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Board of Directors

Springhouse Board of Trustees and Rogerson Communities

Springhouse was founded in 1991 as an extension of the mission of the Mount Pleasant Home, a not-for-profit corporation. A voluntary board of trustees governs Springhouse. This board is chosen, screened and appointed by the board of directors of the sole corporate member, Pleasant Spring Communities, Inc. The directors and trustees have neither ownership interest nor does or will any other natural person have an ownership interest in the assets of Springhouse. The trustees may take those actions authorized by the Corporation’s articles of organization and by-laws, copies of which are available upon request including management services. No part of the revenues of the Corporation may be used for the benefit of or be distributed to directors, trustees, officers, or other private individuals (other than as compensation for services rendered), nor does any person involved in the management of Springhouse have any proprietary interest in the community. The directors and trustees have overall responsibility for the community.

Professional management is provided by Rogerson Communities, a respected Boston nonprofit organization with a 150-year history of managing housing for elders. Rogerson Communities provides operating management services subject to a Management Contract approved by the Springhouse Board of Trustees.

Below is a list of our current board of directors.

Name Title
 Georgia Buck  President
 Susan Correa Silva  Vice President
 Mindy Spitz  Treasurer
 Jocelyn Gordon  Clerk
 Muriel Gillick  Trustee
 Julie Taberman  Trustee
 Patricia Blanch  Trustee
 Marieta (Rita) Joyner  Trustee
 Mark Rukavina  Trustee

 

Board Member Spotlight

Dr. Muriel Gillick
gillick Dr. Muriel Gillick has been a member of the Springhouse Senior Living board since May, 2014. Knowing her interest in geriatrics and aging, a resident at Springhouse who was Dr. Gillick’s husband’s former thesis advisor at MIT, suggested Dr. Gillick become a member of the Springhouse Board of Trustees. Dr. Gillick received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and a geriatrics fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Her area of interest is ethical issues near the end of life, a field in which she has published widely. She has written four books—the most recent of which is The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Life, Eternal Youth, and Other Dangerous Fantasies (Harvard University Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. Dr. Gillick specializes in geriatrics and palliative care. She is on the medical staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and is a Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In her spare time, Dr. Gillick spends time with her husband and their three adult children. She enjoys reading, attending concerts and is active in her local Reconstructionist Havurah.
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