Staff

Ken Silverstein
Executive Director

Ken has over 40 years of nonprofit marketing and management experience.  Recently, he served as VP of Business Development for an assisted living group of homes.  This professional experience as well as family experience with Dementia truly brought out his compassion to serve  those with memory issues and their caregivers.  Ken is originally from New Jersey and has lived in Montgomery County since 1979,  He is married has three children all now married and two grandchildren.  Ken loves spending time with his family and enjoys golf, although he doesn’t get to play very often.  Ken serves on the GROWS board of directors and is involved in other professional organizations.

janet  yusko, MSW
Program Director

Janet received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany in English and History and her Masters of Social Work at Marywood University specializing in Aging issues.  She was awarded the Alfred Geffen Prize in recognition of her commitment to social work practice, values and ethics as well as outstanding performance in field education.  She worked at several skilled nursing facilities before serving as the Director of Consumer Protection and the Continuing Care Coordinator for Ulster County, New York as well as chairing the Elder Abuse Committee.  Most recently she took care of her cognitively challenged parents which allowed them to stay in the comfort and solace of their own home.  She has happily relocated to Bethesda where she shares a home with a loving pit bull named Pisco otherwise known as a “very good boy.”

Debbie Dyer
Office Manager

Debbie is an organizational guru who makes certain that Club operations run smoothly. She has a bachelors degree from Johnson and Wales University and has worked extensively in the hospitality industry. Her wonderful sense of humor keeps us all going. Debbie lives in Germantown with her family.