Gary DiPietro grew up in Salem, NH and has always had close ties to the Merrimack Valley. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s Health Management & Policy program, Gary immediately went to work as a Nursing Home Administrator in 1992.
He has worked for several national companies and has had great outcomes not only with clinical matrices but also with the Department of Public Health, resulting in several deficiency-free surveys.
As the Administrator of Cedar View Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Methuen, Gary has developed Pulmonary, Hispanic Cultural and Peritoneal Dialysis programs. He and our Director of Nursing, Heather Fejes have worked together for the past 15+ years to achieve great successes in their centers, including lowest 30-day rehospitalization rates for their companies, awards for fewest falls in a center, 5 Stars in Quality Measures, Agency-Free centers, and lowest in-house acquired wounds, to name a few.
Gary is a strong patient advocate and prides himself in providing the highest quality care possible and excellent customer service.
Heather FejesDirector of Nursing
In 2018, Heather joined Cedar View as our Director of Nursing.
Growing up in Peabody, Heather Fejes career choice was influenced by her desire to help others. She had a very close relationship with her grandparents. As a result, she became aware of the challenges of an aging population. She set out to pursue a field where she could make a difference.
After high school, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She admired the nurses and was inspired to work in healthcare. She went back to school and completed the nursing program at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
The skilled nursing industry has been home to her entire career. Her roles included, medication nurse, charge nurse, MDS coordinator, MMQ nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing. In 2005, she earned the role of a Director of Nursing position.
Heather is a huge Patriots fan and loves to attend the games. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, gardening, music and attending concerts.
Lori-Ann ColeAssistant Director of Nursing
Lori-Ann joined the Cedar View team in 2018 as Assistant Director of Nursing.
At age 16, Lori-Ann took a position in a skilled nursing facility. That experience solidified her desire to become a nurse. She graduated from Shawsheen Valley Technical School.
After her fourth child, she went to nursing school and has been a nurse for 14 years.
“I always wanted to help others and now I have that opportunity.”
She was recently certified as a VOHRA wound care nurse. She rounds weekly with our wound care physician.
Lori-Ann was raised in Tewksbury and lives there with her husband George of 26 years.
She has 3 daughters, one son and one grandson.
In her spare time, she is a New England Patriots season ticket holder and she enjoys golfing. She enjoys spending time with her family and her 2 dogs.
Suzanne FillebrownDirector of Admissions
Suzanne joined the Cedar View team in January 2020 as Director of Admissions.
Her skilled nursing career began in 1997 as an Admissions Assistant.
She worked her way up to the Admissions Director position and then advanced to a Clinical Liaison role
Suzanne’s current position involves coordinating every aspect of a patients admission and marketing as well. Originally from Malden and Medford, she now lives in Tyngsboro. She has raised four children and 7 grandchildren. Her newest grandson was born during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends. She enjoys searching for sea glass at the beach and then using it in craft projects.
John CorneauDirector of Social Services
John joined our Cedar View team in June 2020.
He was raised in the North Shore area and currently lives in Amesbury, Ma.
He attended the University of Lowell and has vast experience in helping others as a social worker. His past roles have included the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center where he addressed issues such as homelessness, housing, substance abuse and finances. As Grant and Per Diem Program Director, he provided direct oversight of all 4 GPD programs within the agency. John has valuable community resource knowledge and has a lot to offer in the context of his new position at Cedar View.
Outside interests include, a photography business on the side. “Photography is my therapy!” John worked as team photographer for the Lowell Spinners 2008-2019 and the Nashua Silver Knights college basketball team. A fun fact is that he has a collection of Polaroid cameras which he still uses. He is married and has two sons.
Marty ValdezActivities Director and Hispanic Program Director
Marty began working at this facility in 1993. She has held multiple jobs during the last 27 years including Dietary Aide, Unit Secretary, Medical Records, and Admissions Coordinator.
Marty became Certified for her newest position as an Activities Director. She enjoys having the opportunity to spend 1:1 time with residents and making a difference in their lives.
As the Director of our Hispanic Cultural Program, Marty is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is available to translate for our staff and residents. She is a valuable resource for those in the community who have skilled nursing facility questions and do not speak English. In this role, she maintains cultural program adherence and is also responsible for external marketing and networking with community resources and referral sources.
Marty has two daughters and lives in Lawrence.