We practice a team approach.
Within our team, we each bring a unique set of skills and experience to your case. Although we do have some things in common, too. Most importantly, each of us has both personal and professional caregiving and care coordinating experience. It's where our compassion comes from. It's where our excellence comes from.
Lynn H. Peel, CSA, CDP
President & Founder
Lynn Peel has been a leader in the senior care industry since 2001. Prior to founding Beach Glass Transitions, she worked in a variety of roles in admissions, marketing, and director positions for Independent, Assisted Living, and Dementia Care Communities, as well as with a home health care agency. During her tenure in this work, Lynn worked closely with families who were facing the huge challenge of transitioning an aging loved one into eldercare services. The process is expensive, confusing, emotional, and incredibly time-consuming.
Lynn created Beach Glass Transitions in 2008 to provide these families with one point of contact, a trusted professional Senior Care Advisor to guide them through the major transition. With Lynn's intimate knowledge of the senior care industry and her passion for assisting families, she is an expert in navigating the maze of senior care resources.
Lynn is a Certified Senior Advisor and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Over the years she has been affiliated with many noteworthy groups. She is an active member of the Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services and she sits on the board of the Libra Future Fund. She has been a member of the Healthcare Networking Group of Southern Maine, the Cumberland Senior Networking Group, and the Southern Maine Agency on Aging Long Term Care Working Group. She has held a Family Advisory Board position for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. She is a Top Gun 2012 Graduate, sponsored by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development.
Lynn is a triathlete and a runner. She played soccer at the University of Maine Orono and enjoys coaching her kids' youth soccer teams on fall weekends. When she's not running you might find her tearing up the hockey rink with her family, which includes her two kids and her husband. Unless it's summer time, and then they are only at the Beach in Scarborough.
Brittany Deane Tanguay, BHP, CDP
Lead Senior Care Advisor
Brittany has a wide range of experience in education, social work, and caregiving. She started her career as a preschool teacher while she was still in college. As she continued her studies, she completed a social work internship at an assisted living community and found her passion. Brittany felt such fulfillment in her work to improve the quality of care and life for the seniors at the community. She excelled at helping the families of the residents to understand care plan options and make educated choices.
Brittany had her first run in with Beach Glass Transitions in 2010 when she worked for a home care agency as a Companion Caregiver for elders in her community. She was the caregiver on duty for one of our clients with dementia. Brittany impressed us so much that we inquired about bringing her onboard at that time. Three years later we are so thrilled that she has finally joined the team!
Brittany has her degree in Human Development and Gerontology, and is a Certified Behavior Health Professional and Certified Dementia Practitioner. Prior to joining the BGT team, Brittany was the Lead Behavior Analyst for a human services company. While in that role, she worked with children with severe behavioral challenges related to Autism. She educated families on their children's diagnoses and the best behavioral interventions, as well as helping to implement treatment plans.
In addition to Brittany's vast professional experience educating and navigating clients through their care needs, she has her own personal experience. She helped to care for her grandparents as they transitioned into nursing homes and hospice through their 90s.
Brittany loves volunteering in the community, at nursing homes, hospitals, blood drives, and New York beach clean-ups. She also makes jewelry in her free time. When it comes to animals, in particular rescue dogs, no one in this world has a bigger heart than Brittany. If you're looking for her you might find her at the beach with her husband walking their dog.
Senior Care Advisor
Linda began her experience in the senior care industry when she worked with Beach Glass as a Marketing Intern in 2011, while she was attending Southern Maine Community College. Working with Lynn, she learned a great deal about the struggles that families face in trying to find the right care for their loved ones. Linda worked again with Beach Glass several years later as a freelance writer, drafting two successful grant applications which provided funding for the growth of the company, and the development of Transition Key, an electronic guide to senior care challenges.
After her experience at Beach Glass, Linda went on to work for four years at a Senior Living Community in Auburn, where she worked with prospective senior residents and their families in the admissions process. During this time, she also worked directly with the senior residents and got to know their daily lives, interests, and challenges on a personal level.
Linda heads up Caregiver Solutions At Work, working with employers to offer Beach Glass Services as a benefit to their employees. Linda is a firm believer that early education, organization and communication are vital to planning for the future for seniors and their families, and that access to the resources that Beach Glass provides is of tremendous importance to employees in need. Linda is eager to work with caring, pro-active employers that understand the benefit of helping their employees succeed in every area of their lives, and wish to see a decline in distraction, absenteeism, and stress for their workforce.