As I am sitting here, getting ready to attend our first in-person meeting after two long years, I can’t help but reflect on how proud and honored I am to be part of this incredible organization.  The last two years have been long and challenging, yet our organization has been able to successfully pivot to continually meet the ever-changing course of the pandemic.   From quickly shifting to webinars and virtual meetings, while continuing to support our members through these difficult times.  Still, I can’t wait to meet again in person!

As an organization, we have remained very busy.  We continue to have several bills in Health Care Finance.  Recently, our membership showed its incredible support and strength through a successful “call to action” to inform and encourage the legislature to send a letter to MassHealth to expand Home and Community Based Services through the Frail Elder Waiver, pursuant to recent CMS Guidance.

Additionally, members have utilized our very active workgroups and even establish workgroups of their own to address issues of concern to them and our membership as a whole (Corporate Transparency Act Workgroup).  It is wonderful to see individual members demonstrating the power of volunteerism on behalf of our organization and the clients that we serve.  Please contact Clarence to find out more if you are interested in getting involved in any of our work groups.

This remains an exciting time for the chapter and your continued commitment is so important.  I encourage everyone to get involved – whether it be on a committee or workgroup or in a leadership position.  Recently the DEI Committee has started a health care proxy initiative to educate low-income communities about the importance of advance health care planning. They will be bringing this pilot program to Framingham and Mattapan in the next couple of months.  Our organization recently created a video about health care proxies and advance health care decision making that can be shared with your clients and referral sources.  Go to and search for the Health Care Proxy video or Click Here.

Please reach out to Clarence to find out more about getting involved.  Your talents and input are needed!!

Cathleen Summers, Esq.