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Charlene Wisdom

Executive Director

Charlene Wisdom is the executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Groton and has more than a decade of senior living experience. Prior to her work in senior living communities, Charlene worked in public relations and broadcast production in Dallas, Texas. As executive director, she is responsible for managing community operations, fostering local relationships, and overseeing Solstice at Groton’s successful Elevate and Vibrant Life® programs. Her passion is creating the best environment for seniors to thrive.

Angela Fustini

Business Office Director

Angela Fustini joined the Solstice at Groton team in 2011. After transitioning from working with students to seniors, she quickly realized that senior living is her true calling. Angela is passionate about creating the best possible experience for seniors residing at the community. When she is not in her office, Angela can frequently be found enjoying a resident program, cooking, reading, taking photographs and spending time with her family. One of Angela’s favorite quotes is “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”

Michelle Dollard

Vibrant Life Director

Sean Coleman

Building Services Director

Joeanna Gomez


Joeanna Gomez is a native of New London, Connecticut, and attends Three Rivers Community College. As a concierge at Solstice at Groton, she works with the residents daily, assisting with questions, helping with directions and serving as a compassionate listener. Joeanna plans to finish her degree in criminal justice while working at Solstice.

Shawn Little

Culinary Services Director