We’re with you.

When you’re not able to give your aging parent the extra care they deserve, it’s easy to feel scattered and worried. The situation can often feel stressful, even overwhelming. The constant pressure to not only provide daily care but meet the emotional and social needs of loved ones (on top of your already busy life) can lead to anxiety and even resentment.

At Morningside House, we get it.

Morningside House Leadership Team

Our women-owned and operated business works hard to transform the senior living experience for the elderly and their families. Over the past 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of seniors enjoy a home-like experience where they get the respect, care, and attention they deserve.

We not only hold the highest licensures in MD and VA to put your mind at rest that your loved one is physically safe, but we also focus on a holistic approach, creating long-term relationships in a beautiful, fun, community-driven environment so residents get a new lease on life.

Morningside Elite Management Corporate Team

Here’s how we do it:

Plan

Together with our team of friendly, compassionate nurses and caregivers, we’ll create a customized plan so your parent can get the support they need.

Communicate

We’ll keep you in the loop with proactive communication so you have peace of mind that your loved one is flourishing.

Thrive

Watch your parent enjoy life as their world opens up to a new circle of friends, activities, hobbies, and independence.

Our communities provide peace of mind for families so they can spend quality time with their loved ones. We provide solutions for a great range of needs,whether they exist now or develop over time. Both you and your parent deserve to enjoy life—and each other.

Meet our team and enjoy a warm,
welcoming Morningside experience.

Meet the Executive Team

We’re dedicated to transforming the way senior care is delivered.

Kelly Mason

Kelly Mason

President & CEO

For 25 years, Kelly has been successfully running one of the only women-owned & operated senior living companies in the country, with communities that routinely win “Best Assisted Living” awards. Having personal experience with caring for her own aging parents, Kelly is proud to offer a totally unique, employee-driven company culture that brings the fun to senior living!

With the same integrity and dedication that she brings to Morningside, Kelly has raised two teenagers of her own, and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. Kelly prides herself on giving back to the community by working with animal rescue groups and supporting multiple organizations that empower disadvantaged women.

Key Quote: “Your energy introduces you before you even speak”

Jennifer Larkin

Jennifer Larkin

Chief Operating Officer

Bio

Jennifer has always volunteered in her community—from her church to local charities and fundraising events. Jennifer’s number one rule is to do everything with integrity and to approach life by embracing the hard lessons along with love and beauty in order to live a full and fulfilling life.

Jennifer’s guiding principles have been integral to her success in both her personal and professional life. She has raised two teenagers, cared for aging relatives, held numerous senior management roles, and worked in long-term care pharmacy operations. She is passionate about listening to her clients’ needs and providing them with the resources and support that they need.

Key Quote: “Life is full of experiences and lessons. You need to embrace everything because it makes us who we are.”

Tracy Sullivan

Tracy Sullivan

Vice President of Finance

Bio

Tracy is extremely experienced and up-to-date with new policies, with over 30 years working in accounting and finance. Having worked for Habitat for Humanity for several years, Tracy is passionate about giving back to her community, through donating her time to assist in tax education and filings, to volunteering with several organizations. Tracy understands the importance of handling finances skillfully so that they can be used to the greatest benefit.

Tracy considers herself “small but fierce,” which comes in handy as the mother of four children and two pups. When she can, Tracy likes riding bikes, spending days at the beach, and visiting vineyards.

Key Quote: “Take pride in your work and be diligent with your dollars.”

Mariam Nasseri Pelletier

Mariam Nasseri Pelletier

Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing

Bio

After beginning her career as an accountant, Mariam discovered that she loved helping others even more than she loved working with numbers. In her current role at Morningside, Mariam has been delighted to find a workplace where the mission, vision, and values align with her own.

Mariam loves being a resource for people. She likes to look at problems from different angles until she finds the best solution. She’s brought that passion into her family life, raising 2 children and serving as a treasurer for 3 years in their school’s PTA. Mariam loves traveling, enjoying ethnic foods, and relaxing with her friends and family.

