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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

Bio Coming Soon!

Kyle Coolidge, Director of Maintenance

Bio coming soon!

Kim Hankins, Business Office Manager

Kim recently joined the Sunapee Cove team as the Business Office Manager.  She has over 40 years of experience in business including all aspects of office management as well as payroll, human resources, and sales.  Prior to joining Sunapee Cove, Kim was with Mt. Sunapee Resort (now owned by Vail Resorts) as the Human Resources/Payroll Manager.  She began her career with the Oliver Wight Companies in an administrative role and moved to sales.  After leaving Oliver Wight, Kim was a Sales Account Manager selling computer hard drives and memory upgrades through the reseller channels at Sigma Data.  Kim lives in Newbury, NH and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking advantage of all that is offered in the beautiful Lake Sunapee area.

Peg Van Norden, Activities Coordinator

I was born in Morningside, MD when my father was stationed there at the Naval Base. Upon my Dads 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 Bachelors 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 selfprofessed 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 tightknit 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. 

Teresa Curry, Dining Room Director

Teresa Curry has been a Chef for over 29 years. Her first love of Culinary Arts came from her Dad and Uncle, both were Chefs, and they inspired Teresa to follow in their footsteps in creating beautiful and tasty food. Teresa then went to Culinary School in Palm Beach Florida and graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was hired as an instructor where she worked for several years. 

 She decided to go out on her own and open a catering company called Feast Masters Catering where her clients were average people with weddings, holiday parties, etc… to Performing Artists and Actors doing backstage catering at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and as their Private Chef at special venues they were hosting. Her company was named one of the top 100 Caterers on three different occasions by Biz Bash Magazine. Teresa also does Tea Parties, Victorian, English High and Low Tea Events. She teaches proper Tea Etiquette, different types of teas and their health benefits and the history. 

After 11 years Teresa sold her business and decided to take a different career path in Healthcare. She has spent approximately 12 years as a Food Service Director in Assisting Living Communities, Rehab Institution, and Memory Care Communities. The one thing that Teresa loves about her job as a Director is the resident’s, they hold her heart every day. In 2019 Teresa won an Executive Chef competition coming in second place out of 10 and was the only female competing. 

 She was born and raised in Washington, DC, moved to Italy for a year working at a NATO base, then to Florida for 29 years. Four years ago she move to New Hampshire to be near her daughter. She hopes that she will enjoy a long and happy career here at Sunapee Cove.

Jennifer Sackett-Vieira

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.