Leadership & Staff
Amanda G. Gallagher, RN, BSN –
Amanda comes to Spring Village at Dover as Executive Director with over 20 years of management experience. A Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of New Hampshire, she began her career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. After several years working in administrative roles in pediatric and OB/GYN offices, she was hired by WoodBine Senior Living as a Nurse Manager for their 76-bed assisted living facility in Meredith, NH. Woodbine soon discovered Amanda’s strong skills in leadership, fiscal responsibility, advocating for residents and families, and oversight of day-to-day operations. She was promoted to a dual role of Executive Director/Director of Nursing, a position she successfully held for over six years.
Since last being involved with WoodBine, Amanda has continued to hone her skills in leadership and management as a Director of Clinical Admissions for Concord Regional VNA, Unit Manager for the Senior Service and Senior Psychiatric Service units at Lakes Region General Hospital, and most recently, as an Administrator in the Assisted Living Unit and Nurse Manager of a duly licensed skilled/LTC unit specializing in Memory Care for Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord, NH.
Amanda is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Business Management, and yet still finds time to ride a Harley, boat on Lake Winnipesaukee, and spend quality time with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, a bunny, and a hamster.
As Spring Village at Dover’s Business Office Manager, Donna brings 30 years of experience working in healthcare settings and a diverse background in customer service. Donna, a native of Dover, had used her extensive knowledge of the area and love of Dover as the Dover Chamber of Commerce Events Planner, including the planning of Dover’s famous Apple Harvest Day and the Cochecho Arts Festival.
Donna has a true serving heart which she has shared through her work for Community Partners as their Community Education and Special Events Manager. Throughout her work experience, Donna has developed significant skills organizing and making contacts with the greater Dover area. Whether you come to Spring Village at Dover as a resident, a family member, or an employee, Donna is sure to provide you with a smooth transition into our community family. Donna is committed to providing the best possible experience to every person she encounters at Spring Village at Dover.
When Donna is out and about, she is enjoying all the seacoast area has to offer with her husband of 31 years, her three children, and her adorable grandson.
Maria loves people. As Spring Village at Dover’s Director of Community Relations, her 30 years of experience in property management, real estate, and the healthcare field will give Maria the opportunity to help our residents and their families successfully settle into their new home at Spring Village at Dover.
Maria was born in Puerto Rico and raised in northern New Hampshire. After earning her degree in Business Management at Plymouth State, she moved to Colorado for 10 years where she specialized in new home development.
Upon her move back to New Hampshire, Maria continued her real estate career specializing in commercial real estate, until she was offered the opportunity to manage the Registration Department of a local hospital and four of their off-site locations. She held this position for nearly seven years, and it was there she discovered her love of working in the healthcare industry. Maria serves on the Board of Directors of the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
Maria is the mother of three children, two of which are in the United States Army. She is bilingual in Spanish, and lives in Dover with her daughter, her partner of 12 years, and two cats. She is excited about the birth of her first grandchild in May.
Allison Sullivan-Smith, LPN, CDP –
Director of Nursing
Spring Village at Dover is pleased to welcome Allison Sullivan-Smith as the Director of Nursing. A graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Allison has been a practicing nurse for over 25 years. She has continued a family nursing tradition as a third-generation nurse and brings an extensive background in Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Memory/Dementia care, as well as Hospice. Working in the field of geriatrics gives Allison great pleasure. She appreciates the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of individuals and their families. Allison also recently became a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Allison grew up in Easton, Massachusetts, and has been a New Hampshire resident for 28 years. She has five wonderful sons and two grandchildren. One son is presently serving in the U.S. Navy. Allison lives in Newmarket, NH, with her husband, three sons who are still in high school, and their Newfoundland puppy, Teddy.
Allison has a great love of the outdoors, antiquing, and a passion for nutrition and exercise. She is looking forward to being a part of the Spring Village at Dover Community.
Natalie has a passion for helping people feel, and look, good. She joins our team as the Head Concierge with 30 years of management and customer service experience. She comes from a family that epitomizes the “Serving Heart” that is the hallmark of Spring Village at Dover. Natalie is excited about the opportunity to serve our residents, their families and friends, and every other person that comes through our doors.
Natalie has a degree in Fashion and Marketing from Marymount College which has allowed her to fulfill her passion, styling people from head to toe. Although Natalie was born in Italy when her dad was stationed there in the Navy, she has been a long-standing member of the Dover community since she was a year old – minus her four years at college in New York and five years living on Cape Cod as a newlywed.
She and her husband, Chip (the 14th generation of his family to be born in Dover), have enjoyed 23 years of marriage. They have raised two wonderful children, Gabrielle and Griffin, 20-year-old twins, now both attending college in Maine. Two cats fill her empty nest, Sushi and Pinocchio. Her parents are her heroes and role models, who instilled in her the importance of family.
Jacki is thrilled to have the opportunity to be the Memory Care Program Director at Spring Village at Dover and work with a population she adores, senior citizens. She has worked in a variety of settings including adult day, rehab, long-term care, skilled nursing, and assisted living. In each of these settings, Jacki has been particularly drawn to people with a dementia diagnosis and their families. She truly believes in their ability to continue to live with dignity, respect, and a satisfying quality of life, even if it is not the life they expected. Jacki has most recently used her serving heart as an Activities Director and Memory Care Director in assisted living communities.Jacki was born in California, however, she has been a New England resident for the past 32 years, most of those years spent in Vermont. She has a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Green Mountain College and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is a lifelong student and an avid reader. Jacki recently became a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association as a Family Support Volunteer and will present workshops throughout the seacoast area.
Jacki and her daughter own a house in Berwick, Maine, where they share their home with her seven-year-old grandson, two cats, two birds, six dogs, a rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig.
Rob Caron –
Dining Services Director
Rob’s gift is feeding people. He joins Spring Village at Dover as the Dining Services Director and is eager to make our residents happy through special treats and meals that will provide them with the comforts of home.
Rob grew up in Somersworth, NH, in a family with nine children, and he has always enjoyed cooking. He began working in restaurants and kitchens while still in his teens. Over the years he has worked in a variety of kitchens as well as spending many years catering for weddings, birthdays, and other functions. He spent a few years in construction and remodeling, however, after a major accident, returned to his first passion, cooking and helping people. Most recently, Rob spent eight happy years at the Gafney Home in Rochester.
When not in the kitchen, Rob enjoys riding his Harley with his wife, and sharing in family gatherings with their two daughters and their first granddaughter.
Nicholas Griffin –
Spring Village at Dover is delighted to welcome Nicholas Griffin as our Maintenance Director. Nick is pleased to be back with Woodbine Senior Living, LLC, having worked with them in the past as the Maintenance Director for their community in Rye, NH. He has worked in various areas of property maintenance since 1998.
Nick is not only well-versed in property management; he also welcomes the opportunity to create a “culture of enthusiasm.” He loves working with people and has honed his customer service skills as a member of the Strafford County Board of Realtors.
A native of Exeter, NH, he is a graduate of Exeter High School. He and his wife are renovating the home they share with their two daughters and two rescue dogs. When not busy working, he enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and surfing