Keene Center
677 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431

603 357-3800

Our Leadership Team

Michael Johnson
Center Executive Director

Michael has worked in long term care since 1995, starting in the kitchen as a dietary aide. Throughout the years, he steadily advanced his career and by 2009 he became a licensed nursing home administrator. Michael joined the Keene Center team in 2018 as the Center Executive Director. Michael is a native of Keene, New Hampshire and is honored to be able to take care of people from the community in which he was raised. He attended Keene State College and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a minor in Communication.  Michael has previously worked as the Center Executive Director in two other Genesis facilities.   Michael’s centers have been recognized by the American College of Health Care Administrators with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award on multiple occasions as a leader of a top-performing Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) across the country.  During Michael's tenure at Westwood, the center received the Silver Award from the American Healthcare Association's National Quality Award Program for achievement in quality.

Calvin Traffie
Center Nurse Executive

Calvin is a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College with a degree in Nursing.  He joined Genesis HealthCare in 2014 and has held various nursing leadership roles during his time with Genesis, most recently becoming the Center Nurse Executive at Keene Center in the summer of 2017.  Prior to his time with Genesis he worked in a variety of supervisory roles, giving him the experience and ability to bring Keene Center to new heights.  He hopes to continue to share his knowledge of nursing with residents, staff, and families to deliver compassionate high quality medical care.

Kathy Lavallee, M.S. CCC-SLP
Director of Rehabilitation

Kathy graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1991 with a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Kathy worked with school age population; acute rehab and outpatient therapy and home health setting before coming to Genesis Rehab. She has worked for Genesis Rehab for 25 years. She has extensive clinical skills in Dysphagia, Speech and Language Treatment, Cognitive Therapy, as well as Voice Therapy. She has additional certifications in VitalStim (e-stim for treatment of swallowing); and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.