Executive Director Tracey Cravedi is in charge of operations of Hale Barnard Corporation, a full service residence for seniors – a role she has held since 2009. General duties include managing and supervising departments of Nursing, Accounting, Admission/Discharge, Residents Service Coordination, Activities, Facilities Maintenance, Administration, Fundraising and Development. More specifically the Director is responsible for all aspects of each department, i.e. FY budgeting accounts payable/receivable, payroll, grants, daily residential and employee matters, setting policy, maintaining legal and safety standards, etc. In addition she is the liaison for Insurance, Investment, auditing, human resources and many other outside service providers associated with the organization. She confers with and answers to the volunteer Board of Directors.
Tracey has a BS in Psychology; is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor; is an active member and advisor of MARCH (Massachusetts Association of Residential Care Homes) an advocacy group that supports rest homes and their populations; and is active lobbying for senior and social service legislature on a local and state-wide level.
Prior to joining Hale Barnard she spent many years working with Spectrum Health Systems in successively higher level positions working with at-risk youth.
An energetic and inspiring leader, she has led Hale House through difficult periods of physical plant deterioration, labor challenges, lagging care standards, inadequate state reimbursement and inappropriate resident placements to become a highly regarded rest home with near perfect marks from the Mass. Department of Health as well as Boston historical and architectural agencies. COVID-19 was the most recent challenge to be overcome with no positive cases in staff or residents.
Tracey balances her professional duties with her busy family life. Her husband Andrew is a police officer, and they have five children ranging from pre-school to college.