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Team Member Bios

Harry Evert: Senior VP Middlesex Hospital (retired)

One MacDonough Place was the result of Harry's desire to expand Middlesex Hospital's continuum of services to embrace seniors. After extensive research and collaboration his dream became our reality. For nearly 16 years One MacDonough has flourished and has a reputation for delivering compassionate care in a warm loving home, and for that we thank him.

Laura Martino: VP Marketing and Development, Middlesex Hospital

Laura Martino joined the Hospital in 1996. She has over 25 years of experience in philanthropy and marketing. Ms. Martino has served on the boards of New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Planned Giving Group of Connecticut and Leave a Legacy Connecticut as well as numerous community agencies. Additionally, Ms. Martino has administrative responsibilities for One MacDonough Place, volunteer services, the health science libraries, and the Hospital's community benefit program. Ms. Martino's education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Keene State College, the Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy at the University of Wisconsin and Rensselaer at Hartford.

Yvette Hassett, BS, RN: Executive Director

Yvette has worked for Middlesex Health System for the past 15 years. She worked eight years in our home care division as a nurse and nurse manager. Prior to this Yvette worked at Yale New Haven Hospital for 10 years in the neonatal unit. Her nursing skills and management experience are a perfect fit with One MacDonough.

Mary Perrotti, BSN, RN: Nursing Director

Mary has worked for Middlesex Health System for over 20 years in the critical care unit and she brings all this expertise and knowledge to our staff and residents. Mary's approach to healthcare is to find the best way her department can meet your needs.

Millicent Malcom, PHD, APRN

Dr. Millicent Malcolm, PHD, APRN, gerontologist, holds bi-monthly clinics for her patients at One MacDonough Place. She has visited our community since we opened in 1998 and is dedicated to find ways to make residents’ lives better.

David Frankel, BA: Program Director and Resident Service Coordinator

David, a talented musician, has shared his many skills with us for 14 years. Prior to coming to One MacDonough David worked for the state of Connecticut delivering clinical residential care.

Ed Gorman, Culinary Certified from the Naval Academy: Dining Director

For 10 years Ed has provided wonderful dining experiences for residents and staff of One MacDonough. His career began in the US Navy where he received his training and was the chef on submarines. He spent 9 years in the hotel and restaurant industry and has over 15 years working in assisted living communities.

Jennifer Armenia, BS: Marketing Director

Jen's background includes work in assisted living, medical marketing and education, and direct sales. Working with people is her passion and she loves helping our residents and community friends find the best solution to meet their needs.

Len Schultz, Licensed Plumber: Facilities Director

Len was in-house overseer of One MacDonough prior to its formal opening in October, 1998. He started his career as an electrician on a Naval Destroyer. After the Navy Len worked as a builder and then spent years in the hospitality industry. At One MacDonough when things need fixing we can count on Len.

Lisa Sherman, Post University: Business Office Manager

Lisa has 26 years of accounting experience and has worked for 5 years as the Business Office Assistant at One MacDonough. To meet the needs of residents and families Lisa became a notary public and offers her services to the community.