THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (McAllen, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 9, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ALAN D. SOLOMONT AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Alan D. Solomont to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Mr. Alan D. Solomont, of Weston, Massachusetts, is a leading expert and provider of eldercare in New England. He recently founded a new company, Solomont Bailis Ventures, whose mission is to identify and develop new innovations in health services and eldercare. Previously, Mr. Solomont founded and led the ADS Group, a broad and innovative network of post-acute, eldercare services. His work on behalf of the elderly spans nearly two decades, including service as President of the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes in the mid-1980's. He is active as a volunteer and contributor to many community institutions and charitable organizations. Mr. Solomont has served on various boards including Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Massachusetts, the Board of Trustees of Boston Medical Center Hospital, the Board of Overseers of the Heller School at Brandeis University, the Jewish Fund for Justice, and the Board of Trustees of WGBH, Boston's flagship public broadcasting station. He was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Tufts University where he will chair a national advisory board for the newly created University College of Citizenship and Public Service.
Mr. Solomont received a B.A. degree from Tufts University and a nursing degree from the University of Lowell. He has also received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages to help communities meet critical challenges in the areas of education, public safety, human needs, and the environment. The Corporation oversees three national service initiatives: AmeriCorps, the National Senior Service Corps, and Learn & Serve America.