Labouré’s current leadership team brings together professionals with many decades of experience in education and medicine.
Beyond that, we have the vision necessary to prepare the men and women who are changing the face of healthcare.
Dr. Hsu is a former vice chair of Labouré’s board of directors. She brings the college strategic leadership and academic programming skills gained in top roles at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and at Johnson & Wales University. Dr. Hsu also is a past member of the New England Commission for Higher Education.
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ed.D., Columbia University
B.S., Universidad Metropolitana
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University|
C.S.S., Harvard University
A.L.M., Harvard University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston
M.S., Full Sail University
B.S., Northeastern University
B.A., Lycoming College
M.S., Miami University
Labouré’s senior staff draw on diverse backgrounds and expertise in higher education. They are dedicated to communicating the college’s message, strengthening its academic offerings, and ensuring smooth operations.
Our board of directors partners with the Labouré administration to steer the college into the future. Its members include healthcare administrators and providers, legal experts, management consultants, finance/banking executives, and faith-based leaders with ties to higher education.
Dr. Lily S. Hsu has been president at Labouré since 2019.
Welcome to Labouré College of Healthcare! Labouré is the longest post-secondary educator of nurses in Boston. Our legacy is more than 8,000 nurses and healthcare professionals who have cared for and treated their patients with great skill and compassion.
Labouré was founded in 1892 by the Daughters of Charity, a Catholic order of women dedicated to caring for the underserved and the sick. They were unlike any other order at the time because they chose to live and work in the poorest communities with the greatest need. The Daughters of Charity believed that every individual was deserving of exceptional care and compassion. Today the college is an independent institution that continues to embrace the values held by the Daughters of Charity - a deep respect for human dignity and compassion for those in need of care.
Labouré nurses and healthcare professionals come from varied backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. As a child of immigrant parents myself, I know that when people from different backgrounds come together - everything is enriched because of it. When a patient has a nurse who speaks their primary language, understands their culture, and looks like them, it fosters a sense of trust and safety, creating a connection between the nurse and patient.
Our students are hardworking adults, many of whom are parents. Many have also cared for sick and elderly family members. For most Labouré students, it is an illness or loss of a loved one that has inspired them to care for others. It is this perspective and maturity that will enable them to relate to their future patients with compassion and understanding.
In a time when the value of a college degree is being questioned, there is no debating the value of a Labouré education. Our students’ lives are transformed by access to fulfilling careers with family-sustaining salaries. Most importantly, our community gains a diverse healthcare workforce rooted in a long-standing tradition of care and compassion.
Lily S. Hsu, Ed.D.
Board of Directors
Our board of directors partners with the Labouré administration to steer the college into the future.
Its members include healthcare administrators and providers, legal experts, management consultants, finance/banking executives, and faith-based leaders with ties to higher education.
Meet our Board
Independent Financial Consultant Quincy, MA
After an early career in manufacturing, Joe moved into the healthcare arena and has worked at various levels of healthcare finance. Joe has experience in large and small hospital based physician practices, and most recently a non-profit health system - South End Community Health Center (SECHC) - in the South End of Boston.
SECHC focused on the underserved patient population, with an emphasis on total health care, including general health, dental health, and mental health of the patients.
Now retired, Joe serves as Chair of the Labouré College of Healthcare Board of Directors, and was previously a member of the Financial Executive International and The Treasurers Club of Boston.
US Commercial at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Prior to becoming the Lead Counsel for US Commercial at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Roberta Coen was Assistant General Counsel specializing in legal and governance policy at Massachusetts Medical Society/New England Journal of Medicine.
Coen's legal experience also extends to the higher education field, where she was Assistant General Counsel at Johnson & Wales University. Her career includes more than 20 years of legal experience assisting both for-profit and non-profit companies.
She received her J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and now lives in Cumberland, RI.
Archdiocese of Boston
Fr. Eric Cadin has served nearly 10 years as a priest with the Archdiocese of Boston, where he is presently the Director of Campus Ministry and Assistant Director of Vocations.
