Meet Our Staff

Erin Rice - Programs Director & Community Outreach Coordinator_Web
Erin Rice, Programs Director & Outreach Coordinator

Born and raised in Belmont, MA, Erin comes to Corcoran House equipped with a unique skill set acquired through years of teaching, life experience and formal education.

Erin began her teaching career in 2003 after studying education and human development/family studies at the University of Vermont. She continued working with young children and families when she returned to school in 2008.

Her training and academic accomplishments include an Associate of Arts degree in Health Sciences, a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Exercise Physiology, completion of the Tri-Level Certified Nursing Program, studies in Exercise Physiology, and minors in Nutrition and Psychology.

Erin attributes her love and passion for working with older adults to her mother, an RN and former director of nurses in long term care. As a child, she would often visit her mother at work and interact with those in her mother’s care.

Her experience in planning well-rounded group activities and schedules, along with her in-depth knowledge of the arts, exercise, nursing and geriatric psychology, has made her ideally suited for her work in Assisted Living. It has also served to elevate and foster a fun and varied mix of social, cultural, educational and entertaining programs to engage and enrich the resident experience at Corcoran House.

Erin and her husband, Stephen, live in Clinton with the new addition to their family, Everly Grace. In her spare time, Erin enjoys time with their family dog, Willow, a frequent visitor with our residents. She also enjoys camping, Irish music, gardening, photography, and casting a fishing line from a boat or a hole in the ice.

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Jennifer Cornelius, Director of Food Services


Born in Bridgeport, CT, and raised in Clinton, Jennifer was drawn to the culinary arts at an early age.

At 14, she started volunteering at the local soup kitchen serving meals, a smile and conversation to the people who gathered there. In high school, she worked two part time jobs – one in the kitchen of a nursing home, the other at a local pizza shop.

Jennifer earning her Associates Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and began her career at Corcoran House in 2006 as a part time employee.

In 2009, Jennifer became our Food Services Director. Over that time she has won the hearts and stomachs of residents with her fresh, creative cuisine, along the way mixing in old favorites that rekindle fond memories or introducing new recipes to tantalize the eyes and taste buds of our appreciative residents.

Even though she devotes most of her time at Corcoran House to her duties in our kitchen, Jennifer can also be found in the dining room engaged in lively conversation with our residents.

Jennifer and her husband, Alonzo, reside in Clinton with their son, Jacob. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at her son’s school, and vacationing in Bermuda.

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Ed McNamara, Maintenance Director

Ed was born and raised in Clinton. A true “Clintonian”, he and his wife of 31 years still live in the town where they raised their family.

Ed passionately served Clinton as a firefighter and EMT for 37 years – fueled by his desire to help people, many of whom at the time of his emergency assistance were “experiencing the worst day of their lives” or, on those occasions when he was called to Corcoran House, simply “needed medical attention or transport to the hospital.”

Ed joined our maintenance team in 1999. Now fully retired from the Fire Dept, his friendly smile and calm demeanor now grace our halls and corridors full time. He enjoys building relationships and interacting with residents as he maintains and repairs and keeps everything running smoothly. Around town, Ed is fondly recognized for keeping our grounds well groomed and immaculate all year round.

When he’s not repairing a resident’s lamp or installing new carpet, Ed enjoys traveling to Disney World with his children and grandchildren, as well spending lazy days in the Caribbean or Mexico with his wife and friends.