Steering Committee

Gina Barry, Legal

Bacon & Wilson

Gina M. Barry is an Attorney practicing with the law firm of Bacon & Wilson. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She graduated cum laude from Western New England College School of Law, where she served as the Articles Editor of the Western New England Law Review. Ms. Barry is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County. She is also a member of various other professional organizations, including the Women Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley and the Women's Partnership. Ms. Barry's practice specializes in Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Asset Protection Planning.

Jan Porter, Membership
Infinex Investments, Inc.
(413) 562-6228

Jan Porter and Infinex Investments is a full service brokerage firm, in business since 1991. We specialize in fixed and variable annuities, mutual funds, long term care and life insurance. As investment consultants, we can help you put together a financial plan to best suit your needs. Please call for a free consultation.

Mary-Anne Schelb, Planning
JGS Lifecare
(413) 310-4693

Mary-Anne has over three decades working in the healthcare field.  Health & Wellness is her passion as she is a Holistic Health Practitioner by trade and she has had her wellness center – Intentional Calm since 1999.  For the last two decades she has been more specifically focused in the eldercare field of healthcare.  She chaired the Alz Assoc Walk Committee, Sat on the BOD for the WSpfld COA, she chairs the WestMass Eldercare Conference, a longtime member of the Retirement Marketing Directors Association for Assisted Livings, was part of the Coverdell Stroke Program & the Brain Injury Association of Mass.  She spearheaded Dementia Friendly Longmeadow.   She sits on the Rotary of West Springfield BOD, not only an executive board member but as well as a committee member who piloted the WestSide Legacy Stories committee, which spotlights elders in the community, their accomplishments, their challenges, their life stories and has them digitized for future generations to treasure for years to come.  A BOD member of the Pioneer Valley Conf for Women as well as Exec BOD member of the East of the River Chamber.  She has worked in marketing, community relations, business  & census development for home cares, assisted livings, acute rehabs, and now a full continuum of care for the JGS Lifecare Campus in Longmeadow. 

She is considered a true resource in the community for so many and is always willing to assist in any way she can for the highest and best of everyone involved.