Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that supports and enriches the lives of seniors and their families in Collier and southern Lee counties, today announced that it has further broadened its experienced leadership with the appointment of supporters Steven Coplin, Marsha B. Karp and John F. Levy to its Board of Trustees.

“The addition of these three experienced individuals to our board adds to the depth of business expertise and community support on our board,” said Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, President/CEO of the Naples Senior Center. “Their service and guidance will help ensure that Naples Senior Center remains the leading advocate for seniors in our community.”

Coplin is Senior Portfolio Manager and Founder of The Coplin Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. With more than 30 years of experience, Coplin caters to the wide ranging and complex financial needs of high and ultra-high net worth individuals, families and institutions. He also has earned the distinction of Family Wealth Director, allowing him direct access to Morgan Stanley’s Family Wealth Advisory Services.

Karp is retired after a successful career as a finance professional with several leading companies. Most recently, she was Chief Financial Officer of Proamics Inc., a global provider of software solutions. Before that, she was CFO of Fluid Dynamics, Inc. in Chicago. Karp is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and was a licensed CPA in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

John Levy

Levy served as founding President and CEO for Waban Inc., a public company and major participant in the field of warehouse merchandising through its HomeBase and BJ’s Wholesale Club businesses. He also spent 20 years with Zayre Corp and its subsidiaries running various merchandising divisions and store operations. Levy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Trinity College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Naples Senior Center opened its doors in January 2014 and is the only human services agency of its kind in our community. The center provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors, giving them the tools to address life’s challenges. Beginning with just 80 initial members, the center has expanded to more than 1,400 members today.

Naples Senior Center provides critical programs and services addressing the emotional and social needs of seniors in Collier and southern Lee counties. All services are provided by licensed and credentialed professionals in the field of aging. They include Structured Dementia Respite Support; Geriatric Case Management and Senior Outreach Programs; and Emotional Support Services as well as a “choice” Food Pantry.

An average of 40 different social, educational and wellness programs are also offered each week thanks to a dedicated corps of over 200 trained and vetted volunteers. Among the programs are a “Hot Lunch and More;” classes in art, music and film; brain fitness and educational seminars; courses in computer science; physical health; and card games.

On March 18 th , Naples Senior Center was forced to close the doors to its building due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The building remains closed indefinitely to members, clients and volunteers. The staff has quickly pivoted and is now offering many programs and services virtually as well as a weekly delivery of meals and food to at-risk seniors.

Contact: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer   Naples Senior Center   239-325-4444

Marsha Karp

Steven Coplin

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