Kate Norfleet has been the Executive Director of the Neville Center since 2007. She received her MBA from Babson College, and graduated with a B.A. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania (1995). She has been working in the short-term rehabilitation field for the last 18 years.
Amanda Berling, M.D., C.M.D. has been caring for patients at the Neville Center for seven years and served as Medical Director for six. She received her B.S. in microbiology followed by her M.D. at the University of Michigan. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a Chief Residency at University of Michigan Health System. She completed her fellowship training at the combined Harvard Medicine School Geriatrics Fellowship program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She completed training as a Certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors Association. She enjoys working with the experienced and dedicated staff at the Neville Center.
Although Marianne Lewis stepped into her role as Director of Nursing at the Neville Center recently (November 2014), she has been working in the field since 1993. She graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1998 and received high honors (summa cum laude). Before she worked at the Neville Center, she was a part of the Kindred Health Network’s administrative nursing team for 15 years. Among all of the things she loves about the Neville Center, she appreciates the highly collaborative environment between departments to address the many needs of residents the most. She is the proud mother to five energetic Pomeranians.
Although Jason Twombly has been the Neville Center’s Director of Admissions for two years, Jason is one of the most seasoned employees at Neville—having recently celebrated his 10-year “work anniversary” in May of 2016. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from UMass Boston in 2009. During guided tours, prospective residents and their family members will be hard pressed to think of a question to which Jason cannot provide an answer! When he’s asked why he has stayed at Neville all these years, he tells people, “Every day Neville Center and its residents challenge me to see healthcare in a new way. I’m constantly growing and changing with the times, just like Neville.” Jason is the proud father of two pets: Athena (his cat) and Hera (his dog).
Jamie Wildgen began working at the Neville Center in 2007 as a physical therapist, and assumed the role as Director of Rehabilitation in 2010. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2007, and has previously worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Longwood Medical area of Boston. She enjoys getting to know each patient she works with and returning them to their prior level of functioning before their hospitalizations. She is the proud mother to a 21-year-old Florida Yellow Belly turtle named Brutus.
Jose Mojica has been the Director of the Dietary Department at the Neville Center for eight years. The “Latino American Who’s Who” Organization has recognized him three times for outstanding achievements in advancing the Latino American business community (2013, 2014, and 2015). He has previously served residents at Sherrill House and Gardner House, but prefers the Neville Center’s “warm and welcoming environment that treats residents to satisfying and delicious meals, 365 days of the year.”
Krysten Leslie has been the Director of Recreational Therapy at the Neville Center for the last seven years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s 2006 class, where she received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation. In 2005, her alma mater awarded her the “Award of Excellence.” She was also a featured speaker at the “Thinking Matters” Conference, where she presented her work which aims to foster positive memories through cognitive therapy for elderly residents diagnosed with dementia (these therapies are currently used at Neville Center!). When asked why she enjoys working at the Neville Center, Krysten says, “I have found that the Neville Center is one of those places that truly provides the best quality of care to its residents in order for them to enjoy the best quality of life.” She is the proud mother to an 11-year-old cat named Tubby.
Beth King has been the Staff Development Coordinator at the Neville Center for five years. Beth is an ACLS, IV, Telemetry, VENT, VAD, and Code Blue Certified nurse. She has been awarded the Partners in Excellence award for VAD Teamwork. When asked about why she loves her position at the Neville Center, she quotes Steve Jobs, saying, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do!” She is the proud mother of Sam, a 13-year-old Maltese.