Barbara Hanson
Head Concierge

Barb came to us after her 35-year career with a communications company followed by a two-year position at a local veterinary hospital. She is passionate about caring for people and their pets and is looking forward to her role as part of the Woodbine “family.” Barb has 3 grown children and lives with her daughter, Kate and their seven dogs.

Katy Lemery
Memory Care Coordinator

Katy comes to us with over 18 years experience in Senior Living covering many different aspects of the field, most recently as an Administrator of a Level III facility. She has an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from the Community College of Vermont and has her Residential Care Manager’s Certificate.  She has a certificate as a Dementia Care Practitioner and Validation Therapy.  Katy has a heart for seniors and helping them have the best quality of life they can.  She also has a passion for the front line staff, our care providers.  Outside of work, Katy spends most of her time as a youth leader for high school students, going on Medical Missions trip (specifically to Haiti) and playing with her 4 nieces and nephew.  She resides in St. Albans, VT with her dog, Kallie and 2 cats, Harley and Zoey.

Rosemarie Provetto, RN-BC
Director of Nursing

Ro brings over 40 years of nursing experience to the Spring Village team! Over 20 of those years were in nursing leadership positions. She began her career in a Level 1 trauma center in New York, but moved into healthcare facilities when she moved to Vermont in 1996. She’s currently attending Walden University and expects to complete her MSN by June of 2019. Ro is a wealth of knowledge and, with her charming NY accent, a feisty addition to our family.

Ro has two accomplished sons. John is a communications director for the Mass State Police and Thomas is an attorney working in NYC. In her home, she breeds pugs and has graciously donated one of her most recent puppies to Spring Village for our residents to enjoy as our house pet.

Paul Krcmar
Food Service Director

Paul began his journey with food at an early age. His multi-cultural exposure to food came not only from his immigrant parents but from the many refugees that, over the years, his parents helped resettle in the USA.

Paul studied food service management at Penn State University and went on to apprentice under some highly skilled chefs to continue to hone his skills in the kitchen. He has been working as a chef in Vermont for more than 25 years. As Executive Chef for American Flatbread, in the late 80`s he was a pioneer in the Vermont farm to table movement. Paul`s philosophy surrounding feeding our residents is based on simply prepared, good, clean, whole foods, that are not only delicious and nutritious, ut at there best, have the ability to nurture and bring joy as well.

Rebecca Gwozdz
Director of Community Life

PBekah brings over 20 years of life enrichment experience to Spring Village. She received her degree in hospitality and event management, but realized her strength in programming while designing summer itineraries for her own children. With three curious kids, she knew she needed to keep their brains busy or they would find less productive outlets for their energy. She believes our residents can do anything given the proper adaptations and support. They should not be limited by what others think they can or can’t do. Bekah’s creative way of thinking is ready to meet that challenge and find the solutions needed for our residents to lead the fullest life possible.

When Bekah isn’t at Spring Village, she enjoys spending time at her home in Cambridge with her husband and children. Watching movies and doodling are a couple of her favorite relaxation activities to share with them.

Sheindie Ries
Business Office Coordinator

Business Office Coordinator, Sheindie, has years of experience in direct care, both in-home and in communities. She has held many roles in the field, such as Activities Director, Assistant Controller, and Human Resources. She’s also been involved in Safety and Environmental Management. This varied background and her passion for helping contribute to the success of the people around her make her a valuable member of the Spring Village team. On a more personal note, Sheindie is the mother of three girls and enjoys spending time with them, her 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Angela Howard
Director of Environmental Services

Angela has been with Spring Village from opening day. She started as the Lead Housekeeper and a year later was promoted to the position of Director of Environmental Services. She started housekeeping as a high school student at the Sheraton Hotel and went on to spend over 25 years in housekeeping at a healthcare facility before joining the Spring Village team. She truly enjoys cleaning and helping people. When she isn’t cleaning (here or at home), she is helping her husband of 23 years with the bookkeeping for his construction company. Camping and snowmobiling are a few of her favorite things. Angela feels that coming to work at Spring Village is more like coming home to be with friends and family than working.