Kim Butler Rainen

Kim Rainen is a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a cum laude graduate of New England Law | Boston, where she served on the law review.

Kim currently serves as President the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, and as Secretary of the Andover Council on Aging Board, where she is an active volunteer with the Capital Campaign to renovate the senior center and with the adult dementia day program. She is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Estate Law Attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and the Merrimack Valley Conveyancer’s Association. She served a two-year term from 2013-2015 on the Trust & Estates Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association, as well as the Young Lawyer’s Advisory Council and Junior Fellows of the Boston Bar Foundation. Kim has been an active volunteer for TomorrowNite, a gala event to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, since 2011.

Kim served as an Associate Attorney with Tamkin & Hochberg, LLP for several years before becoming Of Counsel and opening a small law firm in Andover, Massachusetts.

While attending law school, Kim completed an internship with the Suffolk Probate and Family Court, as well as a clinical internship in the Enterprise and Major Crimes Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Subsequently, Kim returned to the Suffolk Probate and Family Court as part of the New England Law | Boston’s Honors Judicial Internship Program, serving as intern to the Honorable Joan P. Armstrong. Kim also served as law clerk at boutique law firm in Boston, where she focused on estate planning, Medicaid planning and eligibility, special needs planning, and trust and estate administration.

Ruth Young

Ruth Young

Ruth has spent most of her life in Massachusetts. Her younger years were spent in Arlington, Massachusetts.  She left there to attend Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

After attaining her degree, she headed for White Plains, NY to work for the Westchester County Division of Children’s Services.  Her goal there was to try out Social Work to see if she liked it.

This was not encouraged by her parents, but she liked people and thought she could be helpful.  After her stint there, she returned to Boston, first to get married and second to attend the Simmons College School of Social Work.  Following this graduation, she worked for a Children’s Agency which was under the aegis of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. For her next employment she found her way to the Massachusetts General Hospital Social Service Department, where once again she worked with developmentally impaired children and their families. She began as a social worker, but in time was promoted to a supervisory position. After 7.5 years she left MGH to take a position as Director of the Social Service Department at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. When she started there, the hospital was six years old.  The hospital was owned privately but after a short period it was sold to the Mass General after the death of its owner, Josiah Spaulding.  Spaulding was a fledgling hospital, but soon grew to become a nationally recognized rehabilitation hospital.

She stayed for twenty years during which time the Department grew from eight social workers to twenty-eight plus four nurses.  The Department took over Discharge Planning for the whole hospital, organized clinical services for the Outpatient Service as well as for the Addictions Program inpatient and outpatient.  Services were also added to neighborhood clinics and the home care services.  The Department became known for the outpatient groups that were developed for patients and families coping with chronic and catastrophic illness.  Finally, a training program was developed for graduate students from graduate schools of social work.

She left after twenty years to take over as the administrator for the Council on Aging in Winchester, MA.  This was a social service agency serving the needs of all Winchester elders.

This meant dealing with all issues of concern to seniors, which included health care needs, emotional issues, finances, home care, transportation issues, housing, and retirement concerns.

Finally, after seventeen years retirement arrived.