Denise has more than 35 years of experience in health care, senior living operations, and community health services. She is known for driving change that benefits residents, focusing on entrepreneurial endeavors that combine care and housing while promoting wellness. Her experience brings 2Life an added dimension in care navigation, health and wellness programming, and clinical expertise negotiating with preferred healthcare partners.
Before working with 2Life, Denise was President and COO for Wellness Management at Benchmark Senior Living. Prior to Benchmark, Denise held two positions at Mt Auburn Hospital in Cambridge: Vice President of Post-Acute Care and CEO of Care Group Parmenter Home Care and Hospice. She has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Hebrew Senior Life where she led the effort to create a systems approach to operations of affordable housing, long-term care, and medical and nursing services while overseeing operations in the development of a large Continuing Care Retirement Community.
Denise earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she sits on the Advisory Board. She has been a key contributor to various industry organizations and work groups.