Health Care Services at NewBridge on the Charles


Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Team

Anne Thomas, Executive Director and Administrator, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles

As Executive Director and Administrator of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles, Anne Thomas spearheaded the June 2009 opening of the facility.  Anne is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the 268-bed facility (220 long-term care beds and 48 sub-acute beds).  HRC at NewBridge on the Charles  implemented the first of its kind model of care, which honors resident choice and quality of life, while empowering household work teams to build a strong, vibrant community. 

Prior to joining Hebrew SeniorLife, Anne was the Vice President/Assistant Administrator of a 368-bed nursing home in Riverdale, New York.

Anne is a licensed nursing home administrator with a 25-year career devoted solely to working with older adults.  As a licensed social worker with a specialty in group work, Anne has a strong commitment to and affinity for older people.

Anne received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Providence College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College.

Mary Walsh, Chief Nursing Officer at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles

Mary Walsh is a dynamic nursing leader with an extensive clinical background within hospital, long-term care and community-based practice settings. She is successful in the management and advancement of programs using a global evaluation and development approach to ensure continuity and quality of care/life and inter-disciplinary communication; sound judgment and critical assessment in delivering solutions to challenging clinical and administration issues. Skilled at empowering staff to attain high professional standards and presenting objectives with influence and clarity and is commended as a champion of quality care and collaborative practices as well as consummate advocate for staff and patients.


Jocelyn received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Sociology at College of Charleston, a certificate in Aging from Boston University Institute for Geriatric Research, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work.

Rabbi Karen Landy, Rabbi and Staff Chaplain at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles

Rabbi Karen Landy provides spiritual support to long-term care residents, families and staff.  She also organizes and leads religious services, including ongoing classes and staff training.

Rabbi Landy joined Hebrew SeniorLife in September 2008 as Rabbi at Center Communities of Brookline until October 2010.
Before joining Hebrew SeniorLife, Rabbi Landy served as Rabbi at Havurat Shalom in Andover, Mass.    During her career, she has held a number of positions as rabbi and instructor at temples and universities throughout the Greater Boston area.

Rabbi Landy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies at Connecticut College and a Master of Arts degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University. She also holds a Certification in Geriatric Care from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa.

Nancy Reed, MSW, Operations Leader for the Memory Care Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles

Nancy Reed joined HRC in 2009 and served on the management team that opened HRC at NewBridge.  In this role, she oversees the model of care for older adults with cognitive impairments, and is responsible for staff coaching and education, staff supervision, project management, and the development of family partnerships that help create a sense of community.

Before joining HRC, Nancy was Corporate Director of Dementia Services at SunBridge Healthcare in Boston.  During her career, she has held a number of executive positions in organizations providing services to seniors in assisted living, home care and specialized dementia care.  She has more than 20 years of specialized dementia experience.

Nancy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development at Colby College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.

Nancy is a licensed social worker in Massachusetts and is a member of the National Alzheimer’s Association. 

Leslie Vickers, Director of Nurses for the 48-bed Rehabilitative Services Unit at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles

Leslie Vickers held this position since the opening of the unit in 2009.  Leslie is a certified Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in rehabilitation.

In her role, she supports the interdisciplinary model of care with a multidisciplinary team and demonstrates a compassion for high quality patient care.

Her expertise is enhanced by her experience in clinical education, clinical research, program development  in both acute care, home care and outpatient settings.

Leslie belongs to a number of professional organizations including the American Rehabilitation Nurses Association;  American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Massachusetts Chapter; and the American Stroke and Heart Association.  She has chaired many programs through her affiliation with these organizations.  In addition, she serves on the Hunan Rights Committee for   Work, Inc., Best Buddies special events and the board of the Elder Services.

Leslie is a certified Rehabilitation Nurse and received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her Master’s degree in Nursing from Boston University. 

Julie Wade, Life Enhancement Leader at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles

She has been an employee with HSL for over 17 years in Boston as both Senior Recreation Therapist and Clinical Supervisor of the Recreation Therapy Department.  Julie is committed to providing meaningful leisure, educational and cultural programs to our residents, and was actively involved with the development of the new campus.

Julie received her BS in Health and Physical Education and has additional graduate work in Therapeutic Recreation.  Julie is a National Certified Activity Consultant, and received the State Award for Activity Director of the Year.

Julie provides quality life enhancement programs for the residents that will support their individual needs and create a strong community.

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