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Mary Mell

Executive Director

Mary FULFILLS Our Promise by treating every person who walks through our doors like family. Her mom’s mantra that anything is possible if you put your mind to it led her to a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Marketing and a Master’s in Health Services Administration and Long-Term Care. She operated a 150-bed skilled nursing facility at 29-years-old, going on to open and serve as Executive Director for several communities over her 30+ year career. She drives purpose and passion in her team. MHSA, LHNA, CDAL

  • Out of the Box
  • Honest
  • Organic
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Perri Holod

Director of Sales & Marketing

Perri CHAMPIONS quality customer service with passion, empathy and industry expertise. Her mom, her role model, taught her to go above and beyond for others. A lifelong desire to work with seniors led her to a Bachelor’s in Community Health with Minors in Gerontology and Business. Throughout her 20+ years in senior living, Perri has served as Executive Director of two communities as well as Regional Director of Operations. She is a warm resource, striving to give nothing but the best every step of the way.

  • Empathetic
  • Pittsburgh Proud
  • Compassionate
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Iris Pierce

Associate Executive Director

Iris ENVISIONS a more purposeful community through perceptive observation. A chance referral brought her to senior living and her trajectory soared: from care manager to coordinator in under a year. Her desire to be in tune with the needs of residents and families encouraged her to earn a Bachelor’s in Psychology and pursue a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She strives for a brighter community with creative, need-based solutions. ALM, CDP

  • Visionary
  • Quality Seeker
  • Observant
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Janet Goldberg

Director of Independent Living

Janet CELEBRATES the individuality of our residents by making them feel at home. Her experience in senior living began when her own parents moved into Kensington Park; she was so taken that she joined the team. Her Bachelor’s in General Studies and accomplished career in retail honed her natural talent for design and customer service. She pays tribute to our residents’ previous chapters while encouraging new beginnings, experiences and friendships.

  • Queen of Hospitality
  • Generous
  • Great Taste
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Christina Corless

Director of Memory Care

Christina HONORS the dignity of our residents by joyfully embracing their unique journeys. Her compassion for seniors has been a common thread throughout her life: working in life enrichment at assisted living communities, earning her Bachelor’s in Social Work, caring for an American living with Alzheimer’s in Paris and fulfilling advocacy work with the Alzheimer’s Association in New York. With her contagious laugh and committed spirit, she is the perfect fit for our Groves community.

  • Moment Minder
  • Accepting
  • Comic Relief
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Jessica Power

Director of Assisted Living & Creative Arts Therapies

Jessie NURTURES the heart and soul of our residents, families and team members. Her Bachelor’s in Music and Psychology and subsequent work with older adults with dementia led her to pursue a Master’s in Music Therapy. Jessie began at Kensington Park as board-certified Music Therapist and worked her way to become Director of the Woodlands. She continues to oversee the Creative Arts Therapies program, creating new opportunities for residents to grow. MA, MT-BC

  • Angelic Voice
  • Gentle Spirit
  • Wise
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Memuna Kamara

Director of Nursing

Memuna ADVOCATES on behalf of seniors who need support as they seek comfort amidst challenge. With a Bachelor’s in Nursing and 30+ years of clinical experience, she has lived, trained and worked in diverse environments. She brings a strong work ethic and comprehensive clinical knowledge to our campus, satisfied with nothing less than excellence in care. Relentless in making improvements, she deeply respects our residents and makes sure whatever they need is provided. RN

  • Champion
  • Reacher
  • Soother
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Barbara Duncan

Director of Community Relations

Barbara GUIDES our potential residents and families with compassion, wisdom and wide-open ears. She earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology and then spent twenty years raising five children. When she reentered the workforce, she answered her calling toward seniors. Her can-do attitude and endless energy propelled her into a prolific career spanning from direct service to sales to Executive Director of two communities. She aims for personal best, giving every opportunity her all.

