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Nonotuck Hires Parker as HR Director

Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. is proud to announce the recent hiring of Gretchen Parker, MBA as Human Resources director. Parker comes to Nonotuck with 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, as well as an entire career spent working with nonprofits.

“I’m very excited to join Nonotuck and am looking forward to getting to know everyone that helps Nonotuck be the agency that it is today,” Parker says. “I really thrive working as a team and helping people attain their career and life goals.”

CFO & Vice President of Finance & Administration Diane Basnet says Parker is a natural fit for Nonotuck.  “Gretchen is a firm believer in leading with kindness. This is a key component of Nonotuck’s management philosophy that sustains our day-to-day interactions and ensures a supportive working environment,” she says.

Basnet continues: “A Director of Human Resources is a key role in the agency that assists in promoting culture, compliance, competency, and customer service. Gretchen will lead an amazing HR Team and tackle new initiatives such as performance management and coordinating trainings for supervisors across the agency.” 

Parker most recently worked as Associate Director of Human Resources for Highland Valley Elder Services, also working for LifePath, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Franklin Regional Council of Governments. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and master’s from Fitchburg State University. 

She resides in Turners Falls with her husband.

About Us

Nonotuck Resource Associates offers Shared Living, Adult Family Care and personalized day services for people with disabilities. Each of our services helps support our mission of providing people with disabilities a choice, a voice, and the opportunity to live authentic lives.

We provide support and services across Massachusetts and we are the largest shared living organization in the state. 

More info is available on the Nonotuck website.

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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