AJAS Staff

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Don Shulman, President and CEO

Don joined our staff in March of 2012. Don has been working with seniors his entire career. He and his wife Debbie reside in Olney, Maryland, and have 3 sons, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons. Don is originally from upstate New York where he received his BS degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in Nutrition and Dietetics. Don is a Registered Dietitian and completed his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1979. He spent 23 years in senior dining with Marriott and then Sodexo. For the past 7 years, Don was a General Manager with Sunrise Senior Living in their full service communities in Arlington, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland.

Don may be reached at dshulman@ajas.org.

Rachel Stevens, Director of Operations

Rachel has been with AJAS since 2013. She started as the Communications and Membership Coordinator and is now the Director of Operations. Rachel is a proud graduate of Kent State University where she received a B.A. in Interpersonal Communications and graduated Cum Laude, and of the University of Maryland, where she graduated with a Masters in Public Health. In her spare time, Rachel serves as the Vice President of the DC Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Rachel may be reached at rachel@ajas.org.

Lisa Kaufman, Associate Director of Operations

Lisa Kaufman joined the AJAS team in September 2022, after a career in mental health and substance abuse treatment. A Bethesda native, Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Maryland and her Master of Business Administration from American University. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys working out and spending time with her dog Odie.

Lisa may be reached at lisa@ajas.org.

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