Via Zoom March 7, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Agenda | REGISTER 

10:00 Welcome

• Emily Shea, MCOA Board Chair

10:05 Blue Cross Blue Shield Programming Opportunities within COAs
• Heather Hurd, Field Outreach Consultant, BCBS of Massachusetts

10:15 Training and Education Updates

• Andrea Cordis, MCOA Training and Education Manager

10:30 Cybercrime and Cyber Scams – Awareness and Strategies

• Assistant Special Agent in Charge Sean Garvey (Homeland Security Investigations), Christopher L. Celozzi, Community Relations Officer, Office of Partnership and Engagement (OPE) Department of Homeland Security

10:45 Voting Rights

• Emily Almeda-Lopez, Voting Rights Advocate, Disability Law Center, Inc.

11:00 Hoarding – MCOA’s New Series
• Lee Schuer, Certified Peer Specialist and Internationally Recognized Expert in Hoarding

11:45 Business Meeting

• Legislative Updates
• Board Nomination/Vote
• Membership Vote: After hearing from many members over the past 2 years, who were are unable to attend the annual meetings in June due to end of the year scheduling conflicts, please be prepared to vote on the following “tracked changes” amendment to MCOA Bylaws:


Section 5.1 MCOA Board will schedule annually the following meetings.

1. Membership Meetings shall be held at least four times a year.

2. An Annual Meeting shall be held during the annual Fall Conference before June 20 of every year to elect members of the Board, including new officers and Regional Representatives, to begin their tenure at the start of the fiscal following calendar year, July January 1st.

12:00 * Please note the Advisory Council will meet from 12:00 – 12:30 pm