Home Care Assistance Program (HCAP) Advisory Committee


The Advisory Committee to the Home Care Assistance Program consists of consumers receiving home care services, past consumers, program staff and representatives from provider agencies. The Committee meets quarterly at the MRC administrative offices in Boston.

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide consultation to HCAP staff on ways to improve services and set priorities for program development.

Consumer Members:

  • June Hailer
  • Walter King
  • Nicholene Nash
  • Carol Leary
  • Susan Coughlin
  • Douglas Mason
  • Cindy Kartch
  • Robert Keller
  • Catherine Halloran


  • Lisa Gurgone, Mass. Council For Home Care Aide Services
  • Brenda Rogers, Abbey Road Home Care
  • Patricia Babajide, Hope Restored Human Services
  • Marjorie Hess, Arcadia Health Care
  • John Macauda, Geriatric Assistance


Rachel Tanenhaus, Department of Public Health, Healthy Aging and Disability Unit

HCAP Staff

  • Betty Maher, Director
  • Angela Cipriano-Getsick, Supervisor
  • Felix Jordan, Supervisor
  • April Anderson, Case Manager
  • Katherine Chesebro, Case Manager
  • James Cockerham, Case Manager
  • Eloise Cruz, Case Manager
  • Liz Mahoney, Case Manager
  • Chris O’Brien, Case Manager
  • Jodi Watson, Case Manager




This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.