Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly elects Nyemba Mbekeani as Board President

October 31, 2017

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly elects Nyemba Mbekeani as Board President

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly elects Nyemba Mbekeani as Board President

JAMAICA PLAIN – At the Annual Meeting on October 16, 2017 the Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly said a fond farewell to outgoing President, Jay Wozniak, and elected then Vice President Nyemba Mbekeani as President.

Nyemba joined Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) as a volunteer in 2009, being drawn to the organization as a result of his work experience at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) in Chicago.  In his role at the RADC Nyemba spent valued time with elders, caregivers and families as he supported a number of research studies looking at the effects of aging among the elderly.  He has been on the LBFE Board since 2011.  He has served on the Nominating and Program Committees and previously held the role of Board Vice President.

In speaking about his vision for the future, Nyemba states “At its core, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is dedicated to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.  With Boston’s senior population increasing at a rapid rate, coupled with the growing diversity of this population, we at LBFE want to be bold in transforming the way we provide companionship, support and care for our elders in need.  We want to inspire people of goodwill to join us in this journey.”

Nyemba has nearly 10 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry having served primarily in manufacturing quality and compliance roles.  He currently works at the Boston Consulting Group where he supports the firm’s client work in biopharma manufacturing and operations strategy.  Nyemba holds an MBA from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information contact Executive Director Nikki Therrien at ntherrien.bos@littlebrothers.org or 617-524-8882.

About Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, Boston Chapter (LBFE – Boston)

LBFE — Boston was founded in 1979 as part of a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly in Greater Boston. Our motto, flowers before bread, reflects our belief that living is more than a roof over our heads and food on the table, but also the presence of people who care. Staff and over 1,500 volunteers, provide companionship, support and care to over 800 elders seventy and over without the benefit of family or adequate social contacts. Priority is given to those living independently at, or below the poverty line, without charge and without regard to race, gender, creed, nationality, or sexual orientation. LBFE – Boston is a 501(c)(3) operating solely with the support of individual donors, volunteers and foundation or corporate assistance. For more information, visit www.littlebrothersboston.org.

 

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