/ Community News /
January 27, 2023
Westview Child Care Center, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Katy Holzer as Director of their program. The newly constructed Westview Child Care Center is slated to open in June 2023; offering multiple levels of child care to the community. Katy officially joined the Westview team in June 2019 and has been instrumental in the development, design, and construction phase of Westview Child Care Center since the initial concepts. “I am honored to be selected as Director of Westview Child Care Center,” said Katy Holzer. “It is my pleasure to work with such an extraordinary team of people to make this project a reality. I am so excited to work with families in our community to offer exceptional child care in a safe, secure, nurturing environment. We look forward to utilizing this space for children to learn and grow!”
Katy comes to the Director position with a Master of Business Administration degree from the Nichols College Graduate and Professional Studies program; completing her studies at the top of the class. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and graduated magna cum laude and was proudly inducted as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society while there. During her undergraduate years, she focused on Industrial/Organizational Psychology and co-authored a research article that was published in the peer-reviewed “Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal.”
Katy expresses joy in returning to work in Northeastern Connecticut, having strong ties to our community as a lifelong resident of Pomfret, CT. She is the daughter of Dr. Marjorie Holzer and Dr. Neri Holzer—who had over 50 years of combined service on Day Kimball Hospital’s medical staff as a pediatrician and an ear, nose, and throat specialist, respectively. Katy’s mother and father continue to be actively involved in philanthropy throughout our region.
David T. Panteleakos, Executive Vice President and Owner of Westview Child Care Center, LLC, stated: “We are so thrilled to have Katy accept the role of Director for our newest corporate endeavor. I know she will brilliantly lead this project through its next phases, and that we will benefit from her dedication and commitment to delivering the highest quality child care possible here at Westview."
The new Westview Child Care Center is located at 39 Thompson Turnpike, Dayville, CT, directly across the street from Westview Health Care Center and Country Living at Westview Commons—the 103-bed skilled nursing facility and 75-unit independent and assisted living facility nestled into a quiet corner of the Quiet Corner. The Westview family of companies now offer employment opportunities for more than 300 full-time, part-time, and per diem positions. At the intersection of Ware Road and Thompson Turnpike, this “campus” arrangement featuring the new Westview Child Care Center will vertically integrate solutions for family needs, and provide a unique, catered convenience for Westview employees.
Westview Child Care Center Director Katy Holzer benefits from personal insight guiding her professional pursuit: “As a working mother of a preschool-age child, I have learned important lessons by being an astute observer of child care delivery and the factors of parenthood that affect my work day. The ability to have an on-site child care center is revolutionary, I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful people of Westview. Our mission and values are perfectly aligned.”
Westview has taken a strategic step with the development of this on-site child care center to address a substantial goal: to support community families and valued Westview employees. To Westview’s leadership team, the need to provide effective solutions for families has never been clearer. Administrator David T. Panteleakos detailed this point, saying: “We are truly committed to being an employer of choice, and we work to continually enhance our wage and benefit program for our outstanding employees. This significant $2 million investment is made with full confidence that our team at Westview can do amazing things when we support each other. In doing so, we aim to recruit and retain our amazing employees by helping with the balance between family life and work.”
In this move to alleviate the financial and emotional burden of working parents, Westview’s forward-thinking, family-focused, and supportive culture aspires to unlock new growth and opportunities. “We look forward to engaging the community and communicating more about this topic more in the coming months,” stated Mr. Panteleakos.
Country Living at Westview Commons is a 75-unit independent and assisted living community conveniently located in picturesque Northeastern Connecticut. Affiliated with Westview Health Care Center, a nationally-ranked nursing facility according to CMS and U.S. News and World Report for the past 13 years, Westview Commons is a 115,000 square foot catered living facility dedicated to a genuine 5-star experience including outstanding service, culinary expertise and professional in-house entertainment. Located in Dayville, CT, Westview Commons combines convenience, tranquility and comfort; providing a lifestyle that seniors deserve.