Diane Martin leads a team of dedicated, compassionate caregivers at the Deborah Lincoln House. Diane is a registered nurse who has worked for over 45 years in various positions in the healthcare industry. Since 2009 she has ensured that the Deborah Lincoln House provides a safe, caring, home-like environment for the ladies who reside there.
Diane grew up in the suburbs of Boston where she met, Ken, her husband of 44 years. They moved the Belfast in 1985 and raised their 3 children. Now residents of Belmont, Maine, they are enjoying the company of their daughter and 2 of their grandchildren.
Dyan Ross, CRMA, has been working at the Deborah Lincoln House since 2012 when she relocated to Belfast from England. She brings with her not only a background in healthcare but also a Master’s degree in Art. She also brings laughter, concern and caring to the ladies living at the DLH.
Bridgit Forest, CRMA, has been working at the DLH since 2002. Her many years in healthcare working with the elderly are obvious in the way that she shows compassion, understanding and creativity with all the ladies. She is always thinking about the different needs of the residents and utilizing her creativity and culinary skills.
Beth Ward, LPN, is another multi-talented member of the DLH team. As the owner of a day care facility, she is talented, creative, caring and committed. The genuine joy that she brings to the DLH is contagious.
Leah Ward, CRMA, not only works as a matron, but also assists the administrator with various clerical duties. Previous experience working with the elderly enables her to recognize needs and concerns of the residents and her caring enables her to act on solutions.
Claudia Marshall, RN, retired from Waldo County General Hospital after 40 years and we consider ourselves lucky that she came to join us at the DLH. A very skilled and empathetic clinician, it is obvious that she enjoys working with the residents and they enjoy when she is here to chat.
Bonnie Berry is probably our most versatile staff member. Starting at the DLH as a housekeeper, and then filling in as a wonderful cook, Bonnie took the CRMA course and now is also a matron. She is invaluable not only because she is so versatile, but also because she performs all her functions so well and with such care.
April Hatch has been at the DLH since 2006 as the main cook. Her “down home” cooking is always a hit with the residents. But to label her a cook is deceiving as she is so flexible assisting with resident’s care, driving residents on errands, shopping and doing “whatever needs to be done”. Her laughter resonates throughout the house.
Patti Cote came to the DLH in 2009 in response to an ad for a cook. Little did she know that she would not only build on her previous experiences cooking and caring for the elderly but she would become integral in the workings of the DLH. Her practicality and insights are put to good use.