  • Creative
  • Lifelong Learner
  • Open
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Letty Diai


Letty SECURES the fiscal health of this community through steadfast monitoring of our financial transactions. With Master’s degrees in Finance and Software Engineering and Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Science, she has championed solvency in senior living for over twenty years. Her gratitude for the difference our community makes in the lives of seniors drives her to achieve robust and sustainable economic growth.

  • Problem Solver
  • Humble
  • Thorough
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Melissa Pate

Creative Arts Supervisor

Melissa HARMONIZES her musical gifts with the needs of our residents, offering them the means to discover purpose. With a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, a certification in Neurological Music Therapy and several years of prior clinical experience, she brings expertise and a big heart to our community. She fine-tunes personal bonds with residents, always listening for the rhythmic changes of their needs, inciting authentic progress while inspiring joy. MT-BC, NMT

  • Tone Matcher
  • Committed
  • Confidence Booster
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Grace Engrum

Director of Environmental Services

Grace SUSTAINS the natural beauty of our community through a tireless work ethic. A proud immigrant from Guyana, she dove into senior living thirty years ago with a zest to learn, working in concierge services, dining and the business office. Once she found her niche in housekeeping and maintenance, she was promoted and never looked back. Her well-rounded perspective gives her a unique appreciation for what our team does, day-in and day-out.

  • Reverent
  • Behind the Scenes Showstopper
  • Ambitious
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Morissa Harris

Director of Dining Services

Morissa TRANSFORMS each mealtime gathering into a sensational dining experience. A proud graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts, she takes great care to ensure that our dining atmosphere, cuisine and service are impeccable. As a people-pleaser who grew up cooking beside her Dad, bringing satisfaction to others as they dine is her nature. She knows what makes our residents happy because she keeps an engaged pulse on their needs, always willing to adapt.

  • Artist
  • Deeply Caring
  • Achiever
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Jamie Karp

Groves Director of Nursing

Jamie SERVES our residents with the utmost care, placing their health and well-being first. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse. While earning her Bachelor’s in nursing, she worked with seniors at a skilled facility. After receiving her license, Jamie worked as the RN there for four years before joining our team. She takes pride in learning residents’ medical histories and thinking critically about care, but loves diving into their personal histories, developing lasting relationships. RN

  • Organized
  • Great Laugh
  • Hardworking
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Laura Woolery

Director of Human Resources

Laura ORCHESTRATES a strong workforce behind the scenes in our community. She started her career in senior living over 20 years ago, working as a part-time HR assistant to the Executive Director. She learned on the job and eventually her role evolved into a full-time position which saw her coordinating the business office and HR. She has been here for five years and uses her experience to ensure that all employees are heard, treated equally and celebrated for their achievements.

  • Detail-oriented
  • Conscientious
  • Fair 
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Conor Duncan

Director of Community Partnerships

Conor BUILDS relationships by extending the hospitality of Kensington Park to the larger community. With a spirit to serve and a Bachelor’s in Education, she taught middle school abroad in Ireland and at home in DC and ran an after-school program in NY. Looking for a change, she considered her internal pull towards creative writing, events and working with people in need, finding a natural fit in senior living outreach.

  • Team player
  • Good Eye
  • Writer
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Betsy Davis

Move-In Coordinator

Betsy DEDICATES her time and energy to bonding with every member of our community. A native Washingtonian, she has had a long career in helping others, earning a Bachelor’s in Law Enforcement and serving for over 30 years in the Montgomery County Police Department. She began volunteering during her Dad’s time at a senior living community, soon realizing a new calling. She dutifully advocates for our residents, ensuring their needs are met with the utmost service and respect.

  • Guardian
  • In-house Photographer
  • First friend at KP
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Kensington Park's Best Friend

Carson CHARMS our residents and all who visit with dashing good looks and outgoing personality. He’s had the good fortune to be around seniors since he was 10-weeks-old. He loves them all and looks for every chance to spend time by their side, whether sharing an afternoon walk or snoozing in a patch of sunlight. He greets each day ready to give love, kisses, comfort and companionship. He is a best friend to many and feels privileged to call them family.

  • Welcome Wagon
  • Protector
  • Schmoozer