Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Scott Trenti
Vice President and Treasurer

Executive Director, SeniorCare, Inc.

Scott Trenti is a licensed Social Worker and has worked in human services over the past 36 years. For the past twenty-two years, Mr. Trenti has worked in Elder Services as a Protective Services Caseworker and Protective Services Program Director at SeniorCare, Director of Client Services at Minuteman Senior Services, and most recently as the Director of Home Care at SeniorCare. Since 2013, Scott has served as the Executive Director of SeniorCare.

Lisa Orgettas

Executive Director of Disability Resource Center

Lisa Orgettas has over 25 years of experience as an accomplished human services management leader and has developed and implemented several quality not-for-profit human service programs. Currently Ms. Orgettas is the Executive Director of the Disability Resource Center. Disability Resource Center is a cross-disability organization providing service to any person, regardless of age, who identifies as having a disability. Previous to this, Lisa was the Director of Community Services at North Shore Elder Services and was the Executive Director of Spectrum Adult Day Health programs.

Board Members

Joanne Plourde

Chief Operating Officer, Northeast Arc

Joanne Plourde began her career in Human Services at the W.E. Fernald State School in Waltham. Next, Joanne took a position at North Shore Arc that allowed her to work for an agency providing services in the community. In 1988, Joanne took a position with United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Boston Inc. eventually moving into a senior management position. In 1999, Joanne returned to North Shore Arc as the Assistant Division Director for Day Services moving to Division Director in 2001. Joanne became Chief Operating Officer of Northeast Arc in July 2012, and led the strategic planning process of the organization. Joanne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts- Lowell, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Suffolk University.

Robert Wakefield

Chief Executive Officer, Element Care

Robert Wakefield is CEO of Element Care, based in Lynn. Element Care operates a Program of All Inclusive Care for Elders (PACE) and also serves as the North Shore administrative entity managing the Commonwealth Care Alliance Senior Care Options program (SCO). Bob previously held the position of CEO of Public Sector Partners, Inc. (PSP), a non-profit health and pharmacy management consulting company affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). Bob also oversaw the creation of a pharmacy benefit management company under UMMS, MedMetrics Health Partners. He has served in various senior and executive roles in Massachusetts state government. He holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a MPH from George Washington University.

Mark Whitmore

Executive Director, North Shore Career Center

In 1990, Mark Whitmore was named Executive Director for the North Shore Career Center locations in the region North of Boston. From October 2000 to June 2003, Mark managed a United States Department of Labor funded project to expand the accessibility of one-stop career center services to individuals with disabilities. During this period he also began work to coordinate programming activities designed to reduce transportation barriers experienced by job seeker customers in the region. These activities culminated in the development of Employment Xpress, to provide employment related transportation alternatives in the North Shore region. Mark has been an active spokesperson regarding workforce development and transportation collaboration since 2005. He has served as a faculty member for the National Transportation Coordination Institute in Washington, DC.



Patricia M. Cox
Community Relations & Events