Tim Driver, CEO
Tim Driver founded Age Friendly Ventures, the parent organization of Age Friendly Advisor, in 2006. He has a successful track record starting and building digital businesses that make a social contribution (Age Friendly Ventures also operates RetirementJobs.com and Mature Caregivers). Prior to Age Friendly Ventures, as a Board Member and SVP of Consumer Products at Salary.com, Driver helped establish, build and popularize a firm that leveled the playing field for employees by making compensation and career information available to millions. Prior to Salary.com, Driver was a group director in Personal Finance and Strategic Businesses units at AOL. He built consumer category offerings, including the AOL Careers Channel, that became leading web destinations. Driver has appeared in numerous national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, NPR and CNN. Driver served as Employment Committee Co-Chair for Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Council to Address Aging.
Jody Shue, Executive Director
Jody Shue is an accomplished executive with 20+ years of experience in program management, partnership development, sales, and strategy inside for-profit and non-profit environments. She is a skilled communicator and collaborator who understands how to navigate complex environments and diverse stakeholder perspectives to deliver results. Most recently, Jody served as the Director of Age-Friendly RI, a statewide advocacy and engagement initiative based at Rhode Island College. She had strategic and operational responsibility for overall execution of the organization’s mission, including coalition building, program development and stakeholder management. Jody holds an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health where she teaches Healthcare Finance, and a BA from Harvard College. She is a National Advisory Board member of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, a Trustee of the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and an elected member of her town Planning Board, currently serving a five year term.
Technology and Product Design - Jeremy McGuire
Jeremy McGuire is an innovative product professional with 20+ years of delivering successful and groundbreaking product solutions in both B2C and B2B formats on cloud driven web and mobile platforms. His experience crosses a wide breadth of industries creating award winning digital presences in Computer Software, Mobile Ad Technology, Travel and Careers. Jeremy holds a BA from Carnegie Mellon University in Business Administration and Economics.
Database Operations - Karen Prendergast
Karen Prendergast has spent the last decade focused on database operations with a focus on sales and marketing operations and product management. She has worked for numerous public and private corporations; including Salary.com and Intronis (now Barracuda MSP) as well as operating as an independent Salesforce Consultant. Her areas of expertise include: Data and Database Management, Operational and Financial Forecasting, Business Process Development and Implementation. She is a Salesforce Certified Advanced Administration and certified Salesforce Sales and Service Cloud Consultant. Karen has a bachelor's degree from Salem State University.
Digital Marketing - Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson has worked in the digital marketing and advertising space for 5+ years with a specific specialization and emphasis in social media and email marketing. Primarily working for non-profit organizations, Emily executes cost-effective digital marketing strategies that engage the target audience while maximizing the return on investment. Emily has a BS in Biology and Certifications in Digital Marketing and Design from the University of New Hampshire. In her free time, Emily loves to ski, run, and go bird watching.
Art Direction - Hilary Hanson Bruel
Hilary Hanson Bruel is an art director with over 25 years of graphic design experience. Since 2006, she has provided creative direction and design for digital media properties such as RetirementJobs.com and Mature Caregivers. Prior, she was Art Director for Putnam Investments and Creative Director for Hearst Magazines. Hilary is an active supporter for non-profit organizations focused on education, and is also a fine artist whose paintings are exhibited in the Boston area. She has a Bachelor's degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.
Communications - Patrick Rafter
Patrick Rafter has spent the past quarter-century directing award-winning communications initiatives in Boston; Washington, DC; Silicon Valley, and Europe. He's evangelized innovative internet services, tech products, healthcare, and consumer brands including Intel's Expound, Disney's toysmart.com, Autodesk's American Information Exchange and Aldus. Patrick has helped introduce innovations including desktop publishing, digital media, online social networks, and wireless communications. Board member of several organizations focused on innovation and entrepreneurship; Patrick is also active in fundraising/public affairs for patient advocacy, biotech and cancer research/treatments.
Member Services - Donna Richey
Donna Richey has experience as team leader and trainer in the fast-paced and competitive high-tech Corporate Sales environment as well as a dedicated customer service professional. Her past experiences have been with Monster.com and PC Connection, where she coached Account Managers to optimize territory growth by improving closing rates. She’s active in the Arts and has former memberships in the NH Artist Association, the National Watercolor Society and the Chelmsford Artist Association. She enjoys teaching and is an avid Sea glass hunter. Donna has a Bachelor's degree in Business from New Haven Hartford Business School.