In addition to studying Theology and Religion, Cadin also has a background in pre-med studies. He has presented at several conferences, and authored an article titled "Out-of-Hospital Physiologic Predictors of Sepsis Outcomes" with S.R. Wilcox, P. Hanudel, P. Hou and A.A. Baez in Annals of Emergency Medicine in September 2007.
He serves on Labouré's Board of Directors and lives in Dedham, MA.
Interim COO at Steward St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Kim Bassett is currently the Interim Chief Operating Officer at Steward St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston.
She has over 20 years of experience as a hospital president at various hospitals, and has been a registered nurse for over 35 years. She completed her Master’s Degree in Business along with a Specialization in Health Administration from the University of Miami in 2003. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri in 1991. Her nursing background provides her with a real understanding of patients, physicians and healthcare employees. She has practiced nursing in various ERs, ICUs and nursing leadership rolls.
Her greatest strengths are team building, communication and creativity. She works diligently to find the “win-win” in every situation. She thrives on challenges, especially those that involve bringing teams and people together to provide exceptional healthcare. Her mission in life is to care for every patient as if they were family.
Kim was born in Missouri and feels incredibly fortunate to be part of a supportive family that values strong family relationships and a “can do” attitude. She lived in Florida for 25 years before moving to Massachusetts in 2012 and then Texas in 2018. Kim rejoined the Labouré College of Healthcare Board of Directors in 2023.
Partner, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
Rob DiMase is a Partner at Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group and President of Sentinel Insurance Agency, Inc. As a 27 year industry veteran, Rob specializes in the design, implementation, communication and administration of all types of employee benefits plans.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a concentration in Marketing from Boston College. He is a Board member of the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters and an active member on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Harvard Pilgrim broker advisory boards. Rob holds FINRA series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses. He is also a licensed Life & Health insurance agent and licensed Life & Health insurance advisor.
Read more on Rob's LinkedIn profile.
Director of Development, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Debra Farrar-Parker currently serves as the Director of Development for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, New England’s largest community health center. She has significant experience in grant writing, generating as much as $3.5 million in grants per year. Throughout her career, Debra has had extensive experience in foundation prospecting as well as influencing funding for and within education and healthcare communities, as well as communities of color.
Debra is also an Emmy-winning producer with 20 years’ experience in television news and community affairs programming, with significant experience in stand-up comedy writing, performing and hosting, as well as sketch writing.
You can read more about Deb in her bio at Korsi Consulting, published below:
Debra Farrar-Parkman is a Consultant & Performer in Korsi's Interactive Comedy & Storytelling program. Touted by the Boston Globe as “one of the most consistently inventive performers” on the Boston comedy scene, Deb has been featured in numerous comedy festivals and competitions throughout the country including Ladies of Laughter, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and the New York and Boston Comedy Festivals. She has been featured on Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, and WCVB’s City Line. Her Divas After Dark comedy showcases were a fan favorite at previous First Night Out New Year’s Eve events. She is the founding producer of and a performer in ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy, Boston’s annual showcase featuring a diverse lineup of comediennes.
An Emmy Award-winning producer and writer, Deb began her professional career in Boston’s television industry, working first for WBZ (then an NBC affiliate) in public relations; spending nearly a decade in the newsroom of WCVB (ABC); and winding down her television career in community programming at WGBH (PBS), where she won an Emmy Award for a documentary about grandparents rearing their grandchildren in the age of the drug and AIDS epidemics. She was also the coordinating producer of the critically acclaimed US Favorite Poem Project series, which is now housed in the Library of Congress.
Prior to her current role with East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Deb worked as the Director of Development for South End Community Health Center, where she generates 10% of the organization’s $15 million budget. She was the former Chief Development and Communications Officer for Freedom House, a non-profit dedicated to college access for marginalized youth, where she oversaw the organization’s $1.5 million capital campaign. Deb has also worked in development for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and DotWell, a partnership of two Dorchester community health centers.
An advocate for social justice and equity, she currently sits on the Board of the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University and is a founding member and former Board Officer of New England Blacks in Philanthropy.
Senior Vice President of Workforce and Training at Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Watura Finley is Senior Vice President of Workforce and Training at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. She is an accomplished leader with a background of progressively responsible experience in strategic relationship management.
