Auburn AFC Program

Susan Ballard

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2016

  • Email: ballard@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 774-415-6399

Victor Boadu

Program Director & Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2013

Victor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Fitchburg State University. He also holds an associate degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College and a Certificate in Practical Nursing from Mount Wachusett Community College. Victor started his career in human services as a direct support staff. This position allowed him to advocate for the basic needs of the individuals he supported. He has years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. In his role as a registered nurse, Victor has the experience in providing nursing care based on the needs of each individual and their cultural preferences.

  • Email: boadu@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-341-1001

Johnny Chavez

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2014

  • Email: chavez@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-523-5972

Luanne Courtney

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2014

  • Email: courtney@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 774-261-5142

Geovanna Diaz

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2013

Geovanna was born in 1990 in Guayaquil, Ecuador and moved to Worcester at age of 11. She obtained a dual B.S. in Psychology and Spanish at Worcester State University in May 2012. She is currently finishing her Masters and will be pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education, spring 2015. Prior to becoming a Care Manager she did a one year internship with Nonotuck and volunteered for 4 years to work with her community-youth population. She also lives in a home that provides Shared Living. Geovanna is bilingual/bicultural and strongly believes in perseverance, education and motivation as the way to success. Her top three values are family, education and community development. In her free time she loves to spend time with her loved ones, going out with friends or traveling overseas. She feels blessed to work with a great team that has dedicated social responsibility.

  • Email: diaz@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-832-8033 x10

Robert Engstrand

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2015

Robert graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Robert started as a Residential Councilor in a group home setting in 2009. There he found his true passion of working with individuals who have mental illnesses and cognitive disabilities. Shortly before graduating, Robert was fortunate to join Nonotuck as an intern. After completing the internship program and attaining his degree he was hired as a Care Manager in January of 2015. Outside the office Robert continues to be person focused and enjoys meeting new people and spending time with those He's known for years. Robert is grateful for the opportunity to work with an Agency whose values coincide with his own.

  • Email: engstrand@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 774-261-5374

Kelley Horner

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2011

Kelley Horner has an older brother who has special needs and is very passionate about helping families keep their loved ones at home. Kelley first started her career with an Associate's Degree from Becker College, then later went on to obtain a certification in Medical Assisting from The Salter School in Worcester, MA. In the interim she worked with individuals with different abilities both as a respite worker and as a teacher's aid. Kelley earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work in May 2011. She looks forward to continuing to spreading the word to all families who could benefit from the AFC program.

  • Email: horner@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-927-2830

Andrea Hume

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2014

  • Email: manning@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 774-261-3529

Leanne McCarthy

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2016

  • Email: mccarthy@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-523-1005

Craig Manning

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2014

  • Email: manning@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 774-261-3529

Sharon McLean

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2013

Sharon graduated from Framingham State College, Magna Cum Laude. She worked in the Boston area for about 10 years as an account manager before working in social services, including another large agency (Seven Hills) for a few years before coming over to Nonotuck. She loves her job and the people she works with! Sharon lives in Worcester with her husband and son.

  • Email: McLean@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-581-0916

Serah Muiruri

Clinician

With Nonotuck Since: 2012

Serah joined the Nonotuck family bringing tremendous experience in the ever progressive human service field. Serah was first introduced to the field in the early 90's when she started working as a direct care professional. Over time, she has continued to advance professionally and has held various positions in the field within the State of MA. She has worked cooperatively with persons with DD and their families. She also brings experience and ability to work with persons with dual diagnosis including DD/MH and others. Serah graduated from Worcester State College in 1996 with a double major; psychology and Health sciences. In 1998, she received a Master's degree from the program of studies in Rehabilitation Counseling at Springfield College with a Concentration in Pediatric/Developmental Disabilities. She is currently licensed as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor/Clinician. Serah's familiarity with both institutional and community settings, breadth of knowledge with medical and psycho-social issues give her an unusual range of talent. As a member of a cultural minority, Serah brings excellent sensitivity and consciousness to the issue of disadvantage and disability. Serah takes pride as a shared living provider supporting a young woman for the last 11 years. She is very passionate about the program as she believes in the philosophy of shared living and is certain that her values mirror the values of Nonotuck. She looks forward to years of service with the organization with a focus on person-centered treatment. Serah's interest include: community volunteer, reading, writing, hiking, travel and networking. Serah is also passionate about professional development and she hopes to enroll in a doctoral program when time and family demands allow in the future.

  • Email: muiruri@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-832-8033 x12

Kerrie Paradis

Program Director

With Nonotuck Since: 200



Kerrie graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Since 2001, she has worked in the field of human services. In March of 2010, Kerrie was given the opportunity to start the agency’s first AFC only program out of our Auburn office. It has been an exciting period of growth and development and she is proud to be a part of such a dedicated effort. She gets great pleasure from working with the AFC program and feels her work is appreciated by the agency, AFC members, and their caregivers. She looks forward to each visit she has with “her families” and praise their dedication and knowledge. As the Adult Family Care program continues to grow, and Nonotuck continues to educate families on the benefits available to them, she plans to be with them every step of the way.

  • Email: paradis@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-832-7594 x100

Carmen Paredes-Restrepo

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2014



Carmen holds a bachelor degree in microbiology from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia where she was born. She received her nursing degree in 2012 at Massachusetts Bay Community College. Previously, she worked at St Patrick’s Manor Rehabilitation Center in Framingham for eleven years and Fresenius Medical Care/Blackstone Valley Dialysis in Milford for almost two years. Her goal is to provided services for each member with which they may feel comfortable and advocated for. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, photography, and walking her dog Leo.

  • Email: paredes@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-927-2847

Mariel Sanchez

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2014



Mariel was born in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 7 she moved to New York City. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Lehman College in 2009 and has always been involved in working with the community with disabled adults and children services. Mariel moved to Massachusetts in 2009 and loves to help people in the community. She joined the Nonotuck team in June 2014 and is very satisfied working with a great agency. In her free time she loves to spend time with her son, family and friends.

  • Email: sanchez@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-273-0104

Doug Watts

Assistant Program Director & Quality Enhancement

With Nonotuck Since: 2016



  • Email: watts@nonotuck.com

Cheryl Wentworth

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2012



  • Email: wentworth@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-832-7594 x102

Survy Bortman

Assistant Program Director & Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2016



  • Email: bortman@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-868-7428

Julia Pitre

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2017



  • Email: pitre@nonotuck.com

Carla Sanchez

Assistant Program Director

With Nonotuck Since: 2016



  • Email: sanchez2@nonotuck.com

Erica Groleau

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2018



  • Email: groleau2@nonotuck.com

Mary Dowjat

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2018



  • Email: dowjat@nonotuck.com

Ashley Aker

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2018



  • Email: aker@nonotuck.com

Carolyn Griffin

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2018



  • Email: griffin@nonotuck.com

Elsa Toro

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2018



  • Email: toro@nonotuck.com

Arlene Ireland

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2018



  • Email: ireland@nonotuck.com

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

—Jean Vanier

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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