Meet the Executive Team.

Luanne Rogers

Luanne joined The Courville Communities in August 2013. As President of The Courville Communities, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the four centers and is the leader of a team providing quality and consistent care to our many residents. She serves on the NH Health Care Association Board, the Long Term Care Foundation, has led the NH Administrator Licensing Board, and has served on many state-wide committees.

Luanne’s career in healthcare began as a candy striper at the age of 14.  She was a nursing assistant through high school and college, which led her to a career as a social worker in long term care before receiving her Nursing Home Administrator license in 1985.  Luanne was an Administrator, VP of Operations, and President of Clipper Affiliates before joining SunBridge Healthcare, as Regional Director of Operations, when the Clipper Homes were sold to SunBridge.

Luanne received her B.S. from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the Yale School of Management. She lives in Exeter, NH, with her husband, Doug, who taught at Phillips Exeter Academy for more than 30 years and is now an International Educational Consultant.  They have two children; son, Matt is a consultant with Boston Consulting Group in Chicago and daughter, Emily, lives and works in London. Luanne and her husband enjoy traveling to visit their children.

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 was expanded 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, maintenance and vendor relations. 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. While still serving in his role as the Executive Director at Courville at Manchester, 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.

Wendy Sage-Matsis
Marketing Director

Wendy was named Marketing Director of The Courville Communities in 2011 and is responsible for building community and customer relations as well as managing The Courville Communities’ brand. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Nashua West, volunteers for various events with the New Hampshire Healthcare Association and is on the board of directors of the Granite State Games.

Prior to joining The Courville Communities, Wendy served as the Development Associate for Home Health & Hospice Care and as the Marketing Communications Manager for ProMariner, a marine manufacturing company based in Portsmouth, NH. She was born and raised in Illinois, where she attended Eastern Illinois University and received a B.A. in Speech Communications with an emphasis on radio, TV, and film.

Wendy lives in Milford, NH with her husband, Ken, her two daughters and two step-daughters. She enjoys playing volleyball and watching her children’s soccer games, gymnastics and many other activities. She remains true to her roots and is a St. Louis Cardinals fan, even in a Red Sox world.

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.

Susan Theodore, LPN
Executive Director

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.

Barbara Pierce, RN, LPN
Resident Care Coordinator

Barbara is one of the newest members of the management team at Aynsley Place, joining us in April 2016, though she’s not new to nursing. Prior to Aynsley Place, she worked at a Benchmark assisted living facility, in various capacities. She got her start in the health care field to make a change and follow her passions, which was taking care of people.

As the Resident Care Coordinator at Aynsley Place, Barbara is responsible for the overall plan of care for each resident, including the coordination of any outside healthcare services. She works directly with families and physicians to ensure the best quality of life for our residents. She supervises the nursing staff and works with all departments to ensure resident’s needs are being met.

Barbara attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing for both her RN degree. She also holds a BSN from Southern New Hampshire University.

Sherene Abu-Hijleh
Activity Director

“When I have put a smile on someone’s face, my day is complete.”

Those are the words of Sherene Abu-Hijleh, Activity Director at Aynsley Place.  Though not her intention (she graduated with a degree in Journalism), Sherene has worked in Healthcare since 2011, starting out as a concierge before working her way into Life Enrichment and Activities. She joined the team at Aynsley Place in November 2016 as the Activity Director and made an immediate impact on the lives of our residents.

Whether planning a “Senior” Prom, coordinating the annual holiday party or running a weekly game of Bingo, Sherene works with her team to ensure there is something on the activities calendar that appeals to everyone. She is currently in the process of applying for acceptance to “Memory Bridge” an experience-centered learning journey that positions people with dementia in the roles of teacher, guide, and companion.

Sherene earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from Salem State University. She loves sports – especially Lacrosse, having played as well as coached throughout her high school and college careers. She enjoys dancing, listening to music, playing the drums, doing outdoor activities, and making people laugh! Sherene resides in Lowell, MA with her girlfriend, Jen and their 3-year old daughter, Natalie.

