Administrator: Linda Wheeler-Omiunu
Director of Nursing: Rachel Atwood
Social Service 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.
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: Corinne Besaw
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.