Lay Leadership


Howard Gleckman, President

Howard Gleckman is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where he is affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Retirement Policy Program. He speaks and writes frequently on aging and caregiving. He is the author of Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health Care Crisis, as well as two regular columns that can be read on Forbes.com. In 2016, he was named one of the nation’s top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue.

Gleckman became interested in aging issues when he and his wife helped care for their parents:

It was the toughest thing I ever did, but also the most rewarding.

Before joining the Urban Institute, Gleckman was a senior correspondent in the Washington bureau of Business Week, where he covered health and elder care, as well as tax and budget issues, for nearly 20 years. He was a 2003 National Magazine Award finalist for a story called The Coming Revolution in Health Care.

Gleckman also was a Media Fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System’s National Capital Region Executive Governance Committee and a trustee of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Committee. He is the former chair of the board of trustees of Suburban Hospital (Bethesda MD) and former president of Tifereth Israel Congregation (Washington, DC).

He lives in Kensington, Md. with his wife, Ann Kline, a retired hospice chaplain.


Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Terms expire at the Annual Meeting in the fall of 2022.

President: Howard Gleckman

First Vice President: Ronna Borenstein-Levy

Secretary: Phyllis Coburn

Treasurer: Scot Farrell

Assistant Treasurer: Donald Silverstein

Chief Executive Officer: Shane Rock


JCA Board

Howard Gleckman

Howard Gleckman

JCA Board President

Eli Aronoff

Eli Aronoff

JCA Board, Class of 2023

Ira Bartfield

JCA Board, Class of 2022

Marc Berman

Marc Berman

JCA Board, Class of 2024

Ronna Borenstein-Levy

Ronna Borenstein-Levy

First Vice President of the JCA Board

Phyllis Coburn

Phyllis Coburn

JCA Board Secretary

Barbara Etkind

Barbara Etkind

JCA Board, Class of 2023

Scot Farrell

Scot Farrell

JCA Board Treasurer

Lynn Friss Feinberg

JCA Board, Class of 2023

Kaarmin Ford

Kaarmin Ford

JCA Board, Class of 2024

Marion Kristal Goldberg

Marion Kristal Goldberg

JCA Board, Class of 2022

Jay Goldman

Jay Goldman

JCA Board, Class of 2024

Vivien Hsueh

Vivien Hsueh

JCA Board, Class of 2023

Debra Korth

Debra Korth

JCA Board, Class of 2024

Jeffrey Lipson

Jeffrey Lipson

JCA Board, Class of 2024

Debra Liverpool

Debra Liverpool

JCA Board, Class of 2023

Ronald Paul

Dr. Ronald Paul

JCA Board, Class of 2023

John Shuchart

John Shuchart

JCA Board, Class of 2022

Donald Silverstein

Donald Silverstein

Assistant Treasurer

David Smith

David Smith

JCA Board, Class of 2024

Tom West

Tom West

JCA Board, Class of 2023

Vickie Witkin

Vickie Witkin

JCA Board, Class of 2022

Past Presidents

  • George Hurwitz of blessed memory, 1973-1975
  • Julius Sankin of blessed memory, 1975-1978
  • Rosalie B. Gerber of blessed memory, 1978-1980
  • Saul I. Stern of blessed memory, 1980-1982
  • Sidney Z. Mensh of blessed memory, 1982-1984
  • Samuel J. Gorlitz of blessed memory, 1984-1986
  • William H. Goldwater of blessed memory, 1986-1988
  • Irvin A. Lavine of blessed memory, 1988-1990
  • Lawrence L. Levin, 1990
  • Stella M. Bernstein of blessed memory, 1990-1992
  • Sylvia Raphael, 1992-1994
  • Win Greenwald, of blessed memory, 1994-1996
  • Sally M. Herman, 1996-1998
  • Judith S. Ball, 1998-2000
  • Michael Goldberg, 2000-2002
  • Elaine Kotell Binder, 2002-2004
  • Richard Dine, 2004-2006
  • Ed Bonder, 2006-2008
  • Linda Kaplan, 2008-2010
  • Barbara S. Mintz, 2010-2012
  • Samuel G. Kaplan, 2012-2014
  • Sheldon Grosberg, of blessed memory, 2014-2016
  • Natalie Cantor, 2016-2018
  • Norman Goldstein, 2018-2020