Cedar Mountain Commons | Our Team

Maley Hunt

Maley Hunt

Executive Director


Maley W. Hunt, MHA, LNHA, is the executive director at Cedar Mountain Commons. Hunt was previously an operations analyst with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, which manages Cedar Mountain Commons. She also held positions at a health and wellness center and The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care in Washington, D.C. She holds a Master’s of Health Administration with a certificate in Long-Term Care from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and has presented at national conferences for the American College of Health Care Administrators. “Each day it is a privilege to find new ways to improve upon the rich tradition of excellence at Cedar Mountain Commons.”

Christine Sampson

Christine Sampson, RN

Wellness Director


Christine Sampson has extensive experience in skilled nursing, working with individuals with developmental disabilities and in assisted living, as the wellness director at another community in Connecticut. She holds a certification as a Dementia Practitioner where she acted as the staff educator for those who work with the cognitively impaired population. “Coming to Cedar Mountain Commons is like a breath of fresh air. Our residents come from all walks of life and as they share their life stories, it ignites a sense of pride and fulfillment. I am humbled to be part of their life journey.”

Marie Pugliese

Marie Pugliese

Retirement Counselor


Marie Pugliese, who holds 30-plus years of customer assistance experience, shares her warmth and sincerity in welcoming and acclimating new residents to Cedar Mountain Commons. Her background in assisted living, retirement services, college admissions and marketing gives her multi-faceted expertise in assessing the needs and building relationships with individuals and families. Her attention to detail ensures that residents receive the appropriate services to ensure that they can maintain the highest level of independence in their new community.

Debra Labbe

Debra Labbe

Activity Director


Debbie Labbe has more than 25 years of experience developing and managing various educational 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 has earned her recognition from the Connecticut Assisted Living Association, which acknowledged her Great Artists program with a Managed Residential Services Award. In 2014, Debbie received a Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award for her exemplary dedication to Cedar Mountain Commons and its residents.

Diovadis Perez

Diovadis Perez

Director of Plant Services


A true team player and former Jefferson House Employee of the Year, Diovadis Perez is responsible for the grounds and building maintenance of Cedar Mountain Commons. With more than 20 years’ experience, Diovadis is known as the “Johnny on the spot.” He is dedicated to quality service and committed to providing a safe living and working environment for residents, their families, guests and staff.

Dale DeCarli

Dale DeCarli

Director of Dining Services


Dale DeCarli’s 30-plus years of experience in the culinary arts has included every facet from chef and restaurant owner to executive chef at retirement and rehabilitation communities. He holds multiple commendations including Be A Star Winner, Regional and National Account of the Year Award. He is a member of the National Restaurant Association and is a Certified Professional Food Manager. Dale, who wanted to be a chef since he was 14 years old, said working in the senior living setting is rewarding and challenging. “It is great to get to know the residents and hear their stories of life – you never know who you will meet!”

Veronica Hickman

Veronica Hickman

Director of Environmental Services, Cedar Mountain Commons and Jefferson House


Veronica Hickman, director of environmental services, oversees day-to-day operations at Cedar Mountain Commons and Jefferson House. She strives to motivate her staff to make a difference in each resident’s life through continuous improvement, pride in their work and reliability. Her 10-plus years of experience have included serving as operations manager, a medical assistant and environmental services supervisor in healthcare settings. She enjoys the senior services segment of the healthcare field where she can interact and make memories with residents and their families. “I truly believe and live by ‘Every Moment Matters,’” she said.

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At Cedar Mountain Commons, residents and their families benefit from something very special - peace of mind.

Our caring team is committed to providing a high level of professional excellence, innovative programs and personal service.

Use our Take a Moment to Compare worksheet to compare your current monthly living expenses with what your living expenses would be at Cedar Mountain Commons.

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