Our Team

Tel: 617.471.1000

Fax: 617.481.7946

  • Kristen Melle

    Activities Director

    There’s never a dull moment with Kristen around. She loves her role in keeping our residents happy and productive through whichever activities inspire them. While our residents benefit from her experience in public relations and event planning, she says she continually benefits from their wisdom and life lessons. A graduate of Merrimack College, she is also a yoga instructor, cat lover, wife, and proud mom.

  • Donna Dearborn

    Financial & Benefits Manager

    If you can’t find Donna in the office of the Senior Center, it’s a good bet that she’s somewhere on a beach. Having worked in finance her entire adult life, and as founder of Just Breathe Bookkeeping since 2010, our Finance & Benefits Manager is happiest swimming, walking her dogs along the coast, or just burying her toes in the sand. We’re very fortunate to have her on board to share her vast business expertise.

  • Crystal Zhong

    Office Assistant

    Looking to learn a few phrases in Cantonese or Mandarin? Want to talk about travel and different cultures? Just ask for Crystal. She loves getting to know our residents and encouraging them to become a more active part of our community. Crystal earned her BA from UMass Boston, and her Masters from Suffolk, and worked as a Compliance Specialist and Leasing Agent before taking her position in the Senior Center as our Office Assistant.

  • Marie Chapman

    Kitchen Manager & Head Chef

    The delicious aromas, tantalizing selection, and beautiful dining experience at 1000 Southern Artery are due to Marie’s artistry, culinary talent and dedication. She’s been working here for over 14 years but hesitates to call it “work,” because the residents and staff feel so much like family.  When she’s not making magic in our kitchen, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  • Cheryl Crooks

    Beauty Shop Manager

    Cheryl grew up around the corner from 1000 Southern Artery, watching our community grow and improve since she was a girl. That young girl soon discovered a career in beauty and has spent the last 29 years making our residents look and feel their best at our in-house salon. She enjoys spoiling her cat, and rooting for the Pats and Red Sox.