Brooksby Village Community Relations Committee

Carolyn Markey, Chair

Ms. Markey currently serves on NSC. She is a member of the NSC Vision Committee as well as the Governance and Internal Affairs committee. She is the chair of the BBV Community Board and CRC. Ms. Markey was president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) from 1997 to 2007. During her tenure, she led the 400 visiting nurse agencies throughout the country in the areas of advocacy, national image, clinical education, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Markey has 30 years’ experience in home health and community care in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to VNAA, she was the CEO of Special Care Home Health Services, a $100 million division of Advantage Health. She served on the board of Myomo, Inc., and was a member of Leadership 18 and National Healthcare Coalition in Washington, D.C. She is a registered nurse and graduate of North Shore Community College.


Bruce Beardsley

Mr. Beardsley currently serves on the board of NSC and is a member of the Budget and Finance Advisory Committee. He is the chair of the Lantern Hill Community Board and CRC and also serves on the CRC at Brooksby Village. He was a co-founder and served as a principal at Next Step Healthcare, LLC, where he provided senior housing and nursing facility consulting, transactional and valuation services. Previously, he was senior vice president of acquisitions and VP of planning and development at Harborside Healthcare Corporation, serving there for almost 20 years. Mr. Beardsley has served as chairman of the board of assessors for the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts and as a member of the owner/operator advisory board for the National Investment Center (NIC). Mr. Beardsley earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics at Lehigh University and his Master’s of Business Administration from Boston University.


Kenneth Laurence, Director Living in Community

Mr. Laurence is the Director Living in Community at Brooksby Village and has been a resident, with his wife Lynda, since October 2011. After graduating from the Harvard Law School in 1963, he practiced law in New York City and Boston for 27 years, representing both nonprofit and corporate clients in the areas of health care, banking, environmental, and antitrust law. From 1990 to 2007 he was an associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and served as vice chair of the Brooksby Resident Advisory Council in 2013 and 2014. He has been involved in a number of musical activities at Brooksby, including singing with the Brooksby Gentlemen, while continuing to enjoy playing French horn in the Shrine Band, several municipal bands, and the Salem State University Orchestra.