Our Board of Directors
The Loomis Communities is a nonprofit organization that draws its volunteer Directors from communities within the Pioneer Valley, including Amherst, Holyoke, South Hadley and the Springfield area. Our directors bring to Loomis a wide range of professional, financial and human services skills. They are committed to furthering our mission of providing high-quality services and health care to older adults.
Venus Robinson, Chairperson
Retired Sales Representative, MetLife Insurance Company; Board Member of the Holyoke Rotary Club; Former Board Member of the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley; Graduate of Morgan State University (B.S. Math).
Thomas Pratt, Vice Chairperson
Principal at Burkhart, Pizzanelli, P.C., West Springfield, MA; Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Mass Society of CPA’s; American Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Trustee, Monson Savings Bank; Past President of Estate Planning Council of Hampden County; Former member and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the town of Monson; Graduate of Western New England University, School of Jaw (J.D.) and American International College (B.S. Accounting).
Director for Technical Assistance, Training and Special Events, Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA); Past President and Member of the Board of Directors, Holyoke Health Center; Past President and former Board Member MCOA; Past President and former Board Member, Western MA Association of Councils on Aging; Allocations Committee, United Way of Pioneer Valley. Past recipient of The Loomis Communities’ Elvira Whiting Ball Award; Citizen of the Year, United Veterans; Career Woman of the Year, Quota Club; Local Hero, CISA; Hometown Hero, Reminder Publications; Anna V. Brown Award (Director of the Year), MCOA; Service Award, Holyoke Health Center. Graduate of College of the Holy Cross (BA, Certificate in Gerontology)
President and Founder of Mountain View Landscapes and Lawncare, Chicopee, MA; Board Member, Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, Holyoke YMCA; Finance Committee Chairperson, MNLA (Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Assn.); Past President, MNLA, Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke Rotary Club, Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce; Certified Horticulturist (MNLA); Certified Landscape Professional; Recipient of the Louis Oldershaw Community Service Award, Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce - Business Person of the Year, Fifield Community Service Award. Attended STCC, HCC and Western New England University.
Retired Episcopal priest; Past National Officer, The Episcopal Church in the USA; CEO, Immigrant and Refugee Community Center, California; CEO, California Refugee Council; Chair, Governor's Advisory Council on Human Migration, California; Chaplain, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco; Missionary, Botswana; Parish Rector in California and Washington; Headmaster in California; Founder and President, Friends of South Whidbey State Park, Washington; Medal of Merit from Archbishop of Canterbury. Graduate of Harvard College (AB); Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Mdiv).
Retired Vice-President for Administration and Finance, Holyoke Community College; Past President of Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers; Director of the National Association of College and University Business Officers; Vice-President for Finance of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges; Former Selectman of Amherst, President of Massachusetts Municipal Association, and Chair of the Governor's Local Government Advisory Committee; Past member of the Amherst Planning Board and numerous other Town Committees; Former member of Board of Directors, First Massachusetts Bank; published in areas of systems analysis of nonprofit systems, college finance and business. Graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A. Psychology) and University of Massachusetts (M.P.A.).
Dr. Norman Halpern
Retired physician, Internal Medicine, Holyoke Associates in Internal Medicine; Former Physician, U.S. Navy; Volunteer, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA; Volunteer, Smith College Greenhouse, Northampton, MA; New York Medical College (M.D.); University of Michigan (B.A. English).
Director of Major and Planned Gifts, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA; Senior Development Officer, Mount Holyoke College; Director of Planned Giving, Colby-Sawyer College; Director, Sales & Marketing, The Wilson Quarterly; Board of Trustees, Gaylord Memorial Library; Board of Advisors, WFCR; Member, Gaylord 100th Anniversary Planning Committee; Friends of the Library; Past Board Member, Hampshire Choral Society; Past President, Kearsarge Unitarian Universalist Society; Past President Mass Broadcasters Assoc.; Past Board Rhode Island Broadcasters Assocication; Graduate of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (B.A. History).
Dr. Ann McIntosh
Retired, Medical Staff Coordinator for Quality Improvement, Baystate Franklin; Retired Physician, Iverson-McIntosh Family Practice; Retired Physician, Private Practice; Board of Directors, Health New England; Board of Directors, BayCare Health Partners; Volunteer, Various Community Activities; Medical College of South Carolina (M.D.); Converse College (B.A. Biology and Chemistry); Yale School of Public Health (2 years non-degree study). Resident of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.
