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Jewish Lifecare Elects Officers at Annual Meeting

Charles (Charlie) R. Casartello, Jr., Carol J. Kantany Casartello, recipients of the 2014 JGS Chairman’s Service Award, presented by outgoing Chair Susan Kline.

Charles (Charlie) R. Casartello, Jr., Carol J. Kantany Casartello, recipients of the 2014 JGS Chairman’s Service Award, presented by outgoing Chair Susan Kline.

LONGMEADOW – Jewish Lifecare presented its 2014 Chairman’s Service Award to Carol J. Kantany Casartello and Charles (Charlie) R. Casartello, Jr., and elected officers and new directors at its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 20 at the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home.
Carol Kantany Casartello has served as the Clerk-Magistrate of the Westfield District Court for over 20 years. Charlie Casartello is a partner of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley, PC in Springfield. Their commitment to JGS began in 2001 when Kantany Casartello’s parents moved into Ruth’s House – An Assisted Living Residence. Kantany Casartello has served on the board of directors, executive committee, and committees including strategic planning, governance, and nominating. She coordinated and participates in an interdenominational Protestant Worship Service at the nursing home, and has trained and served as a Spectrum Home Health and Hospice volunteer. Charlie Casartello is a Eucharistic Minister for Roman Catholics at the nursing home and Ruth’s House. He has also served on the JGS rebranding committee since 2012.
Dr. Robert Baevsky, physician and director of Informatics at the Emergency Department of Baystate Medical Center, was installed as the new Chairman of the Board. Baevsky first started volunteering with JGS in 1972, and has served as treasurer and participated on numerous committees, including the Medical Services Committee.
Other officers elected to a two-year term include: Susan Goldsmith, 1st vice chair; Rudy D’Agostino, treasurer; and Carol J. Kantany Casartello, clerk. Elected to new second-year terms on the board of directors were: Mark Dindas; Brad Foster; and Amy Wistreich.

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