Healthcare Leaders to be Honored by United Hebrew of New Rochelle at Gala

Four Healthcare Leaders to be Honored by United Hebrew of New Rochelle at its 99th Anniversary Gala Celebration

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Nonprofit organizations rely heavily on contributions from individuals, government, and business in order to provide the services and support those in need require. To thank four individuals who have helped United Hebrew of New Rochelle emerge as a leading and respected provider of senior care, United Hebrew will honor four healthcare leaders at its 99th anniversary gala on October 4.

Donald Duberstein, past chair of the United Hebrew Board of Directors; Corporate Honoree Linda Elizaitis, president, CMS Compliance Group, Inc.; and Community Service Honoree Scott Amrhein, president, CCLC of New York. Daniel Reingold, President & CEO, RiverSpring Health, will receive United Hebrew’s Healthcare Recognition Award, which will be presented by Rita Mabli, president and CEO.

“Collectively, their passion and leadership allows us to remain true to our nonprofit mission,” says Mabli. “With the help and exceptional talents of these individuals, we are able to provide comprehensive services that allow seniors to age in place, and to be cared for under our umbrella of services, even as their healthcare needs change. These leaders are each a tremendous resource.”

The Autumn Celebration gala will be held at the Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle on Thursday, October 4. It begins at 6 pm with cocktails, followed by a lavish buffet, entertainment, and awards ceremony. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Grace Ferri at 914-632-2804 or

The gala is the signature fundraising event for United Hebrew, which offers an array of services on its 7.5 acre campus, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and home health care. Proceeds support life-enriching activities, therapies and recreational programs that foster a meaningful lifestyle for residents across the campus.

About the Honorees

Scott C. Amrhein, MPH is president of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC), an association representing not-for-profit and public continuing care provider organizations in the New York metropolitan area and beyond.  He is responsible for directing CCLC’s educational, policy, consultative, member support, emergency response and preparedness, and innovation efforts on behalf of its continuing care members. Prior to the establishment of CCLC in 2003, Mr. Amrhein served for seven years as the executive director of Greater New York Hospital Association’s Center for Continuing Care.  Between 1985 and 1996, Mr. Amrhein worked in the United States Senate as a professional staff member responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, and other health policy issues.  He holds a master’s of public health degree from Columbia University and earned his bachelor of arts from Hope College.

Donald Duberstein joined the United Hebrew Board of Directors in 1976, following a long family tradition of service to United Hebrew (his father was board treasurer in the 1950s, and his brother-in-law served as board president in the 1970s). Mr. Duberstein also held the position of president from 1999 through 2001, and then served as vice president and chairman elect. He now serves as president of the Board of Directors at Willow Towers Assisted Living, on United Hebrew’s campus. Mr. Duberstein is a successful entrepreneur and active private investor. Mr. Duberstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude in 1973 and New York University Law School in 1976. He is a resident of Purchase, New York.

Linda Elizaitis, RN, RAC-CT, BS is president of CMS Compliance Group, the regulatory compliance consulting firm that she founded to work with owners and operators of post-acute, long term care, assisted living, home health, adult day and other providers. Ms. Elizaitis speaks regularly on compliance issues and has served as a repeat educator for leading industry organizations including the Long Term Living, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, the New York State Health Facilities Association Foundation for Quality Care, and LeadingAge. Prior to forming CMS Compliance Group, Ms. Elizaitis was vice president of Associated Geriatric Information Network, Inc. (AGIN, Inc.). She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in health administration from St. Joseph’s College and is a graduate of the Sewickley Valley Hospital of Nursing.

Daniel Reingold, MSW, JD is president and chief executive officer of RiverSpring Health, a leading non-profit senior care organization with a century of history and leadership, which includes the operation of the renowned Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Under Mr. Reingold’s tenure, RiverSpring Health has grown significantly to include a comprehensive suite of care solutions, from managed long-term care and assisted living, to rehabilitation services, senior housing and skilled nursing.  As a passionate advocate for older adults, Reingold and his team opened the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, the nation’s first elder abuse shelter. He serves on the boards of directors of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition, the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Association of Jewish Aging Services. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Hobart College, a master’s of social work from Columbia University, and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University.

Autumn Celebration

October 4, 2018

6 pm-9 pm

Glen Island Harbor Club, New Rochelle, NY


Contact Grace Ferri at 914-632-2804 or

View the press release here.

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