Who We Are

Mason Wright Staff

Eileen Drumm Moore, MS, TCS, CDPEileen Drumm Moore, MS, TCS, CDP
Executive Director
eileen@masonwright.org

Eileen brings a diverse background and wealth of experience to her role as Executive Director. Prior to joining the Mason Wright team, Eileen served as the Executive Director for Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Community in the Berkshires, President of the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce and as the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for a senior living community in Westfield, MA that provided independent living, assisted living and memory care support. Prior to entering the Senior Living arena, Eileen worked for several years in the Hospice field as a Chaplain & Spiritual Counselor, Coordinator of Bereavement & Volunteer Services and as a Hospice Service & Account Representative.

Eileen is a Frances Perkins Scholar graduate of Mount Holyoke College , where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious studies. She went on to receive her Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management from AIC (American International College).  She has served on the Board of the Young@Heart Chorus, promoting the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits to seniors of staying active, being in community, learning something new and singing! She has served as Team Captain for the Mason Wright Starfeet Enterprise Team in the Pioneer Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s since 2017, helping to raise over $35,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Eileen has played the piano since the age of 5 and over the years has been the Musical Director for elementary school, high school, college and community theater productions, including You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Fantastiks, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Oklahoma, South Pacific and Oliver!


Debra Bertrand, BS, TCSDebra Bertrand, BS, TCS
Business Office Director
office@masonwright.org

Debbie has over 30 years of experience working in the Healthcare field; over 10 years as a Business Office Manager in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Communities and 20 years in the Pharmacy field. Debbie wears many hats in her current position including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and managing our Front Desk team, which staffs our Front Desk 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! When asked about her job Debbie said,” I truly love my work. I love being able to help the employees, the residents and their family members.”

When not working, Debbie loves spending time with her husband and two sons, creating all kinds of crafts, especially bead art, and is an avid New England Patriot’s fan!

Debbie has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.


Rubmod Thorpe-Bailey, LPN, BS, CDPRubmod Thorpe-Bailey, LPN, BS, CDP
Health & Wellness Director
wellnessdirector@masonwright.org

Ruby joined the Mason Wright management team with more than 10 years in the health field.   Along with being an Assisted Living Health & Wellness director, Ruby has worked in the skilled nursing and hospice arenas.  Prior to coming to Mason Wright, Ruby worked locally at Chapin Center Skilled Nursing & Rehab as a floor nurse. 

She has been part of the Mason Wright team for over 14 years and she is passionate and dedicated towards helping others, which never gets old. and her door is always open if you need to know more about the services our Health & Wellness Department offers.

Ruby has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.


Life Enrichment DirectorDeb Peavey. ATR, LMHC, CDP
Life Enrichment Director
deb@masonwright.org

Deb Peavey is a registered art therapist (ATR) and licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) who has found her true passion working with seniors in the Life Enrichment field. She had served as Life Enrichment Director at Mason Wright from 2016 to 2018, becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) during that time, when she left to take on the role of Community Life Director at Loomis Village. After gaining invaluable organizational, management and program development skills there, Deb made the decision in September 2020 to return to Mason Wright, where her primary focus—the hands-on enrichment of the lives of elders—can be fully realized.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and graphic design at the University of Massachusetts in the mid-1980s, she spent the next 10 years in the design field, concluding that chapter of her career as the international publishing director for Mirage Studios, creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

After spending several years at home to raise her two daughters, Deb went back to school and earned her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling at Springfield College.

In 2011, Deb earned her license as a mental health counselor (LMHC) while working at River Valley Counseling Center, an outpatient mental health agency based in Chicopee and Holyoke, Massachusetts. Working mostly in schools and on an outreach basis, she provided cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other traditional mental health therapies and art therapy.

Deb’s work in the Senior Living arena combines her passion for creativity, enriching the lives of seniors, and mentoring interns. Helping aging adults to remain as engaged and independent as possible, for as long as possible, is a goal about which she feels passionately.


Maintenance DirectorJerry Kele, CMM
Maintenance Director
maintenance@masonwright.org

Jerry joined Mason Wright with 30+ years of experience managing and directing contractors, maintenance and housekeeping crews of large residential, commercial and recreational properties in New England and along the East Coast.  He is well-versed in all building trades and holds numerous related certifications.  He has worked with some of the nation’s largest property management companies.

Jerry enjoys spending time with his family and has adorable twin grandchildren, Joshua and Noelle, who mean the world to him.  He also enjoys traveling, especially to tropical climates, as well as going to the theater, golfing, biking and bowling.  In the near future Jerry is hopes to be taking ballroom dance lessons with his lady, Valerie.

Jerry attended Springfield Technical Community College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health.

He is excited to bring his knowledge and skills to Mason Wright Senior Living and the mission and values it exemplifies.


