Leadership Team

Lynda Goldthwaite, BSN, RN, NHA, Executive Director

I’ve held senior clinical management and 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 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.

Judy Franseen, Director of Admissions and Marketing

I have worked in senior living in the not-for-profit sector for more than 25 years.  I have worked at various communities specializing in sales, marketing and management in Concord, Peterborough, Keene and most recently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in Nashua, New Hampshire overseeing three separate entities.  I truly enjoy working in the not-for–profit sector and helping individuals find the perfect setting for their retirement years.  I specialize in building strong teams, ensuring communities are compliance with regulations and bond covenants, creating brand awareness and creating strong marketing plans in order to reach occupancy and growth goals.  I was drawn to Peabody Place because of its long and rich history of providing exemplary care for retirees in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Carla MacDonald, Wellness Director

I am a registered nurse that obtained my degree from a local community college and university where I grew up in Kennebunkport, Maine. I have been in the profession for over 15 years. During my career, I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities and mental health/behavioral health treatment centers. I believe in focusing on the whole person when caring for people. I am passionate about providing quality care while remaining mindful of a person’s individual preferences and needs. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, yoga, travelling and spending time with family, friends and my faithful dog, Gunnar.

I am happy to have joined Peabody Place as their Wellness Director. My role will enable me to coordinate and plan health and fitness activities that promote healthy lifestyles for our residents and staff.

Donna Poges, Director of Clinical Services

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. 

Lisa Dubia, Finance Director

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.

Tim Eltzroth, Facilities Director

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.

Karolyn McCauley, Resident Life Enrichment Director

Peabody Place welcomes Karolyn McCauley to our team as Resident Life Enrichment Director. Karolyn joins us with a very diverse background having worked as a corporate healthcare attorney working in various areas that allowed her to focus on medical ethics and long-term illnesses. Spending time in hospitals and hospice centers, her passion for arts and healthcare intersected where she developed evidence based interactive artwork for healthcare facilities. Karolyn has worked as a program director for memory care facilities in NH and in that role recreated purposeful, programming for residents with dementia. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner as well as an End-of-Life Doula.

Learn about the experience of our team members.