Massachusetts Commission on Falls Prevention

Information about the Massachusetts Commission on Falls Prevention statutes, members, and current reports.


Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111 Section 224
Commission on falls prevention; members; duties


Session Law Acts of 2012, Chapter 396
An act further regulating the commission on falls prevention

Current members

Member Name/Title Organization Representing
Rebekah Thomas (Commission Chair)
Director, Injury Prevention and Control Program (Division of Injury Prevention and Control, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) (state agency)
Almas Dossa
Assistant Director, Fee-For-Service programs, Home Health, Hospice and Therapy Services, MassHealth Office of Long Term Care Services & Supports
MassHealth (state agency)
Annette Peele
Director of Community Programs
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) (state agency)
Colleen Pierro
Director of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
Brian Doherty
President and CEO
MA Assisted Living Assn. (Mass-ALA)
Ish Gupta
Medical Director, Team Health Hospitalist, Saint Vincent Hospital
Massachusetts Medical Society
Melissa Jones
Quality Coordinator, Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home
American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts
Jennifer Kaldenberg
Clinical Assistant Professor, BU, College of Health and Rehab. Sciences: Sargent College
Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy
Helen Magliozzi
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
Joanne Moore
Director, Duxbury Senior Center
Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging
Emily Shea
Commissioner, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly (City of Boston)
Massachusetts Home Care
Mary Sullivan
Pharmacy Manager, Senior Whole Health
Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Foundation
Deborah Washington
Director of Diversity, Patient Care Services, MA General Hospital
American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP) - Massachusetts Chapter