News! The Witherell welcomes aboard a new Finance Director and Food Service Director

We’re thrilled to welcome two seasoned executives to the Nathaniel Witherell’s management team: W. Thomas Ellis of Norwalk, CT, a former investment banker, has joined as Director of Finance, and Craig Dumont, RD, of Wolcott, CT, was named Director of Food Service.

In his new position, Tom will oversee all aspects of financial operations, and brings vast experience in planning and forecasting, financial statement preparation, and internal reporting to his new role. Craig will oversee dining operations for the Witherell’s skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation facilities, the Café Witherell, and the Town of Greenwich Senior Center.

Both gentlemen have outstanding backgrounds and will be tremendous assets to the Witherell.

Tom Ellis joins us with a background in banking and finance, most recently serving as Vice President, Business Controls at Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest Markets) in Stamford, CT. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Global Credit Products Finance at Banc of America Securities in New York. Tom has also held high-level positions at Morgan Stanley in New York, Prime Charter Limited in New York, and Sikorsky Aircraft Division-United Technologies in Stratford, CT.

Craig has a long and proven track record in managing food service operations for the elderly in a range of settings, including: acute care, skilled nursing, rehab, independent living, memory care, assisted living, and senior housing communities. For the last 17 years, he’s risen through the ranks of Compass USA. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Director, overseeing operations for Compass USA, Masonicare & Lockwood Lodge, and Morrison Community Living in Newtown and Wallingford. Prior to that, Craig served as a Clinical Dietician for Sodexho Marriott Management in two locations in Connecticut.

“Tom has been extremely successful in leading people and impacting business for large and complex organizations. We are fortunate to have someone with Tom’s expertise helping us lead the Witherell’s growth and success into the future,” says the Witherell’s Executive Director, Allen Brown. “And, as our dining services are a crucial amenity here at the Witherell, Craig’s wide-ranging experience in enhancing senior health and quality of life through nutrition will help us raise the bar on our very popular dining services program.”

What a team!

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