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WHISTLESTOP EXPANDS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP WITH APPOINTMENT OF STEPHANIE ROBISON AS DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY AGING SERVICES

WHISTLESTOP EXPANDS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP WITH APPOINTMENT OF STEPHANIE ROBISON AS DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY AGING SERVICESRobison Brings Strong Healthcare and Gerontology Background to Whistlestop; Tapped to Lead Development of Whistlestop’s Healthy Aging Programs and Services

San Rafael, Calif. (September 3, 2019)Whistlestop, a San Rafael-based nonprofit that promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County, today announced the appointment of Stephanie Robison as director of healthy aging services. In her new role, Robison will report to Whistlestop CEO Joe O’Hehir and be responsible for the development of programs and services that support the health and well-being of Marin’s older adult community.

Robison’s new position comes on the heels of other newly created senior-level positions at Whistlestop. Within the past year, Nancy Geisse was appointed chief operating officer, Jeff Wands was named chief financial officer, and Bill Cullison was appointed development operations director. Additionally, Yvonne Roberts was promoted to chief donor relations officer and Ashley Baker was promoted to chief people officer.

“We are so pleased to have Stephanie join Whistlestop’s leadership team, said Whistlestop CEO Joe O’Hehir. “Stephanie’s knowledge, skills, and experience will benefit our organization’s go-forward strategy of partnering with local healthcare payers and providers to address the social determinants of health that impact the quality of life for Marin’s older adult population.”

“I am excited to join the Whistlestop team and look forward to taking on the expansion of Whistlestop’s programs and services,” said Stephanie Robison, newly appointed director of healthy aging services. “What especially excites me about Whistlestop is its approach in partnering with community providers to improve the quality of life and independence of our older adult community. Our expanded healthy aging services will coordinate Whistlestop services with the healthcare that is currently available in our community to ensure continuous support as we choose our own healthy aging paths. I’m thrilled to work alongside with such a talented group of individuals who work tirelessly to improve the well-being and longevity of our aging community.”

Robison comes to Whistlestop with a strong background in the fields of healthcare and gerontology. Prior to Whistlestop, she served as manager of geriatric programs at California Pacific Medical Services Organization, now known as Brown & Toland, business manager at Marin Foot and Ankle, account manager at LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, and recreation and fitness director at San Francisco Towers (a senior living community).

Robison has a master’s degree in gerontology from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in aging from Washington State University.

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: To request an interview with Stephanie Robison or Joe O’Hehir, please contact Gus Nodal at gus.nodal@gmail.com or (415) 609-3438.

ABOUT WHISTLESTOP:

Founded in 1954 as Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center provides healthy meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and helpful information and referral services. Whistlestop also provides special needs transportation services through Marin Access, a partnership of Whistlestop, Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit, and operates Marin’s Meals on Wheels and Nourish programs, serving meals to over 300 homebound older adults and people living with chronic illness each week in the Marin community. For more information about Whistlestop and its classes and services, visit www.whistlestop.org.

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