Meet Our Team

Trish Colucci Barbosa, RN-BC, CCM, LNCP-C

Trish Colucci Barbosa, RN-BC, CCM, LNCP-C
President, Founder

I’ve always had an interest in blending the science of healthcare with the rewards of caregiving, so nursing was a natural choice for me. … Read more »

Starr Ramella, BSW, CSW

Starr Ramella, BSW, CSW, CMC
Assistant Director of Care Management Services

Growing up, I hadn’t thought about becoming a social worker, but I always knew that I would wind up in a “caring” career.My mom was a nurse and my role model … Read more »

Laila Stankus

Laila Stankus
Business Administrator

Since I was young, I felt a deep compassion for people, and a driving curiosity about our world. I spent hours at the local library reading and learning … Read more »

Marisa Pazar, CTRS

Marisa Pazar, CTRS
SPICE Activity Program Coordinator

Growing up as a young kid I honestly had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I bounced around several ideas and careers, but I always told myself no matter what … Read more »

Suzanne Wheatley, RN

Suzanne Wheatley, RN
Geriatric Care Manager

Throughout my life, I’ve felt the calling to be a nurse.  I felt more alive – every cell was on a heightened level – whenever I walked into a hospital. … Read more »

Mary E. Andrew, RN

Mary E. Andrew, RN
Geriatric Care Manager

When I was growing up, there was a book in our house about human physiology. I thought it was fascinating, and read it over and over. … Read more »

Maria Curry, RN

Maria Curry, RN
Geriatric Care Manager

From the time I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. I can’t say exactly how I knew nursing to be my calling, but I suspect the fact that my older cousin, who was like a sister to me … Read more »

Lisa Kennedy, RN

Lisa Kennedy, RN
Geriatric Care Manager

My desire to be a nurse began when I was very young. My mother was a nurse and I always admired her passion for her career and her dedication to her patients. One of my fondest memories … Read more »

Julie Cunningham, RN, BSN

Julie Cunningham, RN, BSN
Geriatric Care Manager

Growing up I always enjoyed math and science, yet I never envisioned myself working in healthcare.  This is surprising since I was surrounded by family … Read more »

Karoline Reistad-Murphy, RN

Karoline Reistad-Murphy, RN
Geriatric Care Manager

Making a difference in the health and well-being of a person who needs care can be challenging, but at the same time, providing that care can be a wonderfully fulfilling thing. It feels amazing … Read more »

Jill Kendrick, MSW, LSW

Jill Kendrick, MSW, LSW
Geriatric Care Manager

From a young age, I was taught by my parents the value of helping others.  By volunteering my time with several different organizations through my youth, I found it was personally fulfilling … Read more »

Kristin Stewen, MSW, LSW

Kristin Stewen, MSW, LSW
Geriatric Care Manager

When I was in middle school, I became one of the youngest volunteers at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. I recall feeling such pride wearing my crisp, red and white candy striper uniform … Read more »

Jackie Berman, MS OTR/L

Jackie Berman, MS OTR/L
Geriatric Care Manager

While my chosen career path is dedicated to helping others, my personal experiences with aging grandparents impressed upon me the profound importance of strong advocacy … Read more »

Leslie Carlucci, RN

Leslie Carlucci, RN
Geriatric Care Manager

I felt the call to nursing in March of 2020. After a career in the business world, some time as a Stay-at-home-Mom, and caring for my own parents … Read more »

Lisa Bonea

Lisa Bosea
Geriatric Care Manager

I’ve always been interested in helping others and did so by volunteering throughout my life. Channeling my passion for helping others into meaningful action ultimately led me to my career as a Licensed Social Worker. … Read more »

Mary Coney

Mary Coney
Office Manager

I was happy to be invited to hang out with friends any other night of the week, but Friday nights were special. My grandmother lived across the street from my family and she was … Read more »

Isabella Leniar

Isabella Leniar
Bookkeeper

I’ve always been a “people person” and have had a special place in my heart for elderly and disabled folks.  I am fluent in three languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish) so I can communicate … Read more »

Nancy Arluna, CDP

Nancy Arluna, CDP
Recreation Therapist

From the time I was a small child I learned from my family’s example the importance of offering love, caring and respect for others. … Read more »

Gaye Reynolds

Gaye Reynolds, ADC, CDP
Recreation Therapist

My journey into the healthcare field began as a teenager when I volunteered at a local hospital in the physical therapy and pediatric departments. I really enjoyed working with the patients! … Read more »

Maria Gianfrancisco, MA, MT-BC

Maria Gianfrancisco, MA, MT-BC
Certified Music Therapist

I am a board-certified music therapist and have been working in eldercare for almost 13 years. My journey to be where I am today has been somewhat circuitous. … Read more »