Kristen Collins, SHRM SCP
Admissions and Marketing
Susan Pedro, RN
Melissa Powers, LPN
Lindsey Joy, ADC
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 as the Vice President of Human Resources, bringing over 20 years of HR experience to the team. 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. She enjoys volunteering her time as the Vice–Chair for Community Action Partnership of Strafford County’s Board of Directors. Kristen is an advocate for other programs, such as End 68 Hours of Hunger and the Alzheimer’s Association. Most importantly, Kristen enjoys being a voice for the community.
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 The All Points Program™. 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.
Kristin joined Wentworth Senior Living in 2001 first as a Resident Assistant. A few years later she briefly relocated to Pennsylvania but returned to WSL in 2010, and has since held positions as an LNA, Health Resources Coordinator, and Senior Operations Manager. Most recently as Director of Resident Services, she manages facilities, housekeeping, transportation, dining services, and operations in addition to the WSL Safety Program. She was inspired by her mother and grandmother who were both nurses. Kristin is always ready to help others and does so with a smile on her face. She is a great asset to the WSL team.
Susan joined Wentworth Senior Living in 2021 after having more than 30 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, largely in the area of Homecare with over a decade as a homecare Clinical Manager. She earned her BSN from St. Anselm College in 1989 and completed a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2020. She’s spent 1.5 years as a Nurse Coordinator at an Adult day Program for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. As the Director of Residential Care 1, Susan will make sure all clinical needs and expectations are met from admission to discharge while ensuring a positive work environment through her oversight of our clinical team. On her off days you will find her rooting for the Red Sox, as she is an avid fan.
Melissa started off her nursing career in 1996 when she graduated from Shawsheen Valley Vocation Adult LPN Program and earned her LPN license. She then moved to New Hampshire and obtained her NH license in 2006. Her most recent accomplishment was when she graduated from Great Bay Community College with a Liberal Arts degree in June of 2020. Melissa has been a part of our Wentworth Senior Living team for 3 years. Since then, she has been promoted as our Director of Resident Care. In this role she supports and coordinates care for residents, develops and maintains clinical policies and procedures, and communicates to clinical staff regarding resident care needs. Melissa has many strengths but her passion for resident care and communication is definitely top of the line. We are very grateful to have Melissa as part of the WSL team.
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 for the past 12 years. In 2014, she was promoted to our Activity Director, and was certified by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. 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 manages The All Points Program™. Lindsey creates our monthly activity schedule while synchronizing person centered care plans with purposeful interventions. Her 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.
Dan graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1992 with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, beginning his career shortly after by working with catering companies and assisting in new restaurant openings. From there Dan ventured into the health care field working in hospitals, retirement communities and assisted living facilities. In 2013, he joined Glendale Dining Services as a Service Director overseeing the dining experience for communities within the New England Region. In 2016, Dan accepted the position as Senior Director of Dining Services here at Wentworth Senior Living, leading our Glendale team in providing a best-in-class dining experience for our residents and families. When Dan is not working, he is spending quality time with his wife, Kristina, and their golden retriever.
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 3 ½ years and 6 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 new grandson who they enjoy spending time. When he is not at WSL or with his family you can find him by a lake camping and fly fishing.