I have been In the LTC industry for well over 12 years, beginning with my first job in the Maintenance department to my current Position as the Administrator.
My priority was, and will always continue to be making sure my residents and staff are well taken care of and happy.
I feel honored and privileged to be a part of the Ross Care Center Family!
My hobbies are barbequing, smoking food, and going to Costco.
As the CFO for Ross Care Center I feel privileged and blessed to have personal relationships with my residents. It means so much to me to connect with each and every one of them at a personal level.
My previous years of experience have been in the financial side of the LTC industry and I can’t be happier to have left the Computer to connect with each and every one of the Ross Care Center Family.
In my down time I enjoy basketball, cooking and reading.
Director of Nursing Services
Working in healthcare has been a big part of my life for more than 20 years. I started working as a CNA during College and graduated with a degree in Environmental Sciences.
As I continued to work as a lead Unit Clerk in a SNF and being privy to the policies and procedures and how it pertains to Nursing, I decided to become an RN and attend Beth Israel Nursing School. All the rigorous training paid off and after graduating, and pursuing my BSN, I became a Charge Nurse at a Nursing Home in Westchester.
I went up the ranks from being a Nurse Manager in a sub acute unit, to ADNS and onto my current position as DNS, here at Ross Healthcare.
One of the things that stands out for me here is the team spirit and approach here at Ross, both with all leadership and the dedicated nursing staff. With one goal in mind, which is to ensure the best care possible for all residents, makes working here worth it.
In my little spare time, I am an avid sports enthusiast, especially when it comes to Football and Volleyball.
Director of Rehabilitation
Sarah Lavery Cullen
Director of Admissions and Marketing
I have been working with the geriatric population in long term care settings in some capacity since I was 17 years old. After some time off to be with my young children, I came back into long term care full time as a Medicaid Coordinator. I started here at Ross almost two years ago in the business office and last year was granted the opportunity to become the Director of Admissions. Besides the warm and friendly atmosphere at Ross, I love being able to come to work and know we are helping families get their loved ones the care they require. We have an amazing team here and our residents are like family.
When I am not at work I am usually at home hanging out with my kids and our dog Dutch or in the kitchen baking.
I’m Michael, I started off as the Concierge here at Ross on October 7th, I am now the Admissions Coordinator.
I love the fact that I’m able to be here for our residents and make sure they are happy.
Every day I’m excited to come to work and see all of the residents. I consider Ross a home to me, rather than a workplace.
When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my mom and my niece.
Director of Social Work
I fell in love with the geriatric population while employed as a receptionist in a nursing home during college. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I was fortunate to land a social work position in a nursing home in my hometown of Niceville, Florida, where I worked for a few years before accepting a position with Hospice. After moving to New York and raising a family, I obtained my Masters of Social Work from Simmons University and became credentialed as a Licensed Master of Social Work.
It has been an honor to continue my career at Ross Center for Health and Rehabilitation as the Director of Social Work for the last 2 years and I am privileged to play a role in our residents’ and patients’ journey. Their unique stories of love, struggle, hope and perseverance never cease to amaze me. I value our warm, home-like atmosphere at Ross and am fortunate to work with such a dedicated team of colleagues.
In my pastime, I enjoy playing tennis, reading and cheering my boys on from the sidelines at their lacrosse games.
Director of Environmental Services
Janice Pfuhl, RD CDN MHA
I have been a Chief Dietitian for most of my career and have been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years. Ross Nursing and Rehab has been my home for a little over 2 years. What I like most about my job is that there is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals around helping the residents and each other. My favorite hobbies are cooking, baking and skiing as they help me feel happier and more relaxed.
Shannon Daniele, CTRS
Director of Recreation Therapy
I began my Recreational Therapy career at St Joseph College, with countless hours of volunteerism and internships within nursing homes. I then graduated with my bachelors of science in Recreational Therapy with a minor in Psychology and a certificate in Geriatrics. After becoming nationally certified I worked as a Certified Recreational Therapist within long term care settings. I have had the honor to work here and implement my accrued skills as the Director of Recreational Therapy for a little over two years.
What I love most about my job is knowing that I directly impact a resident’s quality of life on a daily basis. I enjoy working creatively to adapt and overcome challenges to make leisure time pursuits a possibility for everyone.
A few of my favorite pastimes include crocheting, cooking and walking my dog.
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