April has over 25 years of healthcare business operations and management experience. In 1984, April began her career at Lifeplus, Inc., a home medical equipment company, as a Customer Service Representative. Over the next several years, April held multiple management positions within the organization and in 1995 she was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer.
The company grew into a multimillion-dollar organization with nine locations in four states. In 1999, April also became a shareholder in the privately owned business. In her role as President, April managed all aspects of the growing business including the successful acquisition of several smaller companies.
April served as a board member and President of the New England Medical Equipment Association and served as a Director on the American Association for Homecare board for several years. In 2002, Lifeplus was selected as the Best Home Medical Equipment Company and awarded the HME Excellence Award.
After years of advocating for health care and small business, April successfully ran and was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. Also in 2004, Lifeplus was sold to Apria Healthcare and following the company’s transition, April retired from the company. In 2006, the April Mason Advocacy Award was established by the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) to recognize national legislators who advocate on behalf of the home care industry.
In 2007, April joined Paragon Ventures as a Managing Director and brings her years of healthcare and management experience to the Paragon team. April also has served on local school and municipal boards and remains politically active both locally and nationally.
April resides in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters.