The Assisted Living Team

Meet Our Assisted Living Team

Carolyn Sandel
Executive Director

Residents and staff always inspire me because I can directly see how our work can increase the quality and well-being of lives. Because I know that individuals with memory loss can still learn and grow as a person and that everyone has a story, I wanted to be able to help individuals with dementia to still grow and continue to enjoy that story.

Lance Chapman
Assistant Executive Director

Many of our residents inspire me. Some of them deal on a daily basis with chronic pain and discomfort, yet remain positive and warm in their outlook on life. They seek new ways of mindful living and meditative practices. I am inspired to seek that kind of strength and grace when I am in pain… now and when I am older.

Andrew Santalucia
Director of Dining Experience

I came to work for the Goddard House because I wanted to work for a population of people who truly needed my service. I love getting to chat with our residents, especially at our Dining Forums. It’s my favorite part of the job to take their feedback and use it to create nutritious and memorable meals for them to enjoy.

Kristen Cipriano
Director of Olmsted Programming

My favorite program to do with residents is the Reminiscing & Music program. I love being able to hear about their pasts and seeing them relive their memories through music is really amazing. Everyday is full of so many rewarding experiences. I love seeing a resident have that “light bulb moment” during a trivia program or sing along during a music program. It really shows that no matter what stage of life you are at, there are still so many learning and enjoyable experiences left.

Erica Curcio
EnrichedLIFE Director

I initially was drawn to working with seniors because of the strong bond I had with my Grandfather. The most rewarding part of my current role is connection. It’s so important to me to connect residents with one another. I take a lot of time getting to know them for who they were in life and who they are now as well. I also love how much the staff at Goddard House truly love their jobs and care about the residents.

Lito Mutia
Director of Building & Grounds

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing residents comfortable and happy in their apartments. I love doing anything I can to help them have a good quality of life. At Goddard, we value helping each other and building each other up towards providing a better service to our residents.

Alla Rumyantseva
Olmsted Nurse Manager

I was raised by my late grandmother, who developed dementia. Being close with her inspired me to want to work with seniors. My favorite program to do with residents is anything involving music, they love it!

Ginny Mazur
Community & Academic Arts Advisor

I’ve worked at Goddard House for over twenty years because I value the work and our community so much. I’m also inspired by working in Brookline where we’ve collaborated closely with the Council on Aging and all the not-for-profits in town for years to continuously work at developing Brookline to be more Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly.

Josephine Hoey
Director of Business Administration

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to provide assistance and guidance to associates and residents. I love our weekly “Happy Hour” program because I get an opportunity to socialize more with the residents.

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