Staff Directory

Sarah Starkweather
Executive Director

Michael Giurleo
Director of Community Relations

Michelle Spindler
Director of Business Administration

Desiree Figeroa
Resident Care Director

Molly Spindler
EnrichedLIFE Director

Emma Burke
Director of Compass Programming

Nicholas Curtin
Director of Dining Experience

Eric Field
Director of Building and Grounds


Forestdale Park is professionally managed by Senior Living Residences, ranked #2 in The Boston Globe’s 2023 List of Top Places to Work in Massachusetts and Great Place to Work® Certified! To be recognized is an extraordinary honor, made so much more special because these achievements were based on direct input from our associates.

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We asked associates…

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

“The most rewarding part of my job is without a doubt working with the families, from the first time we meet and they share their fears, their anxieties, their worries and their hope. We get to know them more as we guide them through the process, we welcome them in the community when they visit their loved ones. It is so rewarding when they call with a huge sigh of relief and say thank you for making the loved one happy and keeping them safe. They really do become part of our family.”

-Sarah Starkweather, Executive Director

“The most rewarding part of my job is when I step out of my office and spend time with our residents. I enjoy getting to know who they are and the lives they have lived and listening to their achievements. I can do my job anywhere but the residents and families make coming into work each day more valuable.”

-Michelle Spindler, Director of Business Administration

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is having the ability to connect with our residents and their families on such an intimate level. While we often meet under very stressful circumstances—being present as the residents and their families face serious challenges while learning to adjust to their new environment, and getting to witness the moments of them making friends and finding their place in the community, or helping them and their families through the end of life process—we get to know our residents very quickly and have the opportunity to play an important role in their lives and their families lives.”

-Desiree Figueroa, Resident Care Director

“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the residents smile and say how happy they are at Forestdale! All residents have different interests but we’re always trying new things to keep everyone involved! Not every activity or program is a 100% success but that doesn’t matter, what matters is the fun and laughter we have during that time! Keeping the residents laughing and happy is our top priority and when we are successful with that my heart is so happy, and that is when I feel most rewarded in my job!”

-Molly Spindler, EnrichedLIFE Director

“The most rewarding part of my job isn’t just the satisfaction of seeing the residents’ maintenance needs taken care of, although it does feel good to help, it’s the daily interaction of hearing about their day or about their lives. Lots of residents here have lived an amazingly interesting life.”

-Eric Field, Director of Building & Grounds

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