Nancy Deming, RN – Executive Director
Nancy a registered nurse, left work in the hospital 22 years ago and found her niche in both home care and the northwest corner serving the community she lives in. Nancy has held many roles in this field, from case manager to nursing supervisor and has worked as Administrator for the past thirteen years. During her career she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. She brings her experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to the tradition of providing high quality medical and supportive care in the home. Nancy lives in Goshen, CT with her husband Kurt and their dog Hero. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her grandson Alden and riding her horse.
Melanie McGinn, RN, MBA, CHPN – Hospice Director
Melanie came to SVNA after working in Rhode Island as the Hospice and Palliative Care Director for a large home health agency. She attended Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ where she received a bachelor’s degree in individualized studies. Her interest in hospice began while she was a CNA, and then she started her career as a RN working in a hospice program in Washington State. Hospice care has always been a natural calling for Melanie as she is a strong patient advocate. Melanie is Hospice and Palliative Care Certified (CHPN) and holds an MBA with specialization in Health Care Administration. She is very grateful to be back in the Northwest Corner enjoying quality time with friends and family.
Meghan Plouffe, SVNA Home Assistance Director
Meghan joined SVNA in 2016, as the agency’s Home Assistance Director. As director of the program, Meghan plays an instrumental role in helping community members and their families understand the options that are available to help them age safely at home. Prior to joining Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Meghan (Kenny) Plouffe was born and raised in Sharon, Connecticut. She attended college in Newton, MA and received a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Mortuary Science. After college, she moved back home to help run and manage her family business, The Kenny Funeral Homes. She also worked as the Associate Director of Admissions at Indian Mountain School. With her experience, Meghan feels like she can help families make decisions that can be both emotional and difficult.