United We Age is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization established to serve the senior citizen population. Our goals and objectives are to:
Assure that every person experiencing quality of life decline due to aging has a social support network, especially people living alone.
Raise Awareness and Image Building for Senior Citizens- conduct a media campaign that affects changes in cultural beliefs and attitudes to make America a more age-friendly nation.
Conduct surveys and research to analyze the effects of anti-aging sentiment on senior citizen life.
United We Age is based in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Board of Directors
David Lereah, PhD
David Lereah is the founder and Executive Director of United We Age. His passion to support senior citizens in need stems from his four-year volunteer work for the Meals on Wheels program of the Senior Resource Association in Vero Beach, Florida.
Dr. Lereah is a recognized economic expert in the financial services and real estate industries. Dr. Lereah is the former Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors and the former Chief Economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He has appeared in the national media, including CNN, CNBC, The Today Show, NPR, NY Times, Washington Post and the Wall St Journal and has given speeches on the financial and real estate markets across the globe.
Dr. Lereah began his career on the faculties of Rutgers University and the University of Virginia. He earned his BA in Economics from American University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Robert Sperling is currently the CEO and President of East West Basics, Inc, based in both the U.S. and China. The company provides sourcing, product development and merchandising for both branded and private label consumer products to some of the largest retailers in the U.S.
He is also CEO of Abington Lane, an E commerce company in the U.S. developing assorted home products that are principally sourced in Asia. Prior to his current position, Mr. Sperling was CEO and President of Excel Marketing, based in New York City.
Mr. Sperling served for 8 years as the Chairman of the Board for Growth and Development Inc. and Camp Excel, a nonprofit organization that catered to emotionally troubled and financially stressed youth in the greater NYC area. The organization included mentoring programs, after school assistance, summer camp and social work.
Mr. Sperling has volunteered his time to the Leake and Watts Mentoring Program, mentoring youth from the inner-city projects. Robert Sperling earned his BA in Marketing from American University.
Dr. David Gillis
Dr. Gillis is an attending physician in the emergency room at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. Dr. Gillis is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Gillis earned a BS Chemistry with honors at the University of Florida. He earned a medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with Honors. Dr. Gillis did his residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Michigan.
Barry Karet has been a business leader and senior executive for a number of companies throughout his career. Among his many positions, Barry was President and CEO of Legwear International, President of Dossier, Inc., and President of No Nonsense Factory Outlets, Inc.
Prior to his business exploits, Barr served our nation as Captain in the US Army Military Police Corps, based in Korea. He earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin.