Saugus Center
266 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus , MA 01906-3037

781 233-6830

Our Leadership Team

Joanne M. Shaw
Center Executive Director

Joanne brings to this role a deep commitment to compassionate care and to the mission of Saugus Center, as well as familiarity within the short and long term care communities.  Joanne appreciates the role of mission in an organization and realizes that all of our decisions should be based on a commitment to excellence in serving our patients, residents, and families.  She truly believes that our work is accomplished by the fact that our employees truly are our most important asset.

Joddie Wade, RN
Director of Nursing

Joddie joined Genesis HealthCare in 2014 as a Registered Nurse. Prior to joining the team at Saugus Center she worked as a medical-surgical nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and became wound certified in 2008, providing wound care resources and consults to patients. She then joined Genesis HealthCare as the nurse practice educator, then promoted to Director of Nursing at Saugus Center. Joddie is also a member of the National Alliance of Wound Care. Joddie is dedicated to providing quality care and resources to enhance the daily lives of our patients and residents.

Thomas Pogar
Admissions Director

Thomas is a 2014 graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Aging Studies. Prior to joining Genesis HealthCare in 2016, he served as the Admissions Director for EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill. Thomas is committed to assisting patients from the hospital and community with their transition to Saugus and Chelsea Center Skilled Nursing facilities.

Harita S Parikh, PT
Director of Rehabilitation

Harita graduated in 2009 with her bachelor degree in Physical therapy from M.S. University, India.  I did my Masters from City University of New York with focus on Cardio pulmonary rehabilitation . I started working as a Physical therapist since 2011.  I started my career with pediatric population and then outpatient center in New York city. I have been practicing as a Physical therapist in SNF since 2012, with concentration in geriatric, orthopedics, dementia and fall prevention.  I joined Genesis since 2014 as a staff Physical therapist and recently started working as a DOR. I love working with short term care and long term care patients and help them to achieve highest functional level. I also enjoy working with dementia patients to improve their quality of life.