At Woodcrest Village, we strongly believe that no one position or person is more important than another. Without each individual contributing to our mission in a unique way, our community would not run as well as it does. Collectively, our staff consists of licensed nurses, resident assistants, licensed nursing assistants, housekeepers, activity assistants, concierges, cooks, and dining room hostesses.
The following individuals are the leaders in each of the departments at Woodcrest Village.
Bethany Brenner, Executive Director
Bethany has spent the last 27 years “growing up” in this family-owned business. From washing dishes to resident care, there isn’t a position she hasn’t held. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in Management from Brandeis University and an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in Health Management and Policy. She is responsible for the general operations of Woodcrest Village and works very closely with each department director to ensure complete resident satisfaction.
Jamie McConnell, R.N., Health Services Director
Jamie oversees the entire nursing staff and the health and wellness of the residents living at Woodcrest Village. Originally a hospice nurse for the Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association, Jamie is a wonderful asset to our team and brings both professionalism and compassion to her work.
Sara Sidway, Business Office Manager
Sara is responsible for the monthly billing and human resources at Woodcrest Village. Over the years, Sara has worked as a bookkeeper for local businesses including Marshall’s Garage, and Morgan Hill Bookstore. However, her fondest memories come from the years she worked in her family-run furniture business.
Patrick Martin, Director of Food Service
Patrick leads our culinary creations with an excellent staff of trained chefs along side of him. With a focus on farm to table and healthy selections, residents enjoy many nutritious and fresh dining options. Patrick enjoys spending time with residents to learn treasured family recipes he can add to our daily menu.
Michael Ryan, Director of Maintenance & Grounds
Michael is our “go-to and fix-it man.” While he’s here to oversee the repairs and maintenance of the building at large, his responsibilities also include the overall safety and well-being of our residents regulatory compliance, and oversight of the housekeeping and laundry departments. He brings excellence in mechanics, technology, and overall building repair.
Donna Baker-Hartwell, Director of Activities
Donna is our “think outside the box” employee who develops and implements the Woodcrest Village monthly social calendar and plans the community events. Her background as an art teacher affords her the gift of getting residents excited and involved.
Vicky Chandler, Concierge
Vicky is the first face you see or first voice you hear when you visit or call Woodcrest Village. She is the glue that holds us all together and the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Originally from Fryburg, ME, Vicky is an excellent knitter, which has proven useful for our residents experiencing “dropped stitches.” Whether it’s a dropped stitch or a scheduled appointment, she is here to assist.
Obie and Winston, Four-Legged Friends.
Our team would not be complete without the inclusion of our two American Eskimo dogs. These two belong to our Executive Director and spend their days at Woodcrest Village. You will find Winston roaming the halls looking for a friendly face to share a treat or on the lap of a resident. Obie sticks close to his mom and can be seen looking out the window from his seat.
At Woodcrest Village, we seek to provide all of our residents with dignity, respect, and the senior care services needed for a healthy, full life while in an assisted living setting.