Hector Montesino, Executive Director Deaconess Home & Community Based Services
Hector Montesino is the Executive Director of Deaconess Home & Community Based Services. He attended the PUCMM School of Business in Santiago, Dominican Republic and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating Hector moved to Ogunquit, Maine and worked in hospitality until settling in Boston in 2003 and managing a private duty home care services company for 11 years. Hector joined Deaconess as Director of Home Care in July of 2014 and was promoted to Executive Director in January 2017. He is an active member of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. Hector enjoys staying active both physically and in the senior community specifically related to the fight against Alzheimer’s, end of life and hospice, and elder advocacy. Hector is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns and offer advice to care for your loved one.
Steve Menichetti, Director of Care Management
As Director of Care Management, Steve is responsible for client intake assessments and developing care plans that are individually tailored to client’s needs. He works closely with Primary Care Physicians, visiting Nurses (VNA), physical/occupational therapists, social workers, hospice agencies, and local councils on aging in order to provide the best possible care to his clients. Steve also oversees care delivery – making sure that all caregivers understand the unique needs of each client and often does site visits in clients homes. Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Curry College. Prior to joining the team at Deaconess Abundant Life Services (DALS), Steve was an Inpatient Nurse at both Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, MA on a Medical-Surgical floor and at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC on a surgical oncology unit. Steve often worried about patient outcomes when they were discharged from the hospitals he worked at. Now, Steve is thrilled to be ensuring good patient outcomes at home after discharge and helping clients to age gracefully in their own homes.
Lina Churchill, Client Services/Scheduling Manager
Lina Churchill has over 20 years of experience and is our Client Services Manager, as well as our Scheduling Manager and she is always available to speak to you if you have any questions or concerns about our care providers or any care needs you might have.
Emily DeVinney, Assistant Scheduler/Office Coordinator
Emily is our Assistant Scheduler and Office Coordinator. We are excited to have her join our team and support our day-to-day operations. Emily is happy to work with our clients and caregivers with any scheduling or customer service issues. Before joining our team, Emily workers as a Manager in Dining Services for 11 years and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from UMASS Lowell.
Michelle Smith, Scheduler
Michelle is our new Scheduler. We are excited to have her join our team. Before joining DALS, Michelle worked as a Scheduler for 9+ years in Connecticut, 5 years in a Skilled Nursing facility and 4+ years in Homecare.