Board of Directors
The Late Ruth Willemain
Ruth became a Hospice volunteer in 1999 and remained one until founding Harmony House of Western Massachusetts in 2007.
In 2019 she was awarded the Andrus Award from AARP Massachusetts, recognizing outstanding individuals who share their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others.
Learn more about Ruth and her accomplishments on our news page.
President, Board of Directors
Gina Mazza MBA, BSN
Gina has worked in the home health and hospice industry for the past 25 years in both the provider side and consulting side of the industry. Now, in addition to volunteering at Harmony House, she operates her own consulting business and is a Professor at Elms College teaching Healthcare Leadership courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
Diane Dietzen, MD
Dr. Dietzen is a General Internist as well as a Hospice and Palliative Care provider by training. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the Veterans Home in Holyoke.
She very much supports the mission of Harmony House, as she has seen multiple patients at local hospitals who are in need of these kinds of support and resources. She is interested in promoting education and support for staff at the house, to provide ongoing excellent care.
Amy began her journey with Harmony House's founder, Ruth Willemain, knowing that her passion for helping people would be beneficial to the work Harmony House was trying to accomplish. She has been a Harmony House Director since October 2014; serving as the Board’s President from 2015 to 2023. She works in Hospice at Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care in Holyoke.
Jennifer serves as the Senior Vice President Operations/BSA Officer of Alden Credit Union where she oversees operations and ensures regulatory compliance. She is a dedicated individual who actively engages in community involvement and volunteering. Her contributions have had a positive impact on various organizations in the Western Mass area, demonstrating her commitment to making a difference in the community.
Win Whitcomb, MD
Win is a practicing internist and medical director at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds, MA. Previously, he was the founding chief medical officer of Remedy Partners, a value-based care company that grew to 49 states prior to merging with Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY), which was acquired by CVS in 2023. He is the founder of the Society of Hospital Medicine and served as its first co-president from 1997-1999.
Karen recently retired after 23 years as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of West Springfield Public Schools. She has been involved with Harmony House since its inception in 2007 as a board member and recording secretary.
She was instrumental in acquiring our 501(c)(3) and, for several years, worked with Founder Ruth Willemain to establish partnerships with local organizations.
Attorney at Law
Father Daniel S. Pacholec
Pam Quirk, RN