Key Quote: “I am happiest when I receive a call from someone who sounds defeated and I can help them to understand that they do have options”

Gianna LaRosa

Gianna LaRosa

Corporate Director of Human Resources

Bio

With over 20 years of experience in HR, Gianna is an expert at listening and believes that the basis of good communication is to listen to understand, not to respond. She believes in the importance of transparency and understands how vital it is to keep everyone on the team on the same page. Gianna feels passionate about lending a helpful hand to everyone she can, doing what she can to help others meet their full potential.

Gianna’s work is informed by her belief that all of us are just people, all trying to live good lives while striving for happiness and self improvement. With this mindset, Gianna is an invaluable member of the Morningside team. Gianna enjoys traveling, volunteering in her community, and is happiest when spending time with friends and family.

Key Quote: “Simple acts of kindness mean the most.”

Yvonne Sechler

Yvonne Sechler

Senior Operations Specialist

Bio

After years holding various operations positions in the industry, Yvonne understands the importance of excellence in assisted living. With experience working as everything from chief operating officer to life enrichment director, Yvonne has an exceptional depth of knowledge and passion to offer the people she works with and serves.

As a working mother, wife, and dog-owner, Yvonne understands the challenges that come with juggling life. She serves as a Church Board Member and participates in Feeding Friends, a non-profit organization. Yvonne fills her free time with hobbies like cooking, reading, and outdoor activities.

Key Quote: “Do what you say you will do; this develops trust.”

Kelly Brunstetter

Kelly Brunstetter

Corporate Director of Health and Wellness

Bio

Kelly has been working as an RN and a Director of Health and Wellness in senior living communities for 20 years, but her experience in the field started even earlier. As a teen and young adult, she spent weeks every summer living with her grandparents. She was personally involved in their care as they aged, and helped her parents as they navigated the senior living landscape.

Like many at Morningside House, Kelly understands what it is like to entrust the care of her loved ones to strangers, and it’s a responsibility she takes seriously. Kelly likes to spend time hiking and camping with her family, including three children and three golden retrievers.

Key Quote: “My job is to ensure the care that seniors receive not only meets, but exceeds their expectations.”

Lisa Leppado

Lisa Leppado

Regional Director of Operations

Bio

Having cared for elderly family members throughout her life, including her mother with dementia, Lisa has both a personal and a professional understanding of senior care. As a resident advocate, Lisa is a trusted advisor who guides families through what can be a very difficult time in their lives.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, and believes that she has never met a stranger.

Key Quote: “I am a firm believer that happy staff make happy residents, and happy residents make happy families.”

Nicole Goodman

Nicole Goodman

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Bio

Nicole’s rich background in communications includes pivotal roles as Manager of Client Relations at Dress for Success and Assistant to Publisher & Editor at Long Island Pulse Magazine. Nicole has honed her expertise in creating meaningful connections and compelling narratives.

Nicole’s commitment to excellence is not just limited to her professional life. As an avid reader, pilates enthusiast, and culinary explorer, she finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. Her love for uncovering local hidden gems, enjoying a glass of wine, and immersing herself in music adds depth to her vibrant personality. Family is at the heart of everything Nicole does. Alongside her husband Jesse and son Jayce, she finds her greatest happiness and inspiration. 

Working with Nicole promises not just a professional partnership but an insightful and enriching experience. Her approach ensures that every collaboration is more than just a transaction; it’s a journey toward achieving shared goals with creativity and authenticity at its core.

Key Quote: “Bringing Your vision to life, one creative step at a time”

Nicole Goodman

Theodora Corrigan

Staff Accountant

Bio

Theodora’s professional journey is marked by her resilience and adaptability, having embarked on her accounting career with a top firm right out of college, and later rejoining the workforce at 55 after raising three amazing children as a young widow. She had a distinguished early career at Ernst & Young and notable experiences at Pollio Dairy Products and United Ceramic Tile. 

Her personal triumphs include co-founding “4 Women,” an organization dedicated to supporting young female students’ college dreams. Theodora’s commitment to community shines through her volunteer work at Stony Brook University Hospital, where she helped raise funds for the Children’s Hospital.

A lover of cooking, tennis, and skiing, Theodora balances her professional life with hobbies that bring joy and vitality. Family dinners and time spent with her pets and three children are the cornerstone of her life.

Theodora is known for her reliability and her dedication to providing timely information to clients. Working with her means collaborating with a team player committed to giving her best.

Key Quote: “Empowering through numbers and nurturing through action”

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