"Staffed by truly incredible people: from administrators and nurses, to aides and caretakers, to rabbis and program leaders and dining room servers."

-- Laura, daughter of Assisted Living Resident

Ellie Belanger, Assisted Living Advisor
As our Assisted Living Advisor, Ellie Belanger helps prospective residents and families explore the assisted living and memory care assisted living options at NewBridge on the Charles. Ellie brings a warm and caring nature along with extensive experience in senior living, financial planning and training to this role.

Matthew Hollingshead, Executive Director
Known for maximizing resident satisfaction and employee engagement, Matthew Hollingshead joined Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles as Executive Director in the Spring of 2016. Previously, he served for ten years in a series of leadership positions at another continuing care retirement community in Massachusetts, where his roles included oversight of home support nursing services, short term rehab, long term care, memory care, and facility operations.

Jessica Coleman, Director of Nursing
As Director of Nursing, Jessica Coleman oversees the nurses and certified nursing assistants who are dedicated to the wellbeing of assisted living and memory care assisted living residents. Previously, Jessica served in a number of nursing roles at another continuing care retirement community as well as leadership positions in skilled nursing and group home settings. Her in-depth knowledge of each of our residents makes her a central member of our team.

Larisa Levich, Director of Programs, Assisted Living & Independent Living
Larisa creates sophisticated programs, events and social experiences for assisted living and independent living residents of the NewBridge campus. Larisa brings over 20 years of experience in developing and coordinating cultural programs to this position, and has been with NewBridge since it opened.

Karen Stevens, Nurse Manager, Memory Care Assisted Living
Karen is the program manager for Memory Care Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles, overseeing our residential and day programs. Previously, Karen served as a nurse in another assisted living community in Chestnut Hill, MA as well as at NewBridge on the Charles as a per diem nurse for many years. .

Cyndi Fanara, Business Office Coordinator
Cyndi Fanara brings an impressive mix of skills to our business office, spanning customer service, budgeting, data analysis, and staff training for both healthcare and nonprofit organizations. In addition to being our families’ point person for billing issues, Cyndi serves as our office manager.

Nancy Sullivan, Move-in Administrator
Nancy manages the operational and logistical aspects of every move to assisted living and independent living residences at NewBridge on the Charles. She is credited with establishing our campus’s partnership with two nonprofits -- the Massachusetts Coalition for Homeless and Action for Post Soviet Jewry – to help downsizing seniors donate extra furniture and clothing to others in need.

Tara Fleming Caruso, MA, LMHC, Collaborative Care Advisor
Tara serves as the collaborative care advisor for the NewBridge campus, making her an important resource for each of our residents and their families. Tara helps each senior moving to NewBridge both understand and access the variety of supports our continuum of care offers so each can live their best life possible. Tara brings almost 25 years of elder care experience to this role and is a licensed mental health counselor.

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