Taylor Crisostomo, MS, CDPTaylor Crisostomo, MS, CDP
Reflections Program Coordinator
taylor@masonwright.org

Taylor joined Mason Wright in 2020. Since then, her goal has been to improve the quality of life for our residents through quality and life enriching programming. She plans and coordinates all the programs on the Reflections (Memory Care) unit. Taylor has her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from Springfield College and utilizes a variety of art mediums to engage residents in creative and meaningful ways of self-expression.

Prior to getting her Masters, Taylor studied at Simmons University where her favorite art mediums were welding, acrylic pours with resin, videography and animal portraiture. Much of her work focuses on the use of multiple art styles and mediums to create community pieces, a favorite being a room-filled mural she did with members of a HeadStart community in Jamaica Plains. This amazing collaboration consisted of members of all ages through connections Taylor built through being an AmeriCorps, Jumpstart Team Leader.

Taylor is working toward becoming a registered art therapist and licensed mental health counselor. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys exploring new art mediums, DIY projects, going to the beach with friends and playing volleyball with family.


William Hawkins, MBAWilliam Hawkins, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Bill@masonwrightfoundation.org

Bill comes to the Mason Wright Foundation with over 25 years of experience in not-for-profit finance. Bill has extensive experience in leading financial operations teams, budgeting, project financing and financial reporting. He has found it personally rewarding to serve in institutions with strong commitments to their missions. His previous experience includes serving as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Albertus Magnus College and Associate Vice President for Finance at the University of Saint Joseph.

Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and family, including a daughter and 3 stepdaughters, as well as participating in outdoor activities.

Bill has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a Minor in History from the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Hartford.


Alan T. Popp, MSAlan T. Popp, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Mason Wright Foundation
413-733-1517 x2011
alan@masonwrightfoundation.org

Alan joined Mason Wright in 2008 when the Foundation trustees created the position of Chief Executive Officer. His previous experience includes Head of School/CEO at White Mountain School, a college preparatory school; and Chief Operating Officer at Pine River Institute, a residential treatment center. He has also served as a consultant to more than 200 New England nonprofits, many of them providers of services to seniors, and as a caregiver to a mother-in-law with Alzheimer’s.

He serves on the boards of LeadingAge/Massachusetts, Salvation Army-Citadel Corps, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, OnBoard, Inc., and on the Leadership Council of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire. He also serves as a trustee of Antioch University New England and is a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. Previously he served on the campaign cabinet for the United Way of Pioneer Valley.


The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of volunteer members and the Chief Executive Officer.

John Morse, Chair
President & Publisher, Merriam-Webster (Retired)

Paul Marchese, Vice Chair
Senior VP, St. Germain Inverstments

Allison Ebner, Secretary
Director, Member Relations, Employers Association of the Northeast

Jeff Sattler, Treasurer
Senior VP, Savings Institute Bank & Trust

Mark Cress, J.D.
Partner, Bukley Richardson

Kathi Donahue
Senior VP, Polish National Credit Union

Patricia Grenier, CFP
Principal, BRP/Grenier Financial Services

Susan McCoy, J.D.
Partner, Cooley Shrair

Alan Popp, M.S.
President & CEO, Mason Wright Foundation & Affiliates

Sr. Eileen Sullivan
Outreach Minister, Diocese of Springfield

 

Our Board of Corporators is responsible for helping to preserve and promote the mission of our sponsor organization, Mason Wright Foundation. Corporators fulfill their responsibilities through advocacy, electing trustees, and voting on proposed changes to the bylaws. Many Corporators also serve on Board committees.

We are proud to have the following business, professional and community leaders on the Board of Corporators:

