John G. Albert, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation in Lawrence, MA, has announced that he will retire effective June 1, 2017. He served seven years as CEO and more than 20 years as member of the organization’s Board of Trustees. The Foundation is comprised of three affiliate agencies — Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice, and HomeCare, Inc. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Home Care Association of NH.
Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ, will succeed John as President and CEO. She is currently Vice President of Clinical Services for Home Health VNA and Chief Clinical Officer of Home Health Foundation. She has been with the organization for five years.
HCANH welcomes a new provider member — Bell Tower Home Health, LLC in Nashua, NH. Wilberto Torres is the President and CEO. The agency was started in 2015 and recently became Medicare-certified.
Two Affiliate Members have renewed for 2017. We are pleased to continue to working with Eills Law and Mutual of America. Eills Law is a private law practice led by Andrew Eills, who has over 28 years of expertise in health care law. Mutual of America is a retirement company. David Crespo is the HCANH contact. The company is sponsoring our Membership Meeting on April 26th.