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Jane Ginsburg

Executive Director

Jane Ginsburg is the Executive Director of the Coalition. She serves as the primary steward of the Coalition’s mission and vision, and directs all Coalition activities and government contracts. Previously, Jane served as the Coalition’s Director of Statewide Initiatives, acting as the government and community relations liaison to all statewide organizations, agencies, legislative members and staff, and all others who seek to partner with the Coalition.

Jane is an attorney by training and a former development and community relations professional. Her previous work with Albany Medical Center, Daughters of Sarah Senior Community and J Strategies, a NYS government affairs firm, has positioned her to lead the Coalition to the next level of recognition and involvement in state aging and health affairs.

Jane received her J.D. from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is an active volunteer with Jewish Federation in Northeastern New York, Congregation Ohav Shalom and the Food Pantries of the Capital Region. Jane lives in Menands with her husband and two children.

Jeannine Smith

Director of Communications and Statewide Relations

Jeannine Smith is the Director of Communications and Statewide Relations for the Coalition. She is responsible for increasing the Coalition's visibility and voice statewide.

Jeannine most recently managed benefits communications at GE in Schenectady. She was a community volunteer and co-chaired the GE Capital Region Women's Network communications committee. She previously directed publications, media relations and community relations at The Albany Academy, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region and Members United Corporate Federal Credit Union. As a communications consultant, she reinvigorated the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District’s Sculpture in the Streets annual exhibit and created strategic communications plans for her clients.

A former psychotherapist and geriatric care manager, Jeannine holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Hamilton College and an M.S.W. from Boston University. She has also earned several graduate credits in interpersonal communication from the University at Albany.

Bonnie Unser

Director of Grant Operations

Bonnie Unser is the Director of Grant Operations for the Coalition. She manages and monitors all grant activities, serving as the liaison to the seven statewide chapters and subcontractors, and to the NYS Department of Health for administration of the Alzheimer’s Disease Community Assistance Program (AlzCAP) grant.

Previously, Bonnie served as Public Affairs and Development Officer for Living Resources Corporation in Albany where she raised community awareness and philanthropic support to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to her role in development, Bonnie was instrumental in creating a division of Family Support Services at Living Resources, including service coordination, after-school programming, and community-based recreation and respite supports for families living in the Capital/Saratoga Region. She also volunteered as a parent representative and chaired the Family Support Services Council for the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, representing a nine-county area and managing $4 million in state grants annually.

Bonnie received her bachelor's degree in communication arts from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She resides in Ballston Spa with her husband, Tim, and actively volunteers in the village where she and Tim raised their three sons.