Meet The Team

Since taking on our first clients in 2007, our North River family has grown substantially. We currently have over 15 office staff and more than 250 home care aides, including skilled nurses and social workers.

Located in Norwell, MA, we care for clients throughout Southshore and Metrowest Massachusetts.

We invite you to read about and get to know some of our passionate and caring team at North River Home Care.

Jen Davis

Client Service Manager
Years in the Industry: Over 20
Start Date at North River: 2015

Jen joined the North River team in November 2015. Previously, she worked at South Shore Hospital, Norwell VNA as a private care manager for families on the South Shore.

Jen received a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University. Then she pursued her Master’s in Geriatric Management from UMass. There she focused her graduate studies on Hospice Care and Alzheimer’s Disease. Jen then went on to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner in 2017.

Jen lives with her husband and two daughters in Norwell, MA.

Julia Hawkins Care Advisor

Julia Hawkins

Care Advisor
Years in the Industry: Over 10 years
Start Date at North River: July 2019

Julia has had a career dedicated to providing compassionate care to seniors and helping enhance their quality of life. She is a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant that brings experience gained from working in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and VNA care.

She joined North River Home Care in 2019 where she continues with her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of seniors. Outside of her professional role, she enjoys engaging in outdoor activities and spending time with her son and family.

Claire Shidler Care Advisor

Claire Shidler

Care Advisor
Years in the Industry: Over 10 years
Start Date at North River: Sept 2023

With over a decade of experience in the healthcare field, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my role as a Care Advisor at North River Home Care. My healthcare career began in 2009 as a receptionist at an ALF, which sparked my passion for caring for elders and led me to graduating from Quincy College as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2011.

Since then, I have enjoyed working as a Wellness nurse at a memory care facility in Hingham for 8 years , followed by 3 years as a visiting nurse at South Shore VNA. Now, as a proud member of the North River Home Care team, I am honored to continue serving our senior population. Beyond work, I am a devoted mother, sports coach, golfer, and music enthusiast.

Kristy Lee Nelson Marketer

Kristy Lee Nelson

Marketer
Years in the Industry: 16 years
Start Date at North River: March 2024

With 16 years of experience in the health care industry, including 8 years as a Case Manager Specialist at South Shore Health system, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my current role at North River Home Care. Starting as a CNA during my high school years, I later transitioned into finance before realizing my true passion for helping others. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, boating, and relaxing at the beach.

I am dedicated to providing compassionate care and support to those in need, and I am thrilled to be back in a field that brings me so much fulfillment.

Colleen York Care Coordinator Manager

Colleen York

Care Coordinator Manager
Years in the Industry: 20 years
Start Date at North River: December 2021

Colleen currently works with in our scheduling department. Holding a license cosmetology background, she transitioned her career into eldercare, showcasing 20 years of experience, including a managerial role as a Care Coordinator at North River Home Care since 2021. Balancing family life with 3 kids, a husband, a tortoise, 2 bearded dragons, a turtle, and 2 fish she is also an avid pet sitter.

Caitlin Ogar Human Resource Manager

Caitlin Ogar

Human Resource Manager
Years in the Industry: Over 2 years
Start Date at North River: June 2023

Caitlin currently works in our Human Resource department and boasts a diverse background including roles as a Client Service Manager, Restaurant Manager and Substance Abuse Counselor. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, she resides in her hometown of Hingham with her two teenage boys Derek and Colin. Caitlin enjoys reading, taking vacations with her two boys, and spending time with her pup Koda.

Alison Weathersbee Payroll Specialist

Alison Weathersbee

Payroll Specialist
Years in the Industry: Over 17 years
Start Date at North River: November 2007

Alison was employee #1 at North River Home Care in 2007, coming on as their payroll specialist. Prior to coming to North River Home Care, Alison worked for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Holding a Masters from New York Medical College majoring in Pathology and Biochemistry. Alison has lived in Norwell since 2001 and alongside her loving husband Ted, raised her two daughters Brooke and Courtney. Alison and her family enjoy traveling the world visiting national parks and making memories. When Alison has time to relax at home she enjoys spending time with her pooch Pippa.

Brenda Smith Accounting & Billing Specialist

Brenda Smith

Accounting & Billing Specialist
Years in the Industry: Over 11 years
Start Date at North River: May 2013

Brenda is a member of our Accounting department and is responsible for working with our clients, third party institutions and team members for billing and accounts receivable information. She also helps to facilitate documentation to Long Term Care Insurance providers and the Veterans Administration for clients that require assistance. A graduate of Bentley University, Brenda lives in Scituate with her husband and two children.

If you would like to learn more about our team or any of the services we provide, please contact us today.