Disability determination expert named senior director of UMass Medical School Disability Evaluation Services

February 28, 2017

Frank Joyce, RN, has been appointed senior director of UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services following a successful stint as interim senior director.

In this senior director role, Joyce has clinical oversight of more than 60 licensed disability reviewers, clinical managers, psychologists and physician advisors. His clinical team conducts disability reviews for state agencies and local government entities while also providing clinical consultation to private companies.

Joyce brings more than 30 years of experience in both public and private sector health service administration. Since 2001, he has served in escalating roles of responsibility at UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, providing clinical leadership in disability determination, appeals review and testimony and operations management.

Throughout his career, Joyce has been proactive in helping vulnerable populations. He worked with state agencies to provide disability determination and Social Security application services at two Department of Transitional Assistance offices in Massachusetts. Joyce also partnered with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and MassHealth to expedite disability determination for those in need.

Prior to joining UMass Medical School, Joyce was a manager/director for the South Worcester Neighborhood Center, a city health and human services agency that assists low-income residents with health care and social service programs. He also served as executive director of the Green Island Neighborhood Center in Worcester and chaired the city-wide Worcester Neighborhood Center Director’s Association.

Joyce received a BA in history and a BS in geography from Worcester State University and an RN from Quinsigamond Community College.

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