Douglas Flynn is the CaregivingMetroWest.org Program Manager. Prior to that, he served as the Program Coordinator for the Caregiving MetroWest planning grant, funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation to research the needs of MetroWest caregivers and how best to address them with this website.
Douglas received his BA from Brown University with an honors degree in History and a degree in Afro-American Studies.
Douglas has over 20 years of experience in journalism, having worked as a sports writer, editor and Boston Bruins and New England Patriots beat reporter for the MetroWest Daily News, Boston Herald, New England Hockey Journal and the New England Sports Network (NESN).
Stephen Corso, MSW, LICSW
Stephen E. Corso is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for BayPath Elder Services, Inc.
Stephen has written, co-written and received funding for numerous grant proposals. He has been the Project Director for Elder Community Care, first funded by The MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation in 2003; The Senior Support Network, a peer-to-peer older adult in-home counseling program funded by Crossroads Community Foundation in 2006; BayPathways, a personal care attendant capacity building grant funded by The MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation in 2006; The Geriatric Medication Administration Program, funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in 2007; and The Family Caregiver Connections Project, funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation in 2009.
He has received training in evaluation at the MetroWest Health Foundation Evaluation Institute, by the Bruner Foundation in 2011 and has evaluated numerous pilot projects for which he was the Project Director.
Alicia is the Caregiver Specialist for the Family Caregiver Support Program at BayPath Elder Services. Alicia has also worked as a Case Manager and Care Transitions Coach, trained in Colman Coaching, in her four years at BayPath.
Alicia received her BA in Psychology from Worcester State University in 2010. She has Lifelong ties to the community having grown up in Marlborough, and is familiar with many community resources.
Alicia strives to support elders and their families and works to assist elders to be able to live at home safely for as long as possible.
Leslie May-Chibani, LSW
Leslie May-Chibani is currently the assistant director at Minuteman Senior Services in Bedford. Before joining Minuteman in 2014, May-Chibani served as the Community-Based Care Transitions Program Manager for BayPath Elder Services. She is certified as a Coleman Transitions Coach supporting elders and their families during the transition from the hospital back home.
Prior to her work in Care Transitions, Leslie worked for six years as a Care Advisor with the Family Caregiver Support Program at BayPath. During this time she worked one-on-one with over 300 family caregivers through all stages of their journey. She created and facilitated a caregiver support group for three years; she founded and chaired the first two years of the Partnership to Promote Healthy Caregiving, which is a caregiver coalition bringing together professionals and family caregivers in MetroWest to improve access and services for caregivers along the continuum of care; and she is trained in and has led three “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” classes, an evidenced-based program which teaches family caregivers how to strengthen their skills.
In addition, Leslie has over five years of experience working with elders and their families in skilled nursing facilities as an activities director and in elderly housing as assistant manager.
A Hopkinton resident, Diane was a long-distance caregiver for over 10 years for her father, who had dementia. She was also a member of caregiver support group for seven years.
She managed all aspects of her father’s care, including in-home health aides, home maintenance and medical and financial matters. Diane feels that the benefit of sharing experiences is a great source of strength and support for the caregiver community.
Sara Miller, RN
Sara is the Clinical Director for Right at Home Boston Metro in Newton. Right at Home provided in-home caregivers for seniors and others who need help to remain living in their own homes, wherever home may be. Sara provides care assessments, home safety evaluations, and customized care plans, and supervises a large staff of caregivers to ensure excellent care is delivered.
She writes and delivers presentations to professionals and seniors on a variety or topics including: Managing Your Medical Care, Exercise for Seniors, Medication Interactions, and Meals That Heal. Sara specializes in geriatric nursing care and has worked in assisted living, adult day health, and hospital settings, and has a particular interest and extensive training in care of those with memory impairment.