Kristen Collins, SHRM SCP
VP, Human Resources and Resident Services
AVP, Admissions and Marketing
Lindsey Joy, ADC
Director of Resident Engagement
Director of Dining
Phyllis Anderson, MSM, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Terri Duston, PHR, SHRM-CP
Larry comes to Wentworth Senior Living after 35 years in progressive leadership roles in the corporate world, with the last 15 years in senior executive management. He committed several years ago to shifting his focus at this stage of his life to making a meaningful difference and improving the lives of aging adults. Larry served on the Wentworth Senior Living Board of Trustees before he became President and CEO of the organization in 2020. He comes to this position with extensive experience in strategic planning, operational optimization, people development, change management and transformational leadership.
Larry and Beth, his wife of more than 30 years, live in New Castle and are avid boaters. They are empty nesters and have two daughters, Jess who lives locally and Jenn who resides in Nashville, TN. Larry hopes to be a beacon of support and empowerment for the WSL team, and is committed to helping the organization continue to shape a brighter future for the best in senior living.
In 2000, Kristen graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Immediately following graduation, she started her career in HR. In 2018, she joined Wentworth Senior Living. Kristen has spent over 23 years in the HR field and in 2023, recently took over the supervision of Resident Services. Kristen provides oversight and leadership within each functional area of Resident Services. She focuses on ensuring that the Resident’s care is top notch and that they are living their best life possible. Kristen works to ensure that each department is cross functional and collaborates well as a team. Keeping a positive culture as well as providing exceptional customer service is also a top priority for Kristen in her role.
Kristen loves being involved in the community, in 2019, she graduated from Leadership Seacoast and in 2020 she became a Senior Certified HR Professional with a love for employee development, coaching, and strategic planning. Kristen has a passion and gives back to many community programs.
Kristen and her husband love to travel, especially meeting the locals and learning their way of living. Kristen has two children attending College Universities and keeps busy at home with her husband and dog Bailey.
Phoebe has been at Wentworth Senior Living since 2015 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Justice Studies. Beginning her time at Wentworth Senior Living as an Enrichment Assistant, Phoebe is currently the AVP of Admissions and Marketing. In addition to helping create The All Points Program™ and acting as a Support Group Leader, she is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and Habilitation Therapy trainer. Phoebe communicates our philosophy of The All Points Program™ within the admissions process while continuing to support residents and their families. Phoebe and her husband, Aaron, love spending time with their two Saint Danes, Molly and Lucy and two cats, Moe Francis and Rooney. In her free time she likes to listen to true crime podcasts and tune into every basketball, football and hockey game she can.
In 2006, Lindsey graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been part of the Wentworth Senior Living team since 2008. In 2014, she was certified by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals and is our Director of Resident Engagement. Lindsey is great at collaborating with her staff to keep the focus on the WSL Mission and Vision. In addition to directing the Enrichment team she also creates our monthly activity schedule while synchronizing person-centered care plans with purposeful interventions. Lindsey’s passion for resident engagement and achieving the highest quality of life for our residents as well as her energetic personality is what makes her special to our community.
Jim joined Wentworth Senior Living in 2021 as the Controller, in his role he directs all financial affairs for the community and organization. Jim’s background includes graduating from Southern New Hampshire University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. He was the Controller at an enterprise level internet service provider for three and a half years, and six years prior he was the Funding Manager and then Tax Analyst for a global bank. Jim and his wife have two adult daughters, two granddaughters, and a grandson who they enjoy spending time with. When he is not at WSL or with his family you can find him by a lake camping and fly fishing.
Frank is a self-taught chef and entrepreneur. He started his career in the restaurant business in high school and had a dream of opening his own business. In April of 1990 this dream came true, and for 16 years he owned and operated a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant in Westford Massachusetts. From there Frank ventured into the corporate end of food service as a general manager for Legal Seafoods. As his children grew older, Frank sought a quality of life change. He accepted a position as Director of Food Services at Edgewood, a CCRC in North Andover Massachusetts. In August of 2022 he was offered and accepted the position as Director of Dining Services here at Wentworth Senior Living. He leads the Glendale team in providing the best in class dining experience for our residents and families. As an avid wine collector, Frank also teaches wine and cooking classes in his spare time. Frank is a big sports fan, lives in Exeter and loves relaxing with his wife and two kids.
Phyllis has been a nurse for over 30 years. She provides oversight and leadership to the nursing department at WSL. She creates and maintains a supportive environment by working with our clinical team and making sure they have what they need so residents can thrive each and every day. Phyllis and her husband love to travel when they get the chance. Their favorite trip so far was to Northern Italy where they stayed with a local family and had delicious homemade pasta!
Tyler has been working in the Facilities and Maintenance field within senior living communities since 2012. He has a passion for the trade after multiple years in different aspects of home improvement. In 2019, Tyler was awarded Maintenance Director of the Year by the Vermont Health Care Association. He is certified in HVAC with a universal license to anything heating, ventilation, and AC related. In addition to continuously providing a safe environment for everyone at WSL, he utilizes important problem-solving skills to keep us moving forward with high technical security standards. His favorite part of the day is getting to know each of the residents. Although originally from Western New York, Tyler has also lived in Seattle, Alaska, Vermont, Long Island and Virginia.
Terri returned to WSL in 2023 as the Human Resources Manager after having previously dedicated 10 years (2010 – 2020) to our community. She continues to foster a positive work environment and supports our staff as a leader in HR. She is excited to continue building on those foundations. She has spent over 13 years in the HR field with significant focus on non-profit communities. She has a deep understanding of the unique dynamics and challenges that come with such environments. Terri has her associate degree in business from SNHU and holds certifications in both PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional).
Terri has a true love for the New England Seacoast cuisine and enjoys trying new restaurants when she gets the chance. Her and her Husband are empty nesters and stay busy with two granddaughters and a yellow lab, Lexie. A true passion of hers lies in creating a workplace where everyone can thrive and be themselves.
Cassandra has over 17 years of experience working in healthcare and has held multiple titles within the field. Cassandra received her LNA license in 2012 and has also been an enrichment coordinator leading activities and encouraging resident engagement. She took on the role as housekeeping supervisor and maintained a standard of excellence for 11 years before coming to WSL. Her duties include organizing a personalized cleaning routine for each resident, while creating an atmosphere of warmth and positivity for her team. She attends to residents’ preferences, and their specified laundry services. During the winter Cassandra, her husband, and her son, Camden, love to do weekend ski trips and spend time in North Conway, NH and then in the summer heading to Florida for their annual trip to the waterpark. Cassandra believes a clean space creates a happy mind. She looks forward to making each day a great one for each of our residents.