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.
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).
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.
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)
Attorney, Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP; Former Private Practice Attorney; Former Consultant, Cha & Reiter; Board Member, Center for Human Development, The Untied Arc, Inc. and NAMI Western Mass; Graduate of Western New England University School of Law (LL.M.); Fordham University School of Law (J.D.); University of California, San Diego (B.A. in Women’s Studies in Literature).
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 (M. Div).
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).
Retired President, Tighe & Bond, Inc.; Professional Engineer, MA, CT, NY and six other states; Diplomat, American Academy of Environmental Engineers; Director, PeoplesBank Corp; Trustee, PeoplesBank; Director, Holyoke Medical Center/Valley Health Systems; Member, Holyoke Economic and Industrial Development Corp.; Member, Holyoke School Building Advisory; Organizer of Holyoke Adopt-an-Island Program; Citizenship Awardee, St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke – 2004; Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Civil Engineering); Graduate of University of Maine, (M.S. Environmental Engineering).
Vice President, Enshrinement Services & Community, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; Former Director, Event Production, National Basketball Association; Former President, New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc.; Board Member, National Conference for Community and Justice; Springfield Rotary Member; Graduate of Boston College. (A.B. English / Theater Arts).
Retired Professor Emeritus of Biology & Environmental Science, Holyoke Community College; Former Vice President of Academic Affairs, Holyoke Community College; Acting President, Holyoke Community College; Natural History Narrator aboard The Quinnetucket II ship; Captain, U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, Viet Nam era Veteran; Distinguished Service Award – HCC: Project Director, HCC Natural Refuge; South Hadley Conservation Commission member; Published Author; South Hadley Town Meeting Member; Member, South Hadley Redevelopment Authority; Trustee, Gaylord Memorial Library; Co-Director, Loomis Village Writers Group; University of Massachusetts (PhD Entomology); Resident of Loomis Village.
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.
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, 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).
Owner, Blue Heron Restaurant and Catering; Teacher of Culinary Arts, Windham Regional Career Center; Member, Women’s Presidents Organization; Development Committee, Food Bank of Western Mass.; Advisory Board, Culinary Program, Franklin County Technical School and Holyoke Community College; Featured in BON APPETIT Magazine, of the top 108 Restaurants in the country and Best Dish ever tasted; Best Chef of Western Mass, Mass Restaurant Association; Former Official Photographer, United Nations Assembly on Aging; Ohio State University/Cambridge College, (BFA/Masters in Management).
Certified Public Accountant at Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.: Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member of the Massachusetts Society of CPA's; Former Treasurer of the Board of St. Paul Nursery School, Holyoke; Graduate of Western New England University, College of Business (M.S. Accounting) and Darthmouth College (B.A.)
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).
Dean, Community Services, Holyoke Community College; Former Program Coordinator and Instructor, Springfield Technical Community College; Former Instructor and Career Counselor, Johnson & Wales University; Member, Westfield Kiwanis, Member, Veterans Outreach Into Community Engagement; Founder, Westfield Community Education; Established Pioneer Valley VET2VET Program; Former recipient, Westfield Volunteer of the Year, Stavros Access Award, Westfield Kiwanis Presidents Award; Certification, Conflict Mediator; Springfield College (M.S. Industrial Organizational Psychology); Framingham State University (B.A. Psychology).