Meet the Staff at LHADC
Amy Fitzpatrick – Owner and Director
Acquiring an Associates Degree and achieving certification as a veterinary technologist, Amy worked as a certified veterinary technician for several years before making a career change. Working as a phlebotomist for a local hospital and a well-known diagnostic company, Amy found a special place in her heart for geriatric patients. She was fortunate to be able to spend time talking with the senior citizen patients. Amy found that many of them were unhappy with their current care giving situations and felt they weren’t getting the care they deserved.
Amy enjoyed her job, but loved knowing she could make a difference in senior’s lives a whole lot more. She immediately began working on opening her own adult day care center. Amy began working with a SCORE counselor and attended many SCORE workshops to help with start-up and operations. She also completed an online supervision and management course. Amy is looking forward to the many years to come with her senior friends and family.
Lindsay Murphy – Assistant Director
Lindsay has been a Litchfield County resident since 1997. A 2000 graduate of UCONN, Lindsay majored in Human Development and Family Relations and has her BS in Family Studies. After college, Lindsay worked for the Mental Health Association of CT as a Residential Counselor assisting people with various mental illnesses to live on their own in the community.
Taking a leave from working full-time to raise her family, Lindsay practiced real estate part-time for over 10 years. The elderly population has always been Lindsay’s passion, so when she was offered the position as the Assistant Director for Litchfield Hills Day Center, it was the perfect opportunity to enter back into the full-time working world! Upon hire, she completed two Dementia behavior and care courses through the Alzheimer’s Association and will continue to stay current with education related to Alzheimer’s, along with the many types of Dementia.
Elizabeth Sayre – Recreational Therapist
Liz joins us with a variety of experience and we are very excited to have her join our team. She was raised in Watertown and has her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies. She worked in her family’s insurance business, as well as other companies, until she decided to change her career focus and became a special education paraprofessional for a couple of years. She also has experience in the mental health and addiction field as a case manager for women.
In 2019, Liz received her Therapeutic Recreation Certificate through Northwestern CT Community College, completed her internship in a memory care unit of a local assisted living facility followed by a position as a director of therapeutic recreation at a healthcare center nearby. She is also a Reiki master, enjoys meditation and is looking forward to putting a holistic spin on some of the recreational activities at the center. In Liz’s spare time she enjoys working out, hiking, kayaking, painting, cooking, crafts and spending time with her family and dog Stormy.