Our Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Morrison Communities is governed by a board of trustees. These individuals work as a team to execute the mission of the company by providing guidance and accountability. Each trustee brings a unique set of skills and talents to the table. We hope you will take the time to read the biographies below.

Douglas Shearer, President

Mr. Shearer is an agency principal of GMS Financial Services, a subsidiary of Geo. M. Stevens & Son Co.  He has been with the agency since 1995, selling and servicing life and health insurance products, while specializing in employee benefit programs.  He and his family live in Lancaster where he has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including past President and current Treasurer of the Lancaster Rotary Club and current Treasurer of the Colonel Town Investment Committee for the Town of Lancaster.

Brian Fogg

Brian Fogg, Vice President

Mr. Fogg is a certified general appraiser and a New Hampshire Certified Property Assessor Supervisor.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business management.  Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany from 1976 to 1978. In addition to his current service with The Morrison Communities, he is a past chairman of the White Mountains Regional School Board; past member of the Lancaster Zoning Board of Appeals; past board member of the Weeks Hospital Association; and a past board member of the Coos and Essex Agricultural Society (Lancaster Fair).

Kendra Bell, Treasurer

Ms. Bell joined the Morrison Hospital Association Board of Trustees in 2015. She currently serves as the Treasurer and chairs the Finance Committee. Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Plymouth State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the accounting firm Cohos Advisors (formerly Crane and Bell, LLC) in Lancaster NH.  Active in her community, Kendra has served on several non-profit organization boards. Her community involvement includes being the past president of the New Hampshire Society of CPAs and member of Cöos Economic Development Corporation. She currently serves on the Lancaster Rotary Club Board as President-Elect.

Larry Barker, Secretary

Bess Andrews

Bess Andrews is a former communications professional with over three decades of experience in the healthcare sector, most recently as director of Public Affairs at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She also has more than 10 years of experience in marketing for medical products.  A life-long skier and hiker, she moved from Boston to Franconia in 2014, where she serves on Franconia’s Abbie Greenleaf Library board of trustees, the Zoning Board of Adjustments, and the Town Scholarship Committee.  She is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in English Literature.

Donna Laurent

Donna Laurent

Donna Laurent is a resident of Jefferson, NH. Her business experience is in marketing and communications. Since 2005, she has had her own Independent Marketing & Promotional Business working in conjunction with Kaeser & Blair.  Previously, she served as the Marketing Manager for the Maine Office of Tourism, and prior to that was the Director of Advertising and Promotions: Marketing Communications at Arrow Electronics in New York.  She serves on several local boards and is a volunteer for CASA of New Hampshire.

Wendy Gair Muello, MD

Wendy Gair Muello, MD lives in Jefferson, NH. She retired in May 2020 after 32 years as a primary care internal medicine physician at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, NH. While working at Weeks, she was the Head of Service Primary Care Quality Committee for seven years, was on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff for 17 years, and served three terms as its President. She has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) since 2005, and since 2012 has served as a member of the ACP NH Governor’s Board. For six years she served on the N.H. Board of Medicine Medical Review Subcommittee. She raised three children in the North Country with her husband Peter Gair and has immensely enjoyed performing with the Colonel Town Players (CTP) of Lancaster. She is currently on the CTP Board serving as secretary since 2015.

Sandra Yunghans

Richard Rochefort

Richard Rochefort owned and operated The Sullivan Drug Store in Lancaster for 33 years which he sold to Rite Aid in 2005. Subsequently he worked as a staff pharmacist for Rite Aid and Weeks Medical Center prior to his retirement in 2010. He now is the managing partner of Treasures of the Kingdom, L.L.C., developers and distributors of “Gramp Lyford’s” products. He and his wife live in Lancaster, NH.  He served on the board of directors of the Siwooganock Bank for 20 years. During his 49 years in Lancaster he has served on several nonprofit boards.  The most recent being  president of the Colonel Towne Investment for six years, on the board of directors of Weeks Medical Center for five years serving as treasurer for three years.

Executive Director of The Morrison Communities

Shannon Lynch, Executive Director of The Morrison Communities and Administrator of Summit by Morrison

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Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility and Sartwell Place Assisted Living Staff

Mary Ellen Dunham, Interim Administrator

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Wendy Bennett, Infection Preventionist

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Scott Burgess, Dietary Manager

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Christine Crane, Executive Assistant

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Holly Davis, MDS Coordinator

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Lauren Davis, Billing Specialist

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Saral Davis, Therapy Director

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Ashlea Brown Denton, Social Services Director

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Louie DeGray, Director of Nursing

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Christina Gooden, Activities Director

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Liz Hazard, Director of Sartwell Assisted Living

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Travis LeBrun, Support Services Director

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Patti Roy, Finance Director

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Theresa Vassallo, Clinical Nursing Manager

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Summit By Morrison Staff

Shannon Lynch, Executive Director of The Morrison Communities and Administrator of Summit by Morrison

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Mary Bates, Assisted Living and Memory Care Director

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Danielle Cowen, Food Services Director

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Tamara Reilly, Resident Services & Marketing Director

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Alyssa Scott, Life Enrichment Director

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Pam Webster, Resident Care Coordinator

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