James A. Casey, Executive Director James Casey, Executive Director
Jim is a recognized professional with over 30 years experience in the assisted living, long term care, and the CCRC (continuing care retirement community) business.  Jim’s attention to detail and focus on customer service helps set Cedar Mountain Commons apart from the rest.  Well respected in the Hartford Hospital network, Jim pulls all the resources together resulting in the best service seniors and their families have come to expect from this fine continuum of care.
Julie Van Elswyk, R.N., Director of Resident Care Jo Anne Kuncas, RN, MS, Resident Care Director
Jo Anne is recognized by her peers as a nursing leader in the assisted living industry. In 2006 she was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association. With extensive experience as an Educator, Care Manager and Director of Resident Care, Jo Anne is skilled at recognizing resident needs, arranging the appropriate service(s) to maximize resident independence and keeping her staff current with the latest caregiver trends and best practices. A consummate professional, Jo Anne’s goal is to exceed customer expectations.
Katie Mauriello, Retirement Counselor Katie Mauriello, Retirement Counselor
Katie is responsible for growing and maintaining apartment rentals through building strong relationships with residents and families in the senior community. She has worked 10 years for Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, a not for profit partner of Hartford Healthcare. Katie has a tremendous resources base to help seniors and their families get to the right level of care to help that senior maintain the highest level of independence. This includes educating the area health care providers of the multi-level care that Cedar Mountain Commons provides for seniors and their families.
Thomas Pleve, Executive Chef Thomas Pleva, Executive Chef
With a culinary arts degree and over 30 years experience in various food industries including the restaurant business, Tom's excellent interpersonal skills, leadership and self starter attitude make him an invaluable part of the Cedar Mountain team.  He goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the resident’s needs and preferences and it shows!
Diovadis Perez, Director of Plant Services Diovadis Perez, Director of Plant Services
A true team player and former Jefferson House Employee of the Year, Diovadis is responsible for the housekeeping, grounds and building maintenance of Cedar Mountain Commons.  With over 15 years experience, Diovadis is known as the “Johnny on the spot.”  He is dedicated to quality service and committed to providing a clean and safe living and working environment for the residents, their guest and families.
Debra Labbe, Activities Director Debra Labbe, Activities Director
A resident of Newington, Debbie is a dedicated, flexible, and knowledgeable professional with over 25 years experience developing and managing various education and recreational projects in the healthcare industry.  Debbie’s strong communication skills, flair for creativity, and ability to be an involved participant in the residents lives make her an essential part of the Cedar Mountain team.