LEADERSHIP

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Senior Living Leadership Team

Experienced leaders create a culture of caring.

Nikki

Nikki Fortier

Executive Director
Executive Director Nikki Fortier has been with The Village at White River Junction since before there were walls and has held multiple director-level positions over the past 3 years. She has lived in the Upper Valley for her whole life out of a love for this area. Well-versed in all aspects of The Village, Nikki enjoys engaging with our residents and bringing a smile to their faces. “COVID-19 has dealt seniors and their families a huge blow and I look forward to leading the way to help The Village emerge from the pandemic and to see that our residents are able to live full lives again.”
Tammy Latvis

Tammy Latvis

Director Of Sales and Marketing
As an Upper Valley resident for more than 27 years, Tammy has been an active member of our community.   As the former owner of an award-winning women’s fitness franchise, she worked with women of all ages, and particularly enjoyed helping her senior women improve their lives through better mobility and fitness. Her positive upbeat personality brings an energy and enthusiasm to the Village team as well as to our residents. Her civic and charitable contributions include serving as former Chair of The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Maynard House, PTA President at Dothan Brook School, as a Girl Scout troop leader, President of the Hartford High School Booster Club.   Tammy also served as a religious Ed teacher and as a member of the council for Saint Anthony’s in White River Junction.   Tammy has walked this journey with the support of her husband Phil and 3 children, Samantha, Matthew and Jennifer.  This she states is her greatest success. 
Suzette Barbour

Suzette Barbour

Director of Health Services
Suzette Barbour, CARN is the Director of Health Services with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Suzette attended Norwich University where she received her RN in 1993. She has worked in many different settings including med-surge, drug rehabilitation, independent living, assisted living, memory, and skilled care in both a clinical and administrative capacity. She is committed to working alongside The Village at White River Junction’s outstanding care team, residents and their loved ones to cultivate and ensure an excellent senior care experience where all can feel at home and be proud of each other as they work, live, and thrive together. Suzette was born in Hanover, NH and raised in Gilford, CT and Thetford, VT where she has lived for the past several years . She is a proud mother to Keisha, Keagen, and Shawn, and grandmother to 7. Suzette enjoys spending her free time with her family and her dogs Rosco and Bourbon.
Geoff

Geoff Tuller

Director of Plant Operations
Geoff has more than 12 years of experience in Building, Landscape and Grounds Maintenance, including leadership roles as Maintenance Manager for Mountain Valley Treatment Center and Director of Maintenance for a local senior living community. His diverse skills and experience, coupled with proven supervisory expertise, have uniquely prepared Geoff for the position of Director of Plant Operations for The Village at White River Junction. He is excited to be working with a team to manage day-to-day interior and exterior building and grounds maintenance throughout the community—including the beautifully landscaped gardens on four different floors.
Tricia Crawford

Tricia Crawford

Business Office Manager
In 2021 Tricia returned to the Upper Valley after living in Jamaica for nearly a decade to join The Village Community in the role of Business Office Manager. She has a Property Management and Human Resources background. Prior to her time in Jamaica, she gained valuable HR and employee benefit experience from her time as an HR Generalist at King Arthur Flour. Tricia is a people person and likes getting to know the residents and finds their life experiences to be full of wisdom. She loves the outdoors and spending time in nature. She has a passion for travel and adventure. When she is not at work, she enjoys gardening, hiking, running, biking, and when possible, traveling the globe. Tricia lives in Quechee, VT with her husband and their unruly dog, Kingston.
Erin Schmidt

Erin Schmidt

Assistant Director of Health Services
Erin Schmidt grew up in Eugene, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon; coming to Vermont after several years of residing in New Zealand and becoming a dual national with her family. She entered the healthcare field as a hospital volunteer at 16, and became a certified nurse’s aide at 18 years old. Her LPN was obtained at 21 in 1994, and RN in 1996 at Lane College in Eugene, Oregon. Her 27 years of nursing experience has been multi-faceted, starting in geriatric skilled and long term nursing care, moving on to critical care nursing, trauma transport, medical/surgical nursing, infection control and prevention, home hospice, and nursing case manager and practice manager in a treatment program for opiate and alcohol use disorder. Erin is very pleased to be returning to Assisted Living and Memory Care nursing. Erin is the proud mother of adult sons, Aric and Aidan, both in the US Navy, and grandmother to Adam. Erin and husband Eric enjoy time with their beloved Pug Avie and cat Max.
Peter Iannacone

Peter Iannacone

Director of Culinary Services
Peter Iannacone is the Director of Culinary Services and has been practicing his passion of Culinary Arts for 25 years. He is a Latham, NY native, but has lived in many parts of the US including 20 years in Florida. Prior to his culinary pursuits Peter attended Berkeley in 1981 studying music performance and composition. In his musical career he performed in 187 countries with NATO. He also accompanied British musician Joss Stone for 15 years on her worldwide tours. Always an artist and creator, Peter began his culinary journey at “The Unicorn”, the first vegetarian restaurant in Florida. He fell into senior living 6 years ago when he saw a sign outside a community that said “we don’t open cans” and the rest is history. Peter absolutely loves bringing the culinary world into the homes of seniors. He believes in fresh ingredients, nutritional options, and color on the plates. Peter is married to wife Jessica and has three children Jaidan, Keilyn, and Aeriana and two dogs Ruppert and CB Bear. His motto is “Every step of the process counts.”

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