Staff

Cindy Jerome

Executive Director APD Lifecare

Cindy is the Executive Director of APD Lifecare which oversees Harvest Hill and The Woodlands, an independent living community, on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. She is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, strategic planning and community outreach. Cindy has many years of experience managing elder living communities in Northern New England and holds degrees in psychology and counseling psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and Antioch University.

Amy Thornton, RN

Harvest Hill Administrator

As the Administrator at Harvest Hill, Amy leads the caring employee team that ensures our residents receive the best services possible, while making our community a warm and inviting home for our residents. Working with seniors has been Amy’s lifelong passion. She began senior care in high school, working her way from volunteering at a local nursing home and hospital to obtaining her LNA, LPN and RN. All told, Amy has 32 years of experience in senior care, 29 of those years as a nurse. When not at work, Amy enjoys time with her family, gardening, walking, hiking, kayaking, and beekeeping.

Michelle Champagne, LPN

Wellness Coordinator at The Woodlands

As the Wellness Coordinator at The Woodlands Michelle helps residents maintain their health and wellness through exercise programs and educational sessions. Michelle also assists The Woodlands community with monitoring their blood pressure, answering questions about medications, and coordination of care. Michelle has been a License Practical Nurse since 2005 and has spent most of that time working with patients over the age of 65. She feels like she was always meant to be here and enjoys every new opportunity to help the residents of The Woodlands achieve complete wellness. Mind, Body and Spirit.

Peggy Cooper

Director of Marketing & Sales

Peggy’s primary job at The Woodlands and Harvest Hill is to introduce potential new residents to each of our communities. She initially met many residents of The Woodlands and Harvest Hill residents through her position as Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator for Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. As someone who came to the Upper Valley to spend time her parents in the later years of their lives, she a distinct understanding how our team here can help and feels extremely fortunate that she has been able to get to know both residents and families.

Sam Fazio

Director of Food Service
Harvest Hill and The Woodlands

Sam has a passion for making people happy through meals that both taste great and give people a chance to relax and enjoy themselves. After a career in food service in the Buffalo, New York area, Sam relocated to Lebanon, where he fell in love with the residents here as well as his future wife, Christina, who he also met here at Harvest Hill. He oversees the 365 day-a-year food operations and our front line service staff for both communities, ensuring that we are catering to our residents every need. As he says, our caring and devoted staff, make his job easy.