The Generations Team
VICKI SHERMAN (DOUECK), MSW, LCSW, ASWCM – PRESIDENT / CEO
Ms. Sherman has been a leader in the field of geriatrics for over twenty-five years. As Coordinator of Geriatric and Outpatient Services at Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center, a division of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital she developed and implemented demonstration programs for clients with dementia that serve as a standard of care to this day. Before founding GENERATIONS she was a director at the Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford, Jewish Family Service of Bergen County and Mid-Bergen Community Mental Health Center. In 1987 Ms Sherman founded the agency and has guided it to a position as the premier provider of services to the elderly, disabled and their families throughout New Jersey.
OUR CLINICAL STAFF
STACEY MAINES, MSW, LSW – DIRECTOR OF CARE MANAGEMENT
Ms. Maines received her Master of Social Work from New York University in 1998. She started her career as a Director of Social Services in various long term care systems throughout northern New Jersey on a full time and consulting basis. Since that time she held the positions of Director of Community Relations, Marketing Manager, Senior Social Work Manager, Executive Director and National Director of Social Services and Chaplaincy at CareOne, Genesis Health Care, Cedar Crest Village, Emeritus Senior Living and Care Alternatives Hospice. She had a private practice as a geriatric care manager for several years prior to joining the team at GENERATIONS in January 2015.
CATHERINE CUSACK, LCSW – CARE MANAGER
Ms. Cusack received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University in 2010. After interning at Jarvie Commonwel Service, a non-profit organization, she joined the permanent staff and remained there for six years where she practiced geriatric care management and counseling in the greater New York City area. She also studied cognitive behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute in 2015. She approaches mental health and well being from a holistic perspective. She has been a member of the GENERATIONS team since October 2015.
ALISON MAHONEY, MSW, LCSW – CARE MANAGER
Ms. Mahoney received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University in 1995. She started her career working with individuals with mental illness in a partial care program. She then worked for the Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (262-HELP) screening individuals for psychiatric hospitalization and providing crisis intervention. For the last 16 years she worked as a social worker in skilled nursing facilities including Care One in Cresskill and the Jewish Home in Rockleigh. She joined the Generations team in January 2016.
JANET PINCU, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, CALA – CARE MANAGER
Ms. Pincu received her Master of Social Work from Syracuse University in 1976. For the past twenty years she has been devoted to geriatric clients and their families. In her long career she has held the position of Case Manager, Clinical Social Worker and Director of Harel at the Daughters of Israel Geriatric Center, Assisted Living Manager at Brighton Gardens in Florham Park, NJ, Medicare certified psychotherapist and geriatric care manager at GENERATIONS and Senior Director of Client Services at Freedom Eldercare. She is one of the most highly sought after educators in the state. As a geriatric care manager, teacher, trainer and geriatric educator she brings her diverse talents and strengths to the GENERATIONS team.
FRANCINE WEISBROT, MSW, LSW – CARE MANAGER
Ms. Weisbrot has been a licensed social worker since 1996. She received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1996 and obtained her LSW license from the State of New Jersey in 2000. Since that time she has been servicing a wide variety of clients ranging from nursery age through geriatrics in nursing homes, hospice, rehab centers, home care agencies and private agencies. Ms. Weisbrot joined the GENERATIONS team in December of 2009 as a care manager.
SHARON MCCOBIN, MSW, LCSW – PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Ms McCobin has practiced as a clinical social worker for over twenty-five years. She has expertise in the treatment of depression, grief, life-stage issues and trauma and in working with family and community systems. Ms McCobin works with GENERATIONS‘ clients in their homes as well as in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical skills enable her to work with a variety of clients and their families and help them meet the challenges of aging.
AARON G. WELT , P.H.D. – PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Dr. Welt received his doctorate from Saint John’s University in 1987 and is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Practicing Psychologist. Since joining the GENERATIONS team in 2009 he has been providing psychotherapy services to our elderly clients in group programs or individual session. The clinical skills he brings to the team is invaluable in working with a wide range of clients and their families when dealing with the challenges effecting the elderly.
OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
JIM LOCOCO – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT / CFO
Mr. Lococo brings over 30 years of executive level experience in financial management, business development, technology management and systems design and development. Before joining GENERATIONS, he was the Chief Financial Officer of The Renfrew Centers, Inc., an internationally recognized mental health organization that provides service for women with eating disorders.
PATRICIA LINARD, BS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Ms. Linard brings over 20 years of marketing experience to the position having worked in allied health publishing, home care, supportive senior housing, healthcare consulting and geriatric care management. Whether it be with providers of professional geriatric care management services, community organizations or seniors themselves Pat is adept at building relationships that offer benefit to the elderly, the disabled and the families that care for them.
LAURA MARIE HUISKING, CDP – CO-DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Ms. Huisking, has been in Marketing and Community Relations for the Senior Care Industry since 2013. She manages a variety of relationships with acute care facilities, assisted living communities, independent living communities, doctors, physical therapists, and elder law attorneys. Her passion for caregiver education has become an integral part of her life. She has developed numerous caregiver events, panels and ran “Caregivers United”, a group designed to help families through the caregiving process. She is an avid and vocal volunteer for Alzheimer’s New Jersey and in 2018 she became the Northern New Jersey Walk Chair.
The GENERATIONS team is completed by a dedicated support staff that includes: reception, business office management and billing. GENERATIONS has also utilized the talents, enthusiasm and energies of graduate students in social work serving to insure there will be a “next generation” of compassionate, highly skilled professionals to serve the geriatric community. GENERATIONS is affiliated with professional care managers throughout the country and can coordinates services in most areas of the nation.