Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands held its annual meeting May 2 at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis.
At the meeting, Chief Executive Officer Maryanne Ryan and Board President Sharon Tennstedt welcomed five new town representatives and two new at-large members to Elder Services’ Board of Directors, along with two new Advisory Board members.
New members of the board include: Robert Blancato, at-large member; Lyndsay Famariss, Martha’s Vineyard representative; Kelly Howley, Barnstable town representative; Robert Kucharany, Nantucket representative; Susan Marancik, Sandwich town representative; Deborah Mayhew, Chatham town representative and Eva M. Orman, at-large member.
Donald Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Michelle Peterson, Truro were named to the Advisory Board.
Elder Services’ Board and Advisory Board members serve three-year terms and are eligible for reappointment to a second term of office.
At the meeting, Eddie Murphy, who began his career with Elder Services as a Protective Services Case Manager and now manages the entire Protective Services department, was recognized for 15 years of service with the agency along with Penelope McCoy and Barbara Emerson, who were each recognized for 10 years.
“Employee recognition is my favorite part of the annual meeting,” said CEO Maryanne Ryan, “Our staff is the backbone of our whole service delivery model and I am always looking for ways to let them know how valued they are. I’ve stayed because I like it; there have been loads of opportunities to work in different parts of the agency and I am always learning something new.”
Founded in 1972, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to promoting the welfare, enhancing the quality of life, and maintaining the dignity of adults as they age in its three-county service area. Learn more at www.escci.org/about/.