In late September, the Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) elected four new officers to lead the company in the coming year. The MVES Board of Directors is composed of 34 members all of whom represent the 11 communities that MVES serves. More than 50 percent of the board is age 60 or over and more than half are appointed by our area municipal Councils on Aging, ensuring that MVES is governed by the people that the agency serves.

“Mystic Valley Elder Services is fortunate to have dedicated community members who are willing and able to serve our agency,” said MVES Executive Director Daniel J. O’Leary. “The new officers, elected by their peers, will undoubtedly bring wisdom and energy to the agency and its initiatives.”

The following individuals were elected at the fall Board of Directors meeting:

Kathleen Beaulieu of Wakefield was elected President of the Board. Ms. Beaulieu has served on the Board of Directors at MVES since 2013 and was recently acting Vice President of the Board.  She is a member of the Board’s Oversight, Executive, Nominating & Bylaws and Personnel Committees.  Ms. Beaulieu retired after 31 years of employment with The Savings Bank of Wakefield where she held the position of Senior Vice President, Retail Lending.  She is also affiliated with the Wakefield Senior Housing Corporation.

Attorney Neil Osborne of Medford Attorney Neil Osborne of Medford was elected Vice President. Attorney Osborne has served on the Board of Directors at MVES since 2009. He was recently Clerk of the Board and is a member of the Board’s Planning & Advocacy and Personnel Committees.  Attorney Osborne, an active community advocate, has served as President of the Mystic Valley Area Branch NAACP, Vice President of West Medford Community Center and currently also serves as Vice President on the board of Medford Health Matters, and co-chair of North Shore Community Health Alliance CHNA -16.

Janice T. Houghton of Stoneham was elected Treasurer.  Ms. Houghton has served on the Board of Directors at MVES since 2009 and is a member of the Board’s Planning & Advocacy and Nominating & Bylaws Committees. She is currently Board Chair at StonehamBank. Ms. Houghton also serves as a member of the Winchester Hospital Board and is Chair of the Town of Stoneham Retirement Board.

 Carol L. Mahoney of Winthrop was elected Clerk.  Ms. Mahoney has served on the Board of Directors at MVES since 2016 and is a member of the Board’s Development Committee. She is currently employed as Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager at Northern Bank in Melrose.  She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Money Management Program at MVES and serves as Clerk at the Friends of Milano Center in Melrose.

(left to right) Kathleen Beaulieu of Wakefield was elected President; Attorney Neil Osborne of Medford was elected Vice President, and; Carol L. Mahoney of Winthrop was elected Clerk.

Janice T. Houghton of Stoneham was elected Treasurer.