Leadership

Leadership Team

Michael A. Vance

Michael A. Vance

Chief Executive Officer

Michael A. Vance

Chief Executive Officer
Central Boston Elder Services

 

November 5th, 2018, Michael A. Vance was appointed CEO by the Board of Directors of Central Boston Elder Services (CBES). CBES is one of 26 Statewide Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) agencies, serving Elders and individuals with disabilities. ASAP’s are tasked with helping seniors and consumers with disabilities age in place safely and support their caregiver network. CBES is an official Adult Protective Services Agency, serving as the investigative and support entity for elder abuse cases in the City of Boston. CBES has 200 employees and operates with an annual budget of 62 Million dollars.

Mr. Vance previously held the position of Vice President for Field Operations at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). ABCD is the largest non-profit organization serving low-income residents in Boston and greater New England. The organization had an annual budget of $162 million in 2016.

Mr. Vance was responsible for oversight of 15 neighborhood centers providing social services to the city’s diverse communities, including senior programs, food pantries, Head Start programs, fuel assistance, job readiness, and other programs designed for the stabilization of individuals and families. In addition, Mr. Vance supervised and supported the Housing and Homelessness Department and the Legislative Liaison.

A recognized community leader, Mr. Vance has spent 25 years in non-profit management with ABCD, beginning as the Deputy Director of Mattapan’s Family Services Center. He moved on to direct the Career Ladder project, a federally funded demonstration program for at-risk black and Latino males. After completion of the Career Ladder Project, Mr. Vance was promoted to Director of Community Coordination, directly responsible for the operation of 15 sites throughout the City of Boston, which has direct contact with close to 100 thousand residents each year.

Mr. Vance is an active contributor to the development of the Boston community through his many volunteer projects. He was the founding president of Boston Connects Inc. (BCI), a federally funded non-profit organization created by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. BCI was entrusted with the role of disbursing 100 million dollars for human services to community-based organizations with in the city’s Empowerment Zone. Also, the board was responsible for monitoring construction development projects, including approving EZ Bond financing.

Mr. Vance holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tufts University, with a certificate in Community Health and a master’s in management from Lesley University.

Mr. Vance has served on several boards throughout Boston, including the Yawkey Club of Roxbury (formerly known as the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club of Boston), The Roxbury YMCA, A trustee of the Urban College of Boston, Noble and Greenough School Alumni Council and trustee, Bedford High School Site Council, Bedford METCO Parent Advisory Board and 4 HUD 202 Elderly Housing Boards. He was appointed to the Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority (BIDFA), as well as the Boson Loan and Development Corporation (BLDC) board by Mayor Thomas Menino.

Mr. Vance is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Prince Hall Masons of MA, and IAABO 27 basketball officials.

 

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.
2315 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119
Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2302
TTY: (617) 277-6691
Fax: (617) 516-0292
Email:mvance@centralboston.org

Sylvia Exantus

Sylvia Exantus

Chief Financial Officer

Sylvia L. Exantus, is the Chief Financial Officer with responsibilities for leading the financial affairs of the organization including plans and policy, accounting practices, relationships with lending institutions, and the financial community. She also has management and oversight responsibilities for the Facilities, Information Technology, and Purchasing departments. Ms. Exantus is a senior finance and accounting leader with over 20 years of experience in multiple industries, most recently as Controller and Director of Finance at CRICO. CRICO is an established leader in medical professional liability whose mission is to safeguard the assets of its insured clinicians. Ms. Exantus holds a bachelor of accounting from Boston University and Certificate in Finance and Control from Harvard University. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Organizational Leadership from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business.

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.
2315 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119
Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2300
TTY: (617) 277-6691
Fax: (617) 516-0292
Email:sexantus@centralboston.org

Doreen Lindsay

Doreen Lindsay

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Lindsay is a Human Resources professional with years of experience. Throughout her career she has been instrumental in ensuring that organizations are best equipped to meet long-term strategic and operational goals. Operating at the highest levels of an organization has afforded her the opportunity to assist decisions makers achieve their Human Resources business goals. Such action has resulted in the ability to maximize human capital and apply contemporary, employee-driven practices, building broad-based organizational and leadership capacities that drive retention, inclusion, performance, efficiencies, and growth.  Specializing in designing and administering Human Resources initiatives to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness while creating systems to support the organizations most valuable assets, its people. Ms. Lindsay received her MBA from Simmons College, Graduate School of Management and her BS from the University of Massachusetts.

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.
2315 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119
Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2305
TTY: (617) 277-6691
Fax: (617) 516-0292
Email:dlindsay@centralboston.org

Mila Spitkovsky

Mila Spitkovsky

Director of Long Term Support Services

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2643

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:mspitkovsky@centralboston.org

Paulean Allison

Paulean Allison

Director of Protective Services

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2724

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:pallison@centralboston.org

Simone Lopez

Simone Lopez

Director of Clinical Services

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2339

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:jlopez1@centralboston.org

Jacqueline Linton

Jacqueline Linton

Director of External Affairs

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2323

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:jlinton@centralboston.org

Robert Ormsby

Robert Ormsby

Director of Program and Professional Development

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2207

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:rormsby@centralboston.org

John Lucido

John Lucido

Director of Projects And Quality

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2216

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:jlucido@centralboston.org

Board of Directors

Tony Francis

Tony Francis

Board of Directors President
Calvin Emanuel

Calvin Emanuel

Board of Directors Vice President
Ronald Pierre-Louis

Ronald Pierre-Louis

Board of Directors Treasurer
Michael Roper

Michael Roper

Board of Directors Clerk
Nancy Dickerson

Nancy Dickerson

Board Member
Royal Bolling, Jr.

Royal Bolling, Jr.

Board Member
Stephen Bryan

Stephen Bryan

Board Member
Syvalia Hyman III

Syvalia Hyman III

Board Member
Rosa Beato

Rosa Beato

Board Member

Leonard Lee

Board Member
Selwyn M. Eccles

Selwyn M. Eccles

Board Member
Michelle B. LaPointe

Michelle B. LaPointe

Board Member
Kevin Royal Sibley

Kevin Royal Sibley

Board Member
Mary K.Y. Lee

Mary K.Y. Lee

Board Member
Diane M. Horgan

Diane M. Horgan

Board Member
David Moy

David Moy

Board Member
Beverly Ann Rock

Beverly Ann Rock

Board Member