Christopher Sintros, President and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Religious Studies as well as a certificate in the Gerontological Studies Program. He attended graduate school at Miami University, Oxford Ohio where he earned his Masters of Gerontological Studies, with a focus in long term care administration, as well as his nursing home administrator’s license. His master’s capstone project was completed in conjunction with a Mass ALFA survey and focused on the variability of acuity levels in assisted living communities. Following graduation, Christopher joined Genesis Eldercare where he served for four years as an Executive Director of an 80 unit assisted living community followed by four years as the administrator of a 126 bed skilled nursing facility. Chris joined the Newbury Court Commmunity as Executive Director in 2008 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in August of 2014. Chris is a resident of Harvard, MA where he lives with his wife Erin, and their two children.
James McGowan, Chief Financial Officer
Jim received a BS in Accountancy from Bentley University and joined a regional CPA firm specializing in health care. He became a Certified Public Accountant while at the firm and returned to Bentley University and earned a Master in Business Administration. He left public accounting to become controller and subsequently Chief Financial Officer of a rapidly growing international medical recruitment and employment firm with multiple international and stateside offices. For the next fifteen years he held CFO and VP roles in non-profit health care organizations with both financial and operational responsibility. The non-profit organizations focus included internal medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, outpatient mental health, inpatient obstetrics, long-term care and outpatient rehabilitation. Jim joined the New England Deaconess Association in 2014 and lives in Westwood with his wife and three children.
Nancy Marzilli, Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Engagement
Nancy Marzilli is the Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Engagement for Deaconess Abundant Life Communities. She has corporate responsibility for the design, development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs that enable Deaconess to remain competitive and a leader in our industry.
Nancy is a proactive Human Resources professional with over 25 years experience operating as a business partner with extensive experience in developing human resources policies and programs for global operations. She has broad generalist experience with working and consulting in large and small high-tech companies and healthcare organizations in the areas of human resources strategy development, performance management, executive and employee compensation, training and development, recruitment, and employment relations.
Nancy received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Assumption College, Worcester. She is a member of the New England Human Resources Association, the Society of Human Resources Management, and is a Board member of Cooperative Elder Services.
Nancy and her husband enjoy spending time with their 4 grown daughters and their grandchildren.
Beth Winn, Director of Sales & Marketing
Beth graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelors of Science in Comminications/Public Relations. She started her career as a retail buyer for Macy's and then worked in Real Estate at her in-law's family real estate office The Maury People in Nantucket, MA and then with Coldwell Banker in Concord, MA. She moved into the senior living industry as Co-Executive Director at The Belknap House in Concord, MA in 2001, and later starting in 2010 as Sales Consultant and then Director of Sales & Marketing for DALC's Concord, MA community, Newbury Court. In November 2014 she was promoted to The Deaconess Abundant Life Communities Leadership Team. Beth lives in Concord, MA with her husband and two daughters.
Norman Campbell, Director of Information Technology
Norman Campbell is the Director of Information Technology for Deaconess.
Hector Montesino, Executive Director, Deaconess Home & Community Based Services
Hector is the Executive Director of Deaconess Home & Community Based Services. He attended the PUCMM School of Business in Santiago, Dominican Republic and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating Hector moved to Ogunquit, Maine and worked in hospitality until settling in Boston in 2003 and managing a private duty home care services company for 11 years. Hector joined Deaconess as Director of Home Care in July of 2014 and was promoted to Executive Director in January 2017. He is an active member of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. Hector enjoys staying active both physically and in the senior community specifically related to the fight against Alzheimer’s, end of life and hospice, and elder advocacy. Hector lives in Charlestown, MA and Provincetown, MA with his partner and dog.
Beth Vettori, Senior Executive Director, Rockridge, Northampton, MA
Beth Vettori is a 1999 graduate of Springfield College, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Prior to working with Deaconess Abundant Life Communities, Beth worked at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA on a acute rehabilitation unit. Moving back to her roots in Massachusetts, Beth opened and directed the operations of The Harbor Program at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham, a memory support Benchmark Community for four years. After the birth of her first child, Beth joined Rockridge Retirement Community as the Assistant Executive Director to commence operations of the new Independent and Assisted Living Neighborhoods in the summer of 2004. In early 2007 Beth was promoted to the position of Executive Director, where she has built on the 27-year legacy that Pat Sokop created – one of a strong community, happy and healthy residents, involved families, and a cohesive staff that supports the residents as much as they do each other. Beth was honored in 2009-2010, as a Cambridge, "Who's Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs", was the recipient of MassAging's 2010, "Emerging Leader Award", http://www.leadingagema.org/files/public/2010-Annual-Report.pdf, and honored most recently as one of BusinessWest's 2011 class members of, "40 Under Forty", http://businesswest.com/2011/04/beth-vettori-34.
When people ask her when her career started, Beth often tells of her high school graduation present. Her grandmother took her on a tour of Europe – but with a senior citizen tour group. They toured Switzerland, France and Italy, and she met so many wonderful older adults, all with stories from which she could learn. She loved hearing their tales, and vowed to not only take their lessons, but also to make the world a little better for them.
Christine Battisti Keane, Executive Director, The Leland Home, Waltham, MA
Christine has over 22 years of experience working in the field of senior care and living having worked in long term care, rehabilitation and now independent living communities. She is a graduate of Cortland State University and currently working towards a Juris Doctor degree.
Christine has strong leadership skills and commitment to the community. She is dedicated to the needs of Leland Home and collaborative relationships with the Waltham and surrounding community. She has a true commitment to the mission of Leland Home providing high quality and highly valued care that exceeds the expectations of those we serve.
Sheila McGuiness, Director of The Residences, Seashore Point, Provincetown, MA
Sheila McGuinness attended the National University in Galway, Ireland; graduated from Wesleyan University with honors in American Literature and Irish Literature; and has a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Montana. She has four decades of experience in the corporate, non-profit, education and small business sectors, with most of it in development and marketing. She is a poet and has been a magazine editor and writer, an adjunct professor, and a small business owner. As a former innkeeper, her core values include hospitality, which provides the basis for her oversight of all services for people living in The Residences at Seashore Point.
Denise Ratcliffe, Wellness Center Administrator, Seashore Point, Provincetown, MA