Meet Our Team

Brenda Buttrick


What do you like most about your job?

I love making a positive impact for the residents and families that we serve every day. I love fulfilling our mission responding to those in need with programs that heal, comfort and empower.

Vercin Ephrem, MD

Medical Director

What do you like most about your job?

St. Francis is more of a home rather than a facility to our residents. Each and every team member of the medical staff treats our residents with compassion, dignity and respect. They are dedicated to serve our community with their best, always with a smile on their faces.

Mary Wakefield

Director of Nursing

What do you like most about your job?

The variation. Working with residents, the team of both staff and managers, the challenges of problem solving and improving our facility as a whole is as difficult as it is rewarding.

Nikki Dickson

Director of Social Services and Admissions

Dennis Breault

Culinary Services Director

What do you love most about working at St. Francis?

The thing I like most about St. Francis is that this is really “home.” The moment I first walked in, I knew it was where I wanted to be. The staff, residents, tenants and management were all so welcoming and seemed to be very involved in each other’s lives.

Debbie Sturgeon

Apartment Manager

What do you love most about working at Catholic Charities NH?

They gave me the opportunity of a lifetime with the job I have. I have enjoyed this job more than any other in my life. I go home feeling fulfilled, and like I have accomplished so much for my 25 tenants. I do my job but also have other jobs I do for other departments, which makes things new all the time.