APRIL 2011 :: People in Focus/Awards


Published Friday Apr 1, 2011

CAREGiver of the Year Selected by Home Instead Senior Care 


Tricia Adams (center) of Manchester, New Hampshire, proudly accepts the CAREGiver of the Year Award from Lisa Byrne (left), Owner of Home Instead Senior Care's Central New Hampshire office and Jenna-Lee Cusack, Director of Operations for Home Instead Senior Care of Central New Hampshire.

MANCHESTER, NH – Tricia Adams, of Manchester, NH, has been selected CAREGiver of the Year by Home Instead Senior Care’s Central New Hampshire office.  Adams is being recognized for her outstanding dedication, compassion, and service to seniors who are clients of Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical home care for seniors.

Concord Hospital Trust announces new board members

CONCORD, N.H. – Four new community members have been appointed to
Concord Hospital Trust’s dedicated board of leadership, which provides
philanthropic support to Concord Hospital.

The newly appointed members are:

  •  David Conley, esquire
  • Jayne Millerick, owner, Marcucci Consulting
  • Dr. Nick Perencevich
  • Richard Pitman, owner, Center Hill Barns

Existing Trust board members are:

  • C. Thomas Brown, chair 
  •  James D. Cook, vice chair 
  • Michael B. Green, president (exofficio) 
  • Dr. Gerard V. Smith, secretary 
  • Mary Boucher 
  • Dr. Michael T. Lynch 
  • Claudia Walker 
  • Maureen Oliver 
  • Dr. Mostafa ElSherif 
  • Charles Fanaras 
  • Dr. D. Thomas Akey, chair (ex-officio) 

“Our new Trust board members bring vital skills to our philanthropic work,” said C. Thomas Brown, Trust board chair. “Their passion for Concord Hospital and what the Trust provides to support the Hospital, together with their abilities to expand our reach are key qualities that will further our success.”

Director of Community Relations Appointed

Pattie Hayes

Pattie Hayes

Manchester, NH, – Home Instead Senior Care of Central New Hampshire announced that Henniker resident Pattie Hayes has been promoted to Director of Community Relations.  In this new role, Ms. Hayes will serve as a liaison between the office and the community to maintain strong relationships with New Hampshire health care providers, rehabilitation facilities, independent and assisted living communities.  In addition, she will be responsible for marketing to, educating and interfacing with the community about personal care and home care services. Ms. Hayes has been in the elder health care industry for more than ten years.

Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Ms. Hayes worked for Beacon Hospice, Benchmark Assisted Living and The CareGivers Inc. She is a past co-chair for the Concord Hospital Breast Care Center’s annual wine tasting event and an active member in her community.  Ms. Hayes earned her B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in California and is ASCP Certified.

Promoted to Director of Operations

Jenna-Lee Cusack

Jenna-Lee Cusack

Manchester, NH. – Home Instead Senior Care of Central New Hampshire, a provider of trusted in-home, non-medical care for seniors, announced that Amesbury, MA resident Jenna-Lee Cusack has been promoted to Director of Operations.  In this new role, Ms. Cusack will be responsible for overseeing all client and customer aspects of the business. She will work with the team to ensure that all company standards are met or exceeded.  Ms. Cusack will manage the day to day operations of the business to ensure that quality is prioritized throughout. She has been a member of the Home Instead Team since 2008, initially working as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator.

Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Ms. Cusack worked as a Family Placement Coordinator for College Nannies and Tutors, gaining extensive experience providing care to children.  Ms. Cusack also has experience working with dual diagnosed adults with mental illness and drug and alcohol addictions as former Program Director for a residential facility with the Psychological Center in Massachusetts. She is passionate about human services and has been committed to making a difference in the lives of those in need throughout her entire professional life.

Ms. Cusack graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Human Services Administration.

Human Resources Manager Promoted

Amy McBride

Amy McBride

Portsmouth, NH, – Home Instead Senior Care of Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire, announced that Amy McBride of Eliot, Maine has been promoted to Human Resources Manager.  In this new role, Ms. McBride will be responsible for hiring, motivating and retaining high quality personnel – particularly caregivers that are extensively trained in elder care.

Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Ms. McBride worked as an Herbal Pharmacy Technician for The D’Adamo Institute for the Advancement of Natural Therapies.  She earned her B.A. with a focus in English from The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Elects New Board Member

New London, NH -  Linda Brenner, owner and operator of Woodcrest Village for the past 23 years, has been elected to the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) Board of Directors. Woodcrest Village, located in New London, is a residential facility providing assisted living, respite care and memory care for seniors.
Brenner moved to New London in 1979.  In the early eighties she worked as a nurse at LSRVNA (then the Kearsarge VNA).  Seeing the needs of area seniors inspired Brenner to establish assisted living facilities as a living option for aging individuals.  With Woodcrest Village firmly established, Brenner purchased and renovated Summerhill in 2004, an assisted living facility in Peterborough which she currently oversees.
An active member of the community serving in leadership positions for many area civic and non-profit organizations, LSRVNA is proud to welcome its newest Trustee.

Nurse Practitioner Joins Spine & Brain Center of New England

Nashua, NH – Jason Harris, APRN, joins Tung Nguyen, MD; Gary Fleischer, MD; Joseph Kearns, PA-C; and May Bellisle, APRN, at the Spine and Brain Center of New England located at 8 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH. Mr. Harris is affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners and is on the active staff at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Mr. Harris received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.  He is a certified nurse practitioner.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Earns Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification

Mark Silbey, MD

Mark Silbey, MD

Keene, NH – Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene congratulates Mark Silbey, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, in achieving board certification in the subspecialty of sports medicine.
Silbey has provided sports medicine care since 1992. He joined the orthopaedic department of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) in 2001, and became medical director of the Sports Medicine Center at CMC/DHK at its inception in 2004, establishing the first center of its kind in the region. Dr. Silbey is currently the only orthopaedic surgeon at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene with this subspecialty certification.

Dr. Silbey completed his Doctorate of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and his Orthopaedic residency at Duke University Medical Center, where he was chief orthopaedic resident from 1990-1991. He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1992.   In addition to providing consultation services to local sports teams including the Keene Swamp Bats, the Monadnock Marauders, Keene State College, Keene High School, Monadnock Regional High School, and others, Dr. Silbey has been a sports medicine consultant to the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the Sarasota Ballet Company of Sarasota, Florida. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.