Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles



Assisted Living Team

Barbara Rissman
Executive Director

Barbara has been in the assisted living field for over 20 years. Prior to launching the assisted living community at NewBridge on the Charles, she served as the executive director a dementia-specific assisted living community in Boston. Her previous experience included working in other assisted living settings as well as 14 years in the hotel industry. She is devoted to offering the highest quality of care for all residents in the NewBridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living community.

Marie Schaechter
RN,
Director of Nursing

Marie has worked in the assisted living industry for over 15 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
Director of Programs, Assisted Living & Independent 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."

Kimberly Torti, MA, LMHC
Program Manager, Memory Care Assisted Living

Kim is the program manager for Memory Care Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles, overseeing our residential and day programs. With a background in expressive art therapy and elder care, she brings expertise, compassion and management skills to this role. Kim joined our community in 2011 as our therapeutic programming coordinator. Previously, she designed and implemented programs for seniors of all ages and abilities at another continuing care retirement community. She holds a master's degree in mental health counseling and art therapy from Lesley University and a BFA in illustration from the Maine College of Art.

Pauline Webley
Memory Support Coordinator, Memory Care Assisted Living
With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Pauline coordinates memory care programming, staffing and provides administrative support. Pauline brings the experience of a veteran professional caregiver to this role, having worked in four assisted living communities before joining NewBridge on the Charles when it opened. 

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, including developing an expressive therapy program in a skilled nursing facility, serving as a program manager at a dementia-specific assisted living, and working at NewBridge on the Charles since 2009. She is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a Masters Degree in Expressive Arts Therapies from Lesley University.

Barbara Mouchayleh
Business Office Coordinator
Barbara brings decades of assisted living experience to this role as well as continuing education over the years in the areas of finance and management. Perhaps most importantly, she brings extensive knowledge of campus operations and each member of our community, having run the operations and business of our MeadowView restaurant and memory support kitchens for the five years after NewBridge opened.

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