Our Staff

One day my wife and I decided that it was time to move to an adult home/assisted living center. We shopped around and decided on Whittier Place in Ghent. The food is great, the staff is good, and housekeeping is wonderful, nursing staff is attentive to all the resident’s needs. Activities are available, we have numerous events throughout the year. The home is run by a vibrant, remarkable, caring Administrator, Meghan Kelley. If you want to get things done go to her, her door is always open. We are pleased with our decision thus far, we have resided here at Whittier Place going on 3 years now, and highly recommend to anyone looking for assistance to look into this home. A plus is that they also have a Skilled Nursing Center and rehab on the premises should you need it. Cordially, Doris A. W. & Joseph W.

Whittier Place Assisted Living Center

Elena Galkina, MD


Specialty: Psychiatry

Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Educated in USSR in Internal Medicine, Dr. Galkina completed her 2-year Advanced Post-Graduate Physician Fellowship program in 1994 and worked in the capacity of a Medical Director of the Radio Industry Complex Outpatient Clinic in Irkutsk, Russia.  She relocated to the USA to obtain her Massachusetts medical license in 2007 after a 4-year resident training in Psychiatry at NYC Columbia University affiliated Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.  She started her stateside career at Arbour Health System in Brookline, MA and continued at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua in 2009 as an Attending Psychiatrist of the NH top-rated Behavior Health Unit.  Dr. Galkina was ABPN Board Certified in Psychiatry in 2010 and she joined the Whittier Pavilion in 2015.

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Our Staff

Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and nutritionists. Together they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize the potential of their patients each day of their stay.

Your physician, in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, will develop an individual program of restorative care for you. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet, but surpass state and federal guidelines.