Elant Choice, Inc. Board Of Directors Appoints Ursula Degenhardt and Mike Morey as New Trustees

New Board Members Include Long-Time Orange County Civic Leader and Former Communications Director for Senator Schumer
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. - June 15, 2015 - PRLog -- (Newburgh, NY) June 15, 2015 – The Board of Directors for Elant Choice, Inc. – a non-profit organization comprised of its Managed Long-Term Care Plan, Certified Home Health Agency, and a Social Day Program – recently welcomed new board members Ursula Degenhardt and Mike Morey to its ranks.

The appointments follow the non-profit’s recent separation from its parent company to focus its efforts on its community-based services, and to further expand its catalog of forward-thinking, community-based services.

Ms. Degenhardt, who was educated in Germany, France, and London before coming to the United States, has worked with companies including New York Life Insurance, the Ford Motor Company, and Sparkasse Leverkusen. Ms. Degenhardt has been Founding Member/President of the Auxiliary of Goshen Historic Track, a member of the Goshen Garden Club, and vestry member of Goshen’s St. James Church. She has also been a member and fundraiser for Goshen Twigs (Arden Hill Hospital).

Her lengthy record of service to the community includes being treasurer of both the Goshen Jaycees and Goshen Restoration Unlimited boards. Ms. Degenhardt is an honorary board member at Orange Regional Medical Center, has served as board member and ethics committee chair at Arden Hill Hospital, and previously served as a board member for Elant, Inc.

“People should have dignified lives in their older years, regardless of health issues, family circumstances, or financial constraints,” Ms. Degenhardt said. “I am proud to have been elected to a Board of Directors for a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the level of dignity those in our communities truly deserve.”

Mike Morey is a senior vice president at public affairs firm SKDKnickerbocker (NYC), and has spent more than 15 years in strategic communications, government, and public affairs. He previously served as the Hudson Valley Regional Director and then New York Communications Director for United States Senator Charles E. Schumer.

At SKDKnickerbocker, Morey manages strategic communications and crisis work for clients including Steward Health Care System, the City of New Orleans, the Rockefeller Foundation, Montefiore Medical Center, Health Quest Systems, Silo Ridge Ventures, and worked for clients such as Microsoft, Saratoga Casino and Resort, Genting, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the American Beverage Association. He is a graduate of Purchase College, and obtained his master’s and completed his doctoral coursework at American University. He lives in Westchester.

“To provide better, more comprehensive and cost-effective health care to our senior population, delivery is moving rapidly from institutional to home-based models,” said Mr. Morey. “Elant Choice understands this trend better than any other agency, and has the know-how to provide top-rated care in this rapidly changing landscape. Its exponential growth throughout the region is a testament to that know how, and I am proud to serve on its Board of Directors during such an exciting time.”

“Ursula has served on the boards of some of our community’s most important, and influential healthcare organizations,” said Board of Directors Chairman John MacEnroe. “And we couldn’t ask for anything more than the incredibly diverse experience Mike brings to the table. Both epitomize the sort of leaders we need to meaningfully inform and shape Elant Community Health Services’ goals and directives for serving for our neighbors.”

Elant Choice, Inc. is a not-for-profit healthcare organization committed to excellence in every aspect of person-centered patient care. The agency partners with nearly 1,000 Medicaid recipients to help them remain in their homes for as long as safely possible by utilizing individualized care programs. With a vast provider network of more than 160 trusted and interconnected vendors, the agency comprises a large continuum of diverse care providers throughout the Hudson Valley. Services facilitated through Elant Choice include home health and personal care aides, transportation to and from medical appointments, home-delivered meals, skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, podiatry, audiology, and dentistry. To find out if you or loved one qualifies, or to explore the breadth and scope of covered services and support provided by Elant Choice, please call 877-255-3678 or email info@elantcare.org.
Tags:Home Healthcare, Certified Home Health, Social Day Program, Managed Long-term Care
Industry:Health, Medical
Location:Newburgh - New York - United States
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