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Newton at Home Staff

Maureen Grannan, RN, MS; Executive Director

Maureen is Newton at Home’s Executive Director. Previously, she was our first Member Services Coordinator and, before that, she served as NAH's volunteer coordinator.

Maureen and her husband raised their two children in West Newton, where they have lived for 27 years. She holds degrees in nursing from Boston University and the University of Massachusetts.  The majority of her nursing career was spent in oncology services administration. 

Members can count on Maureen’s friendly voice and demeanor as she answers calls at the office, takes requests, and matches volunteers to members’ needs, such as transportation to Logan, medical appointments, errands,and social events.  As new members join Newton at Home, Maureen visits their home to explain member services and how to access and use the Newton at Home website. …and, behind the scenes, she works with the NAH Board on strategic planning, community outreach, finances, and day-to-day management activities.

Julie Plaut Mahoney, PhD; Coordinator of Volunteers

Julie is our Coordinator of Volunteers whose role is to recruit, screen, and train volunteers who provide direct services that our members request.  Newton at Home’s volunteer-first philosophy means that we will, to the best of our ability, identify a volunteer to meet member requests first, before referring a member to a paid vendor.  During most months more than 90% of member requests are met with a volunteer. Julie has expanded our volunteer network by promoting Intergenerational Programs in order to involve young people as volunteers.  Our Intergenerational Programs include partnerships with the Newton Boys and Girls Club, NNHS Automotive and Carpentry programs, NSHS Culinary Arts Program, The Fessenden School, American Institute for Foreign Study, as well as numerous churches and synagogue youth groups. Julie also encourages parents to volunteer with their children. 

Julie has a Ph.D. from Boston University in Sociology; her areas of concentration were aging, race and ethnicity, and urban and community sociology.  Prior to coming to NAH, she was the Volunteer Coordinator at an area hospice and also worked as a Geriatric Care Manager.

Barbara Butterworth, Member Services Coordinator
Barbara is our Member Services Coordinator having previously worked as a volunteer in the office managing member service requests. She is the person who discovers exactly what members need and then scans our database to find the volunteer or vendor who can accomplish the task. She makes the match and sees that the request is fulfilled.

Barbara has lived in Newton in the same house for 50 years. She was a teacher in Newton's school system for twenty-five years.
Since she started working in the office, “I’ve seen that we are developing and continuing to grow. And I am delighted to see that we are developing whole families as volunteers. I think what we’re doing is really unique.  We’re so open to change so long as it advances our main goal of caring for people. That is what I find so amazing about this organization.”

Portrait Photography by Mimi Bernardin