
Member at Large

Lisa Peters
Member at Large

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