A team of experienced and caring professionals

Joan Hatem-Roy

Joan Hatem-Roy, LICSW

Chief Executive Officer


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 Northern Essex Community College, the Lawrence Partnership, Mass Home Care, and USAging. Joan and her husband live in Haverhill and have two adult children.

Anna Bellows

Anna Bellows, Esq.

General Counsel


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


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.

Tammy O’Donnell

Tammy O’Donnell

Chief Financial Officer


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

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 degree in business administration and has been recognized by the John A. Hartford Foundation as a national practice change leader.

Christine Tardiff

Christine Tardiff,

Chief Operating Officer
VP Clinical Services


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.

Derek Anderson
Director of Nutrition Services

 Lisa Arsenault
Senior Administrative Assistant

Debbie Crooke
Chief Information Officer

Melissa Donegan, LSW
Director of the Healthy Living Center of Excellence

Susan Geier
Director of Communications

Maria Gudinas
Chief Development Officer

Meredith Fisher, M. Ed, LSW
Director of Managed Care Programs

Sandy Jennings
Executive Administrative Assistant

Marie Kissel
Director of Clinical Support Services

Martha Leen
Director of Community Programs
Area Agency Planner

Lucy McKinnon, MPA, LSW
Director of Home Care

Wasima Parveen, MBA
Director of Quality and Accreditation

Alicia Ritter MSW, LCSW
Director of Home Care

Shelly Sevinor
Director of Protective Services & Financial Resources

Justyna Slezak, LICSW
Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Board of Directors

Michael Rurak
Board President
CPA, Roy & Rurak, LLC

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

Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello
Board Secretary
Retired, Merrimac

Teresa Gove Arnold
Director, Salem Council on Aging

Maurice Balboni
Retired, Greater Lawrence

Joseph Berardino
Retired, North Shore

Pamela Blaquiere
Director, Boxford Council on Aging

Jean Bushnell
Director, Billerica Council on Aging

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

Gary Lee
Adjunct Faculty, Northern Essex Community College

Grace Ann Steed
Retired, Greater Lowell

Andrea Sullivan
Managed Care Consultant, Lawrence General Hospital/ACO Performance Manager, Massachusetts General Brigham Health Plan

Martha Velez
Health & Human Services Director, City of Lawrence

Advisory Council

Theresa Woodbury
Director, Hamilton Council on Aging

Laurie Fullerton
Vice Chair
Director of Community Relations, Brookhouse Home

Lisa Hooper
Director, Marblehead Council on Aging

Amy Anwyl
Executive Director, Sarah’s Place

Doreen Arnfield
Director, Amesbury Council on Aging

Frank Baskin
Geriatric Consultant

Maxa Schutzbank Berid
Retired Attorney, Lowell

Connie Donahue-Comtois
Deputy Director, Chelmsford Housing

Martha Holt
Program Administrator, The Center in Lawrence

Debbi Logan
Minute Women Home Care

Erin Meisner
Family Caregiver, West Newbury

Pamela Parkinson
Director, Danvers Council on Aging

Carolyn Wynn
Director, Peabody Council on Aging

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