Michelle Abdow – Principal, Market Mentors
Judge William Abrashkin – Executive Director, Springfield Housing Authority
Susan Alston, Principal, Philanthropy Guild
Manny Andrade – Senior Vice President, People’s United Bank (Retired)
Maura Brennan, MD – Director Geriatrics Consultation, Baystate Geriatric Medicine
Maegan Brooks, J.D. – Attorney, The Law Firm of Maegan Brooks
Thomas Burton – President & CEO, Hampden Bank (Retired)
Richard Cabral – Administrator, Wingate at Wilbraham
M. Trant Campbell, J.D. – Attorney, Annino, Draper & Moore
Sr. Mary Caritas – CEO, Mercy Hospital (Retired)
Janet P. Cartier, RN – Pediatric Nurse, Shriners Hospital (Retired)
Charles Casartello, Jr., Esq. – Attorney, Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley
Helen Caulton-Harris – Director, Division of Health & Human Services, Springfield
Tony Cignoli – President, A. L. Cignoli Company
Bob Clarke – President, Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana (Ret.)
Dawn Creighton – Regional Director of Membership, Assoc., Industries of MA
Mark Cress – Attorney, Bulkley Richardson
Frank Crinella – Senior Vice President & Group Manager, TDBank
Hyman Darling, Esq. – Attorney, Bacon & Wilson
Naren Dhamodharan – President, GDA Assisted Living Consultants
Kerry Dietz, AIA – Principal, Dietz & Company Architects
John Discenza, LLM – Attorney, Martinelli & Discenza
Russell Denver – HR Client Advisor, FieldEddy
Beth deSousa, CPA, CVA – Director of Audit, Moriarty & Primack
Antonio Dos Santos, Esq. – Attorney, CREAR, Chadwell, Dos Santos, & Devlin
Brenda Doherty, J.D., LL.M. – Attorney, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy
Mary Beth Dowd – Director, Clinical Services, Greater Springfield Senior Services
Robin Dowd Zatony – Broker/Owner, Dowd Realty Group
Henry Downey – Commercial Lender, AVP, Chicopee Savings Bank
Tracy Duncan, J.D. – Attorney, Law Office of Tracy Duncan
Valerie Dulude, MSN, RN, LFD – Funeral Director, Dickinson-Streeter
Allison Ebner – Director, of Member Relations, Employers Association the Northeast
Melvin Edwards – City Councilor, City of Springfield
Michele Feinstein, J.D., LLM – Attorney, Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin
Michael Fenton, Esq. – City Councilor
John J. Ferriter, Esq. – Attorney, Ferriter & Ferriter
James Ferry, MSW, LICSW – President, Coaching Caregivers
Jeff Fialky, Esq. – Attorney, Bacon & Wilson
Rev. Bridget Fidler – Pastor, First Church of Christ, Congregational/Suffield
Mark E. Flowers – Pastor, Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Robert Fratar – Attorney, Fratar, Kern & Kelly
Paul Fritz – General Manager, Masslive.com
Thomas P. Frodema – President, The Appraisal Group
Ken Furst – President, Momentum Group
Debbie Gardner – Editor, Prime Magazine
James Garvey – Self-Employed
Robert J. Greeley – President, R.J. Greeley Company
Pat Grenier – Principal, BRR/Grenier Financial Advisors
Samuel Hanmer – President, FieldEddy Insurance
Mickey E. Harris, Esq. – Attorney, Hare, Stamm & Harris
Mary Anne Herron, Ed.D – Director of Special Projects, Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Frederick Hurst, Esq. – Publisher, African-American Point of View
Ronn Johnson – President & CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services
Denise R. Jordan – Executive Director, Springfield Housing Authority
David Kalicka, CPA – Partner, Meyers Brothers Kalicka
Kate Kane – Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
Thea Katsounakis – Vice President Philanthropic Management, Bank of America (Retired)
Richard Kos – Mayor, City of Chicopee
Kathleen Lingenberg – Consultant, Community Outcomes 
Morton Lynn, M.D. – New England Orthopedic Surgeons (Retired)
Paul Marchese – Senior Vice President, St. Germain Investments
Judith Matt – President, Spirit of Springfield
Michelle McAdaragh – Associate Executive Director, HAP Housing
Sue McCoy, Esq. – Attorney, Cooley Shrair
Will Miller – Auctioneer, Shamrock Auctions
Steve Mitus – Executive Vice President & CFO, Balise
John M. Morse – President & Publisher, Merriam-Webster (Retired)
Natalia Muñoz – Senior Partner, Dewberry Muñoz Communications
Wonda Murphy – President, City Enterprises, Inc.
Diane Nadeau – President, Action Business Services
Adrienne Osborn – Program Manager, Women’s Correctional Center
Nora Burke Patton – Executive Director, World Is Our Classroom
Archbishop Timothy Paul – Holy Communion of Churches
Melinda Pellerin-Duck – Director of Vocation Training, MCDI
Rus Peotter – President & General Manager, WGBY- Public TV for Western MA
Carlton Pickron, Ed. D. – Vice President, Student Affairs, Westfield State University
Alan Popp, M.S. – CEO, Mason Wright Foundation
Arlene Putnam – Consultant, Putnam Associates
Laurie Rosner, MBA – Chair, Undergraduate Business Programs, Bay Path University
Jeff Sattler – Senior Vice President, Savings Institute Bank & Trust
Ben Scranton, RCE, e-Pro – Executive Vice President, REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (Retired)
Kevin Sears – Broker/Owner, Sears Real Estate
Elizabeth Sillin, J.D. – Attorney, Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas
James Spinelli, CLU, ChFC – Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual
Cheryl Stanley, Ed.D. – Dean, Department of Education, Westfield State University
Fred Steinman – President, Valpak
Paul Stelzer – President, Appleton Corporation
William F. Steplar – William F. Steplar Financial Services
Tina Stevens – Principal & Creative Director, Stevens 470
Eileen Sullivan, SSJ – Outreach Minister, St. Michael’s Cathedral
Michael Tarby – Vice-President, PIP Printing & Marketing Services
Henry Thomas – President, Urban League of Springfield
James Tourtelotte, Esq. – Managing Partner, Robinson, Donovan (Retired)
Robin Lyn Treger – Singer/Songwriter
Sabrina Woodgett – Director, Relationship Management Retirement Services, MassMutual (Retired)
Walter Woodgett – Financial Representative, B&L Financial Architects/OneAmerica
Victor Wooldridge – Vice President, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC
Tyler F. Young – CEO, W.F. Young

