The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Inc. has chosen Dwight D. Chenette as its new CEO. He is a man with a passion to the mission of caring for people, augmented with leadership skills, financial acumen and an understanding of programming necessary to promote independence, dignity and well-being of seniors and adults with disabilities.
“The CEO opportunity at the Area Agency on Aging leverages my strengths, knowledge and experience in a unique way,” he said. “The ability to apply my expertise to assist our seniors to age with an appropriate quality of life is exciting to me.”
With a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and a master’s of business administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, Chenette is an executive with significant experience in nonprofit management and a dedication to supporting healthy communities. He served for 17 years at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, ten of those years as its CEO. For the last eight years, Chenette served as president for an HMO serving Medicaid.
James Sugarman, chair of the Area Agency on Aging’s board, said, “We are fortunate to have Dwight joining us as our new CEO. He will bring to our agency his strong commitment to seniors and his skills in fundraising and organizational development and as such the AAA will benefit greatly.”
The Area Agency on Aging represents a solid, essential entity dedicated to promoting, supporting and advocating for the independence, dignity and well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities and those who care for them in a manner that values diversity, reflects communities and embraces the collaboration of the aging network. Now in its 31st year, the Area Agency on Aging has a strong history of helping vulnerable residents.
For more information about the local Area Agency on Aging’s programs, services, volunteer opportunities, sponsorships or donor contributions, visit www.youradrc.org or call (866) 684-5885.