VNAA Board of Directors

Ms. Joanne Handy
VNA of Boston
500 Rutherford Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129

Tel: 617-886-6881

Fax: 617-886-6886
Email: [email protected]


Joanne Handy is the President of the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, the nation’s oldest and one of its largest voluntary agencies. She is the former President of the Goldman Institute on Aging, an affiliate of the University of California San Francisco, known for its pioneering work in developing community-based services for older adults. Her background includes additional management experience in home care, hospice, hospital administration, and outpatient services. She is active nationally in the aging and home care fields, currently serving as the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the American Society on Aging, the largest gerontological professional association in the country, and on the Board of the National Association for Home Care. She is a former Chair of the California Association for Health Care at Home and served on the Board of the National Chronic Care Consortium. She was a Kellogg International Leadership Fellow from 1990-93 and is the author of several publications spanning the areas of geriatrics, home care, management and marketing. She is a Visiting Scholar at Boston College and an adjunct faculty member of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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