Elenora Tornatore-Mikesh joined CaringKind on July 1, 2020 as President and CEO. After graduating from college, Mrs. Tornatore-Mikesh trained as a specialist in aging and dementia at CaringKind, formally known as the Alzheimer’s Association of New York City, working as a research associate for two years on a New York State Department of Health grant on culture change in nursing homes and assisted living residences. Mrs. Tornatore-Mikesh then spent almost 14 years at a premier assisted living community in Connecticut, as the Executive Director. More recently Mrs. Tornatore-Mikesh was the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Connecticut Chapter. During her tenure of 7 years at the Alzheimer’s Association, she more than doubled revenue and implemented statewide dementia training in over 140 facilities and created a state- wide early- stage group. Mrs. Tornatore-Mikesh also served as chairperson for the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), where she created a statewide curriculum for an Executive Director course. She then served for 7 years as a representative for CALA on a Department of Public Health committee revising regulations for assisted living and the Institute of Senior Living Education. Prior to joining CaringKind, Ms. Tornatore-Mikesh was a senior executive for an Assisted Living on New York’s Upper East Side, charged with program development. Mrs. Tornatore-Mikesh is a member of the International Association of Women.