Meet Our Team

Billy Nelson, LNHA, MHA

Chief Executive Officer

Billy Nelson joined Fairview in June of 2019 with over 25 years of senior living leadership experience. He became a member of the Odd Fellows Fraternal Order in 2022 committing himself to our organizational values of Friendship, Love, and Truth. In his four years at Fairview, he has guided our organization through a historically complex pandemic. The Fairview Board of Directors recognized Billy’s accomplishments and appointed him Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has guided our non-profit senior living community with skill, compassion, and integrity. His ability to lead with both strength and humility through times of adversity, identify organizational opportunities and propose solutions has enabled our 5-star community to remain stable through these challenging times. Billy has developed a high-performing team of intelligent, authentic, and hard-working individuals. His transparent and honest communication style has earned the trust and respect of our stakeholders. He cares deeply about our employees and residents, and his leadership initiatives demonstrate that. He is a visionary leader who is working diligently on Fairview’s strategic development plan with the goal of ensuring our non-profit remains solvent for many generations to come. Billy is the right leader for our organization at this time in our history as he seeks to connect our past and present with a bright and rewarding future. Billy received his bachelor’s degree from CCSU and Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University.  He is a graduate of the CT Leading Age Leadership Academy and current member of the Leading Age CT Legislative Committee.  He belongs to the Odd Fellows Stonington Lodge and lives in Essex CT with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys leisure time with family, friends, and neighbors.  He is passionate about New Haven style “apizza” i.e. Frank Pepe’s.

Liisa Livingston, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Liisa Livingston joined Fairview in March 2022.  Liisa spent the early part of her career in public accounting at Blum Shapiro and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  She went on to become the CFO of a privately held, private label distribution company selling consumer products goods into the mass market sector.  After 12 years, Liisa spent the next part of her career doing contract work serving as a consultant resource or a full charge contract CFO for a number of entities, including a geriatric behavioral hospital.  During her work with the behavioral hospital, Liisa developed a passion for the not for profit sector and the senior demographic.  Liisa’s diverse background combined with her sharp financial acumen are key ingredients in Fairview’s strategic plan.  She is an engaging leader and critical thinker.  Liisa is valuable to Fairview’s future expansion project as our relatively young CCRC matures, rebalances, and refocuses.  Fairview is very fortunate to have this talented individual in such a critical leadership position.  

Elizabeth Weeks

Director of Independent Living

Elizabeth joined Fairview in 2009 and has developed into one of Fairview’s most integral and trusted members of the leadership team.  From hire date through 2020, Elizabeth’s primary responsibilities contributed to our 5-star rated health care center’s excellence.  She served as the Director of Admissions and then Director of Operations which allowed her to assist hundreds of family members, residents, and employees.  Her work ethic, adaptability, and intellect permeated our organizational culture.  Beginning in 2021, Elizabeth accepted the position of Director of Independent Living whereby she currently manages the daily operations of Thames Edge, Fellowship Manor and Grille92.  Elizabeth has been instrumental in enhancing the overall Independent Living experience our residents enjoy here at Fairview.  She initiated a positive culture change which revitalized our campus following the many challenges associated with the recent pandemic.  She ensures that our IL community is set up to have fun, relax and enjoy life.  Elizabeth is a member of the Odd Fellows Fraternal Order, Stonington Lodge #26 and a member of the Groton Rotary Club.  As a leader of a non-profit organization, Elizabeth believes it is extremely important to stay connected and give back to her local community.

Jan Ellis

Director of Sales and Marketing

Jan joined Fairview’s family in January of 2023. Jan comes to us with over 30 years of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations experience.  Jan grew up in northern Connecticut and spent several years in Nashville Tennessee where she ran her own advertising agency.  Her team handled many high-profile businesses and created successful fundraiser events for non-profits organizations until she moved back to Connecticut.  Jan recently was the Publisher of Mystic Neighbors Magazine prior to joining the Fairview family.   She loves to volunteer; she is currently the President of the Groton Rotary.  Jan brings her creative ideas, compassion to strive to do the best she can be and is determined to help to grow the company in a positive way. 

Jay Gigliotti

Director of Project Management

Jay Gigliotti joined Fairview’s Team in May of 2023.  Jay spent the early part of his career in municipal government, managing Town buildings and properties, while advancing sustainability and conservation efforts.  Following 20 years in the public sector, Jay transitioned to the private sector, expanding and managing wireless network infrastructure for clients such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.  In addition, Jay has worked as a land-use consultant for Martha’s Vineyard, MA and was a landlord for properties in Norwich, Waterford and Colchester. Jay’s experience has provided him with a clear understanding of working with contractors and vendors to achieve desired results, while managing contracts, leases and other agreements essential to any business operation.  Jay is a passionate leader, goal oriented and driven by results.  Fairview benefits from Jay’s experience and work ethic on a daily basis.

Kelly Gigliotti, RN

Director of Nursing Services

Kelly Gigliotti joined the Fairview team in September 2019 as the Assistant Director of Nursing.  In January 2021, she accepted a promotion to Director of Nursing and has done a fantastic job developing and building a team of caring, intelligent, and accomplished nursing leaders.  Kelly’s positive energy and enthusiasm are contagious.  She is a stabilizing force here at Fairview overseeing our most populous and complex department.  Kelly has been working as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. She was born and raised in Mystic, CT and graduated from Fitch Sr High school. Kelly was delighted to be able to give and care for the residents in her hometown community. She is the clinical leader for an organization that aligns with her personal values of providing quality, respectful care. She has led Fairview throughout the entire pandemic and has worked extremely hard to keep all residents protected and safe. Kelly lives in Lebanon, CT with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs.

Joel Little

Director of Dining Services

Chef Joel Little joined Fairview in August of 2023. Joel comes to us with 35 years of culinary experience where he has honed his skills in contemporary French cuisine and believes in the importance of organization, fundamentals, and proper techniques in leading a successful kitchen. His menus are designed to reflect seasonality and utilize the freshest local ingredients available. We are thrilled to have Chef Joel bring his expertise and passion for food to Fairview.

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