Executive Team

Angela Bovill

Angela BovillAngela Bovill is president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance. She joined the organization in 2008 as chief financial officer, was named chief operating officer in 2011, and became president and CEO in January, 2013. Before joining Ascentria, Angela was general manager of Digital Services for IDEXX Laboratories, where she worked for 17 years in business development, mergers and acquisitions, and turnarounds. While at IDEXX, she created and launched two new service lines, and turned around a new business acquisition from a major loss to the most profitable in the company.

Angela graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine, majoring in Economics, and earned an MBA with honors from Boston University. She has completed multiple executive education programs, including at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

As president and CEO of Ascentria, Angela has led a transformation of the nonprofit – streamlining, rebranding and changing the model of care to be more human-centered and partnership-focused. With a new vision, name, strategy and leadership team, Ascentria is leading the human services sector in innovation and holistic care. Contact me: Contact me, Twitter.

Michelle Bettigole

Michelle joined Ascentria in 2020 as the Chief Senior Care Officer, bringing with her a solid background in successfully running complex health and senior care organizations, while achieving high levels of resident and employee satisfaction. Surrounding herself with outstanding experts in their specific fields, Michelle has created cohesive, caring, yet results-driven management teams.

Michelle has over twenty years of senior management experience, starting her career as a clinical nurse in medical intensive care. Michelle then moved toward smaller organization management, and discovered her love of working with seniors in settings that allow them to thrive in an environment of health and wellness, while also supporting those with medical needs.

Michelle has worked in hospital, skilled nursing and home care administration. Since 2007, Michelle has served as an Executive Director of continuing care retirement communities for both Watermark Retirement Communities and Life Care Services, two of the nation’s top providers of senior care.

In addition to her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Michelle has a Master of Science in management from Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York, as well as a Master of Science in nursing administration from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Michelle taught on the graduate faculty of Yale School of Nursing for seven years, specializing in human resource management for nurses. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator in Connecticut.

“I absolutely love the community and culture of Ascentria. It is a wonderful organization, and I’m completely committed to helping the senior care grow and thrive here. It is an honor to work with the staff and residents that we serve.” Contact me.


April Kelly

April-Kelly.jpgApril Kelly joined Ascentria in August of 2021 as chief of staff.  As past owner of a consulting firm, she brings to the organization a proven skillset in team leadership, project management and owner representation working with various non-profit organizations as well as both public and private entities for the successful management and completion of simultaneous capital development projects, while minimizing risk to the organizations. She also holds real estate licensure in multiple states in addition to business educator and educational administration licensing in the area of secondary education in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

April holds a Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) from Clark University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and an Associate of Science in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute. Contact April.

Jeffrey Kinney

Jeffrey Kinney joined Ascentria Care Alliance in July 2019. As Chief of Strategic Development, Jeff helps guide strategic planning, board development and new business development for the agency. Jeff also leads the external relations function, managing organizational strategies in marketing, public relations, advancement and government relations.
With a 30+ year career in banking, Jeff has managed several start-up banking offices and lines of business. Most recently he served as regional vice president at Wells Fargo Bank in Boston, where he managed the Mid-Corporate banking team for New England.

With a 30+ year career in banking, Jeff most recently served as regional vice president at Wells Fargo Bank in Boston, where he managed the Mid-Corporate banking team for New England.
Jeff also served as chair of Ascentria’s governing board during a time of great transition, including a change in identity from Lutheran Social Services of New England to its new name, Ascentria Care Alliance. He was both board chair and a leading volunteer, promoting adoption services, Services for New Americans, and legal services for the victims of human trafficking. And as a prominent banker he actively encouraged corporate executives to work with Ascentria’s programs in the communities their businesses served. After his term as board chair, Jeff continued as a board member. He is also a current board member of Family Promise Metrowest.
Jeff has an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Wittenberg University. Contact Me.

Nancy Meegan

Nancy MeeganNancy Meegan joined Ascentria in May 2016 and is chief human resources officer, serving Ascentria’s 1,700 employees throughout New England. Before joining Ascentria, Nancy held leadership positions in human resources, organizational effectiveness and quality management at area nonprofits. She also worked for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Nancy has focused her career in the nonprofit sector supporting mission driven organizations dedicated to disadvantaged and marginalized populations. She is a champion for the dedicated and outstanding staff working in nonprofits and has led initiatives focused on employee engagement, learning management and professional development.

Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Boston University and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She also attended the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the London School of Economics. Contact me.


Aimee Mitchell

Aimee Mitchell joined Ascentria in June 2021 as chief community services officer bringing with her over 25 years of experience serving people ranging from individuals with disabilities to those with psychiatric needs and those impacted by the child welfare system.  
Aimee is an innovative clinical leader who has focused her career on designing and implementing services that make an impact on people’s lives, both those being served and the staff doing the work. She believes that by amplifying the voices of those with lived experience and creating collaborative spaces for human centered design, we can accomplish the critical goal of making a difference.  
Aimee has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California in Santa Cruz, and earned a MSW from Smith College School for Social Work. She attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and has continued to apply what she learned there to her work.
Aimee began her career supporting and advocating for children and adults who are differently abled. She shifted to inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric work before transitioning to lead operations for a prenatal and early childhood agency in Rhode Island. Most recently, Aimee joined public service as the Chief of Staff for Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Family.
Aimee believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are a core pillar in every setting and finding ways of having courageous conversations is a priority for her. In addition to supporting a woman in Western Massachusetts as her guardian for the past 25 years, Aimee has been privileged to be both a foster and adoptive parent. Contact me.

Jeanette Wade

Jeanette WadeJeanette Wade joined Ascentria in March 2019 as chief financial officer. She directs the organization’s financial strategy, technology, business development, and facilities functions.

Jeanette’s business philosophy is that every organization can improve in terms of being efficient, accountable and sustainable. She brings a record of defining and delivering high-level results during periods requiring significant change, business maturity and bottom line improvements.

Prior to joining Ascentria, Jeanette held several executive positions, most recently as chief financial officer and internal control officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security. Among her accomplishments were the restructuring of funding paradigms to reduce cost burdens, and establishing profit-and-loss protocols to evaluate operational cost reduction opportunities and expansion of services. She served as finance technology liaison to all entities in the Commonwealth, providing financial transparency.

Jeanette holds two degrees from Harvard University – a Master of Liberal Arts in Business Management and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Strategic Management. Contact me.

Karen-Louise Walker

Karen-Louise Walker joined Ascentria in February 2020 as the Vice President of Development and is responsible for leading, planning, and implementing all external fundraising activities. She brings extensive administrative, executive leadership and oversight experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors, including over 14 years in advancement and fund development. Most recently, as the Executive Director of Advancement at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, her efforts tripled giving and doubled donor and alumni engagement. 

Karen has two Masters degrees and a Doctor of Theology degree from Boston University, and is an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition Contact me.

Leadership Team