Her work with the MassLeague includes leading the Workforce and Training team as well as design, strategic planning, and implementation of a wide variety of education, technical assistance, learning collaboratives and developmental programs that benefit community health centers.
Before joining MassLeague, Watura previously worked with other health services companies including Beacon Health Options, Bright Horizons, Neighborhood Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Community-Led Solutions, LLC Boston University School of Social Work
Thérèse received her Master of Social Work and PhD in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University, where she currently serves as a lecturer, introducing students to the concepts and procedures fundamental to descriptive and inferential statistics. She has also served as a practicum instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Office for Educational Programs, directing field experience projects for Master of Public Health students. She previously worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in the Connors Center for Women’s Health Policy and Gender Biology, and at the Massachusetts Medical Society, the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Throughout her career, Thérèse has published several articles on healthcare issues including women’s health, addiction, substance use and misuse, and the role of social work in healthcare, and presented on these topics at many conferences and meetings.
In 2022, Thérèse founded Community-Led Solutions, LLC. Thérèse has been a board member at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorc
Senior Healthcare Executive and RN
George Geary, MBA, RN, RRT has enjoyed a 38-year professional career in healthcare, including 18 years as President/CEO at Milton Hospital in Milton, MA. His role as a nurse, though, came after his role as hospital president, with Geary returning to school to earn his nursing degree at Labouré College overseeing the establishment of the clinical affiliation agreement with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and leaving his role at Milton Hospital. Geary worked in the ICU/CCU at Carney Hospital in Dorchester before taking on a role with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts that combined his clinical skills and administration background.
Before joining the Board of Directors at Labouré, Geary has previously served as a member of the advisory board for the Division of Nursing at the College. He also serves on the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, and at Milton Residences for the Elderly.
Consultant Former President/CEO at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
As a Senior Executive Leader for over 25 years, Dr. Houtmeyers’ most recent leadership role was President and CEO of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children where she oversaw all aspects of the organization’s programs that serve over 700 low-income women and children annually.
Prior to her September 2013 appointment at St. Mary’s, Houtmeyers served as the executive director and patient care director of the Comprehensive Addictions Program at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Houtmeyers is an accomplished leader with a proven record of success in developing behavioral health care management systems and creating services and operations responsive to people dealing with substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence issues. She has extensive experience in risk management, program development, quality improvement, and contract and fiscal management. Houtmeyers received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Regis College after earning both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science from Boston College.
Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Jeanne Kelly is a top-performing, and solution-minded Associate Chief Nursing Officer with more than 30 years of experience within the medical industry. She exhibits strong leadership through a commitment to safe patient care and positive outcomes within fast-paced health care environments, and is known for having a strong understanding of the clinical practice and hospital standards in various settings.
Kelly excels in collaborative communication with attention to the needs of the patients, families, and peers involved, and is actively invested in the advancement and growth of staff through education and mentoring.
She lives in Arlington, MA.
Mary Anne Lagan, BSN, RN earned her BSN from the College of New Rochelle, NY. Her nursing career has spanned from New York to Massachusetts, including work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, the Jimmy Fund Clinic: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Children’s Hospital in Boston before moving into school nursing. Currently, Lagan serves as a preschool nurse at Natick Preschool.
President / CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Retired
Bill McGinley spent his entire career in the field of long-term care administration. He has been a Nursing Home Administrator since 1982. He began his career in 1980 with the Greenery Rehabilitation Group, Inc. a nationally known leader in the field of head-injury rehabilitation and sub-acute care. Most of his career was with SALMON Health and Retirement a Massachusetts family-owned company managing a SNF, ALR, Adult Day Health Center, and a childcare center. From 2015 to 2017 he was the executive director of New Pond Village, a CCRC in Walpole, MA. He finished his career as the President / CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). ACHCA founded in 1962 is the only professional organization representing long-term care administrators.
He holds an MBA from Boston University with a concentration in Health Care Management. He is a Fellow of the America College of Health Care Administrators (FACHCA). Upon his retirement he was granted Emeritus status by ACHCA. He is also a Certified Nursing Home Administrator (CNHA), Certified Administrator of Sub-Acute Care (CAS), and a Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA). He is certified as an assisted living director (CDAL) by the Senior Living Certification Commission. He was the third person in the country to achieve the Health Services Executive (HSE) credential from the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
In May of 2010 he was named Outstanding Member of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). In 2017 ACHCA named him as the recipient of the Distinguished Assisted Living Administrator Award.
