The Board of Directors of the Montachusett Home Care Corporation announced on February 27, 2019 that Lori A. Richardson has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Leominster non-profit. Richardson is the fifth Executive Officer to lead the organization that focuses its services on the elderly and adults with a disability.
Richardson has served as Montachusett Home Care’s Chief Financial Officer for 12 years. Prior to her time at Montachusett Home Care, she served as the Chief Business Officer at Anna Maria College in Paxton. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; a Master of Business Administration from Nichols College; and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business from Anna Maria College. Richardson currently services as an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate courses in aging services for the McCormack Graduate School of Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Board President William Walsh stated, “The Board of Directors is impressed with Lori’s extensive financial experience, strong leadership skills, collaborative problem solving approach and her commitment to our mission. Our Agency provides critical services that allow the elderly and those with a disability the opportunity to enjoy life living as independently as possible in the community. Lori will have consumers, caregivers and employees as her priority in her day-to-day leadership. We enthusiastically anticipate great accomplishments for Montachusett Home Care with Lori at the helm.”
Richardson said, “My mother-in-law Joyce, who had Alzheimer’s disease, was my most influential teacher. My husband Jeff and I were her primary caregivers for seven years. We know the rewards and the challenges of this important work. Massachusetts has the best services and programs in the nation for our elders. I am humbled to work with our dedicated board of directors, staff and volunteers to bring these services to each and every elder in our region.”
As one of 26 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) across the Commonwealth, Montachusett Home Care provides a variety of programs and services to individuals from 21 towns in the North Central Region. The Agency provides Information and referral services, interdisciplinary case management, caregiver support groups and classes, and options counseling. In addition, the Agency handles investigations of abuse and neglect of elders.