Amanda comes to Spring Village at Dover as Executive Director with over 20 years of management experience. A Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of New Hampshire, she began her career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. After several years working in administrative roles in pediatric and OB/GYN offices, she was hired by WoodBine Senior Living as a Nurse Manager for their 76-bed assisted living facility in Meredith, NH. Woodbine soon discovered Amanda's strong skills in leadership, fiscal responsibility, advocating for residents and families, and oversight of day-to-day operations. She was promoted to a dual role of Executive Director/Director of Nursing, a position she successfully held for over six years.
Since last being involved with WoodBine, Amanda has continued to hone her skills in leadership and management as a Director of Clinical Admissions for Concord Regional VNA, Unit Manager for the Senior Service and Senior Psychiatric Service units at Lakes Region General Hospital, and most recently, as an Administrator in the Assisted Living Unit and Nurse Manager of a duly licensed skilled/LTC unit specializing in Memory Care for Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord, NH.
Amanda is currently working on her Master's Degree in Business Management, and yet still finds time to ride her Harley, boat on Lake Winnipesaukee, and spend quality time with her husband, three dogs, and two cats. One of her dogs, Ellie, gets to enjoy her days here at Spring Village at Dover.
As Spring Village at Dover's Business Office Manager, Donna brings 30 years of experience working in healthcare settings and a diverse background in customer service. Donna, a native of Dover, had used her extensive knowledge of the area and love of Dover as the Dover Chamber of Commerce Events Planner, including the planning of Dover's famous Apple Harvest Day and the Cochecho Arts Festival.
Donna has a true serving heart which she has shared through her work for Community Partners as their Community Education and Special Events Manager. Throughout her work experience, Donna has developed significant skills organizing and making contacts with the greater Dover area. Whether you come to Spring Village at Dover as a resident, a family member, or an employee, Donna is sure to provide you with a smooth transition into our community family. Donna is committed to providing the best possible experience to every person she encounters at Spring Village at Dover.
When Donna is out and about, she is enjoying all the seacoast area has to offer with her husband of 31 years, her three children, and her adorable grandson.
Natalie has a passion for helping people feel, and look, good. She joins our team as the Head Concierge with 30 years of management and customer service experience. She comes from a family that epitomizes the "Serving Heart" that is the hallmark of Spring Village at Dover. Natalie is excited about the opportunity to serve our residents, their families and friends, and every other person that comes through our doors.
Natalie has a degree in Fashion and Marketing from Marymount College which has allowed her to fulfill her passion, styling people from head to toe. Although Natalie was born in Italy when her dad was stationed there in the Navy, she has been a long-standing member of the Dover community since she was a year old - minus her four years at college in New York and five years living on Cape Cod as a newlywed.
She and her husband, Chip (the 14th generation of his family to be born in Dover), have enjoyed 23 years of marriage. They have raised two wonderful children, Gabrielle and Griffin, 20-year-old twins, now both attending college in Maine. Two cats fill her empty nest, Sushi and Pinocchio. Her parents are her heroes and role models, who instilled in her the importance of family.
Jacki, being sincerely dedicated to the philosophy of care at Spring Village at Dover, accepted the position of Director of Community Relations. She is enthusiastic about the prospect of helping families find peace of mind; and understanding what a new resident needs to help Spring Village at Dover feel like home. Jacki has worked in a variety of settings including adult day, rehab, long-term care, skilled nursing, and assisted living. In each of these settings, Jacki has been particularly drawn to people with a dementia diagnosis and their families. She truly believes in their ability to continue to live with dignity, respect, and a satisfying quality of life, even if it is not the life they expected.
Jacki was born in California; however, she has been a New England resident for the past 32 years, most of those years spent in Vermont. She has a bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Green Mountain College and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is a lifelong student and an avid reader. Jacki is a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association as a Family Support Volunteer and serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of Pathways Thru Aging.
Jacki and her daughter own a house in Berwick, Maine, where they share their home with her eight-year-old grandson, six dogs, two cats, and a bird.
Rob's gift is feeding people. He joins Spring Village at Dover as the Dining Services Director and is eager to make our residents happy through special treats and meals that will provide them with the comforts of home.
Rob grew up in Somersworth, NH, in a family with nine children, and he has always enjoyed cooking. He began working in restaurants and kitchens while still in his teens. Over the years he has worked in a variety of kitchens as well as spending many years catering for weddings, birthdays, and other functions. He spent a few years in construction and remodeling, however, after a major accident, returned to his first passion, cooking and helping people. Most recently, Rob spent eight happy years at the Gafney Home in Rochester.
When not in the kitchen, Rob enjoys riding his Harley with his wife, and sharing in family gatherings with their two daughters and their first granddaughter.
Spring Village at Dover is delighted to welcome Nicholas Griffin as our Maintenance Director. Nick is pleased to be back with Woodbine Senior Living, LLC, having worked with them in the past as the Maintenance Director for their community in Rye, NH. He has worked in various areas of property maintenance since 1998.
Nick is not only well-versed in property management; he also welcomes the opportunity to create a "culture of enthusiasm." He loves working with people and has honed his customer service skills as a member of the Strafford County Board of Realtors.
A native of Exeter, NH, he is a graduate of Exeter High School. He and his wife are renovating the home they share with their two daughters and two rescue dogs. When not busy working, he enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and surfing
Christine Sullivan, MNA, came to Spring Village at Dover as a Medication Nurse Assistant, however, after several months it became clear that with her dedication, work ethic, and warm-hearted personality, she would be a fine Memory Care Director. We know she has the gentle disposition that will bring comfort to our residents and their families.
Christine has an Office Management degree from Northern Essex Community College. However, when her three children were school-aged, she returned to the workforce as an employee of Huggins Hospital which suited her need to care for others. Christine also worked for Sugar Hill Retirement Community before moving to the Gafney Home in Rochester where she spent the past eight years before they closed their doors in 2019. Christine recently became a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Christine, who lives in Northwood with her husband and their four dogs, a fish, and a kitten, will be responsible for providing leadership to our direct-care employees and ensuring that our residents are safe, well-cared for, and comfortable. We also hear that Christine likes crafts, so we plan to tap those skills too!