Paul J. Lanzikos

Paul Lanzikos is a co-founder of Dignity Alliance Massachusetts, co-leader of its Coordinating Committee, and co-chair of its Long-Term Care/Nursing Facilities work group. He has 50 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing and analyzing programs serving older adults and has testified before Congressional panels, federal executive agencies, and state legislative bodies regarding elder care policy and program development at the state and national levels.

In the spring of 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, Paul co-founded Dignity Alliance Massachusetts to transform the provision of long-term services, support, and care in the Commonwealth via public policies, legislation, regulations, and best practices. He serves as the coordinator and primary spokesperson of the Alliance.

From 2004-2019, Paul served as executive director of North Shore Elder Services, Inc., a not-for-profit aging service agency that functions as a state-funded Aging Service Access Point and a federally funded Area Agency on Aging. He was appointed by Governors Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Public Health Council from 2018 until October 2019 and served as Cabinet Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs during the last term of Governor Michael Dukakis.

Paul has held several faculty appointments in the graduate health care management programs. He received a B.A. with honors from Boston College and an MBA with a certificate in health care management from Boston University. In May 2015, he was awarded a Doctorate in Humane Letters, honoris causa, by Salem State University.

Paul and his family live in Beverly, Massachusetts.