Marta Corvelo named Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services CEO

Marta Corvelo

The Board of Directors for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) today announced Marta Corvelo will be the agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“I am honored to have been selected as SCES’s next Chief Executive Officer and elated to be working alongside this dedicated team that is doing incredible work to support the independence and well-being of older adults in Cambridge and Somerville,” said Corvelo.

Corvelo brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the health and non-profit sectors to SCES. In her most recent role, she served as the Vice President of Operations at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC), where she worked for nine years and provided oversight for more than 250 employees, seven clinical sites, and several other ancillary departments serving over 65,000 patients in the Merrimack Valley area.

SCES Board President Leslie Hergert said the board was impressed with Corvelo’s resume of leading programs that support health and provide care for under-served communities.

“Marta’s track record of effective leadership and balancing empathy with standards struck us as a perfect fit for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services,” said Hergert. “We are looking forward to working with her to support the independence and dignity of Cambridge and Somerville residents.”

Corvelo will succeed Paul Hollings, who retired at the end of March after four years at the agency. Corvelo’s resume includes nine years at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she rose to the position of Operations Manager for the Cambridge Breast Center from 2005-2009.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recognized Corvelo in 2021 for organizing clinic vaccine efforts that provided COVID vaccinations to some of the most vulnerable populations in the Merrimack Valley.

Corvelo holds a master’s degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Western Governors University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from the Universidade dos Açores in São Miguel, Portugal. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older adults in Somerville and Cambridge. For free advice and guidance on questions of aging, caregiving or disability, contact our Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601, email info@eldercare.org, or visit our website eldercare.org.