Whatever it takes awards

Carollynne Kilacky



Carollynne Kilacky is the January whatever it takes winner.  Carollynne is a nurse at John Clarke who works on the overnight shift.  Her coworkers say she is a team player who is always willing to help out.  In her spare time she enjoys quilting and is currently working on her BSN with plans to graduate in August.  She lives in Connecticut with her husband and 4 cats.  Congratulations on your award Carollynne!!

Pam Maxson

Activity Department


Our December winner of the what ever it takes award goes to a well-deserved employee who works in our activity department and is one of our JCRC hairdressers.  So clearly, she makes residents feel and look good all the time!! Pam has been at John Clarke for 8 years and loves working with the elderly population.  Pam grew up in the business with her family owned a nursing home when she was a young girl.

Pam was born in Newport and still lives in town.  Pam is mostly here on the weekends but is always willing to help whenever she can! She is truly a team player. When Pam isn’t working, she enjoys gardening, yard sales, shopping, movies, spending time with family and friends, she also likes cooking and sharing her food with others.  She states her hairdressing makes people feel good and feel better about how they look.  You might see Pam cruising around in her brand-new car! Congratulations Pam on your award and new car!

Denise Sullivan

Dining Room Supervisor


Our “Whatever It Takes” award winner for the month of November is Denise Sullivan. We honor Denise for her hard work and dedication to our residents.  Denise is the Dining Room Supervisor and has been with John Clarke for 4 years. She worked here earlier in her life for about 10 years right out of high school in the laundry department where she would sew, iron, and take care of resident’s clothes. Denise always has a smile on her face and is always willing to help out. She says what she enjoys most about working here is the “laughter and humor, the people I work with, and making people happy. It’s very satisfying”.  Food Service Director, Chef Scott Hahn says “Denise’s dedication, devotion and quality of work is unparalleled”.  Denise and her husband Sean have 3 children including a set of twins.  Please congratulate Denise this month on her well-deserved recognition for providing excellent service to our residents and staff. Congratulations Denise!

Daysha Dutra

Medical Records


Our October Whatever is Takes Winner is Daysha Dutra. Daysha has worked at John Clarke for 18 years beginning as a CNA. She now holds the position of Medical Records which includes scheduling, and ordering, among many other things. She wears many hats throughout John Clarke and is often helping the staff throughout the building. Dru Boiani, Director of Nursing, says “Daysha always goes above and beyond with an enthusiastic, positive attitude. She is a team player who always has a smile on her face, willing to lend a hand to anyone or any department”.

Daysha loves decorating and crafting in her spare time and often creates amazing and creative themed birthday parties for her children. She makes the nurses station look decorative for each season. Daysha says her favorite about John Clarke is her relationships with various staff members. Daysha lives in Middletown with her husband, 4 children and her dog Buddy.

Natasha Clarke

CNA Team Leader


The John Clarke Nursing Center started the “Whatever It Takes” award program about two months ago to recognize an employee who stands out in their commitment to service and care for our residents. The September winner that we would like to honor is Natasha Clarke. Natasha has been an employee of JCRC for the past 11 years. She started off in the position of CNA and later became a team leader in this role. She now works as the Restorative Aid where she helps residents maintain their highest level of physical function. Clara, a resident of JCRC, states “She is very special. She is always on time and is there when I need her.”  Natasha states her favorite part of her job is “it is taking care of my residents.” Prior to working here she worked in the hospitality business which she states “this experience helps me provide great customer service and satisfaction to the residents.” Not only is she a hard worker here but she is also a mother of five!! Way to go Natasha, we thank you for all of your hard work!