2017 LPN LEADERSHIP
Joyce Cohen, President, has built a profession around career development, mid-life transitions,
life coaching (all levels including executive), encore careers, mentoring, retention/enagement and outplacement.
She trains and consults with Unconventional Wisdom and with established consulting firms in multiple industries.
Joyce is a member of the New England LPN chapter.
Bruce Frankel, Clerk/Treasurer/Communications, is a writer, editor, speaker, and editorial consultant.
He is the author of What Should I do with the Rest of my Life?.
Bruce was a senior writer at People magazine, and a national news reporter for USA Today. He is a member of the New England LPN chapter.
Kendall Dudley, Programs Chair,
has been a career and life planning consultant through his business, Lifeworks, as well as a teacher of autobiography, journal writing and art journaling for more than 20 years in a variety of spots
including the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (Board member), Wellesley College, Tufts and Lesley Universities, Montserrat College of Art and retreat centers such as Pendle Hill.
He's also been a career consultant to Harvard University and presents regularly at national and international conferences on writing, art and life direction.
Kendall is a member of the New England LPN chapter.
Elizabeth Mahler, Chapter Affairs,
is a full-time faculty member in the Northeastern University Graduate School of Education and an adjunct
faculty member for George Washington University’s School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She also has extensive experience in
program/instructional design for public, higher education, non-profit, and for-profit educational organizations. Elizabeth is a member of the Chesapeake LPN chapter.
Amy Lampert, Governance/Finance,
is founder and principal of
Womensworth, an integrative life and financial planning firm
working with clients at the intersection of their lives and their personal finances.
She is the author of The Retirement Mastery Series, a comprehensive retirement literacy curriculum. Amy is a member of the New England LPN chapter.
Larry Jacobson, At-Large, is a passionate leader in the field of non-fiscal retirement planning.
Larry successfully transitioned from CEO to sailor to a six-time literary award-winning author and motivational speaker. Now Buoy Coaching
focuses on coaching programs that rethink and redefine retirement. The groundbreaking program, Sail Into Retirementâ„¢, which combines home study and personal coaching feedback,
has quickly achieved notoriety in the field. Larry is a member of LPN’s NorCal chapter.
Barbara Shaiman, At-Large, provides speeches, workshops and consulting to help people live their legacy
by creating projects for personal growth and social change. She founded Champions of Caring to empower youth to become social activists.
Barbara is also the founder of Embrace Your Legacy, and author of
Live Your Legacy Now: Ten Simple Steps to Find Your Passion and Change the World and Live Your Legacy Now Portfolio.
She is a member of LPN’s National chapter.
Donna Schafer, Past President, is currently a Co-Chair of LPN’s NorCal Chapter and
NorCal Membership Chair. She is Executive Director of the National Association for
Professional Gerontologists, a non-profit educational organization that credentials
the educational and professional experience of practicing gerontologists. See more at
Meg Newhouse, Past President, is the Founding President of the Life Planning Network and has been actively involved since 2003.
She is a nationally-known pioneer in Third-Age LifeCrafting and a seasoned group facilitator,
teacher, coach, and program designer. She considers herself a catalyst for living with passion, purpose and grace after 50, and is focusing most of her attention on writing
and workshops/presentations on the topic of Legacy, which is intimately connected with discovering who you are and what you want to leave behind throughout the second half of life.
See more at
passionandpurpose.com. Meg is a member of the New England LPN chapter.