Dawn Provost, Executive Director
Dawn is a native Vermonter. Dawn is currently enrolled at Devry University working towards a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. In January of 2004, Dawn joined OM Fisher Home, Inc. (dba Westview Meadows & The Gary Residence) as the Business Office Manager, where she was involved in setting up the operations for Westview Meadows. This involved hiring, setting up policy and procedures, accounting, marketing and all other assignments as assigned. In November 2012, Dawn was named Executive Director of OM Fisher Home, Inc. It was no surprise to those who know Dawn, with her strong work ethic, knowledge of both homes, love and care for the senior population, and effervescent personality — she was the obvious choice. Dawn is a member and the Past-President of the Montpelier Rotary Club.
Kathy Thurston, Business Office Manager
Kathy was born and raised in Barre, Vermont, a graduate of Spaulding High School and attended Champlain College for Early Childhood Education. She is grateful to have the employment experience from Retail Management, Banking, Insurance and Legal experience. Throughout her career, Kathy has been involved in various organizations as follows: Vermont Claims Association, Vermont Association of Insurance Women, March of Dimes, United Way Organization, a member of the Board of Directors for The Berlin Mall. Kathy and her husband, Jeff, live in Northfield, Vermont. They enjoy spending time with their family, camping, fishing, vacationing in Maine and outdoor activities.
Mary Beth Watt, RN
Mary Beth was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the only girl of 7 children. She received her Nursing Diploma in 1975 from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Lafayette, Indiana. She did Home Health and Hospice Nursing for 2 years before accepting a job as a tour bus driver at Grand Canyon National Park. Eventually she worked as a back country and campground ranger for the National Park Service, where she met and later married her husband, Peter. They moved to Bozeman, Montana, and during the next 5 years, Mary Beth did in-home childcare and private duty nursing with elderly in their homes. She moved to Vermont in 1987 and has lived here ever since. Mary Beth went through an extensive RN Refresher Program at Fletcher Allen Hospital before beginning work with CVHH&H. Another opportunity arose to do in home private care in Woodstock, VT and Mary Beth made that commute for the next 12 years. She came to work for The Gary Residence as Director of Nursing in the Spring of 2008 and has, at times, supervised the nursing department at Westview Meadows. Her favorite aspect of the job is working closely with the residents and their families as a liaison and advocate for the best possible medical care and healthy outcomes.
Chuck Meeks, Maintenance Supervisor
Charles (Chuck) Meeks was born in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Shortly after his birth, he and his family moved to Essex Junction, Vermont where he was raised. As a young man, Chuck spent several years in Alaska, moving back to Vermont when he was 26 years old. Since his return to Vermont, he has lived in Williamstown, Stowe, and currently resides in Montpelier with his wife, Diane. They have three children and a new grandson. Chuck has worked in the construction trades throughout Central Vermont and brings years of experience to his position of Maintenance Supervisor to O.M. Fisher Home, Inc. Chuck is responsible for all maintenance for both The Gary Residence and Westview Meadows. He was 2013 Maintenance Supervisor of the Year by Vermont Health Care Association. In addition to his expertise, you can always count on Chuck’s friendly demeanor and ready smile.
George Mackey, Executive Chef
George was born in Martelle, Iowa, one of 10 children. He began his love of cooking while working in a restaurant when only 11 years old. He moved out to Vermont in 1987 to attend the New England Culinary Institute, graduating in 1989 with top honors. He stayed on as an instructor for the next 13 years before working at Upper Valley Produce as a produce manager from 2002 till 2011. The kitchen called once again, and George became the Food Service Director for the Barre Supervisory Union, where he was responsible for feeding 2000 students daily. Currently, George lives in Duxbury with his wife, Nancy, and has two grown children, Lydia and David. When he’s not researching new ideas for your dining pleasure, he enjoys spending summers at his camp at Lake Elmore, reading books on military history, and building scale models.