Navigator Homes of Martha's Vineyard, Inc, is a 501c3 registered in the state of Massachusetts. The tax ID number is 84-5182763.
Navigator Homes of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.
c/o Polly Brown, Treasurer
PO Box 1356
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
In the fall of 2020, Mr. McDonough joined Navigator Homes both as a Board Member and as Senior Vice President for Development with operating responsibility for development and finance. In May 2022, Mr. McDonough was elected by the Board to be President and CEO of Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard.
Between 2001 and 2020, Mr. McDonough served as Director of Development at Johns Hopkins where he was responsible for a range of real estate development projects including mixed-use retail, residential, office, and lab projects in the Baltimore – Washington markets.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, between 1990 and 2001, Mr. McDonough held senior management positions at HUD, FDIC, and RTC, where he was responsible for originating and managing more than six billion dollars in real estate debt and equity financings in the public and private capital markets.
As Vice President for Multifamily Development for the National Housing Partnership, between 1980 and 1990, he structured and closed over $250 million in debt and equity financings while developing 10 new apartment communities primarily in the Chicago, Washington, and Florida markets.
Mr. McDonough began his career in real estate serving as the Housing Program Manager for the Mayor of Boston, where he was responsible for the rehabilitation of 45,000 housing units and reorganizing the Boston Housing Authority pursuant to a court ordered Consent Decree.
Mr. McDonough holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from Harvard University, and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Polly Brown cares deeply about this community. After assessing the viability of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), she founded Vineyard Village At Home, which organizes volunteers to provide transportation on the island to its members at a modest annual fee.
Polly was a board member and volunteer of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard for 12 years and also served as an officer on the board of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for many years. She believes that the island has a moral obligation to its seniors to provide opportunities to remain on the island throughout their lives.
Polly’s background is in management, industrial training and law. She has degrees from Middlebury College (AB), Northwestern University (MA), Catholic University of America (EdD) and Harvard (JD).
Maureen Corrigan joined Navigator Homes of New England initially as a Founding Member, later as a Board Member, and most recently as a Staff Member, filling the position of Educator as part of the Clinical Team of The Green House inspired project on Martha’s Vineyard.
With a BA in Sociology and an Internship in the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at The Memorial Hospital, Worcester, MA, Ms.Corrigan began her social work career at Cape Cod Hospital, where she established and managed the Social Services Department, from 1968-1970. She defined the role of social worker in a hospital setting and educated the medical staff to receive social services as an integral part of the team of health care providers.
In 1979, following the death of her husband, she created Bridge To Other Widowed, a program developed to support young widowed persons and sponsored by Catholic Social Services, Hyannis, MA. The group program, facilitated by Ms.Corrigan provided support to hundreds of widowed persons over a period of ten years.
Maureen enrolled in Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, MSW program in 1981 and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 1984. She became licensed by the State of Massachusetts as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in1986.
Her post Master’s social work experience has been extensive and includes:
1984-1985 MA Department of Social Services
1985-1987 The Head Injury Center at Lewis Bay
1987-1992 Hospice of Cape Cod, Hospice Foundation of Cape Cod Inc.
1992-2021 Private Practice for Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision and Consultation Services
Ms.Corrigan continued her education including:
1987-1990 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, DSW program. She completed three years of doctoral studies with concentration on Bereavement Research and the Efficacy of Group Work
1990-1993 Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Belmont, MA. Affiliate Member
2018- Trained Educator, The Green House Project
He established H. Glenn Alberich Law Offices in 2007. His firm has represented some of the largest corporations around the country and is AV Preeminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Dr. Aliya Browne is a board-certified clinical cardiologist who specializes in integrative cardiology at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Oak Bluffs, MA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine/New York Institute of Technology, receiving her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a fellowship graduate of University of Arizona in integrative medicine. A licensed minister, graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary with her Master of Divinity, she serves at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset New Jersey. She is passionate about caring for the total person, integrating Eastern, Western and Spiritual practices into one practical prescription for whole body health.
Dr. Browne is a sought-after lecturer, and speaker on women and heart disease, the spiritual practices of medicine and Christian meditation. She is the author of Meditating on God’s Word, published July 2017, which teaches how to decompress and grow stronger in one’s relationship with God through meditation. One of her life’s passions is the development of spiritual formation and spiritual practices in others to live longer, stronger healthier lives. She teaches and leads guided meditations classes throughout the year using scripture. She has produced Christian based guided meditation CD’s-Meditations from God for your Heart and RIPE.
