March 29, 2021

Christene Freedman
Chief Advancement Officer

NEW  CANAAN,  Conn.  –  March  29, 2021  –  Waveny  LifeCare  Network  has  hired  Christene Freedman as their Chief Advancement Officer.

Ms. Freedman brings with her nearly fifteen years of professional experience in developing and implementing   advancement   programs,   cultivating   corporate   and   foundation   partnerships, stewarding  major  gift  donors,  marketing  and  communications.  She  has  worked  with  several Connecticut-based non-profit organizations in her advancement career. Ms. Freedman holds a B.A. in Foreign Affairs with an option in World Environmental Problems from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is also currently a member of Rotary International.

In her role prior to joining Waveny LifeCare Network, Ms. Freedman held the position of Chief Development Officer for Riverbrook Regional YMCA  where she provided staff leadership for a capital campaign, grew special event revenues, and secured significant grant funding. Russell Barksdale, Jr.—President  and  CEO  of  Waveny  LifeCare,  said  “We  are  very  excited  to  have Christene join  our  organization.  Her  depth  of  experience  and  knowledge,  coupled  with  her distinctive level of innovation, performance and community outreach will admirably complement our growing organization.”

Christene Freedman can be reached at or via phone at 203-594-5262.

Waveny LifeCare Network is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare  to  serve  the  changing  needs  of  older  adults  from  all areas.  Waveny  offers independent living at The Inn, memory/dementia assisted living and respite care at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, and an array of community-based services through Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Waveny Home Healthcare. In October 2020, Waveny LifeCare Network was nationally recognized as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report and continually scored as a 5-Star facility by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provider of health coverage through Medicare, Medicaid and other programs.

For more information, call 203.594.5200 or visit (or) call 203.762.8958 or visit

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