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Staff and Volunteers

Jean Patel Bushnell - Executive Director
Jean Patel Bushnell
Executive Director

Jean Patel Bushnell brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in senior services and eldercare planning, marketing and operations to her role. She has held leadership positions of Director, Channel Marketing and Communications at Lifeline Systems (now Philips Lifeline), VP, Marketing at United Way of Massachusetts Bay (and Merrimack Valley), VP, Business Development at The Visiting Nurse Association of Boston and Executive Director at Standish Village Assisted Living. She founded Marketing Mastery, a vibrant consulting practice that helped organizations like Combined Jewish Philanthropies and start-ups including Warm Health and Senticare launch products and services into the seniors support domain.

Patel Bushnell has been on the Board of Shared Inc., AASRA (Asian American Support Agency), Primary Source, Operation A.B.L.E and YWCA. She was twice Board Chair of Ethos, one of 22 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) that are one-stop entry points for all of the services and benefits available to seniors in Massachusetts.

She's currently on the Board of Discovering What's Next that connects people 50 plus with resources to successfully transition to their next life stage. She's a Member of the Boston Club, the area's largest organization for high-achieving senior executives and professional women, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee. Patel Bushnell holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Linda Cheren - Graphics Designer, Volunteer
Linda Cheren
Graphics Designer, Volunteer

Linda Cheren recently retired from a long career in communications. Under the aegis of Linda Cheren Design, she devoted over 30 years to the production of marketing and fundraising materials for nonprofits. Having launched that business from a 10-year background in development, she was able to assist with conceptualizing printed materials, as well as designing and producing them.

Now past her seventieth birthday, Linda is especially sympathetic to the mission of ITNGreaterBoston™. She leads our communications strategy, creating newsletters, flyers, and other printed materials to spread the word among families and professional referral sources such as Primary Care physicians, Geriatric Case Managers, Social Workers, Elder Law Attorneys, Dialysis Centers and more.

Kirtana Dedhia
Marketing Intern
Bob Mayer
IT Associate, Volunteer
Shipra Singh
Business and Operations Associate, Intern
Ari Abelman
Business Associate