Home Health Foundation Recognizes Community Leaders, Mark Cochran and Gerard (Gerry) Foley at Legacy of Leading


Lawrence, Mass. – On Thursday, May 24th, more than 250 guests gathered in support of the agencies of Home Health Foundation, and to honor leaders in the community at the 7th Annual Legacy of Leading recognition dinner.  Honored were Mark S. Cochran, President and CEO of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and Gerard (Gerry) J. Foley, Senior Vice President and President, Post-Acute Care, of Covenant Health.  Mark was recognized for his passionate commitment to assisting people in the community through We Share A Common Thread Foundation, which distributes funds to may local non-profit organizations.   Gerry was acknowledged as a respected leader and for his professional oversight of all skilled nursing, short term rehabilitation, assisted living, adult day health and independent housing services at Covenant Health.

“As friends and partners in our work, Mark Cochran and Gerry Foley enable our organization to better serve patients and families with the quality care they deserve,” said Karen Gomes, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation. “Both shared stories of their connections to our agencies and the importance of home health and hospice care, which deepened their commitment to the critical work that we do.”

The event raised more than $80,000 in support of programs dedicated to assisting the patients and families served by Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc.

Sponsors of the event included:

Leader Sponsor:

Fazioli Charitable Foundation

Benefactor Sponsors:

Lupoli Companies, Pentucket Bank, Enterprise Bank, Trinity EMS and TD Bank, Byram Healthcare, Long Term Pharmacy Solutions and Wellforce

Ambassador Sponsors:

Haverhill Bank, Lawrence General Hospital, North Shore Bank,  Demoulas Foundation, Northern Essex Community College, and Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center, Inc., Linwood Cemetery and Crematory and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Advocate Sponsors:

Anna Jaques Hospital, Atlantic Charter Insurance, Atwood Memorial Company, Barrett & Singal, PC., Mark and Susan Cocozza, Element Care, Gerry and Eileen Foley, Georgetown Bank, H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, Maguire Pest Control, Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, Merrimack Valley Credit Union, Merrimack Valley Magazine, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Pest End, Inc., Pridestar EMS, and Zampell Companies

The Home Health Foundation includes Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc.  Our organization continues to deliver the highest quality home health and hospice care for infants, children, adults and elders in both home and community settings.  Our service area includes more than 110 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire.

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