Dr. Browne has numerous affiliations and civic engagements including serving on the of board trustees of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton MA, where she has started to pursue a Doctorate in Religion. She is an active board member of Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, MA where she presently serves as board president. She also serves on the board of trustees at Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club.
Dr. Browne is happily married to Reginald M. Browne and is mother to adult fraternal twin children, Alexandrea and Myles, a teenage son, Jabril, and a stepson Quentin. She lives by the scripture “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded” (Luke 12:48). She dedicates her medical career to her grandmother who died suddenly from heart disease when she was thirteen. This had a dramatic impact on her life and has guided her in her specialty path.
Cynthia is a native of Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College in 1973 and received her Masters of Sacred Theology from McGill University, after two years at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. She was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1979, one the first 100 women to be ordained. Much of her ministry has been in transition work, having served as an interim in many parishes, and then working with Bishop Bud Cederholm as the Canon for Transition Ministry and Clergy Deployment in the Diocese of MA for six years. She retired from full-time ministry in 2016, but has served on a part time basis at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven when their priest died, and then at Saint Andrews, Edgartown. She continues to do congregational development work including leading retreats and working with parishes. She is also a trained spiritual director and chair of the Chappy Open Space Committee, In her free time she enjoys anything having to do with exercise– inside and outdoors, and spending time with her three grandchildren.
Melinda Loberg is a resident of Martha’s Vineyard who has served as a Duke’s County Commissioner, Tisbury Select Board member, Finance and Advisory Committee member and other town committees since retiring in 1999. This follows a 30-year career in Adolescent and Family Therapy. And a 20-year period where she served as a volunteer on the Tisbury Ambulance Service.
Currently, in addition to the Navigator Board, Melinda serves as President of Tisbury Waterways, Inc., a non-profit water quality advocacy group, Chair of the town’s Climate Advisory Committee and a member of the island’s Organics Committee that seeks to manage the island’s food waste through composting.
In the past, Melinda has served on the Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Board, Planned Parenthood and the Animal Shelter of MV.
Before moving to the island in 1974 with her husband Ben and six sons, Patricia “Paddy” Moore managed state programs for women and children in New Jersey and Massachusetts and facilitated national consensus-building processes on health care coverage for the uninsured and on the national crisis shortage of health care providers with geriatric training.
She is the Founder of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard (formerly the Healthy Aging Task Force), a planning and advocacy coalition of over 70 leaders representing 37 nonprofit and municipal organizations serving Martha’s Vineyard elders and their families. The mission of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard (HAMV) is to create an aging-friendly Island, meeting the needs of the rapidly growing 65+ population and those who care for them.
Renee Lohman has a 32-year history in startup, development, financing, management, and operations of healthcare services companies, including health systems, urgent care centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, ambulatory-surgical/urgent/and primary care centers, and health care management organizations.
In 2018, Ms. Lohman founded and is now president and chief executive officer of Navigator Elder Homes of New England, LLC and Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc. (a 501 c 3 organization) . Renee and her founding partners are serving as the catalyst to meet the housing and healthcare needs of the growing number of elders and people living with disabilities in Southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Currently, Navigator Homes of MV through its partnership with Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (a MGH-Brigham affiliate) will build five new Green House-Inspired homes in beautiful Edgartown, MA, as a replacement to the existing institutional model of a skilled nursing center, Windemere Nursing and Rehab Center. The Green House Project (thegreenhouseproject.org) has guided the new development of over 350 Green House model homes in 31 states. Navigator is the first developer of Green House inspired homes in Southeastern MA.
Prior to her focus on disrupting the institutional mode of long -term care, in 2011, Renee moved to Cape Cod, raised over $18M from Blue Cross of MA and Tufts Health Plan, and launched the first Greater-Boston based urgent care company, CareWell Urgent Care Centers.
Before her move to Massachusetts, Ms. Lohman headed the Washington, DC-based health care finance consulting company, The Lohman Group, for 13 years. Renee partnered with physicians to build ambulatory surgical centers, and she also was consultant to several hospital systems which were growing urgent care facilities. During 2007-2012, The Lohman Group played key roles in development and/or operation of 57 urgent care centers in 23 states. In addition to the more recent focus on Urgent Care, her company’s work from 2001-2006 centered also on system reform efforts of the behavioral health system, including Medicaid expansion.
Most recently, Renee is expanding her company to include new small-house elder housing in at least four other communities in Southeastern MA.