Dennis Hickey
Executive Chef

Award-winning chef, Dennis Hickey is no stranger to the kitchen, nor to The Courville Communities. A career that dates back to 1982, Dennis brings years of experience to the kitchen at Aynsley Place and the residents and their guests reap the benefits. Dennis honed his skills in some of the area’s famous restaurants, including The Common Man, The Yard Restaurant, and Ciao Pasta Italian Farmhouse.  He had worked for The Courville Communities in a per diem role for over 20 years before coming on board as the Executive Chef at Aynsley Place in 2016.

Dennis and his team prepare and serve daily meals and snacks to our residents. They serve homestyle meals and pay close attention to any special diet needs our residents may have. Dennis leads his kitchen staff with a smile on his face and takes the time to teach culinary skills and trade tips to anyone willing to learn.

Dennis won chef of the year for The Common Man restaurants in 2001, has been on WMUR’s Cooks Corner over 140 times and represents Aynsley Place in the Fire and Fusion Executive Chef Competition. He is co-owner of Icebreakers Ice Carving Company, where he has won several awards in ice carving competitions.

Andrea Bahkit, MS, OTR/L
Director of Rehab

Andrea is a familiar face in the Strengthening and Wellness Centers at The Courville Communities, having been with us since 2006. She has been the Director of Rehab at Aynsley Place since 2012 and prior to that, the Director of Rehab at Courville at Nashua for 6 years. An Occupational Therapist, her great passion is helping our residents improve their ability to perform daily tasks, enjoying their smiling faces as they improve, and improving their overall quality of life.  She is also passionate about treating the dementia population.   In addition to our residents at Aynsley Place, Andrea and her team treat outpatients for balance impairment and upper extremity injuries.

Prior to working in Long term care, Andrea was an OT in multiple settings with a wide variety of populations including a burn unit, trauma unit, spinal cord injury team, stroke team, amputee team,  head injury team, and outpatient therapy.  She also started and managed an outpatient hand therapy program in a Pennsylvania hospital prior to moving to NH.

Andrea earned a Masters Degree with honors in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. Originally from Reading, PA, she now calls New Hampshire home. She has three children and 4 grandchildren. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and a nice spot on a warm sunny beach.

Alyssa Rifkin
Executive Director

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.

Colleen DeCola
Director of Nursing

After working in various acute care ICU’s and OB/GYN settings for 20 years, Colleen ventured into the world of agency nursing for a short stint during her career. It was then that she accepted an assignment at Carlyle Place.  She hasn’t looked back since. After starting her full-time nursing position at Carlyle Place, assisted living became her niche. She’s been the Director of Nursing at Carlyle Place since 2007 and in that time has cared for numerous residents and worked with their families to create a sense of home. Colleen has helped shape the careers of many RN’s, LPN’s and LNA’s during her long and storied nursing career.

Colleen received her RN degree at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Patterson, NJ and furthered her education at Columbia University in New York.

Originally from NJ, Colleen has made her home in NH for over 30 yrs.  She currently resides in Bedford, NH.  Life outside of Carlyle Place includes her three grown children and their expanding families.

Elizabeth Ham
Activities Director

Elizabeth has spent the past 11 of her 19-year career in long-term care with The Courville Communities. She served as the Activities Director at Courville at Manchester from    before moving to the same, and current, role at Carlyle Place.

Elizabeth is responsible for planning and implementing the day-to-day activities for our residents at Carlyle Place. She works with nursing, therapy, dietary and the residents themselves to ensure a wide range of activities that not only provide fun and socialization but also encourage residents to stay active and engaged.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Therapeutic Recreation degree from the University of New Hampshire, attends annual trainings and recertification’s and is involved with the New Hampshire Healthcare Association.

