Call-for-ParticipationFY22 (Word Doc)

FY22 Board and Regional Reps Nominations

Nominated and Elected on June 23, 2021 at the virtual Annual Meeting

Title Candidate District
President Marge McDonald NORTHEAST
Vice President Emily Shea METRO
Past President Becky Moriarty WEST
Secretary Susan Pacheco METRO
Asst. Secretary Janice Long METRO/CENTRAL
Treasurer Mignonne Murray METRO
Asst. Treasurer Brian O’Grady WEST
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 Grace O’Donnell METRO
At Large Terri Marciello NORTHEAST
At Large Stacey Minchello NORTHEAST
At Large Sharmila Biswas SOUTHEAST
At Large Nancy Hill SOUTHEAST
At Large Grace O’Donnell METRO


Regional Representatives


Northeast District Board Memebers: 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 Sharon Mercurio/Acton COA (978)929-6652
Kristine Shah/ Arlington COA (781)316-3400
NE Mystic Valley Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield  
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

Pam Parkinson/ Danvers COA  (978)762-0208




NE 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
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
Kathy Shelp/ North Andover (978)688-9560


Southeast District Board Members: Moore, Hunt, Noonan, Biswas

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
Cynthia Wallquist/ New Bedford COA (508)997-4893
Amy DiPietro/ Dartmouth COA (508)999-4717

South Shore


Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth
Linda Hayes/ Scituate COA (781)545-8722
Susan Curtin/ Norwell COA (781)659-7878
SE 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 (781)834-5581
Michelle Bratti/ Plymouth COA (508)830-4230
Gretchen Emmetts/ Pembroke COA (781)2948220
Emily Williams/ Bridgewater COA (508)697-0929
Paula Rossi-Clapp/ Kingston COA (781)585-0511
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

Judi Wilson/Orleans (508)255-6333



SE 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 Board Members: Colino, Hickey, Shea, Pacheco, Long

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 Trish Pope/Marlborough COA (978)485-6492
Amy Beck/Hopkinton COA (508)497-9730
Randy Aylsworth/ Framingham (508)532-5980
Metro Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop Melissa Carlson/Boston Age Strong Commission



Metro Springwell Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston Nava Niv-Vogel/ Belmont COA (617)993-2975
Anne-Marie Gagnon/ Watertown COA (617)972-6490
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 Board Members: Waters, Yager

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers
Central Montachusetts 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
Central 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
Central 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 Josie Dutil/Bellingham COA (508)966-0398
Leslie Wong/ Sturbridge COA (508)347-7575

West District Board Members:  O’Grady, Moriarty, Zepke

District Region Municipalities
MCOA Regional Representatives with Towns and Phone Numbers
West Greater Springfield Agawam, Brimfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Longmeadow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, Wilbraham Paula Dubord/Wilbraham COA (413)596-8379
Michael Squindo/Agawam COA (413)821-0604
West West Mass. Elder Belchertown, Chicopee, Granby, Holyoke, Ludlow, South Hadley, Ware Leslie Hennessey/South Hadley  (413)538-5042
Sherry Manyak/ Chicopee COA (413)5343698
West 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
Brendan Rogers/ Easthampton COA (413)5276151
Marie Westburg/ Northampton COA (413)5871228




West 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 Amanda Joao/ Shelburne COA (413)625-2502
West 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
Jim Clark/ Pittsfield (413) 499-9346
Polly Mann Salenovich/Great Barrington COA



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: Emily 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: vacant

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: Susan Carp (Staff)

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:

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

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-

Malnutrition of Older Adults – Tara Hammes

National Liaison

NISC- Jayne Colino, Joanne Moore

Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138