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Meet Our Executive Director

David Kingsley, Executive Director

David has more than 20 years’ experience as an Executive Director in Assisted Living in Maine and Massachusetts. 

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

Liz Labonte, Business Office Manager

Elizabeth Labonte is the Business office Manager at Sunapee Cove where she is responsible for maintaining the financials of the facility as well as coordinating and keeping an open line of communication with senior leadership and all staff members. She comes to us with several years of office experience and healthcare facility knowledge. Before healthcare she worked as a tax professional, creating and filing personal and business tax returns.  Elizabeth is also a business owner and is a master of the arts while she is out of the office.  With an open mind and an empathetic heart Elizabeth is here to help keep a smooth line of communication for both our staff and residents alike.

Kyle Coolidge, Director of Maintenance

I am a graduate of River Valley community College, where I got my HVAC license and residential and commercial wiring license. I have worked in property management for over ten years, and assisted living for over five years. I have lived in New Hampshire for most of my life, with my wife Erin, and our children. My family’s background is also around assisted living; we strive to help and give a hand whenever we possibly can. I like to talk and learn different things about people.

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. 

Keri-Ann Coutu, Director of Community Relations

Keri-Ann has 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.

Melissa D'Angelo Assistant Resident Care Director, LNA

Melissa became a Licensed Nursing Assistant through the American Red Cross in 2011 and has worked in the healthcare field ever since.

She began working at Sunapee Cove as an LNA when they first opened back in 2014. Since than she has been promoted to Resident Care Coordinator, and shortly after joined management as Assistant Resident Care Director. Melissa also holds a Certification as a Dementia Practitioner. In her years here Melissa has formed a great love for Sunapee Cove and all the residents that call it home.

Melissa lives locally in Sunapee with her other half, the Chief of Sunapee Fire Department and remains very involved with her community.

Nick Decosta, Culinary Director

My name is Nicholas Decosta, I am from Canaan NH.  I graduated from Woodsville High School in 2011 and have been working in kitchens since 2009.   have a wide range of experience, ranging from hotels to restaurants to other nursing/assisted living facilities. My specialty is comfort food and my favorite meal to cook is breakfast.