Shikha Yadav, DPT
Director of Rehab

With a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Shikha Yadav brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to The Strengthening & Wellness Center at Carlyle Place. She started her physical therapy career in India in outpatient and home care. Upon coming to the United States, she began working in long-term care and here, she has found her niche. Shikha was named Director of Rehab at Carlyle Place in early 2016.

As the Director of Rehab, Shikha works with her staff to design individualized and group therapy programs that help to maintain the strength and wellness of our residents. When the need arises, they also develop programs designed to strengthen and heal our residents following illness, surgery or a hospital stay. Shikha oversees a group of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and a Speech Therapist who work in conjunction with our nursing and activity departments to provide multiple opportunities for exercise and therapy.

Shikha’s education spans the globe, having attended Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy in India and the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She holds a Bachelor in Physical Therapy (BPT), Masters Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT), and Post-Professional Doctorate in Physical therapy(DPT). Originally from India, Shikha came to the USA in 2007. She lives in Bedford, NH, while her parents and one sister reside in India and another sister in California. She loves travelling, watching movies, listening to music and shopping.

David Soha
Executive Chef

Carlyle’s David Soha has worked in the food service industry for over 40 years, and has spent 21 of those as the Executive Chef at Carlyle Place. His career began in full service restaurants including Hanover House, The Millyard Restaurant and 99 Restaurants before going to Sky Meadow Country Club and then Aynsley Place as the production chef. He says, “The Courville Communities was a great opportunity to have a stable work schedule and still prepare great food from scratch preparations, including soups, breads, entrees and desserts, as well as the creativity afforded by all of the special functions we do.”

David received his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 1991 from Southern New Hampshire University. A Manchester native, he and his fiancé Marcia live in the north end with his daughter, Mackenzie and their Labrador retriever, Woofie.  His employment with The Courville Communities began one week before his daughter was born which, he says, afforded him more time to be there for her growing up. David enjoys the arts and participating in ice sculpture design and competition with his good friend, and Executive Chef at Aynsley Place, Dennis Hickey. David plays piano with a jazz quartet and was a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind for about ten years.

Brian Newman
Executive Director

Brian has been the Executive Director of Courville at Manchester since 1998 (19 years). His entire career has been spent in the long-term care sector of health care, having been the Administrator for Genesis Health Ventures and McKerley Healthcare prior to his joining The Courville Communities. Brian currently serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Healthcare Association.

Brian oversees the day-to-day operations of Courville at Manchester while ensuring the mission of The Courville Communities is carried out in every way. Under his leadership, Courville at Manchester has received nine deficiency-free surveys from the state of New Hampshire DHHS, including five consecutive from 2009-2014.

Brian is also the Operations Director for The Courville Communities. In this role, he oversees the management of all four centers, including the business office. Brian works with vendors, employees and outside contractors to ensure the care, security and safety of our employees and the day-to-day maintenance of our buildings.

Brian received his B.S. in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, UNH. He lives in Danville, NH with his wife and two sons. He is the President of Danville Baseball and coaches his sons’ baseball teams.

Paula Simoneau, RN
Director of Nursing

Paula’s healthcare career spans 30 years, 29 of which have been with The Courville Communities. Paula began her career in long-term care in 1984 as a CNA at Mammoth Nursing Home, which later became Courville at Manchester. Over the years, she has held many positions within the company, including Recreation Assistant and Director, Medication Treatment Nurse, Charge Nurse, MDS Nurse and Staff Development Coordinator. Paula took a few years off to raise and home school her children, though she remained active in the healthcare industry, teaching LNA and LMNA programs.

As the Director of Nursing, Paula works with all departments to provide quality care to each resident. She supervises the nursing staff, oversees plans of care for all residents, coordinates care with physicians and other medical professionals and is one of the main sources of communication for family members.

Paula received her Associate Degree in nursing from Manchester Community Technical College. She lives in Manchester with her husband and two children, and enjoys traveling, walking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Kelley Kennedy
Director of Social Services

Kelley has been a social worker in long term care nursing centers for the past 20 years, the last 13 at Courville at Manchester. During that time, she has helped numerous families navigate the healthcare continuum and found the right solutions for each person.

