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Meet Our Executive Director
David Kingsley, Executive Director
Sunapee Cove is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director, David Kingsley! David comes to us with more than 20 years’ experience as an Executive Director in Assisted Living in Maine and Massachusetts. He’s excited about leading the community and can’t wait to meet our residents, family, and associates.
David is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine. He has extensive experience as an owner-operator and developer in the real estate, restaurant, and senior living industries. He owned and operated his own waterfront assisted living community in Maine which offered independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.
He has worked in practically every role in assisted living from caregiver to cook and from maintenance to executive management. He has a “hands on” leadership style and a true passion for seniors.
David lives in Maine with his wife, Kathleen, and his two wonderful teenage kids, Jack (a soccer player) and Meg (a tennis player and dancer). His whole family grew up working and volunteering at his assisted living communities. David looks forward to getting acquainted with Sunapee and to introducing his family to our “family” at Sunapee Cove.
Meet Our Team
Tammy Hayward, Memory Care Director
I was born in NH, originally from Fairlee VT. I moved to Florida when I was 3 years old. Soaking up all those rays on beautiful Naples, Fort Meyers and Clearwater Beach! As a young girl, I could not think of anywhere else I would rather be.
Then I found the love for Soccer! I played this sport for 9 years, all the way through high school. If I had any pass time left, you could catch me playing my trumpet in concerts and competitions. I even played in a Jazz Band for a year and in high School, the Marching Band for 2 years. As an adult with 4 children my love for the sport never died, I had 3 of my children in soccer and each year I coached one of their teams, U5, U10 and U15
Though I visited here periodically, it wasn’t until my parents (who both were born and raised in VT.) moved back and my father was diagnosed with Dementia, and I had not seen them for 10 years that I decided I should head back north. 39 years later here I am. While helping care for my father at home I decided to venture out to Sunapee Cove where I became employed as the Business Manager. After 1yr, our Memory Care opened its new floor and it was not until then that I thought maybe I was meant to be there. Little by little, I interacted with the residents and felt this compelling want and need, to do more for them. It was not long after that that the position for Memory Care Director became available and was presented to me. I graciously accepted and here I am doing what my heart says I am meant to do!
Liz Labonte, Business Office Manager
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Labonte. I am originally from Vermont but now reside in Enfield New Hampshire with my husband and two young children. My two children Collin (son, age 10) and Wesley Charlotte (daughter, age 6 going on 17) are the reason I live and breathe, they really keep me on my toes! We bought our first home four years ago and have already created a lifetime of memories there and I cannot wait to see what the future brings.
I love to garden and paint and I also like to be behind the lens of my camera capturing moments that will be treasured forever. I got my first job when I was eleven years old; babysitting for three children that lived up the road from me. Ever since then I loved working with people and in the last seven years I have been in the healthcare setting. I like to say I grew up so I could successfully grow old. There is something to be said about watching those you hold near and dear slip into the golden years. I love sitting with my grandparents and listening as they reminisce on the good ol’ days and tell tales of my father and aunts as children.
I like to think that this new adventure here at Sunapee Cove will be similar, I will be a part of the glue that holds together this home for all these residents. I enjoy that when I arrive to work, I am coming into their homes to hear their stories and be here to support them in their journey.
Kyle Coolidge, Director of Maintenance
Peg Van Norden, Activities Coordinator
I was born in Morningside, MD when my father was stationed there at the Naval Base. Upon my Dad‘s retirement after 20 years in the U.S. Navy, my folks moved us back to Vermont, which had been their “Home Base,” originally. I attended first grade through twelfth grade in Weathersfield and Springfield, Vermont, respectively. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor‘s of Science degree in Animal Science.
My first job out of college was as a stable manager at a horse farm in Oldwick, NJ. After a year, I was horribly homesick, so when my eldest brothers offered me a job as the retail manager of the newest garden center branch that they were opening-1 happily accepted. Most of my adult life, however, I was self-employed as a Realtor and then as a mortgage lender. After 25 years, I felt a need for a career change. I chose to become a care-giver at an assisted living community. I made the transition from care-giver to activities associate and I have never enjoyed a job more! It is truly a labor of love for me, as I have found my niche in life.
I have always adored and been drawn to senior citizens. It doesn‘t matter if they are two-legged or four legged- I love them all. I am also passionate about my involvement in animal rescue. I have been a volunteer with New England English Springer Spaniel Rescue for over two decades and more recently, as a volunteer with the Humane Society in Enfield, NH.
I enjoy following all of the N.E. sports teams; but, I am self–professed FANatic when it comes to my beloved Patriots!
I am number five of six children and my folks still live in Weathersfield, Vermont where I grew up. Our family is very tight–knit and I enjoy our family gatherings. Otherwise, I live a quiet and peaceful life with my two fur-babies that I rescued and adopted nine years ago. It is my dream to become a published author, when I grow up someday. In the meantime, I practice my craft by reading and writing, whenever possible.
Jennifer Sackett-Vieira, Resident Care Director
Jennifer recently joined the team at Sunapee Cove as the Director of Nursing. She comes to us with nursing experience in assisted living as well as geriatric medicine and family practice. She has spent 30 years in many different positions in the medical field and is excited to be back working in the Sunapee area and especially at Sunapee Cove!
Jen is a native New Englander and enjoys the outdoors and all the activities it offers. Jen lives just outside Waterville Valley with her family and three dogs. Living in the mountains allows her to enjoy her favorite activities with friends and family, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, gardening and fishing. She also enjoys traveling and cooking.
Jen enjoys spending time with family and has recently become a grandmother, for the first time. She is looking forward to spending many hours cuddling and spoiling her new granddaughter.
Please feel free to stop in for any questions, a visit or just to introduce yourself.
Keri-Ann Coutu, Director of Community Relations
Sunapee Cove is happy to introduce Keri-Ann Coutu, our new Marketing and Sales Director. She is coming with over fifteen years of experience working in long-term care and with the senior population. She started her career many years ago, right here in the Sunapee Community and is very excited to be back. She holds a reputation as a dynamic, outgoing and effective communicator with professional relations and team building. She has many years of dementia education and a passion for working with seniors with a focus on excellence and quality of care.
She has worked in many different roles and started out as a resident assistant and then became a Licensed Nursing Assistant. It wasn’t very long before she joined management team as the Activities Director at a local Skilled Nursing Home. After years in Activities and community outreach, she grew into an Admissions and Sales position as a community liaison.
Keri-Ann specializes in community out- reach in the Upper Valley. She has Chaired many internal and external committees: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Upper Valley, Upper Valley Seniors Holiday Party, New Hampshire Health Care Association Education Committee and We Honor Veterans. She is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and energy to encourage others. Keri-Ann is inspired daily by her other half, Anthony and their two children Lucille and Kendrik. In her free time, Keri-Ann loves to be outdoors and go fishing, camping and kayaking with her family.
Christopher Beaucher, Culinary Director
Born and raised in Boston Massachusetts, Christopher began his career apprenticing under some of the Boston area’s finest chefs. He then secured his first kitchen management position at the Cormorant Beach Club on the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.
Christopher returned to New England to take a position as head chef at the Lucerne Inn in Dedham Maine. He has since held many lead positions as chef over a career that spans nearly 40 years including ownership of Cafe’ Lisa in Marblehead Massachusetts.
Christopher comes to us from a nearby upscale assisted living facility and is looking forward to getting to know the residents at Sunapee Cove.