Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am at the Rochester Senior Center.
All Rochester residents are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to bring an issue to the meeting should contact Sharon Lally, Rochester Council on Aging Director, at 508-763-8723 AT LEAST one week prior to the meeting. Residents also have the opportunity to express their concerns/ideas/opinions at the meeting during the "Public Comment" portion of the Board of Directors meeting.
Rochester COA Board of Directors
- Gordon Helme, President
- Mike Cambra, Vice-President
- Beverly Brewer Secretary
- Ruth Phillbrook, Treasurer
- Patricia Ryan, Member
- Jackie Demers, Member
- Woody Hartley, Member
- Pauline Munroe, Member
- Sue Norton, Member
Sharon Lally, Rochester COA Director
Sharon Lally became Director of the Rochester Council on Aging (COA) in March 2006. She previously worked as the Director of the Needham COA for eight years, and also Director of the Duxbury and Andover COAs, giving her a total of 23 years experience with the Council on Aging and Senior Center network.
Sharon has also experienced the development and operation of a new Adult Day Care Facility in Hingham and a Social Day Care in Andover. Prior to the COAs, Sharon worked for fourteen years in the nursing home setting in Therapeutic Recreation and as Instructor for Activity Certification Courses. During those years, she obtained her Master's Degree in Gerontology from New Hampshire College and her Nursing Home Administrator's License in Massachusetts.
Sharon's experience also includes a brief stint at Lesley University's Threshold Program, where she taught human services vocational skills to students with learning disabilities. She acquired her Bachelor's Degree from Framingham State College in Home Economics Secondary Education. Sharon is a MCOA (Massachusetts COA Association) Certified Senior Center Director and a Past President of MCOA. She was also a Massachusetts Delegate-At-Large to the National Institute of Senior Center's Delegate Council, a constituent unit of the National Council on the Aging.
Ms. Lally was born and raised in the SouthCoast Massachusetts area, and now resides with her husband in Middleboro, MA.
- Sharon Lally, Director
- Lorraine Thompson, Outreach Worker
- Gordon Helme, SHINE Counselor
- Edna Holstrom, Program Assistant
- Ann Soares, Program Assistant
- Andrea Meunier, Fitness Room Coordinator
- Nancy Mello, Breakfast Program
- Barbara Medeiros, Meal Site Coordinator
- Jan Estes, Marketing/Social Media Coordinator
- Barbara Francis
- Rene Rivet
- Mike Rocha
- George Smith
- James Dexter