Meet the Village Green of Waterbury team

Executive Director: Jack Kelly

Director of Admissions: Cindy Hamel

Cindy has been employed within the healthcare industry for approximately 30 years. Her experience ranges from independent retirement living, assisted living, to skilled nursing facilities. She has been a team member at Village Green of Waterbury since 2008, welcoming the opportunity to work through the development stages and the implementation of Village Green of Waterbury’s STAR unit. Working with the local community to provide resource information, organizing community events and heighten awareness of the specialized services that Village Green of Waterbury has to offer is an exciting adventure and a wonderful message to deliver.

Pulmonary Medical Director: Dr. Richard Silverman

Dr. Richard Silverman has been in practice for over 19 years and has the largest pulmonary private practice in the state. Dr. Silverman is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is the founder of the "Home to Home" foundation, recipient of the "Humanitarian of the Year" award by Waterbury Hospital in 2010, as well as voted one of CT's best pulmonary doctors for 2011 and 2012.

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Partner Development Coordinator: Lilian Ciesco

Lilian Ciesco is a Partner Development Coordinator with over 20 years of healthcare experience, who works primarily with our three CT centers. In her role, Lilian has developed liaisons between major CT hospitals and has worked to establish key partnerships and new networking opportunities for the company. Prior to becoming a Partner Development Coordinator, Lilian served as the Director of Admissions and Marketing of a 151-bed long-term care center.

Lilian has been a Board member for the CT Rotary service group for nine years, serving as secretary for two years. She has served on several high school mentoring programs for scholarships and advanced education. Lilian received a BS with a major in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor Psychology from Springfield College in MA. In her free time, Lilian enjoys skiing, boating, cooking and running.

Director of Rehabilitation Services: Liz McAdam

Liz McAdam is a physical therapist practicing her craft with enthusiasm for 15 years. She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy with her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Through her years of practice, she has enjoyed helping progress patients’ functional outcomes through rehab in the long term acute care and skilled nursing facility settings. She specializes in the spinal cord injury, multi-trauma, medically complex and geriatric populations with areas of expertise in bracing, prosthetics and wheelchairs. Prior to joining the team of Village Green at Waterbury, Liz was part of administration in a long term acute care hospital and was Assistant Director of Rehab at a large skilled nursing facility in CT.

Clinical Liaison: Linda Norman, AS, BSBM

Linda Norman joined Village Green of Waterbury's team in April 2010. Linda holds an Associates and Bachelor's degree from Albertus Magnus College's Tagliatella School of Business, Magna Cum Laude. Linda has worked in healthcare for over 30 years, holding positions in both home care and long term care. Prior to joining Village Green, Linda was Admissions Director in the Waterbury and Hartford CT area for over 17 years. Linda holds a position of Justice of the Peace in Connecticut and is a current member of the Greater Waterbury Board and Connecticut Association of Realtors.

Assistant Director of Nursing: James McColgan

James McColgan is the ADON for VG of Waterbury. He has over 37 years of nursing experience and is registered in CT and MA. James eanted his BS, Nursing, rom Boston College, 1975, and his MS, Nursing, from Boston University in 1977. Achievements include:
*CAES (Certificate of Advanced Educational Specialization), Education, Boston College, 1993
*Certificate, Infection Control, Capital Community College, 2002
*Basic Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association, current.

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