Arden House
850 Mix Avenue
Hamden , CT 06514-2102

203 281-3500

Our Leadership Team

Patrick McDonnell
Center Executive Director

Patrick has been with Arden House since June 2015 and an Administrator for over 18 yrs.  Patrick earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and completed his Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration at the University of Connecticut.  Patrick is a motivated, personable and hands-on professional with excellent team-building skills who is poised and competent to the delivery of quality care and services.

Michael Blake, RN
Center Nurse Executive

Michael is the Center Nurse Executive at Arden House.

Courtney Wood
Director of Admissions

Courtney has been at Arden House since September 2014 and has been working in long term care since June 2008. Courtney earned her BS in Therapeutic Recreation from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and completed her Certificate in Long- Term Care Administration at the University of Connecticut. Courtney is a very energetic and driven to motivate the team at Arden House to continue to provide top quality care for our residents.

Margaret Waluk
Director of Rehabilitation

Margaret has been at Arden House since May 2015, and working in long term care since December 2004. Margaret has a Master's in Physical Therapy from The University of Hartford. She is a Dementia Trainer, trained in Advanced Wound Care and is Certified in CPI (Continuous Pulse Irrigation for wounds). Margaret comes to us with having experience not only from long term care but also acute care training and outpatient therapy with a focus on geriatrics and dementia. Margaret works to have a holistic and collaborative approach to patient wellness and quality of life.