Stephen McPherson, Trustee and Chairperson
Steve is the former President and CEO of Masonicare, Connecticut’s largest provider of healthcare services to seniors. Its continuum of care includes skilled nursing, long-term and dementia care, assisted living, home health and hospice care, as well as physician practices and retirement communities. Under Steve’s leadership, Masonicare experienced significant growth, especially in its retirement communities and in its home and community-based services. He joined Masonicare in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and President and CEO in 2005, retiring in September 2016. Prior to joining Masonicare, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a large integrated delivery system that included a 500 bed major teaching hospital. Among his professional activities, Steve most recently served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of LeadingAge, the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization for seniors and senior care providers. He has also served as President of LeadingAge Connecticut, which in 2014 presented him with their Distinguished Service Award. Steve is past president of the Masonic Communities and Services Association, board member of two retirement communities, The RiverWoods Group in Exeter, NH, and Birch Hill in Manchester, NH, a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association of which he is a past president of the Connecticut chapter. Steve has served on a number of statewide committees in Connecticut addressing healthcare issues including the State Rightsizing Strategic Plan for Long Term Care. He is a former faculty member in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of New Haven. In 2016 Steve received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University. Steve has two grown daughters and resides with his wife Nancy in East Falmouth, MA.