Chris Heavey, chairman of the board of directors of Milton Fuller Housing Corporation, has announced the appointment of Molly Welch as the new executive director of Fuller Village.

She succeeds Deborah Felton, who served as executive director of the non-profit community since 2007.

For more than 20 years, Welch has been working with seniors and their families, striving to provide them with the best accommodations, services, and programming possible.

Her career in the senior care industry has encompassed skilled nursing homes, an assisted and independent living community, hospice agencies, and home care staffing.

Since 2003, Welch has worked with Sheehan Health Group, most recently serving in leadership positions as regional director of admissions and marketing and as an operations consultant.

“We are delighted to have someone with Molly’s depth of leadership experience in senior housing taking over for Deborah, whose positive impact on the growth and enrichment of Fuller Village during the past 16 years has been instrumental in creating a reputation for Fuller Village as one of the most highly respected senior communities in eastern Massachusetts,” Heavey said.
Welch’s appointment concluded an extensive search for Felton’s successor.

“The vision and culture of Fuller Village are consistent with the beliefs I have always held that pro-

viding a living environment where seniors can enjoy the fullest life possible is paramount,” Welch commented. “Offering a lifestyle where our resi- dents can participate in the many activities and programs at Fuller Village is important, not just for the residents themselves, but also for their family members who know their loved ones are living in an active community that is engaging and caring.”

Prior to entering the senior care industry, Welch earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in health policy and management from Providence College.

She resides on the South Shore with her husband and two daughters.