Chief Executive Officer Patricia Roggeveen –
Patty brings 18+ years of experience in strategic management, fundraising, program development, and marketing, with many years of volunteer management and experience in her community.
Patty came to Sophia Snow Place from her own practice, Patty Roggeveen, LLC, as a Management Consultant in Communications, Strategic Planning, and Business development for the last five years. Previously, she served as Director of Development for the Maria Mitchell Association, as Executive Director of Nantucket Dreamland Foundation, and as Executive Director of Nantucket Community School, all located in Nantucket, MA.
Patty’s public service experience includes membership on the Nantucket Board of Selectmen for five years (with roles as Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair of the County Commissioners and Chair of the Audit Committee), as well as serving as Chair of the Board of Health in Nantucket for four years. As Audit Chair, she remedied past delays to ensure compliance and currency.
As President and CEO of Sophia Snow Place, Patty will partner with the Boards of Directors of Roxbury Home for Aged Women (RHAW) and its subsidiaries, Sophia Snow House, Inc., and Sophia Snow Independent Living, Inc. to plan for and guide programming, fundraising and strategic growth. Working directly with the management company, Rogerson Communities, the Executive Director and staff of Sophia Snow, on behalf of the Board, Patty will be responsible for strategic planning and leadership, fundraising, external relations and community engagement, and financial management and will oversee management and operation of all Sophia Snow’s contracts.
For more than 150 years, RHAW/Sophia Snow Place has provided women and men with an affordable, comfortable senior living community, committed to the dignity, value, and potential of each resident. Its guiding principles include providing housing and service options, meeting the needs of moderate-income seniors, community engagement and advocacy, and continuing program innovation coupled with prudent financial and investment management. Today, Sophia Snow Place features two interrelated programs/facilities: Sophia Snow House and The Residences at Snow Place.
Executive Director Judy Jose-Roddy received her CASP (Certified Aging Services Professional) Certification from the University of North Texas, M.S. in management with a concentration in human services administration from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. and her B.A. in social services from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Judy brought extensive knowledge and experience in her field to her work at Sophia Snow Place, including positions serving seniors in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Judy’s other human service experience includes numerous years in the fields of mental health, mental retardation and children’s services.As the Executive Director of Sophia Snow Place, Judy assures that residents receive the highest quality of services possible. Judy explains, “It is my privilege to assist these many wonderful women and men to age with dignity and independence.”
Activities Director Doreen Dougherty comes to Sophia Snow Place after 14 years of teaching at Noah Ark School and Charles River Acres School. Doreen was the lead teacher and developed many of the school’s activity programs. A 1986 graduate of Northeastern University she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Doreen also received an Associate’s Degree in Education and Human Services at Rhode Island Community College. A 25 year resident of West Roxbury, Doreen has been a volunteer at Holy Name School, The Bernadine’s West Roxbury Main Streets, Parkway Softball and several other community programs. In her new position as Activities Director she looks forward to bringing her creativity and planning skills to the residents and developing new programs that will enrich their social, emotional and physical well-being.
MARY CELESTE BROWN
Mary Celeste has spent her career assisting mission-focused organizations in program development, planning and communication. She was among the marketing professionals who assisted Sophia Snow Place’s first independent living residents in making the decision and transition to their new home. She returns to Sophia Snow Place to continue that work for prospective independent living and supportive living residents. Mary Celeste received her M.A. in Political Economic Development from Boston College and her B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. “I am delighted to be back at Sophia Snow Place. The residents have really created a warm home and community here and the staff has remained among my favorite to work with over the years.”