Call for Participation FY20

Draft Board Responsibilities to be voted on at June 14, 2019 Membership Meeting


Elected on May 17, 2018 at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester 

Title Candidate District
President Becky Moriarty WEST
Vice President Madeline Noonan SOUTHEAST
Past President Brian O’Grady WEST
Secretary Cindy Hickey METRO
Asst. Secretary Marge McDonald NORTHEAST
Treasurer Emily Shea METRO
Asst. Treasurer Susan Pacheco METRO
Conference Chair Jodi Zepke WEST
Legislative Jayne Colino METRO
Certification Joanne Moore SOUTHEAST
At Large Amy Waters CENTRAL
At Large Pam Hunt SOUTHEAST
At Large Kelly Burke METRO
At Large Terri Marciello NORTHEAST
At Large Stacey Minchello NORTHEAST
At Large Sharon Yager CENTRAL
At Large Anne Bisson SOUTHEAST



Regional Representatives


Northeast District: McDonald, Marciello, Minchello

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers
NE Minuteman Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn

Charlotte Rodgers/ Lexington COA  (781)861-0194

David Klein/Carlisle COA (978)371-6693

Susan Carp/Arlington COA (781)316-3401


NE Mystic Valley

Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield


Judy Luciano/ Wakefield COA  (781)245-3312

Maureen Canova/ Stoneham COA ((781)438-1157

NE NSACA covering the AAA/HCC districts of North Shore Elder Services, Greater Lynn
Senior Services, and Senior Home Care Services

Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham


Carolyn Wynn/ Peabody COA  (978)531-2254

Pam Parkinson/ Danvers COA  (978)762-0208


Merrimack Valley


Amesbury, Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence,

Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, West Newbury, Westford,

Pam Blaquiere/ Boxford COA  (978)887-3591

Theresa Woodbury/ West Newbury COA


Laura Dillingham-Mailman/ Merrimac COA


Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello/ Georgetown COA


Bethany Loveless/ Dracut COA (978)957-2611

Brienne Walsh/ Rowley COA (978)948-7637

Jean Bushnell/ Billerica COA (978)671-0916


Southeast District: Moore, Hunt, Noonan, Bisson

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers
SE Coastline Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Gosnold, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester

Jackie Coucci/ Mattapoisett COA (508)758-4110

Debra Lee/ New Bedford COA (508)991-6251

Amy DiPietro/ Dartmouth COA (508)999-4717


South Shore


Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth

Coral Grande/ Cohasset COA  (781)383-9112

Sharmila Biswas/ Braintree COA  (781)848-1963

Linda Hayes/ Scituate COA  (781)545-8722






Old Colony Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Whitman

Carol C. Hamilton/ Marshfield COA


Andrea Priest/ Middleboro COA (508)946-2490

Gene Mazella/ Avon COA (508)559-0060



SE Cape & Islands Aquinnah, Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Chilmark, Dennis, Eastham, Edgartown, Falmouth, Harwich,  Mashpee, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Tisbury, Truro, Wellfleet, West Tisbury, Yarmouth

Felice Monteiro/ Bourne COA (508)759-0653/54

Judi Wilson/Harwich COA (508)255-6333


Bristol County


Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleboro, North Westport, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Westport

Beverly Bisch/Westport (508)636-1026

Laurie Pimentel/Swansea COA  (508)676-1831


Metro District: Colino, Hickey, Shea, Pacheco, Burke

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers
Metro Bay Path Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Westborough

Janice Long/Hudson COA (978)568-9638

Trish Pope/Marlborough COA (978)485-6492

Metro Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop

Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop


Melissa Carlson/Boston Commission


Stephen Fielding/Revere COA (781)286-8156

Metro Springwell Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston

Nava Niv-Vogel/ Belmont COA  (617)993-2975

Gayle Thieme/ Wellesley COA  (781)235-3961

Mignonne Murray/ Weston COA (781)786-6285

Metro HESSCO Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, Wrentham

Lina Arena DeRosa/Westwood  (781)329-8799

Kathie Medieros/Sharon  (&81)784-8000

Kerri McManama/Walpole  (508)668-3330


Central District: Waters, Yager

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers



Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, Winchendon

Debra Goodsell/Clinton COA (978)365-9416

Susan McCarthy/Pepperell  (978)433-0326

Susan Doherty/Lunenburg COA  (978)582-4166


Elder Services of Worcester Area


Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Grafton, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, Worcester

Judy O’Connor/ Millbury  (508)376-7047

Louise Charboneau/ Holden  (508)210-5570

Eileen Clarkson/ Barre COA (978)355-5004


Tri Valley


Bellingham, Blackstone, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Franklin, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millville, North Brookfield, Northbridge, Oxford, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Brookfield

Pamela Woodbury/ Spencer COA  (508)885-7546





West District:  O’Grady, Moriarty, Zepke

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers

Greater Springfield


Agawam, Brimfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Longmeadow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, Wilbraham

Paula Dubord/Wilbraham COA (413)596-8379



West Mass. Elder


Belchertown, Chicopee, Granby, Holyoke, Ludlow, South Hadley, Ware Leslie Hennessey/South Hadley  (413)538-5042

