formed in 2010

professionals

Steve Leone, Co-Founder/Director; is a Principal at Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., and a licensed architect with over twenty-five years of experience in the field. Throughout his career his focus has been senior living & senior health care environments. It was on the same fall day in 2010 that Steve met with Brian then separately with Jack and Nancy for seemingly unrelated purpose. Separately, the meetings paralleled in discussion regarding the future of senior living environments and elders ability to live more enriched lives within existing communities. Realizing that this was more than coincidence, Steve suggested that these and a few other friends, begin to meet more regularly to engage in this specific subject. And so LEAPp was born. Steve is an active member of LeadingAge and has been a guest speaker at various LeadingAge conferences. Steve is a Trustee of the NJ Foundation for Aging and member of the Education Committee of the NJ Alliance for Culture Change. Contact Steve at; sleone@spiezle.com

Jack Carman, President of Design for Generations LLC, is a Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience in the analysis, planning, design and management of outdoor spaces. As a design consultant, Jack has specialized in creating therapeutic exterior environments for senior communities and healthcare facilities. His design experience includes the creation of over 100 Landscape Plans for Assisted Living and Alzheimer Residences, Adult Day Health Care Centers, Long Term Care Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Healthcare Facilities in over 18 states throughout the US. This includes the design of over 45 memory care gardens for individuals with dementia. The goal of Jack's designs for gardens and natural areas is to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of elders using the gardens. As a Landscape Architect, he is able to analyze site conditions and create design solutions in order to promote improved quality of life.  Contact Jack at; jack@designforgenerations.com

Ed is currently the Executive Director at Princeton Community Housing, working collaboratively with the Board and staff to serve residents and develop, manage and advocate for quality affordable housing for individuals, families and seniors. he has been an ardent advocate for and meaningful contributor to the creation of quality senior housing communities in New Jersey for the past 20 years.  Ed also maintains a private housing advisory practice, Milestone Professional Consulting Services, LLC. As an architect skilled in thoughtful design of continuing care, assisted living and independent living senior housing; as an accomplished leader in the development and management of senior housing communities and service programs for mission based organizations; and as a Trustee of a  NJ community development organization Ed's  endeavors have been guided by the belief that healthy aging must include the nurturing of all aspects of living well; the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual. Contact Ed at; Edward@princetoncommunityhousing.org

Roberto Muniz has been the President & CEO of Parker Home for over fifteen years and possesses more than 25 years of experience as a provider of Health Care and Senior Care services. A Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Mr. Muniz currently serves as a member of its Board of Directors. He has also served as the President of the NJ Chapter and as a member of the National Board of Trustees. Roberto has also served as a member of the NJ Commission on Aging, NJ Advisory Council on Elder Care, and the NJ Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for the Aging. He currently serves on the Board of New Brunswick Tomorrow and is the Chairman of the Board of the NJ Foundation for Aging. Roberto also serves as a member of the Education Committee for LeadginAge. Contact Roberto at; rmuniz@feparker.net

Nancy Carman, MA, CMC is the Director of SeniorWise Care Management, a Geriatric Care Management program that is a member of Virtua Health.  She is a master’s prepared Gerontologist from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and is a certified Geriatric Care Manager.  Nancy brings to SeniorWise Care Management her experience of managing a South Jersey hospital-based geriatric care management program and 25 years of experience in the field of aging. Prior to working with SeniorWise Care Management, Nancy was part of the Samaritan Healthcare Services. PriorNew Life Management and Development, Inc. consulting team and a key player in repositioning and marketing of continuing care retirement communities throughout the country.  Nancy’s wealth of experience also includes senior focus group and support group work, grant writing, the development of age-sensitivity training programs and consulting in the senior housing industry. Contact Nancy at: nancy@designforgenerations.com

Brian is President of the EDiS Company, a family-held development and construction firm headquartered in Delaware since 1908. The company's and Brian's, roots in the region are deep. Over the last thirty years, EDiS has provided comprehensive design, construction and facility management services on dozens of iconic projects representing more than $3 Billion in value. Brian is the Co-Founder of the Town of Whitehall, a $1.5 Billion mixed use community in Middletown, DE. A graduate of James Madison University in Harrisburg, Virginia, Brian has worked in all facets of the family's business and now oversees planning, construction and facility management projects in the region EDiS serves - Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Maryland's Eastern Shore.

In addition to his EDiS executive responsibilities, Brian has been frequently recognized for his leadership in regional business groups, non-profit community service organizations. Contact Brian at: bdisabatino@ediscompany.com