Meet the Staff

Administrator: Kerri Cerra

Kerri holds a Bachelor degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration. She has more than 25 years experience as a Registered Nurse before obtaining her Administrator’s license in 2013. Kerri has spent most of her career in elder care. She leads by example and is never too busy for a resident, a family member or an employee. The small close-knit environment at Hebert Health Center allows Kerri to get to know each and every resident, by more than just their name. “I love working in this environment. We’re the ones who have the ability to create a vibrant, enjoyable lifestyle for residents”. Kerri is very proud to be the Administrator of a great team of people who truly care about the quality of care that they provide to our residents.

Director of Nursing: Marlene Verrier

As Director of Nursing, Marlene coordinates care for all the residents as Hebert Health Center in accordance with current state, federal and local standards.

Marlene received her BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College, and graduated from Saint Joseph’s Scholl of Nursing. She completed her Master’s in Nursing from Sacred Heart University. In 2020 she received her certification for Director of Nursing from the AADNS. She has worked in long term care for the past 11 years and truly loves making a difference in the life of others. She is an avid Patriots fan and enjoys bowling and spending time with her family

Admissions: Allie Hebert

Allie started working at Hebert Health Center in 2008 as a part time receptionist with the former owners whom were also her family. After the facility was acquired in 2009 by JBF Healthcare Management, she opted to stay on and has since been promoted to Director of Admissions. She enjoys working with the residents and their families to help promote a comfortable and pleasurable stay at Hebert Health Center. Allie is currently working on her degree to become an RN. When is is not working or going to school, she enjoys time riding horses.

Social Services Director: Michelle Zawatski

Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Salve Regina University-Newport. She comes to us with 12 years of long-term-care experience. Michelle has a passion and enjoys working with the geriatric population. Michelle received the outstanding citizenship award in 2012 from the Alliance for Better Long Term Care.

Food Service Director: Gail Durand

Gail started working as a dietary aide in 1986 at Mount Saint Francis Health Center now Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was promoted to Dietary Tech in 1988 working closely with the Dietitian. Gail then received her Dietary Manager’s certification from the University of Rhode Island in 1966. In 2000, Gail became the assistant Food Service Director until she was promoted to Food Service Director at Hebert Health Center in March of 2019.

Maintenance: Doug Duchesney

Rehabilitation Director: Dino Mencarini

Dino is a practicing home care Physical Therapist with over 30 years’ experience in clinical management, serving the geriatric population. In addition to treating patients, he has supervised program managers, large professional staffs, budgeting, and coordinating with client owners/operators. Dino has deep expertise monitoring daily staffing needs and developing alternatives that best meet the clinical needs of the patients. Dino’s experience also includes clinical management and academic teaching experience in rehabilitation with nationally recognized therapy programs. Prior to earning a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut, he worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant in a variety of clinical settings.

Director of Fiscal Services: Stacy Havey

Stacy has been working in the financial field within the long-term-care nursing home industry for 21 years. Before joining Hebert, she worked as the senior AR director and oversaw five business offices/AR departments throughout Rhode Island. She comes with many years of experience with providing knowledge about Medicaid and Medicare. She works well with family members, residents and staff members. Stacy has a bachelor’s degree in management from Rhode Island College. She lives with her husband, David, and their four children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends watching the Patriots.

Activities Director: Delores Medina

Dolores has 18 year experience working in an Activity Department. She worked as an Activity Aid for 6 years and as Activity Assistant Director for 7 years here at Hebert. She left in 2013 to become an Activity Director for the last 5 1/2 years. She’s had the great pleasure of returning back to Hebert as Activity Director taking over for her mentor Cindy Pereira after her retirement. She attended Bryant University business program offered through Nasson Institute and graduated in 1992. Her previous facility has provided her with Memory Care Training, CMS regulation training, Dementia, and Alzheimers training. She worked with the Met school internship program, Marketing training, community outreach with schools and she worked with various churches in the communities. It is a pleasure to have her back at Hebert.

Human Resources Director: Ashley Durand

Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University.  She has over 16 years of long-term care experience, including 9 years doing payroll and accounts payable at Trinity Health and Rehab.  Ashley strives to help employees and understand the importance of a strong team to ensure quality care.  

Ashley is a proud mother of two young boys and loves spending time with family.

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