New LBFE Board Members: Ready to Serve Our Elders

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The Board of Directors for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly recently welcomed two new Board members who will each serve three-year terms (FY2020 – FY2023).

Here’s a look at the backgrounds of these professionals and how they hope to contribute their volunteer leadership to advancing the mission of Little Brothers.

Seán Martin

Assistant Deputy Public Guardian
Office of the Public Guardian

“For the last 21 years in my various roles at the Office of the Public Guardian, I have worked with older adults who have a disability, most often dementia. In addition to providing legal guardianship, our office also offers comprehensive case management. Issues of aging in place, aging in least restrictive settings, and striving for strong emotional support and prevention of loneliness are central to our care planning.

I am honored to support Little Brothers’ mission, and I believe I can contribute to the continued good work of Little Brothers. I want more people to know about this important organization.

My former boss and mentor was a volunteer for Little Brothers, and she encouraged all of us to think about flowers before bread, Little Brothers’ motto. As we address the hierarchy of elder needs, my mentor’s Little Brothers’ experience continues to play a significant role in shaping our culture and care planning. I strongly believe in LBFE’s mission and its focus on working to increase socialization and create community for older adults.”

Brendan M. Krahl

Financial Adviser
Capital Point Financial Group

“I have been involved in the elder community almost my entire life, and as I have grown, so has my appreciation and respect for elders. I have my parents to thank for instilling in me and my siblings respect for our elders and the importance of giving back whenever we can. I’ve tried to live my life based on what I believe we can do together, which is to create a positive environment to make things better for others.

I believe my experience and knowledge as a financial advisor will bring additional perspectives to the Board’s work to help further the mission of Little Brothers. I also have previous experience as the Director of Business Development for a skilled nursing and independent living community. In this role, I worked to understand and respond to the evolving expectations of the people we served—the same community that’s served by Little Brothers. 

I believe that elders have wisdom and experience that need to be shared with my generation and those to come. I look forward to working with LBFE to continue serving and learning from our elders.”

In early May, five members of Little Brothers’ Board of Directors, Bill, Michael, Sheila, Linda and Seán, shared this message of encouragement and thanks with our entire community of elders, volunteers, donors and staff.