Kelley works with both our short-term rehabilitation guests and our long-term residents. She is responsible for the care plan meetings of all of our guests and residents, works to set up services for individuals returning home after a short-term stay and coordinates the care among all departments to ensure the safety, comfort and satisfaction of all.

In Kelley’s own words, “I love working with my team and love my residents and families!”

Kelley received a BA in Psychology with a specialization in counseling and social work from Keene State College. She and her husband are busy raising their 2 sons and keeping up with their dog.

Courtney Gamans, DPT
Director of Rehab

Courtney has been a physical therapist since 2010, with a focus on geriatric care.  Prior to becoming a director of rehabilitation, she was a physical therapist in multiple facilities in southern NH including skilled nursing facilities, long term care facilities and ALFs. She has a passion for the long term care population including dementia care and fall risk management with an overall goal of promoting integrity and the ability to age in place. Her experience includes care in orthopedics, neurological conditions, cardiac care and post-surgical intervention. According to Courtney, “I absolutely love working with the geriatric population and enjoy the multiple facets that are involved in supporting an interdisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation process and patient care.”

Courtney holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Plymouth State University. Born and raised in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, she and her husband, Chris now call Hooksett home She enjoys the outdoors and can often be found fishing, playing recreational sports, taking walks with their dog, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite place to be is on the beach enjoying all things coastal.

Erica Kelley
Director of Activities

Erica has spent her entire career in long-term care. What started as a school volunteer assignment teaching computer and email basics in an assisted living activities department quickly turned into a job opportunity when Erica was hired part-time in the department. To supplement her hours there, she also served as a receptionist and in the dietary department. From there, as they say, the rest is history. Erica’s work experience includes time spent as a Program Director of Dementia Special Care Units, Recreation Director, Activity Assistant and Activity Director in Assisted Living, Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing settings.  She is Nationally Certified as an Activity Director with MCCAP (National Certification Council of Activities Professionals) and is certified as an instructor to teach the Modular Education Program for Activities Professionals (MEPAP). Erica has spoken at various conferences on the importance of Activities Programming in long-term care settings.

Erica serves on the New Hampshire Health Care Association Education Committee and as an officer on the New Hampshire Activities Professional Council. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Daniel Webster College and certificates in Gerontology I & II and Human Services from Holyoke Community College.

She, along with her husband and their two children, a son and daughter, call Nashua home. She is an Assistant Den Leader in the Boy Scouts of America Cub Scouts Program.

Peter Raven
Food Service Director

Peter’s culinary career was born with The Courville Communities, as he was the Executive Chef at Aynsley Place from 2004-2007. Since then, he spent time at Nashua Country Club and Colonial Poplin Nursing Home before landing back with The Courville Communities in 2015. Peter brings his love for the culinary world to Courville at Manchester, as well as his penchant for planning parties and special events.

As the Food Service Director, Peter is responsible for all meal planning for the 82-bed center. He and his team prepare and serve all residents and their guests while also paying close attention to any special dietary concerns or restrictions.

Peter attended Daniel Webster College, where he studied Aviation and Flight Management.  He and his wife, Stacey live in Goffstown and are the parents of two adult children, Rebeka and Nikolas.

Michael Willitts
Executive Director

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.

Michelle Melanson-Schmitt
Director of Nursing

Michelle was first exposed to the health care profession in high school when she participated in the health occupations program, earning her LNA license. Her first job after graduation was with the Courville at Nashua, where she worked from 1988-1995 as an LNA and new graduate RN.  She left Courville at Nashua in 1995, and worked in long-term care as a charge nurse, MDS coordinator and skilled unit manager, before coming back to Courville at Nashua in 2012 to assume the role of Director of Nursing. In this role, Michelle is responsible for supervising the nursing staff, overseeing plans of care for all residents, interfacing with physicians and other medical professionals and working with families.

