Glenmeadow Announces the Appointment of Dr. Kathy Martin as President and CEO

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Glenmeadow, a leading provider of senior retirement lifestyle options, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kathy Martin of West Springfield, Massachusetts to the position of President and CEO.

Effective October 1, 2023, Dr. Kathy Martin of West Springfield, Massachusetts will succeed Anne Thomas as Glenmeadow's President and CEO. Dr. Martin will build on outgoing President and CEO Anne Thomas's successful advancement initiatives to carry Glenmeadow into the next phase of strategic growth. Dr. Martin will continue to amplify Glenmeadow's strengths and ensure a bright future that benefits its residents and families, as well as the greater Springfield region. 

"After an extensive national search, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Dr. Martin's exceptional leadership skills, extensive nonprofit experience, and proven track record of successful strategic planning and execution make her the ideal candidate to lead Glenmeadow's continued transformative development," said Amy Santarelli, Chair of the Glenmeadow Board of Directors. 

Dr. Martin brings to the role more than two decades of nonprofit leadership experience. She is currently Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Administration at UMass Amherst and previously served Springfield College in several roles, most recently Chief of Staff. Her experience in higher education includes prior posts at Bay Path University, Susquehanna University, and Bucknell University. Her volunteer leadership experience includes membership on the Board of Directors of Glenmeadow and Link to Libraries. She is also a corporator of Square One. 

"I am deeply honored to have been selected as Glenmeadow's next President and CEO," said Dr. Kathy Martin. "The strengths of the organization are numerous, as are the parallels between higher education and senior living. I am eager to work with the talented staff and committed board to distinguish Glenmeadow as an exemplary community of choice. The future is certainly bright, and this opportunity is a perfect match with my commitment to serving and strengthening mission-driven organizations and communities. Getting to know the residents and their families is a high priority, and I'm looking forward to getting started. We are going to do great work together." 

Dr. Martin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (Sport Management) from Keene State College and her Master of Science in Physical Education (Athletics Administration) and Doctor of Physical Education degree (with a Specialization in Sport Psychology) from Springfield College. She lives in West Springfield, MA with her wife, Dr. Andrea Hickson-Martin, and their two Golden Retrievers, Piper, a certified therapy dog and Cagney. 

About Glenmeadow

As a not-for-profit Life Plan Community located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Glenmeadow is a trusted provider of senior living solutions, committed to creating a vibrant community that promotes the well-being and happiness of older adults. With a focus on personalized care, premium amenities, and a commitment to excellence, Glenmeadow is dedicated to redefining senior living and ensuring older adults and their families have peace of mind knowing they are in good hands.

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Sr. Director of Sales and Marketing, Glenmeadow
(413) 567-7800

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