With heavy hearts and much sorrow, the HCAOA Connecticut Chapter mourns the loss of its chairman Mark T. McGoldrick of New Canaan, who died last week at age 62.
The owner of several Comfort Keepers offices in Connecticut, McGoldrick was in his third year leading the Chapter. Last summer, he was appointed to serve as co-chairman of the task force to study the home care industry in Connecticut.
Mark’s focus had been on legislative advocacy, where he helped lead the industry’s public policy initiatives and response to numerous legislative challenges. He testified several times before the legislature and met with lawmakers to advocate on behalf of home care agencies, caregivers and consumers. Mark also led the Chapter’s response to the pandemic, helping to facilitate its role in providing caregivers with PPE and priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccines.
Prior to serving as chair of the Chapter, Mark led its legislative and public policy committee. Additionally, Mark made changes in governance and structure of the Chapter, establishing policy committees, organizational planning, and succession planning.
“I was fortunate to work closely with Mark on a number of significant public policy issues and Chapter events in Connecticut,” said HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak. “He was thoughtful, intelligent, and very forward thinking about the home care industry. Mark helped raise the Chapter’s voice at the state Capitol in advocating in relation to legislation and public policy affecting the industry. He increased the stature of home care agencies. Mark cared deeply about protecting seniors and consumers. He will be deeply missed.”
HCAOA offers its sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mark’s wife Carolyn, co-owner of Comfort Keepers and head of human resources; his two children—Erin and Holly; and Mark’s staff, co-workers and colleagues. Read the obituary in memory of Mark McGoldrick here.