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Our Staff

Doris Green has worked in the Aging and Disability field since 2002. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport. Her experience includes developing programs in the areas of planning, advocacy and financial services for older adults and caregivers of persons with disabilities.  She rejoined Lifespan in January of 2016 as Director of the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition. In this role, Doris oversees a coalition of agencies that support caregivers throughout New York State.  The coalition identifies and communicates best practices for caregiver and respite programs and takes a lead role in the development of statewide volunteer-based caregiver respite initiative.


Sharon Cackett has worked in the Aging field since 2011. She earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education and Policy Studies from SUNY Albany in 1994. Her experience includes care coordination, volunteer coordination in a hospice setting. Sharon has extensive experience a professional development trainer.  She joined Lifespan in November of 2016 as Education and Outreach Specialist for the Finger Lakes Region. Sharon currently serves the Assistant Director.

Core Team Partners
 Ann Marie Cook - Lifespan of Greater Rochester. President/CEO
Jennifer Rosenbaum - NYS Office for the Aging,Assistant Director

Deana Prest, - NYS Office for the Aging, Aging Services Program Analyst 3

Abbey Lavazzo - NYS Office for the Aging,Long Term Care Systems Analyst 1
Julie Allen-Aldrich - Monroe County Office for the Aging, Director
Steve Newcomb - Monroe County Office for the Aging, Aging Services Administrator
Dr. Thomas Caprio - University of Rochester, Project Evaluator