Board of Directors

Gabriel Aufiero

Gabriel graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996 at which time he began working in the financial services industry. In 2005 he started a financial planning practice in Waltham. His offices are currently located in Burlington, MA. Affiliated with Cambridge Investment Research and a member of Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc, in his free time he enjoys hiking, swimming, travel, and spending time with his family and friends.

Justin Barrett

(Bio forthcoming)

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.

George Coleman

Professional Realtor with Coldwell Banker with a service area of Waltham and surrounding areas for over 40 years. Active in real estate related issues of affordable housing , zoning and taxation and  formally a Director of the Chamber of Commerce and a 20+ year member of their scholarship committee.  Active with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board serving on various boards and committees.  Leland board member for 15+ years.

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)

Bruce Hardy

A native son of Waltham, Bruce W. Hardy is a third generation Board of Managers member of the Leland Home.  The call to service being first answered by his Grandmother, Edna Hitchcock.  Both parents continued this legacy as his Father, David W. Hardy, served as Board Chair and Treasurer (in recognition of distinguished service to the Leland Home, the Parlor is now named in his memory), while his Mother, Joyce H. Hardy, remains an active Board of Managers member. He resides with his wife of 23 years, Carol, in Ashland, MA.  Bruce started his career with the First National Bank of Boston.  He took advantage of an opportunity to complete his MBA while working full-time and received his degree in International Management and Finance from Boston University in 1985.  Soon after he accepted a position in the Washington, DC area and enjoyed eight years in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  He actively pursues his favorite downtime activities when possible which are Bonsai Trees and playing competitive league tennis.  Returning to the Boston area, he started his own investment management and financial publishing business in Holliston, MA in 1996.

Oscar L. LeBlanc

After graduating from Coyne Electrical and Technical School and Franklin Institute and Electrical Design, both in Boston, Oscar joined Thos. LeBlanc & Sons, Electrical Contractors of Waltham.  He retired in 2010 after 47 years of service.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association, the Municipal Association of Wiring Inspectors, the Waltham Rental Housing Association, an associate member of the Waltham Board of Appeals, sits on the Electrical Advisory Committee at Minuteman Tech in Lexington, MA as well as being a Leland Home Board member.

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.

Cheryl Pizzi

(Bio forthcoming)

Stacey Gallagher Tully

(Bio forthcoming)

Denise Spataro

Denise Spataro is the niece of a former Leland resident and lives in Waltham. Denise has extensive healthcare experience and currently works for Genesis Health Care.

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.

Royce Taylor

Born & raised in Waltham.  BA Tufts College 1949, MBA Harvard Business School 1952. US Navy 1946 - 1949. Employed Grossman Lumber for forty years retired as Executive VP.  Past President Waltham Jaycees.  Past Director & Chairman Waltham Federal Savings Bank.  Past President Brae Burn CC and New England Senior Golfers Association.   He lives in Lincoln with his wife Dorothy and enjoys time with his three children and six grandchildren.