As Administrator at Brookhouse Home, Judy Kane oversees the day-to-day operational aspects of various departments including Nursing, Admissions, Food Services, Residents Services Coordination, Marketing, Building and Grounds Maintenance, Activities, Laundry and Housekeeping.
Her administrative duties encompass budgeting, grants, accounts payable/receivable, daily residential and employee matters, setting policies, maintaining legal and safety standards, and more. Judy also manages insurance, banking, auditing, human resources and many other services associated with the organization. While serving in her role, Judy routinely confers with- and answers to- a volunteer Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Brookhouse in 2015, Judy served as Associate Director at New Horizons at Choate, a 100-unit nonprofit assisted living residence in Woburn, Massachusetts. Her strong leadership and operations background was further honed while serving as Community Liaison for Life Choice Hospice in Waltham, MA, and as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Herrick House Assisted Living in Beverly.
Judy is an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Residential Care Homes (MARCH), an advocacy group that supports rest homes and their residents. She actively serves as a lobbyist on behalf of senior and social service legislation at the state and local levels. Judy sits on the Advisory Council for Salem for All Ages and is a member of both the Salem Chamber of Commerce and Leading Age Massachusetts.
During 2020 she was instrumental in obtaining a $250,000 grant for Brookhouse from the prestigious nonprofit Cummings Foundation. Judy wrote the original grant proposal that helped influence the decision of the foundation’s Trustees.
An Energetic and Inspiring Leader
Judy has led Brookhouse through many difficult periods involving renovations to the physical plant, inadequate state reimbursement, inappropriate resident placements and workforce challenges. Her most recent challenge has been keeping her residents and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. .
Under Judy’s leadership Brookhouse has achieved near perfect rest home marks from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as well as from Salem’s historical and architectural agencies. While balancing her professional duties with a busy family life Judy and husband Marvin have lived in Salem for over 25 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.