Resident Trustee, RiverWoods Durham
Deborah Karmozyn welcomes the opportunity to serve as RWD’s Resident Trustee, bringing to the position over 45 years of experience in educational administration in non-profit and accredited international schools around the world, in New Hampshire public schools, and as an active participant on boards in non-profit organizations both in the United States and abroad. Deborah served as school principal of five prestigious K-12 international schools, all non-profit and accredited and offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program: American School of Milan, Italy; Copenhagen International School, Denmark; Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus, Shanghai, China; American School of Doha, Qatar; and the United Nations International School, New York City.
She also served on the IB Primary Years Program Development Committee (Europe), on the EARCOS (East Asia Region Council of Overseas Schools) Conference Committee in Shanghai, and as co-chair of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) accreditation committees around the world. She also taught in and was a former principal in SAU 9 and SAU 13 (Mt. Washington Valley, NH). Deborah’s leadership included experience in strategic planning, educational program and curriculum development, budget development and management, accreditation standards and implementation, hiring and evaluation of staff, marketing, leadership and board training, school consultation, hiring and evaluation of staff, and school construction of and opening a new school campus in China.
Deborah returned to the Mt. Washington Valley in 2010 to be a full-time caregiver for six years for her father who had Alzheimer’s Dementia. She continued to be active in the community, serving on boards including the Rotary Club of North Conway (secretary and BOD), Mt. Washington Valley Dollars for Scholars, OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) in Conway, and the Community Advisory Board for the Memorial Hospital. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA and cherishes her past experiences as a scout and leader/trainer. Deborah and Michael moved to RWD in March 2020, where she serves on the UNH Committee and the Employee Appreciation Fund Committee. Deborah holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from UNH, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Plymouth State College (summa cum laude).
Steve is the former President and CEO of Masonicare, Connecticut’s largest provider of healthcare services to seniors.
He joined Masonicare in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and President and CEO in 2005, retiring in September 2016. Prior to joining Masonicare, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a large integrated delivery system that included a 500-bed major teaching hospital.
Among his professional activities, Steve most recently served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of LeadingAge, the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization for seniors and senior care providers. He has also served as President of LeadingAge Connecticut, which in 2014 presented him with its Distinguished Service Award.
Steve is a past president of the Masonic Communities and Services Association, a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association of which he is a past president of the Connecticut chapter.
Steve has served on a number of statewide committees in Connecticut addressing healthcare issues including the State Rightsizing Strategic Plan for Long Term Care. He is a former faculty member in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of New Haven. In 2016 Steve received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University.