Gomes Takes Helm of Home Health Foundation

Karen Gomes has been appointed president and CEO of Home Health Foundation, succeeding John G. Albert, who retired at the beginning of the month.

Lawrence-based Home Health Foundation includes Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare. The non-profit has annual revenues of $60 million and serves 110 cities and towns throughout northeastern Massachusetts, Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. The organization recently announced Haverhill’s Merrimack Valley Hospice House will be called High Pointe House in honor of major donors Stephen and Joan Clark who operate High Pointe Foundation.

“I am honored to be selected by the Board of Trustees to continue to advance home health and hospice services to benefit patients and families in this region,” said Gomes.

Prior to her appointment as president and CEO, Gomes was vice president of Clinical Services for Home Health VNA and chief clinical officer of Home Health Foundation. She received her bachelor’s from Regents College and master’s from University of Massachusetts. She has more than 18 years of experience in home health and hospice care. Prior to joining Home Health VNA, Gomes was executive director of Home Health Services at Northeast Senior Health where she was responsible for the start-up, growth and development of its Medicare-certified home health care agency.

She lives in Beverly with her husband and family.