I’ve held senior clinical management and nursing home administrator positions at various New Hampshire facilities for over thirty five years, working for large and small for profit and not for profit entities alike. I was the Nursing Home Administrator for Havenwood Heritage Heights a faith based senior living community in Concord and later in my career held the same position at Aurora Senior Living in Derry, New Hampshire. I come to Peabody Place from a multi-faceted clinical leadership position from Genesis Healthcare – Pleasant View Center and Harris Hill Center where I developed a culture of accountability and clinical excellence, performance improvement initiatives and resident safety, implementing a person-centered culture of care.
Peabody Place has such a long and rich history in the three rivers city of Franklin where this superb senior living community is very much part of the fabric of the region with incredibly close ties to those who live and work here. Joining the leadership team as the Executive Director feels like a natural step for me in terms of a continuance of my core philosophy – creating a warm, homelike environment where our elders can age with dignity, maintaining their independence for as long as possible.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Phoenix and continue to maintain my Registered Nurse credential, originally awarded from Concord Hospital School of Nursing.
Outside of work, I very much enjoy family time with my husband of 40 years, my two children and my beautiful granddaughter, a bright light in all of our lives. Together my husband and I enjoy riding our bicycles on any rail trail we can find, hiking, snowshoeing, the ocean, traveling and cooking together. We love New Hampshire and we love to explore local hikes of any kind.
I was born in London and moved to the United States not long after college. As a military spouse, I’ve lived in some rather diverse locales, but the Granite State is now my permanent home. I’ve spent over 20 years working in the non-profit arena and bring development, fundraising, events management, public relations and marketing experience, as well as staff and volunteer management skills to Peabody Place.
My role at Peabody Place is to facilitate the process by which families make the decision to move a loved one into our home and all that decision will entail. Additionally, I manage all aspects of our public relations, promotional needs and community outreach.
Servant leadership is encoded into my DNA. I have deep empathy for the vulnerable and enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I’m am honored to be part of the team at Peabody where we take the approach that “it takes a village to care for our elders.”
I have lived in Franklin my entire life and attended local schools before going on to graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from NHTI – Concord’s Community College, and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Franklin Pierce University.
In 2012 I received the Business & Professional Women Young Careerist Award. I hold a Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners certification and have completed Level 1 Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals. I’m also an active board member of Choose Franklin, a citizen’s group focusing on promoting Franklin.
The activities at Peabody Place focus on supportive, enriching experiences for our members that focus on music expression, exercise, pet therapy, arts and crafts and community events in our Franklin community. We’ve designed a wide-ranging platform of daily activities to bring a spark to each day and a smile to each person’s face.
The volunteer program at Peabody Place supports all the fun for our Peabody community members. I encourage those interested to consider joining our volunteer team.
I’ve always wanted to be a nurse and had aspirations to become one at an early age. I bring over twenty five years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse to Peabody Place and am thrilled to work as the Director of Clinical Services where I am deeply immersed in the care aspect of all the residents and liaise extensively with their families and loved ones. My heart has always centered around the elderly and it’s in this realm I feel most content. I embrace meeting the clinical needs of our residents no matter what the task might be.
Prior to joining the Peabody family I worked in a wide range of specialties – caring for babies as a pediatric nurse and in correctional care. I consider myself a life-long learner and continue to acquire new skills.
Amateur photography focused on wildlife, urban decay and my three rescue dogs takes up quite a bit of my off time from Peabody Place where I look forward to continued growth of the senior community needs and indeed my own professional goals and objectives.
I’m proud to say I am a Franklin native born and raised in the three rivers city. I graduated from Franklin High school and have developed a long and varied professional career in the world of finance.
I spent twenty years working at Franklin Regional Hospital in a variety of departments including Medical Record, Business office and ultimately in a finance and accounting role with the comptroller. Additionally I’ve experience in the realm of finance in other industries such as retail, hospitality, telecommunications, financial advisory and human services all in the financial management and accounting realm. Numbers are my passion.
I have especially close ties to Peabody since my mother was a resident in the old Peabody Home where I worked part time in the business office during that time. I assumed the full time role of Finance Director in the summer of 2022.
Family time is important to me, my husband and I enjoy music and often travel in our RV to bluegrass festivals where he plays guitar, I also enjoy Arts and Crafts and reading.
After two decades of working in the facilities management arena I am happy to join the Peabody Place family as the Facilities Director for this fabulous new construction. While some may think it would be plain sailing in a brand new building ensuring all systems run smoothly, I’m busy every day overseeing vendors and various contractors, keeping everything running like a top.
I’m very proud to be part of the senior leadership team working with colleagues who are so dedicated and committed to providing a very high standard of care for our residents. I take immense professional pride working to provide and maintain optimum living conditions and overseeing every square foot of the new Peabody is running perfectly
When not at Peabody I enjoy family time at home with my wife and two children. We all love the outdoors, kayaking and swimming and traveling to Maine where we have extended family.