Welcome to Shillman House!

We invite you to discover JCHE's Morton and Etta Shillman House on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus! This beautiful, non-sectarian, senior independent living community, offering rental housing, is located at 49 Edmands Road in MetroWest's desirable Nobscot Village area of Framingham.

Shillman House, a vibrant and supportive community in MetroWest, is welcoming to older adults of all backgrounds. Residents enjoy fully equipped apartments with beautiful kitchens, as well as attractive and inviting common space, courtyards and grounds. Shillman House offers social, cultural and recreational programs that facilitate healthy aging. This is a community where residents enjoy life-long pursuits and cultivate new interests. At Shillman House, residents can strike a balance between enjoying activity with neighbors and savoring time alone in the peacefulness of their apartments.

In 2013, Shillman House was designated as a Nationally Recognized Community of Quality by the National Affordable Housing Management Association for a high standard of excellence in management, maintenance, programs and services, and experience and training of personnel.

Shillman House is named in honor of the parents of Dr. Bob Shillman, CEO and President of Cognex Corporation in Natick, MA, who, along with his wife Mao, made a generous contribution to JCHE so that seniors in the area could enjoy quality housing.

The Weinberg Campus is named in recognition of the significant financial support from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation which made it possible to create Shillman House.


  • NEAHMA Community of Quality National Exemplary Elderly
  • NAHMA Community of Quality

Our Staff

Meet Sarah Green Vaswani, Executive Director for Shillman House

Sarah Green Vaswani has been with JCHE for the past eight years. She was a Resident Service Coordinator at JCHE's Brighton campus. She also managed numerous programs while in this capacity including the Tufts Medical School Program. For over a year, Sarah has also served as JCHE's Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator. Sarah has a B.S. in Human Development and over 15 years in senior services and housing.

Meet Jennifer Rich, Resident Services Coordinator

We are happy to introduce Jennifer (Jen) Rich as Shillman House's Resident Services Coordinator. Since 2006, Jen has worked at Advocates, Inc., a Framingham-based human services organization.She worked as the Coordinator and as a clinician in the agency's Senior Support Services department, a home-based geriatric mental health program. Jen brings to JCHE an extensive knowledge of and experience with MetroWest's senior resources. Additionally, Jen served as a Resident Services Coordinator Intern at Golda Meir House, an experience that was so positive that she has been eager to return to  assume that position at JCHE.Jen also has the unique experience of knowing JCHE both from the perspective of a family member and an employee. Her grandfather was part of the Golda Meir House community for many years. Jen has a master's degree from Framingham State in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor.


Meet Stephanie Humphreys, Compliance Coordinator

Stephanie Humphreys has been with Shillman House since 2012. For the past year, she has served as Compliance Coordinator/Office Manager. As a Certified Professional of Occupancy and certified Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Stephanie administers the monthly subsidy program to ensure that those living in subsidized apartments meet continuous rent and occupancy guidelines for HUD and Tax Credit. Stephanie also runs the housekeeping program at Shillman House and the day to day operations of the office. Stephanie was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and received her BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Commonwealth Honors College.


Meet Ryan Tessier, Maintenance Supervisor

Ryan Tessier joined the Shillman House staff when the building opened in 2011. The following year, he became the Maintenance Supervisor. He is a licensed HVAC Tech, a skill set that is invaluable in his role at Shillman House, Ryan supervises the building's exceptional maintenance and housekeeping teams.


  • Community of Quality Designation, from National Affordable Housing Management Association, 2013