Our Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Morrison Communities is governed by a board of trustees. These individuals work as a team to execute the mission of the company by providing guidance and accountability. Each trustee brings a unique set of skills and talents to the table. We hope you will take the time to read the biographies below.

Douglas Shearer, President

Douglas Shearer, President

Mr. Shearer is an agency principal of GMS Financial Services, a subsidiary of Geo. M. Stevens & Son Co.  He has been with the agency since 1995, selling and servicing life and health insurance products, while specializing in employee benefit programs.  He and his family live in Lancaster where he has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including past President and current Treasurer of the Lancaster Rotary Club and current Treasurer of the Colonel Town Investment Committee for the Town of Lancaster.

Brian Fogg, Vice President

Brian Fogg, Vice President

Mr. Fogg is a certified general appraiser and a New Hampshire Certified Property Assessor Supervisor.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business management.  Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany from 1976 to 1978. In addition to his current service with The Morrison Communities, he is a past chairman of the White Mountains Regional School Board; past member of the Lancaster Zoning Board of Appeals; past board member of the Weeks Hospital Association; and a past board member of the Coos and Essex Agricultural Society (Lancaster Fair).

Kendra Bell, Treasurer

Kendra Bell, Treasurer

Ms. Bell joined the Morrison Hospital Association Board of Trustees in 2015. She currently serves as the Treasurer and chairs the Finance Committee. Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Plymouth State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the accounting firm Cohos Advisors (formerly Crane and Bell, LLC) in Lancaster NH.  Active in her community, Kendra has served on several non-profit organization boards. Her community involvement includes being the past president of the New Hampshire Society of CPAs and member of Cöos Economic Development Corporation. She currently serves on the Lancaster Rotary Club Board as President-Elect.

Bess Andrews

Bess Andrews

Bess Andrews is a former communications professional with over three decades of experience in the healthcare sector, most recently as director of Public Affairs at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She also has more than 10 years of experience in marketing for medical products.  A life-long skier and hiker, she moved from Boston to Franconia in 2014, where she serves on Franconia’s Abbie Greenleaf Library board of trustees, the Zoning Board of Adjustments, and the Town Scholarship Committee.  She is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in English Literature.

Larry Barker

Larry Barker

Elaine Dana

Elaine Dana

Elaine Dana, a retired high school English and drama teacher, worked on Long Island, Martha’s Vineyard and in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After 1982, when she met David Dana, she became part of the Whitefield/North Country community. Subsequently, she served on the boards of the White Mountain Regional School System, the Littleton Regional Hospital and the White Mountain Garden Club. Although she now resides in North Carolina near family, she continues to support the Morrison communities as she and her late husband did for many years.

Holly Fortin

Holly Fortin

Holly Fortin is a lifelong resident of Lancaster, NH.  She has been in the banking industry for 18 years.  She started as a teller for Siwooganock Bank and was part of two bank mergers, Passumpsic Savings and Lancaster National Bank.  She was promoted to AVP, Branch Manager of the Whitefield Branch of Passumpsic Savings Bank in 2012, where she still works today.  Mrs. Fortin is a graduate of Northern NH School of Banking and served on the Family Selection/Support committee of Ammonoosuc Habitat for Humanity for 5 years.

Lise Howson, Secretary

Lise Howson, Secretary

Lise T. Howson most recently held the position of Vice President/Loan and Credit Administration Officer for Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank in Littleton, NH.  Lise has over 25 years of New Hampshire banking experience.  She studied Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics.  She is a member of the Lancaster Rotary, member of GREAT (Groveton Revitalization Economic Action Team), and a board member of Coos Economic Development Corporation.

Donna Laurent

Donna Laurent

Donna Laurent is a resident of Jefferson, NH. Her business experience is in marketing and communications. Since 2005, she has had her own Independent Marketing & Promotional Business working in conjunction with Kaeser & Blair.  Previously, she served as the Marketing Manager for the Maine Office of Tourism, and prior to that was the Director of Advertising and Promotions: Marketing Communications at Arrow Electronics in New York.  She serves on several local boards and is a volunteer for CASA of New Hampshire.

