The Transition Network

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The Transition Network (TTN) "was founded in 2000 by two women – Christine Millen, President, and Charlotte Frank, Vice President – who had held high-level positions in business and government. Even before retiring, the two had long been dismayed by the stereotypes of retirement. For Christine, the initial question was "What will I do all day?" followed by "What will we all do with the rest of our lives?"

"Those questions touched a nerve. A whole generation of women – healthier, better educated and more ambitious than any that had come before – was advancing toward retirement age. Like Christine, these women had always led active, productive and satisfying lives. Charlotte was one of the leaders of that generation. For her, the post-50 years represented a new opportunity for women to put their energy and skills to good use. In so doing, they would remain productive, benefit society and prove that age can be a period of regeneration rather than decline.

"The two women joined forces. Together, they set out to create a movement that would re-imagine retirement." [1]


Accessed November 2008: [2]

Executive Board

Board Members

Advisory Board

Accessed November 2008: [3]

  • Maggie Buchwald - Development Consultant
  • Karen Davis - President, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Judy Goggin - Senior Vice President, Civic Venture
  • Eileen Hoffman - Specialist in women's health, pioneer in gender-based medicine
  • Joan Leiman - Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Suzanne Braun Levine - Writer and lecturer, author of "Inventing the Rest of our Lives, Women in Second Adulthood"
  • Gail Magaliff - CEO, F-E-G-S Health and Human Services System
  • Debra Oppenheim - Partner and Co-Founder, Phillips Oppenheim
  • Isabelle Katz Pinzler - Acting Attorney General/Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Clinton Administration
  • Carol Raphael - President & CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Michelle Scott - General Counsel, Audubon Society
  • Jeri Sedlar - Senior advisor on mature workforce issues, The Conference Board, and co-author, "Don't Retire, Rewire"
  • Abigail Trafford - Author, "My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades After 50" and columnist, The Washington Post
  • Sheila Wellington - Clinical Professor of Management, Stern/NYU School of Business
  • Ruth Wooden - President, Public Agenda



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, The Transition Network, accessed November 24, 2008.
  2. Directors, The Transition Network, accessed November 24, 2008.
  3. Advisory Board, The Transition Network, accessed November 24, 2008.