Dr. Anthony Pellegrino
Retired Vice President of Continuing Education and Community Services, Holyoke Community College; Visiting lecturer, Western New England University; Board Member: City of Springfield Fire Commissioners; Regional Employment Board of Hampden County; Sixteen Acres Civil Council, Springfield, MA; Western MA Small Business Assistance Inc.; Preschool Enrichment Team. Member: Citizens Advisory Committee, Dept. of Youth Services, Commonwealth of Mass; Emergency Medical Service Commission, City of Springfield. Graduate of Boston College (B.A. Economics), University of MA (M.B.A., M.A. Economics, PhD).
Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, PeoplesBank; Former CFO and Treasurer, Florence Savings Bank; Former Senior Manager, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP; Certified Public Accountant; Finance, Audit Committee and Board of Holyoke Community College Foundation; Veteran of U.S. Coast Guard.
Executive Vice President, Pension & Benefits Associates; former Assistant Vice President, PeoplesBank; Appropriations Member and Town Meeting Member, Town of South Hadley; Young Professionals Society Member; Mt. Holyoke Masonic Lodge Member; Former Member, Town of South Hadley Select Board; Former Treasurer, Providence Ministries for the Needy; Former Board Member, South Hadley Council on Aging; Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brother/Big Sisters. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.S. Sports Management and Marketing).
A.V.P. and Sr. Branch Officer, Easthampton Savings Bank; Former Retail Banking Officer, Banknorth; Former Registered Representative, John Hancock; 2nd V.P. South Hadley and Granby Chamber of Commerce; Graduate of University of Massachusetts (B.A. Business Administration); Western New England College (M.A. Finance).
Mary-Anne S. Stearns
Certified Public Accountant, Lester Halpern and Company, P.C., Partner since 1987; Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Massachusetts Society of Public Accountants; Western New England College Tax Institute Planning Committee; Advancement Chairperson, Boy Scout Troop 179; Treasurer, Greater Springfield Chapter of Children’s International Summer Villages, Inc. (CISV), a nonprofit organization that promotes international friendships and cultural understanding; St. Michael's Church "Little Angel" teacher, East Longmeadow; volunteer for several children’s school and sport activities. University of Massachusetts (B.A. Accounting).
Financial Advisor, Lindberg & Ripple, Inc.; former Portfolio Manager, First Niagara Bank; Certified Public Accountant; Chartered Financial Analyst; former President and Board Member, Hartford CFA Society; Finance Committee Chair, Town of Longmeadow; Treasurer, Youth Sailing Club; Board Member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce; Class Agent, Hobart College. Graduate of Hobart College (B.A. Political Science, Economics) and Graduate of Northeastern University, (M.B.A./M.S.A. Accounting).
Retired Attorney; Trustee and Secretary, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Trustee, St. Paul’s Church, Holyoke; member of the Board of Directors, of Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst; former member of the Board and Executive Committee, WGBY division of the WGBH Educational Foundation; Member and former Chair, City of Holyoke Planning Board; former trustee: American International College, Mount Holyoke College and Holyoke Community College; former Law Clerk to the Justices of Massachusetts Superior Court;- Recipient of the Dwight Award and Elvira Whiting Ball Award. Mount Holyoke College (B.A. Economics) and Western New England College School of Law (J.D. cum laude). Resident of Loomis Village.
Betsy Macmillan Stevens
General Council for Consolidated Health Plans; Former Assistant General Counsel, Health New England, Inc.; former Law Clerk, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts; Member of the Health Law Section Council and Amicus Curiae Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association; Member, Hampden County Bar Association; Member, American Health Lawyers Association; Sustaining Member, Junior League of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts. Graduate of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (B.S., Advertising) and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.).
Managing Partner, Sullivan, Hayes and Quinn, Springfield, MA; Member, Labor and Employment Law and Civil Litigation Sections, Massachusetts Bar Association;- Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyers in America) for management-side labor law; Rising Star, 40 under 40 winner (Business West); Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce; HR-Labor Law Legislative Steering Committee, Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Wheaton College (B.A.) and Quinnipiac College (J.D., law).