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?

Staff Directory

Executive Director
Jenna Petrenko

Assistant Executive Director
Lindsay Nelson

Director of Community Relations
Caitlyn Burke

Director of Compass Programming
Dean Tricarico

Resident Care Director
Jephanie Lopes

Director of Dining Experience 
Ken McCluskey

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


“I always knew I wanted to work in a field I was passionate about. After my first day working at Compass on the Bay, I knew I had found that passion and I can’t wait to continue improving the lives of seniors with memory loss every day.”

– Caitlyn Burke, Director of Community Relations


“I am inspired to work with seniors who have memory loss because I want to show that you can still live a full meaningful life even with dementia.”

-Dean Tricarico, Director of Compass Programming


My inspiration to work in memory loss with seniors was my dad, who had Parkinson’s.

– Ken McCluskey, Director of Dining Experience

Interested in working at Compass on the Bay?