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New Jersey Long-Term Care Leaders Coalition

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education and public policy.


The mission of the New Jersey Geriatrics Society is to enhance visibility and create a voice for geriatric medicine at the state and local level through educational programs, involvement in policy issues, public outreach, and advocacy of ethical standards and patients’ rights.


NJ Geriatrics Society Executive Board

President: Benjamin D. Lessig, DO, PA

Treasurer: Paul Bryman, DO, FACOI, AGSF, CMD


Board Members:

Linda Bryant, RN

Anita Chopra, MD

Harlan Martin, RPh, CCP, FASCP

Elyse Perweiler, MPP, RN

Teresa Schaer, MD, FACP

Joshua R. Shua-Haim, MD

Juanita Smith, RN, MPA, BC, CNA

Inna Yaskin, DO

Contact information:

New Jersey Geriatrics Society

c/o OPT Communications

136 Central Avenue • Clark, NJ 07066

Phone: (732) 574-9434 ext 105

Fax: (732) 499-6778

info@optcommunications.com


OPT Communications is the event management and membership coordinator for the New Jersey Geriatrics Society.