Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles

Assisted Living Team

Barbara Rissman
Executive Director

Barbara has been in the assisted living field for over 15 years. Prior to coming to NewBridge on the Charles, she was the Executive Director of Rogerson House, a dementia-specific assisted living community. Her previous experience included working in other assisted living settings as well as 14 years in the hotel industry. She is very devoted to elders and is committed to offering the highest quality of care for all Residents in the NewBridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living community.

Marie Schaechter
Director of Nursing

Marie has worked in the assisted living industry for the past 13 years as the Director of Nursing in a variety of different communities.  Marie is committed to the assisted living model and loves the independence and high quality of life that it offers its Residents.  Marie's additional nursing experiences have included work as a staff nurse in critical care units, director of nursing positions in large hospitals and as the director of a college nursing program with an American university in Europe.

Larisa Levich
Program Manager, Assisted Living

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Larisa holds a Master's Degree from the National Academy of Fine Arts in History of Fine Arts. Larisa brings 20 years of experience in developing and coordinating cultural programs and events to her position.  Prior to joining NewBridge,  Larisa worked at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, another Assisted Living community for six years. Her passion for improving the Residents' quality of life was recognized in 2007 when she was named "Employee of the Year."  Larisa's goal is to build a warm, family-like community that residents of NewBridge will happily call home."

Diana K. Miller, MSW, LICSW
Program Manager, Memory Care Assisted Living

Diana has worked as a geriatric social worker and program director for over 25 years in assisted living communities, day programs, community health centers and area agencies on aging. She has developed and implemented therapeutic programs for people with memory loss, dementia-specific day programs for medically-frail elders, certified home health programs and social service offerings in elderly housing. 

Kimberly Torti
Therapeutic Programming Coordinator, Memory Care Assisted Living

Kimberly has had an affinity for working with the elderly since a very young age, working and volunteering in assisted living communities since she was in high school. After obtaining her master's degree in expressive arts from Lesley University in 2009, she found herself designing and implementing programs for seniors of all ages and abilities in a residency combining independent living, assisted living and a skilled nursing unit. Kimberly joined NewBridge in 2011, and with a passion for the arts she is committed to bringing creativity and joy into the lives of the Residents. 

Tara Fleming Caruso, MA, LMHC
Admissions Counselor and Marketing Manager

Tara came to NewBridge with over 17 years of elder care experience.  After graduating with a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapies, she developed an expressive therapy program in a dementia-specific nursing home.  From there she was hired as the program manager for Rogerson House in Boston, an assisted living community dedicated to dementia care.  Tara joined the NewBridge team in 2009, after 11 years working at Rogerson House. She is a licensed mental health counselor.

Gail Lang Rubenstein
Business Office Supervisor & Move-in Coordinator

Gail Lang-Rubenstein joined NewBridge on the Charles in 2009.  Gail holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and brings over 20 years experience working in non-profit organizations.  Previously, Gail worked  as a nursing home coordinator, dedicated to ensuring that medical, dental and optical needs of elders were met.  Her early career and education focused on children with multiple needs in both classrooms and residential treatment centers. Gail's passion for working with people in a community setting such as NewBridge is evident in her warm interactions with our Residents.

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