Our Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of New London, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

The Laurels of New London employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of New London is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

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Amy Donaldson, LNHA


Amy has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2002. Amy earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences from Ohio University; majoring in Long-Term Health Care Administration and minoring in Business and Psychology. Amy also attained a Certificate of Gerontology from Ohio University. Prior to becoming a Nursing Home Administrator, Amy held the position of Social Service and Admissions Director; as well as, experience in the Business Office specializing in Human Resources; all within a skilled nursing center. Amy was born and raised in Wellington, Ohio and currently resides with her family in Collins, Ohio.

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Monica Robinson, RN

Director of Nursing

Monica Robinson, started as a nursing assistant at seventeen years old and knew then she was meant to be in healthcare. Over the past twenty-four years she has worked in long-term care, hospice, home health, a physician’s office, and in medical surgical nursing as a LPN prior to becoming an RN. She has always held a special place in her heart for long term care and especially for The Laurels of New London. Monica stated, "we have such an amazing group of guests, families , and employees at The Laurels of New London. I am truly honored to be part of this team." Monica currently resides in Willard, Ohio with her husband of 18 years and their blended family of seven children and four grandchildren. When not working, Monica enjoys spending time with her family, attending their many sporting events, watching Netflix, and enjoying a good coffee.

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Sarah M Burger, M.A. CCC-SLP

Rehabilitation Services Director

Sarah grew up in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from St. Paul High School. Sarah earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University; as well as, receiving her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Akron.  Sarah’s career began at Firelands Regional Medical Center where she treated patients of all ages in the acute care, outpatient and home health settings.  Sarah has received promotions, along with special recognitions throughout her career, including Rehabilitation Director of the Year Award in 2013.  Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.  Another personal passion is coaching.

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Gretchen Patrizi

Director of Marketing

Gretchen graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Marketing.  Gretchen has extensive experience in the healthcare industry from marketing surgical supplies for 3M’s Surgical Division to marketing group purchasing contracts for The Greater Cleveland Hospital Association.  As Director of Marketing for The Laurels of New London, she is committed to ensuring a great experience for all guests and their families.  Gretchen enjoys being active with her family and is happy to be a part of the team at The Laurels.

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