Sue SampsonDirector of Nursing
Sharon FuscoDirector of Social Services
Sharon Fusco is a native Rhode Islander. She earned her Bachelors of Social Work as well as her Masters of Social Work from Rhode Island College. After working for the Department of Elderly Affairs, 14 years ago, Sharon did an internship in long term care at Elmhurst and has remained ever since. In addition, she leads the Eden Alternative Committee and the Celebration of Life Program.
She is an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College; Vice President of the RI Healthcare Association for Social Work; member of the Charter Care Ethics Board; and in 2009 was Social Worker of the Year for RI.
Her calling to this work is to improve quality of life for seniors in Rhode Island. She wants to be a leader to facilitate culture change and acceptance.
Amybeth DunphyDirector of Admissions
Amybeth Dunphy was born and raised in Rhode Island. She earned a B.A. in Justice Studies from Rhode Island College. Her family owned a skilled nursing facility in Pawtucket which Amybeth grew up in and started working there at the age of 14. The family started her in the dietary and laundry departments. She continued working there all through college. Amybeth eventually transitioned to the admissions department and became a District Director of Sales & Marketing for a national nursing home chain in the Boston market. Most recently she was a specialist in central admissions for a national company and was based in Needham, MA.
Amybeth stated she has always liked working with the elderly and knew from a young age that this was the business she wanted to be in.
Kelly WoolmingtonDirector of Life Enrichment
Kelly Woolmington was born in Ohio and has lived in numerous states and resided in Rhode Island for the last 20 years. She earned her Associates Degree in Animal Science from Ohio State. Over the years, her jobs have been multifaceted – receptionist, computer programmer, baker and day care operator. 20 years ago, she entered long term care as an activity director. Kelly is certified as a National Activity Director and is a Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is also a member of MASCAP – Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals.
When asked why she choose this line of work, Kelly replied, “I love the population and want to make a difference. I want this to be homelike and the elders deserve the best we can offer them”.