Amanda grew up right here in the greater Waterville area and, after working as far away as Texas and Chicago, was happy to come back home to her Maine roots to serve in her hometown community. Amanda has enjoyed a long career in healthcare, serving as an Occupational Therapist and Director of Rehab prior to working as a Multi-level Administrator. Amanda is a passionate leader who is directed by the guiding principles of integrity, teamwork, accountability, and of course, service. She loves learning about the rich history of Mount Joseph from past and present colleagues, including the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Amanda is committed to restoring the old (but not forgotten) mission, vision, and values of the Mount, while also building in some new traditions. Amanda is dedicated to quality improvement in the long-term care sector and is actively involved with partners around the state and the nation, including in her active service as Secretary of the Maine Chapter of the American College of HealthCare Administrators. In her free time, Amanda enjoys kayaking, snowshoeing, yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband, Darren, her children, Xavier and Ophelia, and their dog, Aurora.
Christel has been in the medical field for nearly 20 years, serving first as a CNA on the overnight shift in a long-term care facility before earning her RN-BSN from Les-McCrea University. Christel’s greatest passion is to lead with kindness, and she always strives to do the right thing. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, and hailing from Statesville, North Carolina, she came first as an Interim Director of Nursing, but soon fell in love with the vision for Mount Joseph at Waterville. Christel moved to Maine and joined The Mount permanently in May 2023. Since joining, she has already made strides in her department to provide the best quality care to all residents at Mount Joseph. Christel goes by “Nana” to her grandchildren, Aryeh and Addilyn, “Mom” to Jasmine, Justin, and Jacob, and she is also a “Mommy” to her fur babies, Einstein and Sophia. In her free time, you can find Christel exploring all Maine has to offer (if she isn’t crafting!).
Jen was born and raised in Central Maine. Jen has been working in medical billing and business offices for over 20 years. She specializes in Mainecare and enjoys educating others in long-term care. She is passionate about helping people with financial planning for long-term care and assisted living. Jen lives in Oakland with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
As the Director of Facilities Management, Marcio oversees multiple departments including maintenance, transportation, central supply, housekeeping, and laundry services. He is instrumental in other domains as well, including oversight of building security, grounds management, clinical engineering, preventative maintenance, and capital improvement projects. Marcio plays a key role in developing and maintaining a culture of safety by serving as the Champion of the Safety Committee at Mount Joseph, and is a vital part of the building’s robust infection prevention program, including his N95 Fit Testing Certification issued by NIOSH. Marcio has developed internal systems to track and document the overall operations of physical plant operations in accordance with current federal, state, and local regulations to assure the facility is maintained in a safe and comfortable manner for the residents. Marcio is an active member of the Healthcare Coalition of Maine, a collaborative group that brings partners from all healthcare settings together for continuous improvement in emergency preparedness operations, including full-scale drills coordinated across the community in accordance with FEMA guidelines. In his 25 years of healthcare management, Marcio has led his team through many successful surveys, including most recently a deficiency-free Life Safety Code survey, as well as a deficiency-free Health Inspection, both in June 2023.
Prior to his role in Admissions, Adam worked directly with patients in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 10 years. Adam is a graduate of KVCC and the University of Southern Maine, specializing in pulmonary rehab, stroke recovery, and cardiac rehab. He has worked with hospitals all over the state, partnering on committees to improve the admission and discharge processes between hospital and skilled-nursing settings. He strives to develop positive relationships throughout our healthcare system with the ultimate goal of improving the customer experience. Adam enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Justine, and his three children. Adam also enjoys the many outdoor activities that Maine has to offer, as well as building sports cars and motorcycles.
Diane has been working at Mount Joseph since February of 2023. She has served in many capacities including as MDS Coordinator, Infection Preventionist, and charge nurse whenever her team needs extra support. Diane loves to teach and regularly leads CNA and CRMA classes right here at Mount Joseph. When she isn’t working, Diane loves spending time with her daughter, Sarah, and her two granddaughters, Abby and Alaina. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, riding four-wheelers, and fishing.
Mission Statement: Our mission is a commitment to foster unity and reconciliation in a spirit of respect and compassion toward the members of our community and toward everyone in relationship with them.