Meet the Executive Team.

Richard Courville
President/CEO

Richard has over 44 years of developing and operating senior living facilities in the State of New Hampshire.  Richard’s underlying belief in the values of quality, innovation, and service excellence is the foundation of The Courville Communities success.  Richard has built The Courville Communities on these values through hard work and entrepreneurial spirit.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Health Care Association and is a veteran of the United States Army.

A graduate of the University of New England, Richard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Health Administration Certification from the University of New Hampshire.

Brian Newman
Director of Operations

Brian is a familiar face at The Courville Communities, having previously served as the Executive Director of Courville at Manchester for 19 years. In his role of Director of Operations, 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 former member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Healthcare Association (NHHCA) and co-chair of the NHHCA Development Committee.  He lives in Danville with his wife and two sons.

Paulette DiDomenico
Controller

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 Manchester

Michael joined the Courville at Manchester team in 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, Courville at Nashua

After serving as the Executive Director of Carlyle Place for 8 years, Alyssa joined the Courville at Nashua team.  At the ripe age of 14, Alyssa began working for her family’s privately owned and operated Level IV care home in Arlington, MA. Upon completion of her undergraduate course work, she completed her one year Administrator in Training internship under Brian Newman of Courville at Manchester.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Plymouth State University in 2008.  Alyssa resides in Auburn with her husband, daughter Madison and dog, Brooke. She enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dog, athletics, dancing, crafting and cooking.

Denise Paradise, RN
Executive Director, Aynsley Place

Denise began her career in long-term care in 1988 as an LNA at Fairview Healthcare, where she developed and cultivated a love for working with the elderly.  Due to her strong work ethic and level of performance, Denise quickly worked her way up through the ranks and assumed the role of Unit Manager in 1994.  Denise’s extended her career path even further in 2000 when she was named the Director of Nursing, a role in which she excelled in for 17 years.  In 2017 the Courville Company was thrilled to have Denise join their team when she assumed the position of Executive Director at Aynsley Place.

Denise received her BSN from Rivier College in 1994.  She is a long term resident of Hudson, NH where she currently resides with her husband and two children.

Jennifer Pinard, RN
Executive Director, Carlyle Place

Jen joined the team at Carlyle Place after serving a couple of different roles for 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.

Jen lives in Hudson with her husband and son.  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.

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.

Karen Geary, MSW
Director of Admissions, Courville at Manchester and Carlyle Place

Karen joined the Courville Communities team after spending her previous 18 years at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester as a Social Work Case Manager.  Prior to working at Catholic Medical Center, Karen gained valuable experience working as a Social Worker at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University.  Karen lives in Goffstown with her husband and two sons.