Meet the Team at Compass on the Bay – South Boston’s Memory Support Community
We asked our associates…
What inspired you to work with seniors who have memory loss?
Assistant Executive Director
Resident Care Director
Director of Dining Experience
Director of Compass Programming
Director of Building & Grounds
I love to help people and once a family friend recommended I become a home health companion I was hooked! I took care of a gentleman who was “combative and behavioral” and with my natural approach, reminiscing, having a routine of programs and fulfilling his day with purpose he was great! I was 17 then and that is how I became passionate about working with those who have memory loss and their families.
– Jenna Petrenko, Executive Director
I began my journey back in 2000 when I took a receptionist position at an Assisted Living community. Didn’t take me very long to realize that working with seniors was what I was meant to do.
– Lindsay Nelson, Assistant Executive Director
My inspiration to work in memory loss with seniors was my dad, who had Parkinson’s.
– Ken McCluskey, Director of Dining Experience
As a music therapy student, I saw firsthand how even at the end of life, music and social connection allow someone to be present in the most beautiful way. I am drawn to individuals with memory loss because I want to use creative modalities to allow them to express themselves and communicate in unique ways. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard and honored, whatever that may look like.
– Kristi Faby, Director of Compass Programming