Lenora Conger, owner and CEO of Pine Tree Home Health Care is a native of Maine growing up in Bethel. After receiving her diploma in nursing, Lenora began her career as a charge nurse at Mercy Hospital. In 1972 she enlisted in the US Air Force Nurse Corp. during the Vietnam Era where she served as a 1st Lieutenant until 1975 when she returned home to Maine. As a veteran she can assist fellow veterans in obtaining the resources needed to improve their quality of life and maintain their ability to remain in their home. She has worked for numerous hospitals and home health care services with a strong history in mental health. Lenora assisted Pen Bay Medical Center in opening a inpatient mental health facility with in the hospital. In 1993, Lenora stepped down from a position of Manager of Reconsideration in the Medicare Division at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine. With this step she focused her strength not only on her family but as well on her community, where she has served many years as a selectman for New Gloucester. She again returned to the home health care arena where she has served in the capacity of Administrator. She has also worked as a management consultant for a national firm and assisted small hospitals in Maine to develop hospital based home health care agencies. In December 2002 Lynn opened the doors to Pine Tree Home Health Care with the hopes to enhance the quality of home healthcare herself. Her strong background in home health makes her a key player in targeting populations in need and the knowledge to meet those needs.
Karen grew up in New Gloucester where she attended Eastgate Christian Academy. While in college she worked at Pine Tree Home Health as a PSS and received her CNA certificate in nursing school. She went on to further her education and received her Bachelor of Science of Nursing from the University of Maine, Orono. Karen began her career at Maine Medical Center where she practiced cardiac telemetry/med surgical nursing for two years. After this she went on to perform out patient dialysis at Androscoggin Kidney Center in Auburn, Maine. Since the birth of her daughter in 2008 she has assumed the Assistant Director of Nursing role here at Pine Tree Home Health Care. Karen currently resides in New Gloucester with her husband, Brian and two daughters Hannah and Alexis. Karen currently serves on the board of two non profit organizations including Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation and the Maine Council On Aging. She is a member of the Long Term Care Committee on the Home Health Care and Hospice Alliance of Maine. On her weekends she spends her time teaching creative movement and tap/ballet for beginning dancers at the Studio for the Living Arts in Gray Maine. In June 2018 she was honored to be elected as Selectman in her home town, New Gloucester.
Katherine is no stranger to Pine Tree Home HealthCare, as our homecare scheduler in 2008 she has expanded her healthcare portfolio over the years. While working at MAS Home Care of Maine, Katherine gathered the experience in customer service, leadership and management skills which she has utilized since joining the Pine Tree Home HealthCare team again in 2015. With her passion for home care and unwavering support for our staff and clients, Katherine was promoted in 2019 to our Director of Programs. We are so proud of Katherine and her unlimited success and look forward to watching her lead the team for years to come.
Nicholas joined our team in 2018 as a Scheduling Coordinator. His previous work experience as a PSS and CRMA gives him insight into patient care and communication. Nick thrives while working within the healthcare field. This has been present in his life since his very first job as a dietary aide in an assisted living facility when he was 16. Nick lives in Lewiston with his cats and enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling. His critical thinking skills and versatility are a valuable asset to our team.
With her history working in the medical field and managing coffeeshops and bakeries, Katlyn hit the ground running when joining out team in the summer of 2017. She has grown from administrative assistant to her current role as Payroll & Billing Specialist. Whether diving into the numbers or eagerly assisting with new projects, Katlyn is always happy to help. Her adaptability and clever thinking will continue to help her take on every challenge that appears. She lives in Poland with her husband and adopted beagle Buddo that loves food more than herself. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor adventures, and when the cold sets in she turns the oven on to share her tasty creations.
Joining our team in 2011 and again in 2019, Emily has worked a wide variety of positions throughout her years in healthcare. Graduating in 2012 with her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Emily went on to use her skills to manage and oversee day-to-day operations for top healthcare agencies in Maine. Emily learned quickly she had a passion for staff relief and the hustle & bustle of each day bringing new challenges. When not at work, Emily enjoys her time with her husband and two children.