About Us
The BallouLife Family
Executive Director

Barry Zeltzer

P. 401.769.0437 | E. Barry.Zeltzer@BallouLife.org



Barry B. Zeltzer, PhD, MBA, LNHA, CALA, a clinical gerontologist and licensed nursing home administrator is Executive Director of Ballou Home for the Aged, Inc. Dr. Zeltzer started his career as an administrative intern and behavior research analyst at Women & Infant’s Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center and later became the Director of Admissions and Case Management at Vencor Hospital/ Boston. He held the positions of Executive Director for Victoria Court in Cranston; Executive Director of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Living Residence, located on the grounds of the Tampa JCC/ Jewish Federation campus; Executive Director of New England Homes for the Deaf, located in the North Shore of Boston; Executive Director of Golden Pond in Hopkinton MA and Executive Director of Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Northbridge campus, also in MA. Dr. Zeltzer is currently a Commissioner on the Rhode Island Governor’s Advisory Commission on Aging. He holds a PhD in community health and gerontology and completed his doctoral residency at Butler Hospital/ Brown University School of Medicine with a concentration in geriatric psychiatry. His dissertation (approved by the IRB, Brown University) is on mental health services for homebound elders from home health nursing agencies and home care agencies in RI. Dr. Zeltzer was on the editorial board of the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He is well published in the field of aging and memory loss and has authored many articles on topics ranging from modern day living to behavioral health, in newspapers and journals, such as Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Healing Ministry, Brown University GeroPsych Report, and Psychiatric Services.

Everyone, no matter of their ailments or limitations or if they are young or old … everyone wants to be loved, respected, and to live their lives with dignity.

- Barry Zeltzer