Our Team

Your Team

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.

Meet Our Team

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Karen Searle
Karen 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.

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Darlene Butlin
Darlene 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.

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Justin Martin
Justin Martin
Executive Chef

My name is Justin Martin; I am the Executive Chef here at NewSeasons.  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.

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Jessica Dolan
Jessica 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.

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Marilyn Ryan
Marilyn 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!

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Joshua Kleeman
Joshua 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.  

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Robert Kelly
Robert 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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