Staff

Cindy Jerome

Executive Director of APD Lifecare and Administrator of The Woodlands

Cindy is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, strategic planning and community outreach of the organization. She has more than 20 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. Outside work, Cindy enjoys the beach, kayaking, live music and dance, and time with loved ones.

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.

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 with her parents in their later years, she has a distinct understanding of how our team can help. Peggy feels extremely fortunate that she has been able to get to know both residents and families while offering them the best in senior living communities.

Sam Fazio

Director of Food Service
Harvest Hill and The Woodlands

Sam has a passion for making people happy through meals that 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 wife, Christina, who he met at Harvest Hill. He oversees the 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.