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LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Adam Berman, President of JGS Lifecare, is pleased to announce that Mary-Anne Schelb has rejoined the JGS Lifecare team as director of business development for the Western Mass market. “We are very happy to announce the return of Mary-Anne Schelb to the JGS Lifecare campus. Mary-Anne worked with us several years ago as our director of sales and community relations and in her own words feels as though she is ‘returning home.’  Mary-Anne brings a great breadth of experience, knowledge and understanding of business development, sales and customer services, as well as a wide range of key community relationships that will support her success in this new and expanded role. We are excited to have her back on our team.”

Prior to returning to JGS Lifecare Mary-Anne led marketing operations at Encompass Health Rehab Hospital in Ludlow.  In her prior role at JGS Lifecare as director of sales and community relations she developed strategic partnerships and spearheaded the efforts that succeeded in making Longmeadow a Dementia Friendly Community.  Prior to that Mary-Anne headed up sales, marketing and community relations at Monastery Heights Assisted Living in West Springfield.

Mary-Anne is very active in numerous community organizations.  She is a proud Rotarian, a board member of East of the River Chamber, a member of West of the River Chamber, Retirement Marketing Directors Association, Western Mass Eldercare Professionals Association, Women Business Owner’s Alliance, the Western Mass Elder Care Conference Steering Committee  and  a contributing member of the Tri-County Partnership, just to name a few.

She began her career with an Accounting Certification from St. John’s School of Business and worked in the mainstream until continuing onto a more wellness-based path as a Holistic Health Practitioner – holding Master/Teacher certifications from the International Center for Reiki Training. MaryAnne is also a certified Cranial Sacral Therapist in Profound Neutral from the Neurovascular Institute.

“We are thrilled to have Mary-Anne back,” commented Susan Kimball Halpern, vice president of development and communications. “Not only is she an expert in her field, but she brings a tremendous rolodex of invaluable relationships and is highly respected by her colleagues and peers for her commitment to excellence and for advancing the well-being of the people she serves.  Her positive energy and enthusiasm is not only contagious but helps drive results.”

About JGS Lifecare

JGS Lifecare is a leading health care system serving seniors and their families. JGS Lifecare services include nursing home care (The Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home), rehabilitation services (Sosin Center for Rehabilitation), home health and hospice care (Spectrum Home Health & Hospice), assisted living (Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence), adult day health care (Wernick Adult Day Health Care), independent living (Genesis Lifecare) and palliative care (Francis B. Cohen Palliative Care Program). For more information, call JGS Lifecare at 413-567-6211 or visit JGSLIfecare.org.