Meet the Executive Team.

Richard Courville

Brian Newman
Director of Operations

Brian is a familiar face at The Courville Communities, having served as the Executive Director at Courville at Manchester since 1998. In June 2015, his role changed when he was named Director of Operations for The Courville Communities. In this role, Brian provides operational oversight to each of our four centers, including day-to-day operations, human resources, and sales and marketing. With his experience in the industry, Brian has proven to be a resource for regulatory standards, customer relations and general knowledge of the successful operations of long-term care centers.  Brian also oversees special projects, capital projects and focuses on efficiencies in operations across the company.

Prior to joining The Courville Communities, Brian worked as Administrator for Genesis Health Ventures and McKerley Healthcare.  He earned his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Healthcare Association (NHHCA) and has been on the NHHCA Development Committee for 11 years.  He lives in Danville with his wife and two sons.

Paulette DiDomenico

Paulette joined The Courville Communities in 2002 as the Corporate Accounting Manager before being named Controller in 2004. She oversees the accounting and billing departments of The Courville Communities, and is currently a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Paulette’s career spanned 16 years before joining The Courville Communities, and was focused in the manufacturing industry with companies such as Vitronis Corporation, Spaulding Components, Co., and Kingston-Warren Corporation. She has specialized in bankruptcy reorganization, budget development, cash flow management, expense analysis and internal controls.

Paulette originally attended Wilkes University and majored in nursing before changing her major to accounting. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a huge Red Sox fan and an avid outdoorswoman, enjoying skiing, camping, boating, hiking and rock climbing.

Michael Willits
Executive Director, Courville at Nashua

Michael joined the Courville at Nashua team in July of 2017, with 13 years of nursing home administrator experience under his belt. He completed his Administrator-In-Training program under Brian Newman at Courville at Manchester in the early 2000’s and has since worked for Genesis Healthcare, Sunbridge Healthcare, William Clough Center and Sava Senior Care.

Michael is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, where he is currently pursuing fellowship. He is the former co-chair of the New Hampshire Healthcare Association Education Committee and a former member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Healthcare Association.

Michael grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He received his BS and MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Manchester with his daughter. Michael is actively involved in his church. He enjoys fitness and nutrition and is a huge fan of all Boston sports teams.

Alyssa Rifkin
Executive Director, Carlyle Place

At the ripe age of 14, Alyssa began working for her family’s privately owned and operated Level IV care home in Arlington, MA. Thus began her current 18-year time span in long-term care. Upon completion of her undergraduate course work, she completed her one year Administrator in Training internship under Brian Newman of Courville at Manchester. She was named Executive Director of Carlyle Place in November 2009. In this role, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the building while also building and maintaining relationships in the community we serve.

During her time at the care home in Massachusetts, Alyssa held positions in housekeeping, laundry, activities, dietary, and also as chef, direct care personnel and assistant administrator.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Plymouth State University in 2008.

Alyssa resides in Litchfield with her husband, daughter Madison and dog, Brooke. She enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dog, athletics, dancing, crafting and cooking.

Susan Theodore, LPN
Executive Director, Aynsley Place

Susan began her career in long-term care as a nurse at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, where she developed and cultivated a love for working with the elderly. In 1996, she joined The Courville at Manchester as a staff nurse, where she helped to open the assisted living floor. Thus began her career with The Courville Communities. She was promoted to Executive Director of Carlyle Place in 1998 before moving into the same role at Aynsley Place in 2006. Under her leadership, Aynsley Place has enjoyed 10+ years of deficiency free surveys while caring for many individuals and providing peace of mind for their families.

Susan’s pre-nursing career was in manufacturing, which changed when she was awarded an opportunity to attend training in a field of her choice, which was nursing. She attended St. Joseph’s Practical School of Nursing and earned her LPN license in the accelerated program.

Sue and her husband, Kevin, have two grown children who have blessed them with in-laws and beautiful grandchildren. Their daughter followed in her mother’s footsteps and is an RN at Boston Medical Center. Their son works locally for Comcast. Sue is happiest when she is visiting with her children and their families and says nothing warms a mother’s heart more than watching your children become parents.

Kerri Elliot
Director of Admissions, Courville at Nashua and Aynsley Place

New to The Courville Communities, but not to the area’s healthcare community, Kerri Elliot has been with the company since mid-2016. Growing up in Boston, Kerri began working as an activities volunteer as a teenager in a long term care community, which left her with a passion for working with patients and their families.

As Director of Admissions, Kerri is responsible for admitting and transferring individuals into our centers. She works with hospital social workers and case managers to meet the needs of patients as well as coordinating care for persons from the community seeking senior living. According to Kerri, “I love being able to help provide options and solutions for care needs.”

Kerri received her degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She and her husband live in Nashua and are the proud parents of 2 daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading and watching football.

Jennifer Pinard, RN
Director of Admissions, Courville at Manchester and Carlyle Place

Jen’s healthcare career spans 20 years, the past nine being with The Courville Communities. Jen came on board as the Resident Care Coordinator at Aynsley Place in 2008 and she was responsible for the overall care and well-being of the residents as well as their families. She switched roles during the summer of 2014, after being named Director of Admissions for Courville at Manchester and Carlyle Place.

Jen’s career includes four years as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua as well as several years as a COTA and Activities Director in long-term care settings. She received her nursing degree from Rivier College in 2004. As the Director of Admissions, Jen is able to draw upon her years of experience and truly help families navigate through the aging process to find the best care solutions possible.

Jen and her husband, Jim, have been married for 18 years.  They have one son, Dillon.  In her spare time, she enjoys working in the yard, camping and trying out new restaurants; she says she and her husband are food critics in the making.