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Glenmeadow Honors Dedicated Volunteer Board Members

LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow recently held their 137th Annual Meeting on November 8, 2021, honoring three board members who passed away during the last year. The meeting also included an election of officers, one new board member, and 13 new corporate ambassadors.


John Gallup, Rabbi Jerome Gurland, and Norman Smith, all formerly of Longmeadow, were memorialized as long-standing, dedicated Glenmeadow volunteers, each with a commitment to the organization’s mission to improve the lives of older adults. “Each of these individuals had a passion for contributing their time and talent to support local nonprofits,” said Glenmeadow President and CEO Anne Thomas. “Glenmeadow benefited from their support in so many ways and we miss them greatly.”


Amy Santarelli was elected Board Chair, Michael Tremble was elected Vice Chair, Kelly Koch was elected Clerk, and Mary Meehan was elected Treasurer. All are from Longmeadow. Kathleen Martin, DPE of West Springfield, was a new member elected to the Board. They join Dennis Fitzpatrick, Immediate Past Chair, of Leverett, and existing board members Amy Corsetti, Naren Dhamodharian, Annette Lerner, Paul Marchese, and Aaron Mendelson, all of Longmeadow, and Jacqueline Johnson of Springfield.


New Corporate Ambassadors were elected as follows: Sandra Doran, JD and Stephen Doran, Robert and Ellen Leonard, Gerard Nolet, Michael Paysnick, James Polga, MD and Kit Polga, and Maurice and Terry Powe, all of Longmeadow, Jane Fleishman of Northampton, Kathleen Martin, DPE of West Springfield, and Jared Materas of Somers,CT.


Established in 1884, Glenmeadow is a nonprofit, accredited life plan community—formerly known as a retirement community— with a mission to serve older adults with living options at its Longmeadow campus and expanded Glenmeadow at Home services offered throughout Greater Springfield.


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