About MassCAP

Welcome to the official website of The Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals. We are happy to introduce MassCAP here and inform you that it is an organization serving the educational, professional development, and networking needs of activity professionals who serve to enrich the physical, mental, emotional social, educational, expressive, creative and spiritual lifestyle needs of elders and other people who are in

  • Senior Center
  • Home Care
  • Life Care Community
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Service
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Memory Loss
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Hospice Communities

We identify these multi-talented individuals as Activity Professionals. Over 42 years ago, the first Massachusetts Activity Professionals founded MassCAP and dedicated themselves to helping each other present excellence in their activity programming by holding educational events. The Board has 4 officers who serve a period of two years, and varying numbers of appointed members and chairs that serve a period of two years. The organization operates under a set of By-Laws that guide us in our operations.

Current Board Members

Carla Pepka, MS, ADC, CDP


Lasell Village/ Lasell House
120 Seminary Ave.
Auburndale, MA 02466

Tel: 617-663-7051
Fax: 617-663-7001
E-mail: cpepka@lasell.edu


Vice President

Sarah Brayton Skilled Nursing Care Center
4901 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Tel: 508-675-1001
Fax: 508-675-1088
E-mail: Sandra.Sarza@Genesishcc.com
or SandySarza@aol.com

Ann deVillafane, BS, ADC, AP-BC, CDP

Program Chair

Wachusett Manor
32 Hospital Hill Road
Gardner, MA 01440

Tel: 978-632-5477
Fax: 978-632-4869
E-mail: ann.devillafane@yahoo.com

Laurie Friis, BS, ADC, AP-BC, CDP


Accord Adult Day Center
10 Cudworth Rd,
Webster, MA 01570

Tel: 508-949-3598
E-mail: Lfriis@accordadh.com

Anne Eagan, ACC

Policies and Procedures Chair

St. Patrick's Manor
863 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Tel: 508-879-8000
Fax: 508-626-1604
Email: aeagan@st.patricksmanor.org

Catherine Sabatini, ADC, CDP, HCC


66 C Shrewbury Green Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Tel: 508-397-0537

E-mail: Masscap.Programchair@yahoo.com

Rosey Beckford, Med, ADC, CDP

Education and Certification Chair

North Hill
865 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Tel: 781-433-6639
E-mail: rbeckford@northhill.org

Samantha Bennett, ADC ,CDP

Technical Support & Job Bank Chair

Wingate at Norton
184 Mansfield Ave
Norton, MA 02766

Tel: 508-285-7745 x533
E-mail: sbennett@wingatesrc.com or sbennett128@yahoo.com

Massachusetts Senior Care Association

800 South Street - Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453
Telephone: 617-558-0202
Fax: 617-558-3546

Leeanne Agius


Tel: 774-365-0224


Kathleen Carville

Satellite Chair

Tel: 508-577-5532

Email: kmcarville@charter.net

National Contacts:

National Certification Council of Activity Professionals - NCCAP

3015 Upton Drive, Ste 103
Kensington, MD 20895

Phone: 757-552-0653
E-mail: info@nccap.org

National Association of Activity Professionals - NAAP

3604 Wildon Street,
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Phone: 913-728-7288
Email: office@naap.info
Web: www.naap.info

National Association of Activity Professionals - NAAP Credentialing Center

224 N. Millbrook Court
Aurora CO 80018-1660

Phone:  303-317-5682
Email:  naapcc.office@gmail.com