Mass Home Care announced today that Lisa Gurgone has been appointed as its new Executive Director. Mass Home Care is the lead advocacy organization for the Aging Services Access Points in Massachusetts. Its 30 member agencies provide home and community based care for the elderly and disabled throughout every part of the commonwealth.
A seasoned public policy advocate, Gurgone will be leaving her current position at the Home Care Aide Council where she lead three successful campaigns to secure state budget amendments which provided wage increases, of almost $2.00 an hour, to frontline home care workers caring for those enrolled in the state’s Elder Home Care Program. Gurgone also currently serves as an appointee to the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Advisory Board and the Massachusetts LGBT Aging Commission.
“After a thorough search process, we are thrilled to welcome Lisa Gurgone as Executive Director, a person who brings a strong leadership reputation, an expert knowledge of the home care industry and a passion for advocating for underserved and vulnerable populations,” said Paula Shiner, president of the Mass Home Care Association and chief executive officer of Coastline Elderly Services, the Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) representing the New Bedford region. “I look forward to working with Lisa to continue our work of helping the elderly and disabled live in their communities with dignity and independence.”
“For over 40 years, Mass Home Care has led the way in designing and managing the robust and unique system of community-based services available to older adults throughout our Commonwealth,” said Lisa Gurgone, Mass Home Care’s new executive director. “I look forward to continuing Mass Home Care’s mission; working with its member agencies to advocate, with a strong and collective voice, for programs and services for the elderly and disabled; and to expand the organization’s role in developing and growing partnerships within new and existing models of care.”
Prior to joining the Council, Gurgone worked as a Legislative Aide within the Massachusetts Legislature, served as a Health Research Assistant for the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, and was a Mediator and Internship Coordinator for the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger. She completed her graduate studies at UMASS Boston, earning both a graduate certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy in 2000 and a Master of Science in Public Affairs in 2002. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Lesley University in 1996.
About Mass Home Care
Mass Home Care is the lead advocacy organization for the Aging Services Access Points in Massachusetts its 30 member agencies provide home and community based care for the elderly and disabled throughout every part of the state. For more information, or to see a list of member organizations, please visit www.masshomecare.info.