For us, you are everything. How you feel, how you spend your day, what makes you laugh, what you need, what you love to eat—we embrace all of it, because we are a community. We support one another and make the most of every single day, together.
Charlene has worked in the healthcare industry for 29 years, spending the first 10 years of her career in long term care and the last 19 years in assisted living. Charlene joined The Gables at Winchester as the Executive Director with Five Star Senior Living, three years ago. Charlene is extremely passionate about working with the senior population and finds working with her residents and families very rewarding. Charlene finds that her real strength as an Executive Director is working with all of the team members at The Gables to make her community a warm and friendly place to work, ensuring the residents have a warm and friendly home. Community and family are very important to Charlene. It’s not surprising that families and residents say the same thing about living at The Gables. When Charlene is not working she is very involved in her church and enjoys spending time with her fiancé, their five children, one grandchild, and pets.
Kristen has worked in sales and marketing in the senior living industry since 2011. Kristen joined the team at The Gables in 2018. Kristen has a true passion for working with seniors which comes from spending time, at a young age, going to work with her father. Her father worked at a skilled nursing and assisted living community and brought Kristen to work with him often. This is where Kristen’s passion for older adults all began. Kristen loves meeting with families, learning all about their lives, and most of all helping them find their new home at The Gables. Kristen enjoys making sure that every resident receives the “Five Star Treatment”, and loves living at the community. When she isn’t at The Gables, Kristen enjoys exercising, making pottery and spending time with her family and friends.
Marion has worked at The Gables at Winchester for 25 years. She joined the Gables at Winchester as a part time receptionist after having 4 children and getting back into the work force. Marion grew in her roles at the community over the years. She was promoted to an Administrative Assistant position and then again into the Business Office Manager role. Marion loves coming to work each and every day making a difference in the resident’s lives. Her dedication to the community over the years and her caring compassionate heart is instantly visible to anyone who meets her. The community is truly her extended family which is why she chose to move several of her own family members into the community over the years. In her time away from the community, Marion has 2 grandchildren that she loves spending time with.
Debbie joined the team at The Gables at Winchester as the Lifestyle360 Director 4 years ago. She has over 15 years of experience in the Assisted Living Industry. Debbie feels blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference in her resident’s lives. She truly enjoys coming to work every day. Debbie is a member of the Board of Directors for the Winchester Senior Association and a member of the Middlesex Lions. She is married and has 3 children. When Debbie is not at The Gables she is bike riding or relaxing at the beach!
Jose Cruz started here at the Gables at Winchester in 1993. He joined our team as a maintenance assistant, and knows everything there is to know about the workings of this building. In 2019 Jose was promoted to Maintenance Director. Jose is a true success story; at the age of 17, he moved to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico, unable to speak a word of English, and overcame many obstacles to make a career for himself in senior living. He loves making the residents smile and laugh, and always goes above and beyond for everyone. In 2014, The Gables nominated Jose for the Mass ALFA Hero of the Year award, and he won! Jose is well known for his Christmas decorations, as every year he decorates his home and invites our residents to view his creative light display as an outing on The Gables van. When Jose is not at The Gables keeping things running smoothly, he loves to fish and attend to his vegetable garden; he also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jose Cruz started here at the Gables at Winchester in 1993. He joined our team as a maintenance assistant, and knows everything there is to know about the workings of this building. In 2019 Jose was promoted to Maintenance Director. Jose is a true success story; at the age of 17, he moved to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico, unable to speak a word of English, and overcame many obstacles to make a career for himself in senior living. He loves making the residents smile and laugh, and always goes above and beyond for everyone. In 2014, The Gables nominated Jose for the Mass ALFA Hero of the Year award, and he won! Jose is well known for his Christmas decorations, as every year he decorates his home and invites our residents to view his creative light display as an outing on The Gables van. When Jose is not at The Gables keeping things running smoothly, he loves to fish and attend to his vegetable garden; he also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Lorrie Noonan, LPN, joined The Gables at Winchester as a Wellness Nurse in 2018. Not long after, she was promoted to Assisted Resident Services Director, and then later in 2019 became the Resident Services Director. With over 25 years of healthcare experience, Lorrie is a true asset to The Gables at Winchester. Lorrie brings invaluable experience working in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and assisted living. She has a true passion for caring for older adults, and finds the most enjoyment interacting with our residents on a daily basis. The Gables resident’s all know Lorrie on a first name basis, and know she will always make time for them if they need her. Although it is rare to not find her at The Gables, she does try and set aside time for herself to spend with her two children, and her dog Leo. Lorrie is excited to become a first time grandmother in July of 2021! She spends as much time in Maine and at the ocean as she can, and always enjoys being with family and friends.
Bert Pelletier had joined the Gables at Winchester in the fall of 2019 and has overseen the culinary operations with an expertise in special events. As Food and Beverage Director, he oversees the day to day operations in the department to make sure the best products and service are being provided. His extensive background in culinary, and graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu program, Paris, France. He began his career as a cook in an assisted living community in Andover, MA. He quickly excelled his career from their moving into hotels. He starting off as a breakfast cook for the Hilton Corporation then to Sous Chef. At the age of 25 he got his break at opening a hotel and starting his first Executive chef role for a 100 room hotel. He got his next role as Food and Beverage director for the Marriott international. Then working onto Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse with a culinary passion for always taking care of all types of people. Passionate about food and wine and his personable service was growing to be extraordinary heights.
Being Driven to help others and influence them with her compassionate and personable spirit, Jamie made the executive decision to work at the Gables in Winchester almost 1 ½ ago. Overall, Jamie started working among the assisted living community almost 9 years ago and has incredible experience. Propelled by her need to aid others and brighten their day in an assisted living community, Jamie has dedicated her occupation to confronting those around her. Jamie try’s to insure s residents get a 5 star dining experience, as well as devotes her time at work to maintain an amazing environment for the residents that feels like they’ve lived here forever. In her free time Jamie can be found with her family and friends spending as much time with them as I can. Outside of her family Jamie often finds herself participating in independent nature walks and tree climbing.