Leadership

A team of experienced and caring professionals

Executive Leadership Team

Joan Hatem-Roy

Joan Hatem-Roy, LICSW

Chief Executive Officer

jhatemroy@agespan.org

Joan has worked in the aging services network for more than 35 years, improving the lives of older adults and their families across Massachusetts. As Chief Executive Officer, she is passionate about advancing collaborations with healthcare systems to address the social determinants of health. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker with certifications in alcohol/substance abuse and gerontology, and her early work focused on behavioral health, disease prevention and elder abuse. She is on the boards of several local, state, and national organizations, including the Lawrence Partnership, My Care Family, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, and USAging. Joan and her husband live in Haverhill and have two adult children.

Anna Bellows

Anna Bellows, Esq.

General Counsel

abellows@agespan.org

Anna has 30 years of experience working within the Aging Services Access Point network in addition to 10 years working in for-profit corporations. Her areas of practice are business/contracts, and elder and employment law. Anna is licensed in Massachusetts and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and various bar associations. She has also served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Anna earned her degrees from College of the Holy Cross, Harvard University and Massachusetts School of Law.

Shelley DeSimone

Shelley DeSimone

Chief Human Resource Officer

sdesimone@agespan.org

Shelley DeSimone has dedicated her career to providing human resources leadership to mission-driven, nonprofit organizations. As a seasoned human resource professional, she is passionate about creating an empowered, compassionate, and inclusive workplace culture.  Shelley is certified in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace through the University of South Florida and earned her degrees from College of the Holy Cross and Boston University.

Cheryl Krisko

Cheryl Krisko, MSN/MBA, RN

Chief Program Officer
National Certified Guardian

ckrisko@agespan.org

Cheryl is a skilled professional with over 30 years’ experience in the hospital, home, and primary care environments. As an experienced nurse leader, she is a strong advocate of consumer choice and direction and promoting health literacy. She received her Care Coordination and Transition Management certification from the Medical/Surgical Nursing Certification Board, received her Case Management certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, and is a National Certified Guardian. Cheryl enjoys researching genealogy in her spare time.

Tammy O’Donnell

Tammy O’Donnell

Chief Financial Officer

todonnell@agespan.org

Tammy has worked in the nonprofit sector for 35 years, with experience across government, human services, and healthcare. She has expertise in financial planning, budgeting, finance operations, revenue cycle management, contract negotiations, data analysis and government health programs. An experienced Chief Financial Officer, she is passionate about ensuring adequate resources for mission-driven organizations and advancing the needs of the individuals they serve. Outside of the office, Tammy enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Jennifer Raymond

Jennifer Raymond,
JD, MBA

Chief Strategy Officer /
Director, Healthy Living Center of Excellence

jraymond@agespan.org

Jennifer is an experienced strategic thinker, coalition builder, and change leader. Driven by the desire to create healthy communities for all, she takes pride in aligning social missions with business acumen, providing the best approaches to sustainability possible. As Chief Strategy Officer, she builds cross-sector partnerships, creates shared alignment around a vision, and translates that vision into action. Jennifer holds a juris doctorate and a master’s in business administration and has been recognized by the John A. Hartford Foundation as a national practice change leader.

Christine Tardiff

Christine Tardiff,
RN, MSN

Chief Operating Officer
VP Clinical Services

ctardiff@agespan.org

Christine Tardiff has worked in the healthcare industry for 30 years, with experience in hospital administration, quality, patient safety, and interprofessional clinical leadership. As a seasoned nurse leader, she is passionate about advancing quality care and health equity. In addition to overseeing clinical services, she is also involved in quality and agency operations. She is a licensed registered nurse and has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Outside of the office, Christine enjoys running, outdoor activities, and spending time with her two children and husband.

Senior Management Team

Derek Anderson
Nutrition Program Director
danderson@agespan.org

Lisa Arsenault
Senior Administrative Assistant
larsenault@agespan.org

Ronald Bourque
Director of Compliance and Facilities
rbourque@agespan.org

Debbie Crooke
Chief Information Officer
dcrooke@agespan.org

Casey DiCocco, MPH
Director of Business Development
cdicocco@agespan.org

Susan Geier
Director of Communications
sgeier@agespan.org

Meredith Fisher, M. Ed, LSW
Director of Managed Care Programs
mfisher@agespan.org

Sandy Jennings
Executive Administrative Assistant
sjennings@agespan.org

Marie Kissel
Director of Clinical Support Services
mkissel@agespan.org

Martha Leen
Director of Community Programs
Area Agency Planner
mleen@agespan.org

Lucy McKinnon, LSW
Director of Home Care
lmckinnon@agespan.org

Wasima Parveen MBA
Director of Quality and Accreditation
wparveen@agespan.org

Alicia Ritter MSW, LCSW
Director of Home Care
aritter@agespan.org

Shelly Sevinor
Director of Protective Services & Financial Resources
ssevinor@agespan.org

 

Board of Directors

Michael Rurak
Board President
CPA, Roy & Rurak, LLC

Dean Cleghorn
Board Vice President
Retired, Greater Haverhill

Maurice Balboni
Board Treasurer
Retired, Greater Lawrence

Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello
Board Clerk
Director, Georgetown Council on Aging

Teresa Gove Arnold
Director, Salem Council on Aging

Joseph Berardino
Retired, North Shore

Pamela Blaquiere
Director, Boxford Council on Aging

Jean Bushnell
Director, Billerica Council on Aging

David Gravel
President/CEO GraVoc Associates, Inc.

Robert Holloway, Jr.
Senior Counsel, MacLean, Holloway, Doherty & Sheehan

Grace A. Lagana
Stephen Lagana Law Office

Sandra Levin
Chief Quality Officer/Patient Safety, Anna Jaques Hospital 

Charlene Muscato
Council on Aging Board, Tyngsboro Council on Aging

Alex Perez
Sr. Technical Recruiter, PTC

Robert Schreiber, MD
Vice President, Medical Director, Fallon Health

Barry Sinewitz
President, Thriftco Printing

Grace Ann Steed
Retired, Greater Lowell

Martha Velez
Health & Human Services Director, City of Lawrence

Advisory Council

Amy Anwyl
Co-Chairperson
Executive Director, Sarah’s Place

Martha Cashins
Co-Chairperson (Retired)

Connie Donahue-Comtois
Vice Chair
Deputy Director, Chelmsford Housing

Frank Baskin
Geriatric Consultant

Doreen Arnfield
Director, Amesbury Council on Aging

Michael Causbie, Esq.
Attorney, Causbie Law Firm

Jerry Congdon, Esq.
Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Berkshire Bank

Laurie Fullerton
Director of Community Relations, Brookhouse Home

Lisa Hooper
Director, Marblehead Council on Aging

Debbi Logan
Minute Women Home Care

Pamela Parkinson
Director, Danvers Council on Aging

Theresa Woodbury
Director, West Newbury Council on Aging

Carolyn Wynn
Director, Peabody Council on Aging

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