Woodlands Senior Living has brought on Leann Sebrey as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Clinical Officer (CCO). Sebrey comes to Woodlands as a well-regarding healthcare professional, having worked in the industry for more than three decades, including work in trauma, pediatrics, emergency care, mobile advanced life support, and home health and hospice. She joins Woodlands Senior Living after most recently serving as the Chief Clinical Officer at Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice in Lewiston for more than five years.
“Leann Sebrey’s reputation speaks volumes about her work ethic, knowledge, experience, and her understanding of providing valuable, meaningful care and service,” said Matthew Walters, managing member of Woodlands Senior Living. “She will be providing the leadership necessary at the executive level to drive our organization’s ability to deliver on our mission, while directing the clinical operations and service model at Woodlands Senior Living communities throughout the state. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the team.”
Sebrey’s addition to the team is particularly poignant for Woodlands as it doesn’t just represent an experienced healthcare leader coming on board, but it represents the first time someone outside of the Walters family is serving in the COO position.
“As a family run business, this is an important step to take as we continue to grow and thrive as an organization,” said Walters. “And we feel absolutely comfortable and ecstatic that Leann is the person leading us forward in this position.”
“I am thrilled to join the Woodlands Senior Living team,” said Sebrey. “Woodlands is a family owned and operated organization and is recognized as a leader in the delivery of services to older individuals across Maine. According to census data, Maine is the oldest state in the nation and there is a growing need for outstanding assisted living and memory care. The commitment to the wellbeing of residents sets Woodlands apart from other companies, this resonates to my core. Anyone that knows me as a nurse and a leader, recognizes that I am all about the mission of improving quality, safety, and experience of those entrusted to my care. I am privileged to join Woodland’s team as the Chief Operating Officer, having the opportunity to support the incredible work of the last 43 years and moving forward with initiatives that will further enhance service, operations, and care delivery.”
Prior to her role as Chief Clinical Officer at Androscoggin Home Health + Hospice, the largest independent home health and hospice organization in Maine, Sebrey also spent time leading teams at Maine Health Care at Home in Rockland, Quarry Hill in Camden, Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, and Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center in Cain Township, PA.
Maine has always been a draw for her though, and she said that living and working in Maine is an honor.
“I vacationed in Maine and was drawn to the people and strong sense of community and then made the decision to relocate to the Midcoast from Pennsylvania,” said Sebrey. “To live and work in Maine is an honor and as healthcare providers, we are taking care of our own neighbors in our own communities. I feel that there is a strong essence of collaboration and yet independence in Maine and therefore partnerships and trusted relationships are built into the fabric of Maine life. From my perspective this means we are accountable to offer our best as professionals, never forgetting we are also community members.”
Sebrey says she’s excited to join the Woodlands team because of the company’s reputation and commitment to the people it serves.
“In my new role at Woodlands, I plan to build upon the strengths of the organization and further develop processes to improve resident and family experience, continuously improve the quality of care, and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services,” said Sebrey. “Partnering with other mission driven organizations and providers is important to ensure residents have additional services that support independence, rehabilitation, quality of life, and symptom management when beneficial.”
Woodlands Senior Living started in 1980 with a 39-resident boarding home in Hallowell. The organization has since grown to include 16 communities serving more than 700 residents in 10 locations including Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Brewer, Lewiston, Rockland, Farmington, Madison, Waterville and Hallowell. For more information about Woodlands Senior Living https://www.woodlandsmaine.com.