Board of Directors
45 Woburn Street
Waltham, MA 02452
David Bell has been a licensed long term care administrator since 1984. David has been the Administrator of Meadow Green Rehab and Nursing Center in Waltham since 1988.
David holds a B.S. in Healthcare Administration from SUNY Cortland, New York. He has been active throughout his career in both local organizations, Massachusetts Senior Care Association and AHCA. Most recently he has served as a Silver Award Examiner for the AHCA Quality Awards.
In his free time David enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, traveling, the beach and riding his Ducati.
Tom Lavallee, CNHA, MBA, FACHCA
Alliance Health Management Services
144 Turnpike Road, Suite 220
Southborough, MA 01772
Tom Lavallee has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1994. Tom’s multi-facility operations experience began in 2001 for Oakwood Living Centers. As Vice President of Operations, Tom oversaw the day-to-day operations of Oakwood’s five Massachusetts based facilities as well as its Virginia Beach, Virginia location. Following Oakwood, Tom served as Vice President of Operations for Radius Management Services overseeing select Radius facilities throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Currently, Tom serves as Chief Operating Officer for Alliance Health Management Services (AHMS). In his current capacity, Tom oversees the operations at all AHMS facilities. Tom earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester State College and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Western New England College. He holds licenses as a Nursing Home Administrator in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition to the MA Chapter of ACHCA, Tom serves on the board on MA Senior Care.
Linda Hunter, FACHA
The Doolittle Home Inc.
16 Bird Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Linda has been working in long term care for more than twenty five years and has been a licensed Administrator since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College and a Masters in Public Administration and Health Administration from Suffolk University. She holds a Geriatric Health Training Certificate from Boston University of Public Health and a National Certification for Aging Service Professionals from the University of North Texas, affiliated with Leading Age.
Bill McGinley CNHA, CAS, CALA, FACHCA
7 Flynn Street
Natick, MA 01760
Bill McGinley has been in the field of long term care since 1980. He holds an MBA from Boston University with a concentration in Health Care Management. He is certified by ACHCA as a nursing home administrator as well as an assisted living administrator. He was the third person in the US to receive the HSE credential from NAB. He is a founding member and past chair of the board of trustees of the MetroWest Community Healthcare Foundation. He is currently the President/CEO of The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).
Immediate Past President
Stephen Esdale CNHA, FACHCA
16 Cedar Street, Walpole, MA 02081
508-740-6186 (work cell)
508- 660-7147 (home)
Stephen L. Esdale has spent close to thirty years in long term care. The first nineteen, Steve progressed from AIT to Senior Vice President of the Flatley Company overseeing six facilities for twelve years. Well known throughout New England and nationally, Steve has served as the National Chair of the ACHCA, the MA Chapter of the ACHCA, Chair of the MA Senior Care Association, President of AHCA Region One, and President of the New England Alliance. Steve came to long term care with an educational and entertainment background.
Terms expiring in 2020
Christine Vitale CNHA, FACHCA
Fall River Jewish Home
538 Robeson Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Christine M. Vitale became the Administrator of the Fall River Jewish Home in 1992. She has held variety of executive level positions in health care over the years; first in acute care hospital settings and later in long term care. She received her BS in Biology, with distinction, from Pennsylvania State University, and her Masters of Public Health in Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the board of trustees of MassAging for ten years, and has served the MA Chapter as a board member, the chapter secretary, and since 2002 as the chairman of the Business Affiliate program. Over her career she has been active in many professional associations, has made presentations to a variety of audiences, and has been active in volunteering in her community.
Louise Clough FACHCA, FACHE, CPHQ
455 State Road, PMB 334
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Louise Clough was the Director of Quality and Standards Compliance for Covenant Health for over 21 years, serving as an expert resource in accreditation, compliance and regulatory topics and providing guidance and leadership in quality and safety initiatives, and compliance strategies. She had previously worked at the Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She is an RN as well as a licensed nursing home administrator. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Boston College and went on to achieve her Masters in Nursing and in Business Administration from Boston University. She is currently on the board of directors the Massachusetts Hospice & Palliative Care Federation, and was previously on the board of trustees of LeadingAge Massachusetts.
