President and CEO, Gerontological Services, Inc.
Maria B. Dwight, founder, president and CEO of Gerontological Services, Inc., has more than 40 years experience in programming and planning facilities and services for seniors, with an emphasis on the inter-relationship of housing, health and social services. She leads the strategic planning component of GSI, with broad experience in the United States and overseas. As a consultant, her firm has worked with developers, colleges and universities, hospitals, housing and long-term care providers providing strategic planning, market analysis, market segmentation, operational and space programming, marketing plans and materials. Her career includes the establishment of the first municipal geriatric authority in the United States. In recognition of her efforts, the Maria B. Dwight Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center was named in Holyoke, Mass. in 1977. Ms. Dwight was a summer faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Design for more than 20 years. She is an active member of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).