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Dr. Joel Hellmann + John Chemaly Announce Retirement From Home Health Foundation Board of Trustees

February 15, 2021

Lawrence, Mass. – Two longtime volunteers recently retired from the Home Health Foundation Board of Trustees.

Since joining the board in 2004, Dr. Joel Hellmann’s fellow members have relied on his clinical expertise regarding services, insights into healthcare trends and as an advocate for patients and the wider community. A resident of Methuen, he served on numerous committees including finance, compensation and strategic planning.

In his 12 years on the Board of Trustees, John Chemaly of Chelmsford supported Home Health Foundation with his keen business knowledge, healthcare industry passion and community advocacy. His committee involvement included governance and nominating, compensation and strategic planning.

Hellmann and Chemaly additionally shared in key organizational decisions, including the vision and execution of building High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice which opened in Haverhill, Mass. in 2009; partnering with York Hospital in York, Maine to open the York Hospital Hospice location in 2012; expanding High Pointe House in 2013; and joining Burlington, Mass.-based Wellforce as a key strategic partner in 2018.

Karen Gomes, president and CEO of Home Health Foundation, said it has been a “privilege and honor” to work alongside Hellmann and Chemaly.

“We thank Joel and John for strengthening our organization through their time, talent and friendship,” she said. “We wish them all the best in the next chapters of their careers and lives.”

To learn more about Home Health Foundation services, or to arrange for care, contact the referral team at 800.333.4799.

About Home Health Foundation

Home Health Foundation, which includes providers Circle Home, Hallmark Health VNA, Home Health VNA, Home Health VNA of NH, Merrimack Valley Hospice and York Hospital Hospice as part of the Wellforce Health System, provides essential home health and hospice care in all the places patients call home. Together, these agencies are leading the development of a new era of innovation, with a relentless focus on transforming home-based care.

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