MassPACE Has Hired a New Executive Director!

The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of PACE Programs, “MassPACE,” (Programs of All-inclusive are for the Elderly), has chosen Jennifer Maynard, BS, RN, MPA, currently with Fallon Health’s local PACE program, Summit ElderCare, as their new Executive Director, effective October 16, 2023. Jennifer replaces Candace Kuebel, LCSW, MSW, MBA, who is retiring November 3, 2023.

Jennifer has spent much of her career in home and community-based care and integrated primary care – ranging from on the ground in-home care systems, PACE, and the state Medicaid system, (MassHealth). Currently a PACE Clinical Site Director, Jenn is responsible for leading a team of 50 individuals across 11 disciplines to coordinate all program services and day to day operations of the PACE Center. During her tenure at MassHealth, Jenn implemented and oversaw several models of care, including the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), supporting MassHealth’s expansive Delivery System Reform Efforts, and previously served as the Director of Managed Care Programs.

In seeking this role, Jennifer (“Jenn”), expressed that she is passionate about models of care that embrace person-centered, coordinated care, in going the extra mile, in meeting patients where they are and building teams that are open to innovation. She has extensive experience working with interdisciplinary teams and fostering operational efficiencies. Jenn is currently crafting her doctoral dissertation (BayPath University, Doctor of Health Science, expected graduation May 2024), on the outcomes associated with PACE for nursing home eligible seniors living in community settings.

“Jennifer will be a driving force to expand and support PACE organizations and participants across the Commonwealth, and at the national level. I have worked with Jennifer for just under 5 years, and know she will step into this role as we continue to expand access to PACE in the highest quality manner,” said Kristine Bostek, MassPACE Board President and Senior Vice President of PACE Programs for Fallon Health.