Meet Our Staff

At Edgewood, you’re more than a number. The work you do each day makes a difference in the lives of each one of our residents and their families. Our people are the heart and soul of what we do and the reason for our excellent reputation.

Patricia “Patty” Ramsey

LNA, MNA, LNHA, President / Owner

As the Owner and President, Patty has devoted over 36-years to the residents, staff and family members of the Edgewood Centre. Working tirelessly over the span of nearly four decades, Patty has advocated for the highest level of quality, compassion and dignity for nursing home residents at Edgewood and throughout the entire state.  She has been an instrumental leader and change agent in the long-term care field serving on the Board of the New Hampshire Healthcare Association and nationally through the American Health Care Association.  Because of her efforts and expectations, the Edgewood Centre has been recognized statewide and nationally for our quality care.  With a heart as big as they come, Patty’s capacity for kindness, compassion and exemplary service is unmatched.  Patty’s best day is spent at the beside of one of our residents or greeting family members like old friends.  

Patricia “Tricia” Cummings

Administrator, MHA, LNHA, LNA

Tricia has worked for Edgewood for nearly 29 years, starting here as a Rehab Aide while an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire and as the facility’s licensed Administrator since 1995.  Holding both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Health Administration and Policy, Tricia has served on many local boards and advisory groups.  Most recently, she served as the President of the Portsmouth Rotary Club (2013-14), is a Board Member of the New Hampshire Long-Term Care Foundation and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Integrity, transparency and fairness are Tricia’s guiding principles.  Simply put – Tricia loves the residents of the Edgewood Centre and considers it a true honor to dedicate her life’s work to ensuring their health and well-being.

Dr. Nelson Aweh

Medical Director

Dr. Nelson Aweh is a Cameroon born, naturalized citizen who received his master’s degree from Harvard University and his Doctorate from Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland. He is also an active Flight Surgeon with the US Air force, with the rank of Major. Dr. Aweh is a staff physician with many local hospital facilities such as, Lahey Hospital, Winchester Hospital and the Boston VA system including the West Roxbury VA.  Dr. Aweh is an excellent clinician with a stellar bedside manner and we are fortunate to have him as our Medical Director here at Edgewood.

Kristin Tierney

Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C

Kristin has worked at the Edgewood Centre since 2019 and serves our residents with utmost dedication and compassion. After graduating with high honors from Massachusetts General Hospital with a BS in Nursing and a MS in Nursing, she started her career in clinical settings such as community health, urgent care and primary care. She ultimately fell in love with geriatrics and post-acute care.  She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, and Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society. Our  amazing residents constantly keep her grateful for the small things in life and remind her of the importance of a good attitude and a smile.

Miriam Pelletier

DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES, RN​

Miriam has worked for the Edgewood Centre for over 22 years, serving as the Director of Nursing Services for the past 20 – remarkably longer than the average tenure of a DNS.  An accomplished clinician, Miriam believes in making every decision in the best interest of the residents and it is her ability to apply this approach daily that has kept her in this role.  Miriam is a coach, mentor and role model for her staff.  Miriam treats every resident as she would her own family – with a deep thoughtfulness and unparalleled compassion.

Judy Thompson

Director of Rehabilitation

Judy has worked at Edgewood for over 30 years. She brings compassion and knowledge to her role in directing the rehabilitative care of residents. She knew she wanted to work in geriatrics because she wanted to help people and make a difference.

William “Bill” Leduc

Director of Dining Services

Bill has over 20 years of experience in food service and has worked at Edgewood for three years. He earned his Associates of Science in Culinary Arts from Atlantic Culinary Academy along with multiple food service certification. He believes that food is personal and that you can reach anyone with a plate.

Natalie Allen

Director of Resident Relations and Life Enrichment

Natalie has held various roles at Edgewood over the past 21 years. She is passionate about the healthcare industry, is inspired by person-centered care and focuses on creating exceptional customer experiences.  She fosters a solution oriented and inclusive culture with a multi-disciplinary team.  

Ken Hicks

Director of Maintenance

Ken has worked at Edgewood for two years and brings 20 years of experience to his role. His smile, warmth and get-it-done approach is filled with thoughtfulness and consideration.

Donna Maloney

Director of Human Resources

Donna has worked at Edgewood for nearly 30 years. She started her career as an LNA and moved on to a rehab aide, rehab office coordinator and then moved into payroll where she was promoted as director of human resources. Her background has been invaluable when speaking with potential and current employees.

Stacey Whitten

Clinical Coordinator / Clinical Educator, RN

Stacey has worked at Edgewood for 32 years. She is the clinical coordinator and educator and a knowledgeable resource to the staff when they’re interested in expanding their skill set.

Nancy Lee

Admissions Coordinator / Respiratory Care Practitioner

Nancy has worked for Edgewood for 8 years where she’s been sharing her smile, knowledge and compassion with our residents, families and staff. She believes her clinical background as a respiratory care practitioner has enhanced her investigative practice in admissions.

Lynda Hartford

Housekeeping / Laundry Supervisor

Lynda began her time at Edgewood as a housekeeper then moved to laundry before becoming the department coordinator and onto the supervisor. She is passionate about helping our residents and staff have a clean and happy home / work environment.

Christine Winter

Director of Accounts Receivable, MBA

Christine received her MBA in economics while working at Edgewood. For over 30 years, she has been highly organized and efficient in her work.

Olga Tomanovich

Infection Preventionist, RN

Olga has worked at Edgewood for 17 years. She serves as the infection preventionist and is a member of the New Hampshire Infection Control and Epidemiology Professionals.

Kate McCarthy

South Community Nurse Manager, LPN

Kate has worked at Edgewood for 37 years, making her the longest current employee in the nursing department. She brings a calming, gentle and positive approach to the memory care residents. 

Alyssa Chappell

East Community Nurse Manager, LPN

Alyssa has nearly a decade of experience as a CNA and CRMA and has worked at Edgewood for over two years. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling and running 5Ks.

Francesca Trial

Director of the Early Learning Center

Francesca brings 18 years of experience and a degree in psychology and family studies to her role at the Edgewood Centre. She believes that children learn best through play and being outdoors.

Danielle Therrien

Kitchen Manager

Danielle has over 11 years of experience as a banquet manager and has worked at Edgewood for over seven years. Her customer service is second to none and she delights in creating unique culinary experience for our residents.

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