Terms expiring in 2021
Dennis Lopata CNHA, FACHCA
2399 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Dennis Lopata became the Executive Director of Life Care Center of Wilbraham in 2007. His career in Healthcare includes over 37 years in both the Acute Care and Extended Care settings. He has a MBA from Western New England College and BS from Worcester State University both involving concentrations in Health Care Administration. Dennis is a Board Member of the East of The River Chamber of Commerce, Scantic Valley YMCA fund raising committee, Ambassador with the MA Senior Care Association and a former President of the Rotary Club of Gardner, MA.
Joanne Shaw, M.S.M., LNHA
Salter Healthcare, Woburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Joanne Shaw began serving as the Executive Director for Grosvenor Park in June 2017. Her clinical and administrative career spans more than 30 years and includes transforming acute, sub-acute, and long term care teams with a focus on innovating leadership and process that requires improved performance, energy and drive. She has held Regional leadership positions and served on numerous healthcare boards and committees and has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 2000. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration Management from Southern New Hampshire University and a BS in Administration from Southern New University. Past accomplishments include Executive Director of the Year, Area Executive, AHCA Facility Quality Award recipient, Above & Beyond District Facility Leader Award. She has been a member of the Massachusetts Chapter since 2007 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2008.
Jessica Brigham RN, BSN, LNHA
SALMON Health and Retirement
Three Vision Drive, Route 9 West, Natick, MA 01760
Jessica Brigham has over 25 years of nursing experience in various operations and quality improvement positions. She is currently the Executive Director at SALMON Health & Retirement in Natick and has been there for over 3 years. Prior to her role at SALMON she has held roles in RN case management, quality improvement and nursing management positions. Jessica is a licensed nursing home administrator in addition to being an RN which gives her a unique insight in regards to quality management, nursing administration, labor cost management, accreditation and regulatory compliance. She is a detail oriented professional with proven accomplishments in strategic planning, innovative program development, fiscal management and the ability to develop synergistic work teams. She graduated from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing and holds a BSN from Simmons College.
Terms expiring in 2022
Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy
97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01720
Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy is a Sister of St. Joseph of Boston. She is a graduate of the Laboure College with a degree in Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s degree at St. Joseph College and a Masters in Health Care Administration from Framingham State College. In 1988, she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She has worked in a variety of capacities at Bethany Health Care Center including Staff Nurse, Nurse Supervisor and functioned as the Director of Nursing since 1997. Sr. McCarthy was Administrator at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Cambridge and Wingate in Brighton. For the past fifteen years, she has been the CEO/ Administrator at Bethany Health Care Center.
Sr. McCarthy is a member of the Board of Directors of American College Health Care Administrators (MASS Chapter), a member of the Informal Dispute Resolution Committee, Department of Public Health and a Health Care Consultant National Religious Retirement Office in, Washington DC. She was named Health Care Champion by Boston Business Journal, August, 2009, and was also awarded the AMDA Foundation Evercare Award for improving the quality of life persons living in LTC facilities, presented at the Annual AMDA Convocation, March, 2009.
Bill Bogdanovich CNHA, CAS, CALA, FACHCA
390 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA 02650
William Bogdanovich became the Administrator of Liberty Commons in 1988. Under his direction the company has expanded to provide outpatient rehabilitation services, hospice, and assisted living services. Today he serves as the President & CEO of the North Chatham organization, as well as the administrator of the SNF. He has earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Bowling Green State University, a certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard and a BS in Management from Bentley College. He has served on numerous boards and committees over the past two decades including DPH’s DNR task force and is currently serving the boards of MA Senior Care, MA Special Commission on LGBT Aging, and the DPH Informal Dispute Resolution Panel, in addition to the MA Chapter of ACHCA.