Darlene Smith joined the Wentworth Home as the Administrator in 2000. She brought a background of over 21 years of experience working in various administrative roles and directly with the elderly and their families in nursing homes and private case management. Darlene earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies (1994) and a Master of Science (1995), with both degrees focusing in Gerontology. Darlene lives in Dover and has one son and two grandsons, whom she cherishes spending time with each week. Darlene also enjoys gardening and nature, photography, creative design and reading.
Karen Dionne joined Wentworth Home as one of our valued LPN Charge Nurses in June of 2016, and in November 2017, became our Resident Care Supervisor. She brings diverse experience in a variety of nursing environments, including long-term care, medical offices, and Assisted Living. She attended Van Nuys College in California, earning her Medical Assistant Diploma and her Certified Nurses Aide Certificate. Spurred by her love of nursing and providing superior resident care, she continued her education at Intercoast Careers College, receiving her Licensed Practical Nurse diploma in 2013. Karen lives in Berwick, Maine and has three children, as well as her two beloved cats. She loves animals, and enjoys music, movies and anything that involves the summertime!
Kirstin Swanson joined Wentworth Home in 2012 as Administrative Assistant, became our Office Manager in 2013, and was promoted to Assistant Administrator in 2016. She has over 25 years’ experience in administrative support and management and is passionate about providing excellent care to seniors. Kirstin earned a B.A. in Managerial Psychology (1990) from Keene State College and a Certificate in Accounting (2010) and Certificate in Gerontology (2016) from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in Dover with her husband and stepson, loves the beach, and enjoys cooking, listening to music and growing her own vegetables.
Pamela Holt joined the Wentworth Home in 2015 as our Activities Coordinator. Pam brings over 23 years’ experience with coordinating and management of activities and events. She earned her B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in the design field and has brought her unique talents to Wentworth Home. Pam and her husband live in Kittery, Maine, where she enjoys spending time with her eleven beautiful grandchildren and her grand-dog. When she is not working or entertaining her grandchildren, Pam loves to go to the beach.
Tom joined the Wentworth Home in 2016 as our Maintenance Technician, and was promoted to Maintenance & Housekeeping Supervisor in January of 2017. He studied at New Hampshire Vocational Tech from 1989 to 1991. Tom has worked at several diverse jobs in the construction field, and has performed in various residential, commercial and industrial maintenance positions. He and his fiancé live in Eliot, Maine and have three children and a lively golden retriever. In his spare time, Tom enjoys fishing, camping and is quite the guitar player!