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.

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.

Donna Pogue

Harvest Hill Resident Care Manager

Donna has been our Resident Care Manager for 3 years. She has been practicing nursing for over 20 years. It has always been her lifelong dream to become a nurse and knew she wanted to be one as a very young girl.

Born and raised in Keene New Hampshire, it was her lifelong dream to become a nurse and she went to nursing school at St. Joseph’s School of Practical Nursing. As Resident Care Manager, Donna oversees our nursing staff, making sure that our residents care needs are met. Her goal is always to help keep our residents as independent as possible. She loves the sense of community here and is also grateful that she is able help provide support and care.

Donna Cook

Harvest Hill Administrative Assistant

Donna has been at Harvest Hill for 18 years and maintains the office during the open hours of 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. She shares her wealth of knowledge of Harvest Hill while assisting with tours and marketing and is the right hand of the Administrator. She thoroughly enjoys her interactions with our residents, and works closely with all.

Ericka Gray

Woodlands Resident Experience Manager

Ericka Gray serves as our Resident Experience Manager at the Woodlands where she oversees the programs and staff that directly impact the lives and services to our residents.

Kimberly Paige

Woodlands Concierge

As a member of our Concierge team, Kim truly enjoys working with and getting to know all of the amazing Woodlands Residents. From scheduling transportation with our driver, making guest suite and dinner reservations, overseeing newspaper and package deliveries, assisting with maintenance requests and helping other departments where needed Kim’s work makes everyone’s life better. When not at work, she enjoys being outside and active with her family, particularly on the ice.