Meet Our Team

NewSeasons at New Britain

Karen-edit.jpgKaren Searle
Executive Director

Hi! My name is Karen Searle; I am the Executive Director for New Seasons at New Britain.  I have been the Executive Director since November 2018; prior to that I was the Business Office Manager. I started with New Seasons at New Britain in October 2016, and find this position extremely rewarding. I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Business Administration. I am dedicated to my position and love being able to interact daily with our residents and families. I don’t feel that this is my place of work, I feel this is my second home and extended family. I truly care for my family here at NewSeasons and look forward to many years to come.  
 

darlene-edit.jpgDarlene Butlin
Sales and Marketing Director

My name is Darlene Butlin and I am the sales and marketing director here at NewSeasons at New Britain.  I have been involved with sales now for two years, prior to that I was the Lifestyle360 Director.  I have been with Five Star for 8 years and love getting to know the residents and their families.  
 




Justin-edit.jpgJustin Martin
Executive Chef

My name is Justin Martin; I am the Executive Chef here at NewSeason’s.  I am a graduate of Johnson and Wales with my bachelors in the culinary arts.  I have always been attracted to the preparation and the art of cooking.  Working for Five Star has been a fun and challenging at times as working with and for the senior dining experience


 

jess-edit.jpgJessica Dolan
Housekeeping Supervisor

My name is Jessica Dolan; I am the housekeeping supervisor and have been with Five Star for four years.  I started out as house keeper and have been the supervisor for two years.  I enjoy spending time pampering the ladies with hand massages and manicures on a monthly basis.



 

marilyn-edit.jpgMarilyn Ryan
Lifestyle360 Director

Hi, my name is Marilyn Ryan and I am the Lifestyle360 Director here at NewSeasons at New Britain. I have been here at NewSeasons At New Britain for six years. I started my employment here as a housekeeper in 2013. In 2014 I was promoted to Housekeeping Supervisor and in 2017 I became the Lifestyle360 Director. I thoroughly enjoy my job here at NewSeasons At New Britain and the awesome team I work with!
 
 

miriam-edit.jpgMiriam Colon
Business Office Manager

My name is Miriam Colon, and I am the new Business Office Manager as of April 2019. Prior to becoming the Business Office Manager here, I was an Office Manager for a medical practice. My education background is in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration. I enjoy being a part of the team here at New Seasons.


 

josh-edit.jpgJoshua Kleeman
Food & Dining Director

My name is Joshua Kleeman and I am the Food & Dining Director at NewSeasons at New Britain.  I joined New Seasons as a cook in November 2000, and was promoted to the Executive Chef shortly after.  I learned a lot in that position and took over as the Director of Food & Dining in 2012. I also worked at Exton Senior Living as the Director of Food & Dining, ultimately returning to New Britain in 2016 in the same roll.  I look forward to the challenges ahead all the while bringing my intuitive style of cooking and catering to our community.  I thoroughly enjoy thinking outside of the box when it comes to menu and event planning.  It brings me great pleasure providing our residents and guests with delicious flavors that are unconventional to senior care but still follow nutritional guidelines.  
 

Lisa-edit.jpgLisa A. Hood, RN
Director of Resident Care

My name is Lisa A. Hood, RN and I currently just took over the role of Director of Resident Care here at NewSeasons.  I am an experienced RN who has worked most of my career in Skilled Nursing, but love the opportunity to work in Personal Care.  I have a desire to provide the very best care with compassion and dignity to seniors.  My life’s journey has brought me to New Seasons and I look forward to working with everyone here.  
 


Erica-edit.jpgErica Thronton
LPN Supervisor

My name is Erica Thronton and I am the LPN Supervisor for NewSeasons at New Britain.  I started NewSeasons on January 8th of this year and have learned so many new things about this community.  I have a compassion for others and have over 15 years of experience working in the medical field in various positions.  I love being a nurse and love working in the senior community.


 

ron-edit.jpgRobert Kelly
Maintenance Director

My name is Robert Kelly and I am the maintenance director here at NewSeasons.  I’ve been a part of the Five Star Team for two years.  I am retired from the construction industry after 28 years.  I am enjoying this line of work where I can help with the residents needs and enjoy my time I spend with them.


 

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