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Staff and Contributors

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Cindy Trish

(Executive Director)

Cindy Trish, Executive Director, has been an island "wash-ashore" for over 23 years and lives in Edgartown. She has over 35 years of experience in marketing research, marketing communications and strategic planning. Clients included technology leaders, financial services providers and health insurers and providers with a particular focus on older adults. She ran her own agency for 15 years in Silicon Valley and has worked for large, international companies, including a three year assignment in London. Cindy enjoys being outdoors, either playing tennis, pickleball, swimming or biking when not in her garden or hanging out with her grandchildren.

"Healthy Aging is something that matters to all of us, regardless of our current age, and I am so pleased to be able to contribute to making Martha's Vineyard an aging-friendly island."

Louise Clough
(Project Coordinator)


Louise is a Retired Health Care System Quality & Compliance Director. She is primarily involved with HAMV’s Advance Care Planning and Home Safety Modification programs. Her work with HAMV includes working directly with participants along with a lot of behind-the-scenes coordination. She is an active member of the Dukes County Health Council as well as the Tisbury Climate Committee and Finance  and Advisory Committee. She is also on the board of directors of the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts. She and her artist husband live in Vineyard Haven where she goes out to run every morning in time to see the sunrise.


“Healthy Aging is doing such important work on the Vineyard, and I’m proud to be part of it. It’s amazing to see how much it’s grown and so many new projects just in the past few years”

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Beth Kramer

Beth has lived on the Vineyard since 1993. With a background in psychology and biology, Beth has worked for several nonprofits in western Massachusetts that provide housing for adults as they re-enter the community after years of institutionalization. During this work, she also focused on job placement and training. After seeing the financial challenges these businesses experienced, Beth decided to return to school to earn a Masters in Business Administration focusing on non-profits. 


Beth's work experience included for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise in business management included the start up of a wholesale and retail bakery. As a passionate baker, Beth created all the baked goods and ran a successful business for 14 years. Beth also served as Director of the West Tisbury Library from 2007-2020. One major focus of her tenure at the library was creating a more inclusive organization. Beth has a strong commitment to the community both as a volunteer and board member and has served on multiple non-profit boards.

Aging (especially on the Island) presents plenty of challenges. Healthy Aging MV has, from its inception, worked towards collaborative solutions for all of us.

Jamie Loschen
(Associate Director)

Jamie moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 2015 after completing her graduate studies in audiology in her home state of Colorado. She has worked as an audiologist in various clinical settings on Cape Cod and most recently worked as a Clinical Education Specialist for a hearing aid manufacturer. Her clinical work in audiology has given her extensive experience working with older adults and her work in clinical education has enhanced her love for education and technology. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys hiking, travel, going to the beach, and spending time with her dog Gordon.

 

“I’ve seen first hand the many challenges that our aging population face and am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that creates solutions that improve the quality of life for so many island residents!”

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Lisa Stewart
(Mobility Manager)

 

Lisa was a “summer kid” in Oak Bluffs in the 70’s and secured her first job as a cashier at Reliable Market at the age of fourteen! She worked here every summer during high school and college, and after graduating from UMass Dartmouth in 1983, Lisa put down roots here and has been a part of this wonderful community ever since. While raising her two children, she was very involved in youth sports on the Vineyard. She was director of MV Youth Basketball and coached girls varsity basketball at MVRHS for nine years. Lisa owned Lighthouse Properties, a well-respected real estate brokerage on the island, and is looking forward to her next chapter at Healthy Aging MV.

Our rural, beautiful and close-knit community is what attracted so many of us here. Healthy Aging MV is committed to ensuring that our aging population (that includes us now!) can remain here with as much independence and dignity as possible and I’m proud to be able to support that.

Abby Remer

(Copy Writer, Newsletter Contributor)

She is a published author, freelance editor, and weekly writer for the Martha's Vineyard Times. In her spare time, she continues her over three-decade career as an educator in out-of-school-time settings working with adults, families, and youth.

"I'm thrilled every month to learn about what the upcoming newsletter will focus on. Because HAMV is doing such a plethora of excellent work...each article is an exciting new adventure in learning how it's making an impact on the lives of the Island's Older Adult population."

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