Meet The Team

Avita of Needham

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Nancy Shapiro

Executive Director

I have been helping seniors and their families live the best life for over 25 years and I love it! My passion is working in an environment where seniors can flourish, make new friends and live life to the fullest Avita full fills this in every way possible.

Mary Jane McGill

Sales Director

I have supported and cherished Avita of Needham since moving my mother here 3 years ago. I feel so fortunate to be able to help families navigate the options of assisted living and memory care. I know first-hand what a great fit Avita is. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

Kathy Kelly

Resident Care Director

After many years working as a nurse in senior housing I knew that working with residents suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia was my passion. When I first walked through the doors at Avita I knew, right away, that there was something special going on here as it relates to memory care. I feel so privileged to be at the head of that.

Lynne McDonough

Business Office Director

Working at Avita of Needham is a joy and I love coming into work every day.  I have the opportunity to learn about our residents and enjoy getting to know them!

Roberta Graffam

Program Director

Meaningful programs are the cornerstone of our Avita. Seeing our residents happily engaged is my true joy.

Kim Foley

Program Director

At Avita we say Live Well, Love Life – throughout our daily programs that provide our residents with a sense of purpose, meaning, enjoyment and fulfillment, we most certainly do live will and love life.

Barry Joress

Resident Dining Director

I have truly embraced the Eat Fresh, Eat Local, mentality of the Northbridge Companies. I take pride in developing locally-inspired recipes and love seeing the smiles on our residents’ faces when I’m able to provide them with a taste of home.

Cory Murphy

Maintenance Director

From the moment you step into Avita of Needham, it truly feels like home. I couldn’t be happier that it’s my job to ensure Avita is a bright, welcoming community. Come on by for a visit, I know you’ll agree!