Administrator: Kerry 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: Kathy Kando
Kathy has worked in the long term care field for over 35 years having started as a C.N.A/C.M.T in the 1980’s through a state run program conducted by Allied Technical Institute. She attended Rhode Island College and graduated in 1994 earning a RN BSN. Kathy worked as a floor charge nurse at various long term care facilities until 1999 when she took on a position with the Horizon Bay Group as ADON/ MDS coordinator for five years followed by taking the position of director of nurses at North Bay Manor for 6 years. In 2011, she started as Clinical Liaison with JBF Healthcare Management working between Hebert Health Center and Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center including performing as an outreach coordinator in the community. Kathy has recently embraced the challenge of the position of Director of Nursing at Hebert Health Center. She is a lifelong Smithfield resident, having grown up in this community, and choosing to live in town with my husband of 31 years and my 3 children. When Kathy is am not working, she loves traveling, and has been fortunate enough over the past few years to have traveled to many interesting places around the globe.
Director of Community Relations: Kathleen “Kathy” Shatraw
Kathy is a 1984 graduate of Salve Regina University-Newport, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. Kathy began her career with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and spent three years as the chapter services coordinator before taking a position at Mt. St. Francis Health Center in Woonsocket as the director of social services — she spent more than 10 years working for the company serving in a number of positions including as the director of social services, director of marketing and admissions, and eventually administrator at Edmund Place Health Center within the managing parent company. Kathy later spent two years as administrator at Wyndemere Woods in Woonsocket before becoming community outreach manager for CharterCARE Home Health Services. She remained there for more than years. She was responsible for building relationships with physicians, case managers , assisted-living communities, and nursing homes statewide. She coordinated the flu clinics within many assisted-living communities. Kathy is thrilled to be back working in the Greater Woonsocket area as director of community relations for Trinity and Hebert. She has been an active community member as a past president of the Woonsocket Rotary Club, a group in which she has belonged for more than 20 years. She has served as a board member of Woonsocket Senior Services Inc. since 2004. Send Kathy an email at email@example.com, or call her at (401) 644-2768.
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: Arthur Snow
Arthur started his career at age 19, washing dishes at a New Hampshire summertime resort. By the end of that summer he was cooking on the line, and that changed his life’s direction toward becoming a schoolteacher and a career in the culinary field. Arthur attended a small cooking school in Boston and continued to work at summer resorts, all leading to his bachelor’s degree in food service management from Johnson & Wales University. Now, his 40-year career, specializing in the eldercare sector for the past two decades, has Arthur looking forward “to having the opportunity to join the ‘family’ here at Hebert.” Arthur lived in Warwick for 35 years before buying a place recently in North Providence. He has two grown sons, both of them married, and is excited about becoming a first-time grandfather (it’s a boy, expected in June 2018!). In his spare time, Arthur enjoys teaching (mostly cooking), photography, bicycling, and exploring new coffee shops.
Environmental Services Director: Daniel Roberts
Daniel has 33 years of experience in maintenance management with most of those years in long-term care. Daniel has vast experience with plumbing, electrical and mechanical equipment. He followed in his father’s footsteps and has become an important part of the Hebert team.
Rehabilitation Director: Sarah Bennett
Sarah is a physical therapist who has worked in skilled nursing facilities since graduating from Ithaca College in New York in 2012 with her doctorate in physical therapy. Sarah furthered her studies by completing a residency program in geriatrics and became a geriatric certified specialist in 2015. In 2017, she earned certification as an exercise expert for aging adults to further pursue her interest in the geriatric community. She hopes to expand her excitement of learning and continue mentoring students in geriatrics. During her free time, Sarah enjoys running and coaching her high school track and field team, along with walking her two dogs on the beach.
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: Cindy Pereira
Cindy has worked with seniors for 35 years, more than two decades of which as an activities director. She is nationally certified by the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals, and serves on the board of the Activities Directors of Rhode Island. Cindy served as president of ADARI from September 2013 until January 2015; she held the organization’s positions of secretary, treasurer and vice president. She received a community service award in 2010 from the Rhode Island Chapter of the V.F.W., for programs geared toward our veterans. Cindy has mentored four staff members to go on to become directors themselves. Cindy has been with Hebert the past nine years.
Human Resources: Deb Dufault
Deb started by working as a CNA for five years. She applied in 1995 at what is now JBF Management’s other facility, Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket, and was hired as the director’s staffing coordinator. In 1997 she was promoted to human resources for both Trinity and Hebert. She has been married 34 years and has two grown children and one grandchild, Oliver, who was born in October 2016.