President and Chief Executive Officer, Marva Serotkin Announces Plan to Retire.

December 12, 2016

Dear Colleagues and Friends of The Boston Home,

After 20 years as Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Home, I am announcing my decision to retire from this position, which I have so cherished and valued. This decision came after much reflection. Two decades of service to TBH has engendered for me a deep affection for our residents, family members and staff. I have loved being part of this special community.

I will continue until a successor is in place and an appropriate transition plan is implemented.  Our Board of Trustees has formed a search committee chaired by former Board Chair and Board Member Karen Quigley. As soon as the successor is named, we will communicate this to the entire community, and lay out a schedule of responsible, inclusive transition.

The mission of The Boston Home has held steadfast since our humble and yet audacious beginning in 1881. Nursing homes are unique—we are a home, clinical care center and a place for community engagement and personal growth. TBH is one of the best, a national model that has merited international interest in our specialized care model.

My priorities have been all three with equal commitment and focus.  We have worked to establish standards of care, expanded our facility to accommodate additional residents, and developed innovative programs and services to engage our residents. None of this would have been possible without the guidance of our residents and family members, who share insights through their unique lens.

In the past 12 years, we extended our services to individuals living in the greater Boston area.  With Harmon Apartments, we are developing specialized housing for individuals and families enabling them to live independently in the community.

No one is an island.  Our pursuit of excellence and commitment to individuals with disabilities has been possible because of our outstanding staff, organizational partners, Board of Trustee members and individuals we have called friends these last 20 years.

Thank you so much for all that you have meant to The Boston Home and to me.

Warm Regards

Marva Serotkin

President & CEO