When a nursing home in Bradford, Vermont closed in the early 2000’s, a group of local residents came together and in 2006 Enhanced Living, Inc. (ELI), a Vermont domestic non-profit was formed. A Board of Directors was convened, and many hours of planning and fundraising ensued.
Over the years, while members of the Board have come and gone, the vision and mission of ELI remains consistent. Provide a safe and affordable assisted living community for area seniors.
On December 13, 2018, Margaret Pratt Community opened its doors and by the summer of 2019 was serving 49 seniors in its brand new, beautiful community.
Enhanced Living, Inc. Board of Directors
Mark Johnson, President
A former educator and school administrator, Mark moved to Bradford in 1998 to operate the Bliss Village Store & Deli. He has previous board experience having served on a select board, a school board, and a hospital Board of Trustees.
Doug Kleintop, Vice President, MPA
A Bradford resident and career social worker with a public administration background and a particular interest in organizational culture. Doug has been an MPC board member since 2018 and also helps manage the social safety net programs at Vermont’s Economic Services Division.
Graham Gove, Treasurer
Graham is a native of Bradford and retired from the Wells River Savings Bank in 2018 as its Chief Lending Officer. He continues to serve on the bank’s Board of Trustees. He formally served on the Board of Directors for Little Rivers Healthcare, and on the Board of Trustees for the Bradford Public Library.
Jody Pratt Ameden, Director
Jody is a mechanical engineer and formed an energy consulting business in 2011. She is currently serving on multiple boards and committees within the energy sector in New England. She grew up in Bradford, is granddaughter to Margaret Pratt, and currently residing in Maine.
Carole Freeman, Secretary
Carole is a retired educator. During her career in education, she was an elementary school teacher, university professor, and school administrator. She currently serves on the Partnerships for Literacy and Learning and Little Rivers Health Care boards.
Nancy Frost, Director
Retired Postmaster Nancy Frost lives in Topsham. Nancy has served on the board of Little Rivers Health Care, Orange East Senior Center and many years in various positions on church boards.
Jane Kitchel, Director
Jane lives in Danville. A retired public administrator, Jane has 35 years of experience in Vermont Human Services, ending her career as Secretary of the Agency of Human Services Agency for Governor Howard Dean. Jane is currently a member of the Vermont State Senate where she currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Appropriations.
Laura Lornitzo, Director
Laura has lived in Bradford for 10 years. She is a proud mother of 3 school-aged children and is the Director of Adult Inpatient Nursing at Dartmouth Hitchcock. She recently graduated from the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program at Dartmouth College.
Amy Perry, Director
Amy Perry has lived in West Newbury for over 25 years. She worked for a software company & has several years of Operations Management experience. She is a current trustee for the Tenney Memorial Library and a former trustee of Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH.
Dan Smith, Director
Dan is a Principal and Senior Project Manager for H.P. Cummings Construction company. Outside of work, Dan’s time is spent with family, coaching, being outdoors as much as possible, and serving on numerous local boards.
Jake Thompson, Director
Jake is an area native and associate attorney at Otterman and Allen, P.C. in Barre, VT, bringing a legal perspective to his first board of directors’ experience.