During her time away from Courville at Nashua, Michelle obtained her BSN degree, while remaining in long-term care at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab. She is currently pursuing her MSN degree in nursing leadership and administration.

Michelle and her husband live in Litchfield with their two sons, Cameron and Colby. She is a fan of the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking and softball.

Maria Carpino
Director of Social Services

Since 2007, Maria has been working with the residents and their families at The Courville at Nashua in her role as the Director of Social Services. Her work in the social services field is vast, having worked at a homeless shelter in MA for 2 years followed by an 8-year stint at Brookside Hospital doing crisis evaluations for psychiatric and substance abuse adolescents and adults.

As the Director of Social Services, Maria leads the department in working to find the best and safest options for our residents. Whether working to help a short-term rehab guest safely return to their home or helping a resident and their family with the decision (and all that comes with it) to move from home into senior living, Maria is there. Her role is to be a patient’s advocate, for whatever the circumstance may be.

Maria was born and raised in Tewksbury, MA along with her 7 siblings. She attended North Adams State College, U-Mass Lowell and studied abroad at Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria. She and her husband, Rob have been married for 33 years and have 3 boys and 1 grandson. They have lived in Nashua for 30 years.  Maria loves to walk, ski, do yoga, and travel.

Pam Erickson
Social Worker

With a rich history in social work, Pam came to Courville at Nashua in 2015. Having started her career with DCYF in 1985, she left the work force in 1991 to stay home to raise her family. During this time, Pam was active in volunteer work in the Nashua community including CareNet Crisis Pregnancy Center and Trinity Baptist church. In 2011, Pam went back to full-time work as a Social Worker/Case Manager in long-term care.

Pam works daily to ensure the overall needs of our residents are being met and works closely with families, friends and outside service providers to maintain a continuity of care for residents who both reside with us and are returning to their home in the community.

Pam holds a BA in Psychology from Gordon College. She grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Nashua for the past 31 years.  She and her husband, Brian have been married 28 years and have 3 married daughters and a son, who is a freshman at Keene State College.  She enjoys running, power walking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.

Rejean B. Sheehy
Nutritional Service Director

A staple at The Courville at Nashua, Rejean has served our residents in various roles since 1986. His career with the Courville at Nashua started at age 19 as a dishwasher / dietary aide. Over the years, he moved up the work ladder to become the Lead Baker followed by the Dining Room Manager. During this time, he was pursuing a degree in North Dakota State’s Certified Dietary Managers Program. Following the completion of his degree, Rejean was rewarded with the job he’d been working towards and still holds today, Nutritional Service Director.

As the Nutritional Service Director, Rejean is in charge of the dining experience for our residents and their guests, which includes meal planning, attentiveness to special diets, and meeting the varied and distinct choices of our residents. He also plans and coordinates special event in the center, including holiday parties, events in conjunction with our activity department and staff events.

Rejean is an award winning chef, having competed in and won awards at Fire & Fusion, an Executive Chef Competition. He also holds monthly cooking seminars at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A  Nashua native, of Canadian decent, Rej has two sisters and is the middle child. He enjoys traveling to Canada whenever possible to visit family, as well as reading, shopping and singing.

Kathleen Cutting, DPT
Director of Rehab

Kathleen Cutting, “Dr. Kate” has run the Strengthening & Wellness Center at The Courville of Nashua since 2012. Her experience includes 4 years in the sports medicine field, during which she also worked per diem at both acute rehabs and hospitals. In 2007, she switched her career focus to the Skilled Nursing setting, and eventually found her way to us. Kate holds certifications in Vestibular Rehab as well as Lymphedema therapy.

Kate received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2003 from UMass Lowell. She and her husband have 4 children, a 6 year-old, a 3 year-old and 2-year old twins. Kate is an avid jogger and enjoys all outdoor sports and activities.