Board of Directors

John Barry

Lifelong resident of Waltham. Former elementary school teacher and school administer in Waltham for thirty-five years. Currently coordinator of religious education at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted in Waltham. Through his work in church, he has been involved in serving the elderly population at Meadowgreen Rehabilitation as well as Waltham Crossing assisted living. Also, having had the experience as a caretaker for two aunts at Leland Home made him aware of the need for advocacy for the older population.  He has been married for 43 years and is a father of two.

Bruce Burke

Bruce, a graduate of Waltham High School and the Rittners School of Floral Design, worked for Frederick Brasco Florist, Inc. - a family owned florist - for twenty years before purchasing the business in 1987. He grew the business to be in the top 300 stand-alone florist shops in the U.S. In 2012, Bruce passed the business to his son. Bruce has been a member of the Waltham Rotary for 25 years, was on the Board of Directors of Waltham Weston Hospital, the Waltham Boys and Girls Club and the Bay State Florist Supply. He has been a member of the Leland Home's Board since 2006. He is a retail floral consultant of the Miami Flower Brokers Association. Bruce has been married to his wife Dorinne for 46 years and have two sons and six grandchildren and is a life-long resident of Waltham.

MaryBeth Duffy

(Bio forthcoming)

Bert Francis

Bert is a native of Waltham, Massachusetts; admitted to bar, 2003, Massachusetts. Education: Bentley College (B.S., 1998); Suffolk University (J.D., 2003). Member: Waltham Rotary Club; Wayland Housing Authority; Massachusetts Bar Association. Practice Areas: Litigation; Land Use and Zoning; Domestic Relations; Estate Planning.

Glenna Gelineau, Vice-President

(Bio forthcoming)

Kelly Hill

(Bio forthcoming)

Marcia MacClary, President

A native of Waltham, Marcia received her BA in English Literature, as well as a Teaching Certificate from Tufts University.  She completed her graduated studies at Boston University. She started her career as a teacher in the Waltham High School, and continued it working from home and raising her child, Michael.  She continued working part time, helping a friend who ran a Public Relations and Media Production company, and eventually became interested in Public Relations/Public Affairs as a career.  She opened her own firm, Media Matrix, Inc., whose clients were mainly city, state and federal governmental agencies, as well as national non-profit organizations, such as Easter Seals and the American Lung Association.  She successfully sold the business some years later to focus on larger corporations, such as Monsanto Corporation, Exelon Energy, Distrigas, and the Hess Corporation, to assist them in their Public Affairs campaigns.  Marcia became acquainted with the Leland Home a number of years ago when her mother moved in.  She is proud to be an active Board member in order to advocate for older adults.

Christopher Sintros (Deaconess President & CEO)

Christopher Sintros is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deaconess Abundant Life Communities (Deaconess).

Christopher graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Religious Studies as well as a certificate in the Gerontological Studies Program.  He attended graduate school at Miami University, Oxford Ohio where he earned his Masters of Gerontological Studies, with a focus in long term care administration, as well as his nursing home administrator’s license.  His master’s capstone project was completed in conjunction with a Mass ALFA survey and focused on the variability of acuity levels in assisted living communities. Following graduation, Christopher joined Genesis Eldercare where he served for four years as an Executive Director of an 80 unit assisted living community followed by four years as the administrator of a 126 bed skilled nursing facility. Chris joined the Newbury Court Commmunity as Executive Director in 2008 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in August of 2014. Chris is a resident of Harvard, MA where he lives with his wife Erin, and their two children.