Kevin Bright joins Gateway House Board of Directors

New Additions to Gateway House Board of Directors to Include Producer of Friends

MILTON-Two new members have joined the Gateway House of Peace Board of Directors including an executive producer behind the Emmy award-winning television series Friends. 

Kevin Bright, one of the original producers behind the NBC hit-television series Friends and Vice President and Founding Director of Emerson College Los Angeles, will officially embark on his new role as board member at the organization’s annual Thanks for Giving Celebration on Nov. 2.

The Los Angeles producers’ wife, Claudia, had grown up in Greenfield, N.Y. and was introduced to the organization through his sister-in-law. Through her, Bright met a 35-year-old terminally-ill woman in 2016 who was an avid fan of “Friends”. After meeting and getting to know this young woman, Bright was moved by his firsthand experience of the dedicated care and love the staff of the organization showed their patients. “Gateway’s mission that everyone deserves the right to die with dignity touched my heart,” Bright said.

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Dr. Patrice Jenkins Saratoga SpringsThe other new addition to the board is Dr. Patrice Jenkins, a part-time resident of Saratoga Springs, NY, an organizational psychologist and author who consults and specializes in the social and psychological aspects of retirement. She is the author of What Will I Do All Day? Wisdom to get you over Retirement and on with Living!. Her most recent work, A Guide to Take the Weirdness Out of Retirement, is an online retirement preparation course offered through

The Gateway House is a donor-driven community organization whose mission is to provide safe, caring and comfortable residence to those terminally ill patients in need of a home in their final days.


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