Westwood Center
298 Main Street
Keene , NH 03431-4187

603 352-7311

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. In 2010, he joined Westwood Center 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. In 2014, Michael was recognized by the American College of Health Care Administrators with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award 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. 

Karen Newpower
Director of Rehabilitation

Karen joined the Westwood Center rehab team as Director of Rehabilitation and Speech-Language Pathologist in March of 2018.  She grew up in Connecticut but recently moved up to New Hampshire to enjoy our beautiful state.  She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  ASHA awarded Karen her Certificate of Clinical Competence in 1992.  She has specialized in neuroplasticity, swallowing disorders, and cognitive communication.