Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am at the Rochester Senior Center.
All Rochester residents are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to bring an issue to the meeting should contact Cheryl Randall-Mach, Rochester Council on Aging Director, at 508-763-8723 AT LEAST one week prior to the meeting. Residents also have the opportunity to express their concerns/ideas/opinions at the meeting during the "Public Comment" portion of the Board of Directors meeting.
Rochester COA Board of Directors
- Mike Cambra, President
- Gordon Helme, Vice-President
- Jackie Demers, Secretary
- Pauline Munroe, Treasurer
- Marjorie Barrows, Member
- Woody Hartley, Member
- Sue Norton, Member
- Marjorie O'Brien, Member
- Patricia Ryan, Member
Cheryl Randall-Mach, Rochester COA Director
Cheryl Randall-Mach became the Director of the Rochester Senior Center on September 1, 2019. Previously, Cheryl was the Executive Director of The Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford. Cheryl had been in this position for 12 years. The Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford is a private foundation that was founded in 1866. Their motto is, "not alms alone, but a friend." It is overseen by a Board of 18 women. Their goal is to assist aged women living on their own. They act as a grant maker for various COA programs, as well as assisting women directly. Prior to this position, Cheryl was the COA Director in Mattapoisett, and held various management positions at Coastline Elderly Services.
Cheryl is a Mattapoisett native, having been born and raised on a farm there, where her father still resides. Currently, Cheryl lives in Mattapoisett on Peacock Farm with her husband. They raise Irish Dexter and Scottish Highlander cattle, horses, peacocks and chickens. Eggs from Peacock Farm are sold locally at Fieldstone Market in Marion. Cheryl describes herself as a small town girl, and is happy to be with the Rochester Senior Center. Cheryl says, "Rochester is a special place ... Sharon has been very giving with her time and knowledge. The Rochester COA is a little piece of heaven where people work together."
Cheryl and her husband have one son who is a graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School, and SUNY Agricultural College. He is currently perusing a Master's degree in Agricultural Finance at Kansas State University.
- Cheryl Randall-Mach, Director
- Lorraine Thompson, Outreach Worker
- Edna Holstrom, Program Assistant
- Ann Soares, Program Assistant
- Andrea Meunier, Fitness Room Coordinator
- Barbara Medeiros, Congregate Meal Site Coordinator
- Connie Dolan, Marketing/Social Media Coordinator
- Barbara Francis
- Rene Rivet
- Mike Rocha
- Ann Soares, Substitute
- Bob Gulick
- James Dexter