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Trustee Marc Usatin, MD Receives 2017 Trustee of the Year Award from AJAS

Congratulations to our trustee, Dr. Marc Usatin on being selected as Trustee of the Year by the AJAS Board of Directors and their Awards Committee. This is truly a distinct honor.

Dr. Marc Usatin, a current trustee, is also our immediate past board president.  He became involved with The Reutlinger about 12 years ago, after frequenting The Reutlinger to pay visits to his mother. Combining his interest in medicine and eldercare, he joined the board’s clinical services committee.

“I tend to get involved in things,” he commented.

Dr. Usatin is quite humble in making this statement. Besides serving on the Board of The Reutlinger, he founded Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek in 1981 and was president from 1981 to 1986; he has served on the board of the Contra Costa Jewish Day School; was medical director for Camp Swig and Camp Newman; and served on the Permanente Medical Group’s Board of Directors.

He is a retired pediatrician and neonatologist from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, and the former director of neonatal services for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.

“My initial interest in joining the clinical services committee at The Reutlinger was to assist the board in its push to be world-class in healthcare for seniors,” he said. “Interestingly, my professional training is in neonatology, the exact opposite end of the spectrum of Reutlinger residents. The next thing I knew, I was nominated to become chair, and then I simply moved upward until I reached my past position as board president.”