LeadingAge PA congratulates Dr. Val Arkoosh, Jason Kavulich, Dr. Debra Bogen on nominations to key Shapiro administration cabinet positions

January 11, 2023

Arkoosh (Human Services), Kavulich (Aging), Bogen (Health) to serve as strong advocates for Pennsylvania’s senior community

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 11, 2023) – LeadingAge PA, an association representing more than 370 senior services providers, today congratulated the nominees of the state Departments of Human Services, Aging, and Health – key roles in serving Pennsylvania seniors. Governor-Elect Shapiro’s nominees include: Dr. Val Arkoosh (Human Services), Jason Kavulich (Aging) and Dr. Debra Bogen (Health).


“LeadingAge PA congratulates Drs. Arkoosh and Bogen and Mr. Kavulich and looks forward to working with them on the critical mission of providing high-quality care and supports for Pennsylvania’s growing senior population,” said LeadingAge PA President and CEO Garry Pezzano. “Working together, we have a tremendous opportunity to help aging services providers and their employees build a comprehensive senior care system that will serve as a national model for other states to emulate.”


Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro will be sworn in as the commonwealth’s 48th governor on Jan. 17.


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About LeadingAge PA

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing 370+ high-quality senior housing, health care and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities/Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable and ethical care for Pennsylvania’s seniors. For more information, visit www.LeadingAgePA.org.


Media Contact:

La Torre Communications for LeadingAge PA

David La Torre david@latorrecommunications.com