Welcome Lara Shea, Chief Executive Officer – RiverMead

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Lara is a Peterborough native, now celebrating a significant full-circle moment. Twenty-six years ago, Lara’s first job, was working as a dining server for the newly opened RiverMead. That poignant  experience would guide her through several positions and sectors in the senior living industry, as she worked her way to the most recent role as CEO of Scott-Farrar at Peterborough, and now welcomed to the executive team as the of CEO of RiverMead.

Lara received her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island and her master’s degree in Eldercare Administration from Lasell College in Newton, MA.  

Lara believes in a collaborative approach to leadership – the idea that a positive tone is set from the top. For her, everyone has value; staff, residents, their families, the town, and the state all play a role in the success of the community. What excites Lara about working in senior living is “it’s a unique and evolving industry, where our residents come to us educated about lifecare and connected to the idea of community. It can be an enjoyable phase of life in finding purposeful connections and ways to maintain independence, and good health.”

Lara has a deep appreciation for RiverMead’s mission and nonprofit status. At the heart of that mission is a resident-centered approach and a commitment to a positive and supportive work environment. 

Lara and her husband Jamieson appreciate Peterborough living. “Peterborough is very unique – I love the culture, the easy access to outdoor recreation, the positive energy and feel of the community.” The Sheas enjoy traveling and have a passion for the outdoors.  

Welcome to RiverMead Lara!

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