Meet the Dream Team

Melissa Cosentino

Melissa Cosentino

Founder & Executive Director

Melissa has devoted her education and professional career to advancing the well-being of seniors. Her undergraduate degree in Health Services Management concentrating in long term care, and her Master of Social Work degree in Gerontology & Mental Health from Loyola University Chicago were obtained with the goal of improving the senior care industry.

Melissa has worked in a number of senior living communities in Marketing, as a Geriatric Social Worker, Regional Operations Manager, and currently works as Director of Social Services at Central Baptist Village, a five star life plan community.

Melissa loves spending time with seniors. They’re the ones who inspired her to start One Dream. So many truly amazing seniors have lived incredibly selfless lives, only to find themselves in a culture where they feel isolated without purpose or quality of life. It’s a passion of hers to share seniors’ stories and wisdom and show them they are loved and appreciated. By treating seniors’ with compassion and respect fulfilling a dream, we restore their dignity and bring them hope.  The team here at One Dream are committed to making dreams come true for incredible, deserving seniors and in changing the way our society, especially our younger generation, views and values them.

Nick Cosentino

Nick Cosentino

President

Nick brings with him 6 years of experience in marketing strategy, business development, and digital media. He is a creative problem solver, a team player, and a storyteller that has produced and distributed thousands of online videos for clients, leading to millions and millions of views. He’s eager to share our Dreams Come True with the world.

Linda Howicz

Linda Howicz

Secretary

Linda is a seasoned professional with 30 years of professional experience in management, operations, customer service, and business development. She has used her talents in a number of industries, including senior care, print brokering, real estate, and theatre.

Before joining the team, Linda has been the Senior Director of Operations at Connected Living, a Technology-based Social Impact Company that teaches seniors how to use the computer and connect with their loved ones via social media online.

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