Board of Overseers and Leadership Team
Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP (Chair)
Glenn is a licensed funeral director and owner of the Concord Funeral Home in Concord. He earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting and business Management from Green Mt. College and an A.S. Degree from FINE Mortuary College where he is an adjunct instructor of both business and accounting courses as well as overseeing the Clinical Cooperative program. Prior to attending FINE Mortuary College, Glenn owned an electrical contracting business and a national lighting supply company for twelve years. Glenn also serves as Chair of the Overseers Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee here at the New England Deaconess Concord Campus. Glenn served on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association and recently became recognized as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Currently Glenn is Vice President of the Concord Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Concord Rotary Club.
Linda moved to Concord, MA from New York in 1986 and has been living at Newbury Court for 9 years. She worked primarily for Wall Street firms such as Lehman Brothers & Hambrect & Quist.
Rebecca (Ritchie) Cutting
Rebecca grew up in Sudbury and attended Mt. Holyoke College. Following college she returned to Sudbury where she became a member of the Conservation Commission and in collaboration with the Trustees of Reservations put together a farmland conservation package permanently preserving 210 acres in Sudbury (much now used by Verrill Farm). She taught at Elbanobscot Environmental Education Center on the Sudbury River for 13 yrs until its close. That property is now the headquarters for the Eastern Mass. National Wildlife Refuges including: Great Meadows, Monomoy, Assabet River and Oxbow. Following a stint as an educational consultant during which she developed K-6 environmental curriculum integrated to classroom studies in Bedford, Weston and Sherborn she began night law school at Suffolk University graduating cum laude in 1986. After working briefly in municipal law she was hired by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an attorney in the Department of Environmental Protection working in hazardous waste cleanup, wetlands and water supply; retiring after 28 years in July 2015. Other volunteer involvements have been Greater Boston Camp Fire, Knox Trail Council of Boy Scouts (including a co-ed Venture Crew), SuAsCo Watershed Association and land management with the Sudbury Valley Trustees.
Diane Forte has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She began her career as a nurse’s aide in several nursing homes, prompting her to take courses in gerontology while attending the University of Massachusetts. She continued her healthcare career working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of San Diego and Inland East Medical Center in La Mesa California. Diane moved back to the east coast where she worked for several startup healthcare companies. Looking for more stability, she joined the UMass Health Care system as the Director of Physicians Services, later moving on to Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester where she oversaw Marketing, Public Relations and Physician Relations. Diane is currently the Director of Physician Recruitment and Relations for Emerson Hospital, a position she has held for two and a half years.
Donna graduated from Colby Junior College (now Colby Sawyer College) and Wheelock College and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. She has lived in Acton for over 40 years. She volunteers at Saint Matthews United Methodist Church, and Emerson Hospital. She is past President of the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary and served two years on the board of the Mass Hospital Association as state volunteer chairman. At Saint Matthews, she has been a member of the Chancel Choir for 28 years and has served on various committees, including the recent building committee. From 1994 to 2001, Donna was the Assistant Director of Community Services at Emerson Hospital, responsible for the scheduling and training of over 500 adult and student volunteers. She recently retired from her last position at Emerson as the Hospital Gift Shop Manager, and has made a four-year commitment as an associate at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as volunteering at Emerson and her church.
Reverend John Lombard
Rev. John Lombard serves at Senior Minister to the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord Center since 1993. He was ordained to the Christian Ministry in 1976, United Church of Christ, serving pastorates in Torrington, CT and Portsmouth, NH. Prior to the ministry he was part of a family business, The Olde Grist Mill Restaurant & Country Store in Kennebunkport, ME. He received a B.A. from Colby College, a M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, a M.Div. from Yale University and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of New Hampshire. Rev. John Lombard was born in Kennebunkport, ME. He lived in Torrington, CT from 1976-1980 and in Portsmouth, NH form 1980-1993.
Christopher Sintros, President and CEO Deaconess
Christopher graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Religious Studies as well as a certificate in the Gerontological Studies Program. He attended graduate school at Miami University, Oxford Ohio where he earned his Masters of Gerontological Studies, with a focus in long term care administration, as well as his nursing home administrator’s license. His master’s capstone project was completed in conjunction with a Mass ALFA survey and focused on the variability of acuity levels in assisted living communities. Following graduation, Christopher joined Genesis Eldercare where he served for four years as an Executive Director of an 80 unit assisted living community followed by four years as the administrator of a 126 bed skilled nursing facility. Chris joined the Newbury Court Commmunity as Executive Director in 2008 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in August of 2014.
Beth graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelors of Science in Comminications/Public Relations. She started her career as a retail buyer for Macy's and then worked in Real Estate at The Maury People in Nantucket, MA and then with Coldwell Banker in Concord, MA. She moved into the senior living industry as Co-Executive Director at The Belknap House in Concord, MA in 2001, and later starting in 2010 as Sales Consultant and then Director of Sales & Marketing for DALC's Concord, MA community, Newbury Court. In November 2014 she was promoted to The Deaconess Abundant Life Communities Leadership Team. In 2018 Beth became Newbury Court's Executive Director.