About Us


Experienced leaders create a culture of caring.

Sandra Conrad

Executive Director
Sandy brings 20 years of experience in Elder Care in Vermont to The Village at White River Junction. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont, she has worked as a Case Manager for the Central Vermont Council on the Aging and was the Executive Director of the Southwestern Vermont Council on the Aging. She also served as the Director of Care Management at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont, which included their nursing home. She looks forward to continuing her administrative career in the field she loves while having an opportunity to work one-on-one with the residents of The Village. She is particularly excited about the “community within a community” aspect of The Village, where so many opportunities are available within a short walk.

Suzanne Shea

Director of Health Services
Bio coming soon.

Nikki Fortier

Director of Life Enrichment
Nikki brings over 20 years of Upper Valley community-building to The Village, where she develops and leads exciting lifestyle programming. Her past work includes event management for the Quechee Balloon Festival, Polar Express, and the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she has provided leadership and support for a gym for special-needs children, the Hartford High School Alumni Association, and the Upper Valley Music Center. She looks forward to combining her broad community relationships with her deep understanding of multigenerational engagement to customize activities to the interest of Village residents. Whether it’s a classical music concert, a trip to the theater, a demonstration cooking class, or time with a master gardener, Nikki will keep Village residents active and growing.

Ellen Quinn

Director of Sales
Ellen Quinn is a leasing and marketing professional who has dedicated the past 15 years to working with the senior community in the Upper Valley. She is passionate about working closely with her clients to ensure they have a long-term care solution that meets their needs, not just for today, but for years to come. She values their journey and devotes her time to understanding their goals and needs and partnering with them to ensure this chapter in their lives is filled with everything they need, but more importantly, everything they want in a community. Ellen is also an entrepreneur in her own right, with her own properties and businesses. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking with her husband Curtis and spending time with her children and nine grandchildren. The Village at White River Junction offers Ellen a chance to be on the founding team, helping her neighbors find a special place to call home.

Nate Wright

Director of Culinary Services
Chef Nate Wright is a native of Pennsylvania, where he began his culinary career at the tender age of 15. After graduating from the International Culinary Academy of Pittsburgh in 1997, he made his way to Vermont. He honed his skills in cooking, menu preparation, and management locally at Simon Pearce Restaurant, the Courtyard by Marriott, Bentley’s in Woodstock, Lui Lui, and Green Mountain at Fox Run, among others. He brings years of skill and creativity, as well as a passion for food, to this new venture. Drawing inspiration from his love for the classic “family recipe” passed down through generations, with a commitment to utilizing the bounty of locally farmed and raised foods, he is looking forward to sharing what he knows and learning more from the residents of The Village.

Geoff Tuller

Director of Plant Operations
Bio coming soon

Dave Dumais

Business Operations Manager
Bio coming soon.

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