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Julie Richard, NHA, MA, Executive Director/Administrator:
Julie is Vice Chair of Carelink, a member and past president of Leading Age of Rhode Island, A member of the Pace of RI Board of Directors, a member of the Rhode College of Health Care Administrators, President of The Seasons (Ocean State Assisted Living) and President of Rhode Island Nursing Home Group Insurance. She has worked in various nursing home settings for more than 25 years, both for profit and not for profit, and brings extensive leadership experience to her role at Steere House. Julie earned her masters degree in Health Care Administration from Framingham State, and her bachelor's degree from Providence College.
Aman Nanda, MD, CMD, Medical Director: Dr. Nanda is a practicing geriatrician and board certified in internal medicine. He received his medical degree from RNT Medical College in Rajasthan, India. Dr. Nanda completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Medicine, he is a faculty member at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.
Nadia Mujahid, MD, TCU Medical Director: Dr. Mujahid is a leader in geriatric orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital and a 2012 Hartford Scholar. Her role at Steere House includes direct patient care services, clinical coordination and education, as well as Steere House staff development.
Dianne Bourget, Director of Finance: Dianne has been with Steere House for more than 10 years and has over 20 years of experience in the health care field. She has held positions in long term care as diverse as Admissions Coordinator, Payroll and A/R Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant. Dianne began her career at Steere House in 1993, leaving in 1995 upon the birth of her third child. She returned in 2001 as Co-Business Manager, becoming Director of Finance in 2005.
Nicole Plante, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing: Nicole is a senior level nursing executive who oversees the quality of nursing services to all residents and patients at Steere House. She graduated with a BSN from Salve Regina University in 2001. Nicole has dedicated her career to long term care, starting as a CNA and later becoming an RN and working her way up through management positions. Nicole is a member of The Seasons Board of Directors. She is a strong advocate in encouraging further education with her staff and has had the pleasure of witnessing many transitions from CNA’s to nurses and LPN’s to RN’s. Nicole has been a certified wound care nurse in the past and became a certified rehabilitation nurse in 2011.
Dorothy D. Nicholls, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services: Dorothy works with the skilled patients and their families to coordinate discharge plans and arrange follow up services at home. She earned an MSW at Rhode Island College and has worked at Steere House since 1983. Dorothy welcomes MSW and other social work students to Steere House for internships and other clinical experiences.
Gina Williamson, Activities Director:
Gina plans, schedules and provides for individual recreation and socialization. She has received her certification as an activities professional in gerontology from CCRI and is certified by the Alzheimer’s Association training program for caregivers. Her work includes volunteer coordination including student work-study placements. Gina has been employed at Steere House since 1993.
Lisa Ballantyne, Marketing/Admissions Coordinator
Lisa joined Steere House after serving as Administratoir of Arbor Hill Assisted Living. For more than thirty years, Lisa has worked in acute care, assisted living communities and long-term care settings with extensive experience in social work, community relations, admissions and administration. She holds a BSW in Social Work from Rhode Island College and completed the Approved Training Program and Certification Exam by the Rhode Island Assisted Living Association (RIALA).
Morrison Senior Services Team
In Fall of 2008, Steere House partnered with Morrison Senior Services to assume responsibility for key operating functions, including dining, plant maintenance and house-keeping services. By partnering with Morrison, Steere House has already benefited from their systems and operations expertise, management oversight and purchasing power, as well as the emergence of career growth opportunities for some of our in-house staff members.