Mass Home Care Appoints Lisa Gurgone as Executive Director

Lisa Gurgone
August 26, 2018 — Mass Home Care, the lead advocacy organization for the Aging Services Access Points in Massachusetts, which represents 30 nonprofits across the state that provide assessment, case management, and related services for people age 60 and older, recently announced that Lisa Gurgone has been appointed as its new executive director.

She succeeds Al Norman, who retired last December after serving as executive director of Mass Home Care Association (MHCA)for 31 years.

"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, MHCA. “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.”

Gurgone most recently served at the Home Care Aide Council where she led three 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.

"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 Gurgone. "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."

Gurgone earlier 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 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human services from Lesley University and a Master of Science degree in public affairs from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she also earned a graduate certificate in women in politics and public policy.