Highland Valley


Amherst, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Goshen, Granville, Hadley, Hatfield, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Northampton, Pelham, Plainfield, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, Tolland, Westfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Worthington

Tina Gorman/Westfield COA (413)562-6435

Joan Linnehan/ Southampton COA (413)529-2105





Franklin County


Ashfield, Athol, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Rowe, Royalston, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, Whately Cathy Buntin/Shelburne Falls  (413)625-2502

Berkshire County


Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, Windsor

Erica Samson Girgenti/ Adams COA


Polly Mann Salenovich/Great Barrington COA


Jim Clark/ Pittsfield (413) 499-9346



FY17 Massachusetts Councils on Aging Leadership

Standing Committees, Working Groups, Task Forces, Affiliations and Appointments

MCOA’s President appoints chairs and designating membership of the following Standing Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces, as set forth in MCOA Bylaws*.  Affiliations elect their own leadership and  Statewide Commissions are appointed by the MCOA Board. Most positions are for a two years and individuals may be reappointed. Interested parties should review eligibility and the time commitment in “MCOA’s Call for Participation” and then complete and submit the application on the last page.


MCOA Standing Committees (9):

Governance Committee: Brian O’Grady, Becky Moriarty

Finance/Resource Development Committee: VEmily Shea, Brian O’Grady, Becky Moriatry, Joanne Moore

Education and Membership:  Terri Marciello, Becky Moriarty

Conference Committee: Becky Moriarty, Terri Marciello

Staff Certification: Joanne Moore

Legislative: Jayne Colino

Public Relations: Steve Fielding, Joanne Moore

Small and Rural COAs Committee: Brian O’Grady, Sharon Lally, Laura Dillingham Mailman

New Director Orientation: Marge McDonald, Carolyn Brennan, Laura Dillingham Mailman


MCOA Working Groups (6):

Supportive Day/Adult Day Health Working Group:  Laurie Pimenthal/Swansea, Judi Wilson/Harwich

Outreach Summit Working Group: Sheila Ronkin/Bellingham

Wellness Center Working Group:  vacant

Activities/Programming Working Group: Mignonne Murray/Auburn, Ashley Shaheen/Wellesley

Volunteer Coordinator’s Working Group: vacant

Board Development: vacant


MCOA Task Forces (23):

MMAHSC: Cynthia Wallquist

Property Tax Relief Task Force: Lina Arena-DeRosa, David Klein

Accreditation Task: Sharon Lally

Transportation Task Force: Judy O’Connor,  Jody Zepke, Carolyn Brennan

Fire Safety: Alma DeManche

Newsletter Highlights Editors Task Force: Lynn Wolf (staff)

EOEA Contract: Laura Dillingham Mailman

Protective Service/Elder at Risk Task Force: Terri Marciello, fPam Hunt

Mental Health Task Force: Debra Lee

MA Multicultural Coalition: Kathy Bowler (staff)

Technology Task Force:  Joanne Moore (My Senior Center), Jayne Colino (ServTraker)

Emergency Preparedness Task Force: Carolyn Brennan

Title IIIC Task Force: Pam Hunt

Awards Task Force: Joanne Moore, Jayne Colino, Brian O’Grady, Kathy Bowler (staff)

Evidence Based Task Forces: David P. Stevens (staff)

Asthma Task Force: Sheila Ronkin

WHO Age Friendly Communities:  Emily Shea, Kathi Bailey, Ruthann Dobek, Brian O’Grady, Jayne Colino

MAOA Board: Mary Kay Browne (staff)

AARP Board: Kathy Bowler (staff)

Charity: (on hold)


Regional Affiliations within MCOA (3)

Cape Coast: Lynn Waterman and Chris Hottle

CEMACA:  Amy Waters

WMACA: Jodi Zepke


State Commission Appointments (4)

Falls Prevention- Joanne Moore

PCA- Kristan McCosh

LGBT- David P. Stevens, Kathy Bowler

MA DOR 360- David Klein

Malnutrition of Older Adults – Tara Hatala


National Liaison

NISC- Jayne Colino, Joanne Moore


Staff Commitments:

David P. Stevens: MA Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive and Advisory Committees;
  MA DPH Community of Practice;
  Elder Stakeholders; Elder Economic Security Coalition;
  MA Municipal Association Human Services Council, Executive Committee;
  Cooley Dickinson Hospital Patient Family Advisory Council and Healthy Aging Committee;
  LGBT Aging Commission
  Lathrop Communities
Kathy Bowler: DPH Community of Practice – Healthy Eating Task Force;
  Multicultural Task Force;
  MA Healthy Aging Collaborative Diversity Work Group;
  AARP MA Executive Council;
  Holyoke Health Center Board of Director;
  Loomis Communities Board of Directors
Mary Kay Browne: MA Healthy Aging Coalition Advisory Council;
  DPH Community of Practice – Built Environment;
  DPH Preventive Health and Human Services Block Grant Advisory Committee;
  Elder Economic Security Commission Meeting;
  Elder Mental Health Coalition;
  Elder Legal Coalition
Donna Popkin: MA DPH Community of Practice;
  DTA Advisory Council/Chelsea;
  DTA SNAP Recruitment
  SNAP Gap Coalition;
  MA Public Health Association;
  Billerica Cable TV

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