Our Staff

Ginger Comeau

Director of Enrichment & Community Services

Ginger has been an employee of New England Village since 1998 and, since 2005, has managed the overall operations of the Sollar Wellness Center including supervising the team of specialists also profiled on this page. She is responsible for developing enrichment and community programming for people of all abilities. In 2017, she received an official citation from the Massachusetts Senate in recognition of her outstanding work in promoting inclusive communities through community partnerships and social inclusion. An active member of the local Pembroke community, Ginger has served in various town leadership roles including as a Girl Scout Leader, VP of Pembroke Youth Basketball, Pembroke Recreation Commissioner, and Pembroke 300th Anniversary Committee. She holds a B.S. in Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire.

Contact Ginger at: gcomeau@newenglandvillage.org

Melanie Rose Zagwyn

Art Director

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and began her career with New England Village as a consultant in 2000. Her motto is “process not product” as she stresses technique over outcome. She brings an abundance of thoughtful and creative projects to the classes that she teaches. Her patience and instruction style encourages even the most hesitant of artists, which allows them to stretch their creative muscles and take chances with their projects. She has presented at various conferences and coordinated several art shows for New England Village participants.

Contact Melanie at: mzagwyn@newenglandvillage.org

Kim Lowman

Wellness Program Manager

Kim Lowman began her career here at New England Village in 1995. She is a Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Zumba Gold Instructor as well as a Balance Point Barre Instructor and Resist-A-Ball C.O.R.E. Instructor. She holds certifications in AFAA/NASM Group Exercise and is an AAAI/ISMA Older Adult Fitness Trainer. Kim’s strong personal interest in overall health and well-being has served as the catalyst for her to create specialized programs aimed at increasing the physical activity of the men and women that NEV supports as well as educating them about a healthy lifestyle. Kim was recently named the Wellness Program Manager and is constantly developing new programs aimed at improving the well-being of all interested community members—whether they are beginners or experts. Contact Kim at: klowman@newenglandvillage.org

Patrick Raymond

Aquatics Coordinator

Patrick’s 14+ year career in aquatics began when he was just 16 years old working first as a lifeguard then as a swim instructor for the Old Colony YMCA. He received his first Water Safety Instruction Certification when he was just 18 years old. His certifications include NSPF Certified Pool Operator, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he swam competitively for his school.

His unique teaching style combined with his endless patience has resulted in his students—from babies to adults—mastering strokes within the first three to four weeks of instruction.

Contact Patrick at: praymond@newenglandvillage.org

Sean Carr

Music & Aquatics Instructor

Sean is the Music & Aquatics Instructor and began his tenure with New England Village in 2002. He recently earned his certification in Drum Circle Facilitation and it is not unusual to find him holding his djembe drum circles in and around the community. He is also a Certified Aquatics Group Fitness Instructor and when he is not playing his guitar or drums, he is serving as an instructor in his water fitness classes. The classes are open to members of the community of all ability levels. Sean’s fun instructional style offers participants in his class an enjoyable and beneficial workout.

Contact Sean at: scarr@newenglandvillage.org