Meet Our Leadership Team

Billy Nelson

Executive Director

Billy joined Fairview in June of 2019 with over 26 years of healthcare experience including the past 17 years in healthcare administration, leadership and team development.  Prior to joining Fairview, Billy worked with several long-term care organizations.  Most recently he led Manchester Manor which is part of a CCRC known as The Arbors of Hop Brook located in Manchester CT.  Billy brings extensive knowledge of the rapidly changing healthcare field including, Post-Acute Care, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Preferred Provider Networks (PPN) and 5-Star leadership models.

According to Billy, healthcare leadership was a very personal career path chosen based on life experiences that impacted his family. “As a young adult, I learned important lessons by being an astute observer of healthcare delivery which affected both parents.  My education, professional experience and countless individuals have shaped my leadership skills and inspired me to develop teams of professionals vested in delivering the highest quality care possible.  After all, every resident/patient is someone’s mother or father and sister or brother.  I couldn’t be happier for the opportunity to work with the wonderful people of Fairview.  Our mission and values are perfectly aligned.”

Outside of work, Billy enjoys having fun with family and friends, dining out, watching sports, jogging and eating lots of pizza.

Denise Stewkesbury

Controller

Denise joined Fairview in September of 2020, as the Controller, with 10 years of healthcare and accounting experience.  Denise has her BS from the University Of Connecticut School Of Business.  Prior to coming to Fairview, she previously worked for a Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Arbors of Hop Brook in Manchester, CT where she lead the financial team through many changes and challenges.  She brings with her a passion for, as well as, extensive knowledge of the financial intricacies of the industry.

“It was very clear to me from day one that Fairview is a special place with a great reputation for outstanding care, a wonderful mission that is woven into everything we do, staff that are welcoming and warm and supportive residents and family members.  I am looking forward to being a part of the Fairview team and helping to serve our residents and families.”

Outside of work, Denise enjoys volunteering and fostering for animal rescue organizations as well as spending time with her own animals, reading, gardening, and coming together with family and friends.

Elizabeth Weeks

Director of Operations

Elizabeth has worked at Fairview for over 13 years in many different roles. Elizabeth came to Fairview from Pendleton Healthcare Center in Mystic with years of experience in admissions and customer service. “Fairview is a special place.” When not at Fairview, Elizabeth enjoys spending time on her boat with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Sandra Hawes

Director of Independent Living

Sandra joined the Fairview team in July 2012 as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Thames Edge. She has worked in this industry for over 18 years, primarily in Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Communities.  Sandra has a BS in Marketing and a BA in Foreign Languages from Stonehill College in MA. She enjoys spending time with her family. “It was easy to make the decision to join Fairview. I was drawn by the excitement of the land development, compassion of the staff, impeccable reputation of a longstanding non-profit organization and the remarkable location. I look forward to working with you and assisting you in any way, as you settle into your beautiful new home.”

Mary Stonely

Independent Living Coordinator

Mary started at Fairview in May of 2010. As the Fellowship Manor Coordinator, Mary oversees the day to day operations at Fellowship Manor. Fellowship Manor is our senior independent living community. “Early in my career, I worked in the sales department of a manufacturing company, as a customer service representative and application analyst. I left to raise a family and became very involved in my church parish. I volunteered my service in our parish outreach for the elderly and the homebound. I believe my work in outreach lead me to this job at Fairview. My favorite part of working for Fairview, are the residents I serve and my coworkers. The residents are always surprising me with wonderful stories of the past and educating me on the needs of the aging. My coworkers work together as a team to better the life of all our residents. It is a wonderful place to work. When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my family, singing in the choir and interior decorating.”

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