Note: Members of the Board of Trustees are also Corporators.

Members of our Professional Advisors Board are selected for their accomplishments and reputation in one or more of the following professions: CPA, elder law attorney, estate planning attorney and financial advisor.

We are proud to have the following professionals serve on this Board:

Public Accountants

Beth deSousa – Moriarty & Primack, Springfield
Paul Federici – Paul Federici & Associates, Inc., Longmeadow
David Kalicka – Meyers Brothers Kalicka, Holyoke
Jay O’Brien, President – J.M. O’Brien & Company, Springfield

Elder Law Attorneys

Gina Barry – Bacon Wilson, Springfield
David G. Carlson – Law Office of David Carlson, East Longmeadow
Marcia Hess – Kraner & Hess, Avon
Carol Cloe Klyman, Attorney – Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, Springfield
Karen Jackson – Jackson & Torrone, Holyoke
Sue McCoy – Cooley & Shrair, Springfield
Doug Peterson – Law Firm of Douglas R. Peterson, East Longmeadow

Estate Planning Attorneys

Brenda Doherty – Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, Springfield
Hyman Darling – Bacon & Wilson, Springfield
John Discenza – Martinelli & Discenza, Longmeadow
Robert Fratar, Attorney – Fratar, Kern & Kelly, Springfield
Michele Feinstein – Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, Springfield
John Ferriter – Ferriter & Ferriter, Holyoke
William Hart – Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, Springfield
Richard Kos, Attorney – Egan, Flanagan & Cohen, Springfield
Gus Large, Attorney – Law Office of Gus Large, South Windsor
Shannon McCarthy – Kenny Brimmer & Mahoney, Wethersfield
Todd Ratner – Bacon Wilson, Springfield
Elizabeth Sillin – Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, Springfield
Michael Simolo – Robinson Donovan, Springfield
David Webber – Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, Springfield
Ron Weiss – Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, Springfield

Financial Advisors

Chris Borowiec, Sr VP US Trust, Hartford/Springfield
Geoffrey Croteau, CLTC – Charter Oak/MassMutual, Farmington/Holyoke
Simone Cunningham, CFP – Moriarty & Primack
Sweyden Dibble – Charles Schwab & Co, South Windsor 
David Gerrol, LTCI Specialist – ACSIA, West Hartford
Pat Grenier – BRP/Grenier Financial Advisors, Springfield
Timberly Grout, CTFA – People’s United Bank, Springfield
Sam Hanmer – FieldEddy Insurance, East Longmeadow
Kate Kane – Northwestern Mutual, Springfield
David Lusteg, CFP, – Sr. Director Merrill Lynch, Springfield
Werner Maiwald – Renaissance Advisory Services, Wilbraham
Paul Marchese, Sr VP – St. Germain Investments, Hartford/Springfield
Pete Miller – Millbrook Benefits & Insurance, Springfield
Donald Mitchell – Northwestern Mutual
James Spinelli, CLU, ChFC – Northwestern Mutual, Springfield
William Steplar – AspenCross, Northampton
Thomas Sullivan – Morgan Stanley, West Hartford
Daniel Tarbell – Ameriprise, East Hartford
Matthew Woods Weber, CFP – Medallion Wealth Advisors, Farmington

Geriatric Care Managers

Kathleen Bowen, MEd, GCM – Geriatric Solutions & Management, Holyoke
Joanne Craven Dunn,RN, C BSN – Geriatric Solutions & Management, Holyoke
Jim Ferry – Coaching Caregivers, Northampton
Liz Kapitulik, MSW – Clinical Case Management, Northampton

Geriatric Care – Financial Services

Phil Rischall – Family Care Consulting, Rocky Hill

Long Term Care Insurance

Tricia Rapacki, ChFC – Edward Jones Investments, East Windsor, CT

Family Photographers

Michael Epaul – Michael Epaul Photography, Springfield
John Garaventa Garaventa Photography, Manchester

Reverse Mortgages

Mark Harrington – Horizon Home Mortgages, Windsor