Michelle Munroe, Administrative Assistant
Michelle moved to the island in 2007 from Western Massachusetts. She previously worked for Genesis Health Care at their Agawam location and Mass Mutual prior to moving to Nantucket. Her career with the Town of Nantucket began in 2011 when she joined the Nantucket Police department as a public safety dispatcher. She then moved to Our Island Home in 2015 as the Business Office Assistant before moving to Human Resources in 2018. Ultimately returning to Our Island Home as the Assistant Administrator in October of 2020. She brings with her previous nursing home experience, Business office experience, and Long-Term Care Administrator Certification. Michelle is dedicated to the residents and staff of Our Island Home and the Town of Nantucket.
Laurie Mac Vicar-Fiske, Social Worker
Laurie Mac Vicar-Fiske was born on Nantucket and joined the Our Island Home team in October 2002 as our Social Worker. Laurie has an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and earned her Master's degree in clinical social work at the University of Denver, graduating with honors with a concentration in Gerontology and Addictions. Laurie has experience working as a Paralegal in Boston & NYC and a real estate broker on Nantucket. Prior to joining Our Island Home, she worked for Eaton Terrace, an assisted & independent living facility in Lakewood, CO and for the Division of Substance Dependence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of CO and was an active volunteer at the Rocky Mountain Stroke Center in Littleton, CO. Laurie loves working with our older population and is passionate about advocating for the highest quality of life for our seniors.
Karen Correia, Food Service Supervisor
Karen Correia is currently the Food Service Supervisor at Our Island Home for the Town of Nantucket. Born and raised on the island, she started at OIH in 1993 in the housekeeping department. She transferred into the kitchen as a cook shortly after. In 2006 she completed her dietary management training through the University of Florida and became a certified Dietary manager. After over 20 years of cooking at OIH, in 2014 she was offered the position of Food Service Supervisor and happily accepted.
Olivia McLean, Activities Director
Olivia McLean was born and raised on Nantucket. Olivia received a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Green Mountain College in 1995. After graduating from Green Mountain College, Olivia worked in a plethora of social service and health care settings with a variety of populations both on and off the island.
Edward King, Plant Supervisor
Edward King arrived on Nantucket in February 2005, as a “wash–a-shore”, originally from Northern Maine. Ed had been project supervisor for many multi-million dollar building projects in Maine. A carpenter by trade, he excelled as project supervisor which led him to Nantucket to build high end homes for a local contractor. Ed joined the Our Island Home team in December 2011 taking the position as Plant Supervisor. He has extensive knowledge, experience, and education of all the building trades and aspects. He graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a degree in Real Estate Law and Practices and Graduated from Kennebec Valley Technical college in 1981, where he studied Metallurgy and Welding 1,2,3. Ed also graduated from The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Millwrights apprenticeship program in 1980, Attended Central Maine Technical College, graduating in 1979 with an associate’s degree in building construction. Ed has strong family values, loves to hunt and fish, and enjoys spending time in Northern Maine at his camp on Mattaseunk Lake, currently living with his wife on Nantucket.
Debbie Bechtold, Dietitian
Debbie Bechtold was born and raised on Nantucket. She attended Framingham State College, where she completed the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics, becoming a Registered Dietitian in 1989. After moving back to Nantucket, Debbie began working at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in 1991 as an R.D. In 1995, Debbie began filling in for the OIH dietitian and two years later was hired. In 1998, Debbie left her job at NCH to work only at OIH and start her family, of three children.
Cassy Butler, Business Office Coordinator
Cassy Butler moved to Nantucket in May 2019 all the way from Fair Oaks, California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2018 from Ashford University. Her career began in the property management industry as an accountant and later, as a property manager. Cassy began working at OIH in November 2019. She brings her accounting knowledge and experience to Our Island Home and is dedicated to the residents and the financial integrity of the building.