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Ray Wilkens, Administrator

Ray has been an administrator for 10 years now! Previously he was a paramedic and respiratory therapist. He resides in Thomaston and has worked for Bristol EMS in the past. He said it’s great to work close to home and in a community that he is familiar with. Ray finds his job rewarding in being able to have a positive outcome in people’s lives. He’s truly proud of the staff here, they are constantly getting positive feedback from residents. His favorite part of working at The Pines is being able to see all of the people that work at the facility and who live here every day. 

Beatrice Vincent, Director of Nursing Services

Beatrice is the Director of Nursing Services here at The Pines and one of our newest employees here. She’s been with National Health Care for 11 years now, and she’s been a nurse since 1998. Her position entails overseeing and managing all clinical aspects of The Pines. Since she’s been a nurse for so long she feels like she is an educator and she provides support to the staff she manages. Beatrice’s favorite part of her job is being able to make a difference. All she wants to do is make people smile, it makes her happy. Her job is rewarding to her, she loves going home knowing that she has made a difference in someone’s life. Overall, Beatrice is happy she’s here with us now at The Pines and loves her new team here. 

Kelly Dube, Admissions and Marketing Director

Kelly really does love her job here at The Pines. What she loves most is being able to interact with our residents. Kelly has been working 14 years in the nursing home field, starting off as our receptionist. She was soon promoted to our staffing coordinator, where sometimes “covered” the Admissions Director during vacations – and loved doing so! Since November her job here is working in Admissions and Marketing for the center and she really enjoys it. What she’s most proud of is the family feel here at the Pines. The residents have really become family to her and that makes her job enjoyable. She loves any interaction with the residents and the “connectedness between everyone.”