Who’s On the Board? CareLink

Mission: CareLink’s mission is to lead its members in the development of a high-quality, responsive and relevant network that cares for adults with complex health issues. Our vision is that CareLink and its members will create and implement innovative solutions within the health care system that make a positive impact on the lives of adults living with complex health issues. CareLink’s purpose is to build and sustain a system that improves the lives of adults living with complex health issues by providing the best and most responsive care.
Year founded: 1997
CEO: Joan Kwiatkowski
2016 revenue: $8 million


Marybeth Daigneault, chair
Administrator, St. Clare-Newport

Kevin McKay, vice chair
Executive director, Tockwotton on the Waterfront

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Julie Richard, immediate past chair
Executive director, Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Roberta Merkle, secretary
Executive vice president of strategic initiatives, Saint Elizabeth Community

Joseph Cicione, treasurer
President, Homefront Health Care

Susan Bazar
Executive director, Jewish Seniors Agency of R.I.

Maureen Bischoff
Chief operating officer, Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth

Diana Franchitto
President, HopeHealth

Wendy Fargnoli
Executive director, Saint Antoine Residence

Steven Horowitz
President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth Community

Kelly Lee
Vice president of community engagement, PACE Organization of R.I.

Laurie Ann Oliveira
Administrator, The Seasons East Greenwich

Candy Sharkey
CEO, Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties

Simone LaCroix
Administrator, Scandinavian Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing

Stephanie Igoe
Administrator, Hallworth House