May 16, 2017

JGS Lifecare to honor Frank Colaccino and Jeffrey Grodsky with Chairman’s Service Award

JGS Lifecare, a leading health care system serving seniors and their families, will honor Frank Colaccino and Jeffrey Grodsky, co-chairs of the building committee for JGS Lifecare’s Project Transformation campaign, with this year’s Chairman’s Service Award –the highest recognition of service to JGS Lifecare – at their annual meeting on May 23.

Colaccino and Grodsky oversaw the construction of the Sosin Center for Rehabilitation and Michael’s Café, and guided renovations to Ruth’s House.

Dr. Robert Baevsky, chair of the JGS Lifecare Board of Directors, said, “Both Frank and Jeff are incredibly knowledgeable and accomplished. How fortunate we are at JGS Lifecare to have them serve together in an ongoing leadership role — and how proud I will be to present them with the Chairman’s Service Award.”

Frank Colaccino is the founder and president of The Colvest Group, Ltd., one of the premier developers in western Massachusetts. He has long been involved in JGS Lifecare; in addition to co-chairing the building committee, he has lent his skills in financing and fundraising for Project Transformation.

Committed to the Springfield community, Colaccino is a two term and current chair of the Board of Trustees of American International College and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is also a former board member and national advisor of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), chair of the Springfield Enterprise Center of Springfield Technical Community College, member of Hartford Area Junior Achievement and member of the Board of Trustees of Western New England University. He and his wife, Norma, have two children, Alana and Juliana, and reside in Suffield, Conn.

Jeffrey Grodsky is the fourth generation of his family to be deeply involved and supportive of JGS Lifecare. In addition to co-chairing the building committee, he chairs the Frankel-Kinsler Golf Tournament Committee and helped to secure philanthropic gifts to dedicate Michael’s Café in tribute to his cousin Michael Frankel.

As president of Harry Grodsky & Co., Inc., one of the largest privately held, mechanical contracting, engineering, energy solution and service organizations in New England, Grodsky lends years of experience and professional insight to his oversight of Project Transformation. Active in the community, he is a former president of the Springfield Jewish Community Center, a past board member of Temple Beth El and on the board of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Conn. He and his wife, Margie, are Longmeadow natives and have three children, Samantha, Ben and Alyson.

Those interested in learning more about the JGS Annual Meeting should contact Susan Kimball Halpern, vice president of Philanthropy at 413-567-3949 ext. 1612 or