Meet Our Assisted Living Team

News-Johanne Marcellus
Executive Director

I love what I do each and every day, for me it’s not a job, but rather an opportunity to be part of something that I love.I’d like to think that my time at the community makes a positive difference in their lives, as much as they have made a positive difference in mine. spending time with our residents opens a whole new world filled with their stories and experiences that transports me to another time, the best part of my day is spending a few moments to just sit, listen and chat with a resident, sometimes one on one or in a group, those are my most favorite, and treasured moments. I am humbled, and feel blessed to be surrounded by their wisdom.

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.

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.

Rebecca Margolin
EnrichedLIFE Director

I enjoy spending time with the residents and listening to them, especially when they share memories of the past, keeping history alive! It’s inspiring to see a wide range of ages and experiences come together as a community. I love coming to work each and every day, and am honored to work with such compassionate associates.

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.

Meredith Griffiths
Art Therapist

I first found my passion for working with persons living with dementia and using the creative arts to facilitate communication, highlight strengths and share joy 16 years ago. I completed a graduate-level expressive therapy internship here in the 2004–2005 academic year and I am thrilled to return to Goddard House.

Christine Nagle
Director of Community Partnerships

“It brings me such joy when I invite residents to engage in something new and different and their faces light up! At Goddard House, I’m constantly delighted by our residents’ sharp intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and humor. They are my role models for what it means to age — and still grow — with spontaneity, positivity, and spunk!”

Rebecca Mayfield
Social Worker

I have had the privilege of working alongside older adults for the last decade and the best part for me is always the opportunity to sit down with someone and bear witness to their life’s story. Many of our resident’s here at Goddard House have lived truly remarkable lives and being able to sit with them and learn about the things they have accomplished is both humbling and incredibly special. Being able to listen to our residents and my fellow associates, and do what I can to help improve their quality of life, is all I could ask for in my work.

Gemi Gicana
Director of Dining Experience

I enjoy cooking for our residents. It is the most satisfying and rewarding feeling at the end of the day knowing that we made a difference. To be able to help and cook for our residents is the highlight of my day. I am very lucky and grateful to have been given a chance to work with such wonderful and dedicated associates. 

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