Sandra Yunghans

Sandra Yunghans

The Morrison Staff

Louise Belanger, Executive Director

Louise Belanger, Executive Director

603-837-2541 ext. 221

louise.belanger@morrisonnh.org

Wendy Bennett, Infection Preventionist

Wendy Bennett, Infection Preventionist

603-837-2541 ext. 329

wendy.bennett@morrisonnh.org

Holly Davis, MDS Coordinator

Holly Davis, MDS Coordinator

603-837-2541 ext. 216

holly.davis@morrisonnh.org

Louie DeGray, Director of Nursing

Louie DeGray, Director of Nursing

603-837-2541 ext. 206

louie.degray@morrisonnh.org

Liz Kenison, Director of Sartwell Assisted Living

Liz Kenison, Director of Sartwell Assisted Living

603-837-2541 ext. 207

liz.kenison@morrisonnh.org

Mary Bates, Social Services Director

Mary Bates, Social Services Director

603-837-2541 ext. 211

mary.bates@morrisonnh.org

Saral Davis, Therapy Director

Saral Davis, Therapy Director

603-837-2541 ext. 220

saral.davis@morrisonnh.org

Christine Crane, Executive Assistant

Christine Crane, Executive Assistant

603-837-2541 EXT. 234

christine.crane@morrisonnh.org

Lauren Davis, Billing Specialist

Lauren Davis, Billing Specialist

603-837-2541 ext. 205

lauren.davis@morrisonnh.org

Rosanna Dunn, Admissions Coordinator

Rosanna Dunn, Admissions Coordinator

603-754-1131

rosanna.dunn@morrisonnh.org

Christina Gooden, Activities Director

Christina Gooden, Activities Director

603-837-2541 ext. 222

christina.gooden@morrisonnh.org

Travis LeBrun, Support Services Director

Travis LeBrun, Support Services Director

603-837-2541 ext. 226

travis.lebrun@morrisonnh.org

Mike Palmer, Food Service Director

Mike Palmer, Food Service Director

603-837-2541 ext. 219

michael.palmer@morrisonnh.org

Patti Roy, Finance Director

Patti Roy, Finance Director

603-837-2541 ext. 203

patti.roy@morrisonnh.org

Lisa Smith, LPN Weekend Manager

Lisa Smith, LPN Weekend Manager

Theresa Vassallo, Clinical Nursing Manager

Theresa Vassallo, Clinical Nursing Manager

603-837-2541 ext. 213

theresa.vasallo@morrisonnh.org


The Summit By Morrison Staff

Shannon Lynch, Executive Director

Shannon Lynch, Executive Director

603-837-3501

shannon.lynch@summitbymorrison.org

Jean Niece, Community and Sales Liaison

Jean Niece, Community and Sales Liaison

603-837-3504

jean.niece@morrisonnh.org

Tamara Reilly, Resident Services Director

Tamara Reilly, Resident Services Director

603-837-3502

tamara.reilly@summitbymorrison.org

Katy Curnyn, Marketing Director

Katy Curnyn, Marketing Director

603-837-3516

katy.curnyn@summitbymorrison.org

Sue Shevlin, Resident Care Director

Sue Shevlin, Resident Care Director

603-837-3503

sue.shevlin@summitbymorrison.org

Mary Bates, Memory Care Community Director

Mary Bates, Memory Care Community Director

603-837-3513

mary.bates@summitbymorrison.org

Ann Apicelli, Food Services Director

Ann Apicelli, Food Services Director

603-837-3507

ann.apicelli@summitbymorrison.org

The Morrison Communities is accepting new residents! Call (603) 837-3640 to find out more.

The Morrison Communities is accepting new residents! Call (603) 837-3640 to find out more.