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Brooksby Village Allows Employees to Grow and Try New Career Opportunities

January 30, 2018

Peabody, MA - January 30, 2018—In 2002, Gina (Archibald) Fernandez, was a student at Peabody High and applied to work on the wait staff at Brooksby Village.  Now, 16 years later, she is a Sales Manager at Brooksby Village.

"Brooksby Village began for me as a job in high school and thanks to all of the exposure and connections, I was able to graduate from Salem State and get a job right away," said Fernandez.  "I have been able to work in so many different departments here at Brooksby Village and it allowed me to figure out what I loved doing the most. The bonds I have made with people who both live and work here are unbreakable." 

Fernandez received the Brooksby Village Student Scholarship when she graduated Peabody High School. She then went on to Salem State University and continued to work in Dining Services at Brooksby Village.  Once she graduated from Salem State, she was hired as the Administrative Assistant for Dining Services and then in 2011 she was promoted to Human Resources Coordinator.  In 2012 she was hired as a Sales Associate and in 2013 she was promoted to Sales Manager at Brooksby Village.

"At Brooksby Village we want to attract, develop and retain employees," said Mary Naughton, Director of Human Resources, Brooksby Village.  "We also want our employees to grow and try new career opportunities like Gina has done here.  Many tell me they feel lucky to work for our company because they get the opportunity to work in different departments if they choose to and they enjoy all the fun and exciting events, etc  around the community. Whether it's getting discounted tickets to Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox or Celtics Games or winning a day off with pay, we want our employees to love coming to work every day!"

There are approximately 900+ full and part-time employees at Brooksby Village     Employee benefits include tuition reimbursement, 401K, paid time off, comprehensive medical benefits, on-site employee health and wellness centers, employee discount programs and much more.

 In 2017 Brooksby Village promoted 43 employees.   

"I work with a wonderful group of ladies and truly enjoy coming to work every day," said Fernandez.  "The Sales Department has given me so many opportunities for training and development.  Brooksby Village is truly vested in their people and helping seniors live better lives."

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Photo:  From left to right; Diane DeRoche, Senior Sales Associate, Brooksby Village; Barbara Nunes, Sales Associate, Brooksby Village meeting with Gina Fernandez, Sales Manager, Brooksby Village to discuss all the appointments for the day in the Sales Office. 

About Brooksby Village: Brooksby Village, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 90-acre campus in Peabody, Massachusetts. The community is located in Essex County and is home to nearly 1,800 residents. Additional information about Brooksby Village can be found at

About Erickson Living: Erickson Living® is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. The Erickson Living network currently comprises 19 communities in 11 states, which together are home to more than 24,000 residents. Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at