Marva Serotkin, MHP, President & CEO, The Boston Home
Recently, Marva received top honors from the Massachusetts Health Council for “outstanding contribution” in promoting the health of residents of the Commonwealth.
Under Marva’s leadership, The Boston Home was designated a “Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Long-Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Boston Home has received national attention for its innovative programs in assistive technology, wellness and spirituality, creative arts and clinical practice.
Active in many leadership activities, Marva serves as President of the Mass Senior Care Foundation, was Chair of the Codman Square Health Center Board of Directors and is a member of the Newton Health and Human Service Advisory Committee. She has presented at numerous national and international healthcare conferences, including conferences held in the Netherlands and Portugal. She also presented at the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Norway.
Marva is a past President of the Massachusetts Public Health Care Association and Mass Senior Care Association and a member of the American Health Care Association. She also holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Prior to The Boston Home, Marva was the Chief Executive Officer of the Shattuck Hospital in Boston and President of Cura Visiting Nurse Association in Plymouth. She has served as a key member of the executive management teams at Carney Hospital, Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Boston Department of Health and Hospitals.
Ms. Serotkin received her masters in public health from Yale University and her AB from Boston University.
Fran Murphy, CFO
Fran Murphy became CFO of The Boston Home in May 2011. Prior to joining The Boston Home, Mr. Murphy was CFO and Treasurer of Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NYSE: FVE) of Newton, MA, a $1.2 billion senior housing leader, and concurrently served as Senior Vice President of Reit Management and Research. During a ten-year tenure, he served as Vice President and Controller at Boston-based Harborside Heathcare Corporation, a $600 million healthcare business with 73 skilled nursing facilities that merged with Sun Healthcare in 2007. Mr. Murphy’s experience also includes extensive certified public accounting management experience, including as a partner at Richard H. Daley & Company in Quincy and supervising audits in the Boston office of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Fran Murphy earned his Masters of Science in Accounting from Bentley College in Waltham and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester. He is active as a board member and volunteer with various community organizations. Mr. Murphy lives in Milton, Mass.
Dr. Steven E. Carr, Medical Director
Dr. Carr received his BA in Mathematics and Pre-Medicine at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. He received his MD from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Carr did his residency training at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, where he continues to be a staff member. He also serves as a staff member at Milton Medical Center. He has served as the Medical Director of Riverside Nursing Home in Mattapan and as Health Clinic Director at Curry College in Milton. Dr. Carr maintains a private practice in Internal Medicine in Hyde Park.
Dr. Carr is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He was named Medical Director of The Boston Home on January 1, 2012. Dr. Carr was named the #1 Doctor/Primary Care Physician in all of Milton in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Cindy has over 30 years of nursing experience in rehabilitation, acute care/home health care and long term settings. Eighteen of these years has been as Director of Clinical Services at The Boston Home. In this role Cindy has been a principal investigator in several clinical studies with direct impact on nursing care of individuals with these disabilities. She has participated in the development of standards of nursing care for this population. Cindy served on the Long Term Task Force of the National MS Society that produced and published guidelines for all nursing homes interested in providing care to this population and has presented on this topic on a local, regional and national level. She is certified by the IOMSN in MS nursing and a member of their Speakers Bureau.
Mark Williamson, Director of Human Resources
Mark Williamson joined The Boston Home in 2001 after serving as Human Resources Director for the Town of North Attleboro. His background includes 28 years in human resources in State and municipal government. He holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and an MS in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was elected to terms on the North Attleboro Board of Selectmen for 2012-2015 and 2008-2011. At The Boston Home, Mr. Williamson oversees leadership and staff development initiatives. He helped lead the Respect program, a small group problem solving program for staff, residents, and family members and is currently part of the leadership team running the OASIS training program.
Florence Rawls, Director of Development
Florence Rawls, a long-time resident of Dorchester, joined The Boston Home in 2004 to establish a fundraising department. She oversees development and marketing functions. She started the Community Arts event at The Boston Home, organized the first gala in the organization’s history, and has built a strong community of friends and supporters, including grantmakers. Previously she was an event planner and ran her own small business. Ms. Rawls has served as president of the board of the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music, Boston City Singer, and as co-chair of the Dorchester Arts Collaborative among her numerous other volunteer activities in the arts. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Mary Geary, Director, The Boston Home Institute
Mary Geary has been the Director of The Boston Home Institute since 2008. The Boston Home Institute’s mission is to collaborate with area, national, and international institutions on various research studies, share our best practices with other healthcare professionals through educational outreach programs, and to advocate both locally and nationally on behalf of our residents and staff on public policy issues.
Prior to her work with The Boston Home Institute, Ms. Geary was a Health Education and Awareness Campaign Consultant working on state-wide initiatives in CT, MA, NH, NJ and NY, sponsored by such organizations as the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition, the National Health Screening Council, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Insurance, WCVB-TV, WGBH-TV, and WHDH Radio. She is also the former Director of the Boston Alzheimer’s Resource Center for Rogerson Communities and was the producer, moderator and fundraiser for the Boston Alzheimer’s Resource Center Lecture Series. The series gained national acclaim by airing in 30 states and has been viewed by an audience of over 2 million through broadcasts on local public access cable stations as well as the WGBH Web Forum Lecture Series. Mary is the past Chair of The Boston Alzheimer’s Partnership and their Legislative Affairs Committee, which is a subsidiary of The Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter. She began her career in nursing working on a brain and spinal cord injury unit at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Lucille Haratsis, Director of the Wellness & Spirituality Program, Director of Admissions
Lucille Haratsis, L.C.S.W. served as the Director of Social Services at The Boston Home for 12 years prior to transitioning to her current position as the Director of the Wellness & Spirituality Program. She also oversees the admission of new residents. She a founding member of the Ethics Committee. Ms. Haratsis manages, develops and implements holistic programs that restore a sense of confidence, autonomy and self-worth to adults with moderate to severe physical and cognitive disabilities. These programs include Relaxation Groups, Meditation Groups, Memorial Services, Creative Writing, Positive Psychology and other Mind/Body focused groups. She was awarded the Hope Award by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in 2002 for her leadership in the Wellness & Spirituality Program. She is also a Reiki Master. Ms. Haratsis also creates and implements education programs for staff in the area of mind/body medicine.
Prior to her work at The Boston Home, Ms. Haratsis was a Program Manager at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where she developed and implemented programs for those with M.S. and their families. She managed programs including Family Discovery Weekend, Peer Counseling Training and coordination of volunteers.
Ms. Haratsis worked with foster and adoptive children for many years and as the Foster Care Coordinator developed and implemented policies and was a master trainer in the area of foster and adoptive parenting. Lucille earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northeastern University’s College of Liberal Arts and an M.Ed.in Counseling from Antioch University.