He is the past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators.
He was a founding trustee of the MetroWest Health Care Foundation and served as chair of the MetroWest Healthcare Foundation Commission on Healthy Aging.
Bill is a resident of Natick, MA where he resides with his wife, Susan.
Senior Manager at Edelstein & Company LLC
Joshua Siegel is a Senior Manager at Edelstein & Company LLC. He has more than 20 years of public accounting, financial reporting, and tax experience.
He started his career at Needel, Welch & Stone, P.C. before gaining 13 years of experience with Liberty Mutual Insurance and State Street Bank & Trust. He has a strong background in tax planning and compliance for investment funds and healthcare entities.
Joshua is a graduate of both the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and Northeastern University.
President and CEO of Vinfen Corporation
As President & Chief Executive Officer of Vinfen, Jean Yang is responsible for the organization’s overall strategic direction, ensuring that it aligns with Vinfen’s core mission and is successfully delivered through rigorous operation, strong workforce development, market-leading innovation, and extensive collaboration with stakeholders across the health and human services sector.
Ms. Yang brings twenty years of healthcare experience spanning across payer, provider, and government entities. Prior to joining Vinfen in 2022, she spent five years as President of Public Plans at Point32Health, where she led the company’s division that provided health insurance to over 500,000 Medicaid and other low-income members. Ms. Yang’s experience also includes serving as the Executive Director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Integrated Care Organization (CHICO) from 2015 to 2017 and leading the Massachusetts Health Connector Authority from 2010 to 2015, during which time she led the complex effort to implement the Affordable Care Act throughout the Commonwealth.
An active leader in health care policy, Ms. Yang has served on numerous Boards of healthcare organizations, including the Health Policy Commission, Group Insurance Commission, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, and Massachusetts Health Quality Partners.
Ms. Yang is a first-generation immigrant from China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Peking University of China and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Bio from Vinfen.org
Advancing Healthcare Education: Expanding Access, Success, and Career Opportunities
As institutions around the country struggle to adapt, Labouré College of Healthcare has persevered. The institution has seen increasing enrollment as well as a promising 5-year financial trend.
This puts the College in an excellent position to undertake a new strategic plan and build for the future. The new strategic plan will align with the College’s tradition of serving a diverse, adult, working student population with a vision of excellence, access, collaboration, and solution-focused education. With this plan, the College seeks to fortify its position as the leading provider of healthcare education for this diverse, adult and so often underserved population in the greater Boston area and beyond.
Strategic Vision and Initiatives
The 2022-2027 Strategic Plan identifies six initiatives that reflect our mission and commitment.
We aspire to be a model of excellence, recognized for innovative and collaborative approaches to education for practice in the health sector. We are committed to preparing practitioners who reflect on and care for a diverse patient population, and to fostering interdisciplinary approaches to address complex issues within healthcare and society.
Our focus is on data-driven action, engagement with our stakeholders, responding to the needs of our diverse adult student body and the healthcare industry, providing professional support and advancement for faculty and staff, as well as making financially sound and agile decisions.
Below is a list of our six strategic agenda initiatives. A more detailed listing of initiatives is available through our Summary: Strategic Agenda 2022 - 2027, available for download below.
Strategic Vision and Initiatives
Enhance our visibility across all key audiences, emphasizing Labouré’s unique strengths and value as a high-quality provider of healthcare education for all learners.
The approximate length of completion of the LPN to RN program at a full-time pace
Diversify and grow an academic program portfolio to best meet the needs of our student population as well as the needs of the healthcare industry and build on and expand faculty and staff expertise to ensure learner success in these new areas.
Seek out and engage with diverse partnerships to reinforce our position as a regional leader in healthcare education.
Create and sustain data-driven systems, policies, and procedures to inform campus planning, evaluation, management, and Board governance systems.
Ensure our long-term success through sustainable investment in infrastructure, technology, finances, and physical space.