With a tradition of care extending over a century, Hebrew SeniorLife cherishes the individual and the contributions that every individual brings to the success of the organization. At NewBridge on the Charles, we have a leadership team who care about seniors and who are committed to providing outstanding, best-in-class care and service. Together, we have created one of the country's most outstanding continuing care retirement communities.
Steve Colwell, Executive Director, Operations
Stephen Colwell is responsible for creating and maintaining an exceptional living environment on the NewBridge on the Charles campus. He oversees activities, programming and services provided in the community center, food and beverage areas and physical maintenance operations on the campus. Steve has over 24 years of experience within the hospitality industry, most recently as the Executive Director at Cabot Park Village, an assisted living community in Wellesley. He also held various managerial positions with the Hilton Hotels Corporation. Stephen has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester and a BS from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.
Tom West, Director of Facilities
Tom West is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and repair of the campus, including the exterior grounds, as well as the capital budget. Tom has over 25 years experience in facilities management including 15 years experience in health care facility management with Genesis Health Care Corporation. Tom has also managed or been involved in construction projects ranging from the project to build NewBridge on the Charles as well as many multimillion dollar projects for the U.S. government when he served as an Operations Chief in the U.S. Navy Seabees for 26 years.
Ruth Stark, Corporate Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications for Senior Living
Ruth Stark has been with Hebrew SeniorLife for 20 years, having previously served as the organization's Director of Corporate Communications. In her current role, she oversees the sale of independent living units at NewBridge and is responsible for all marketing activities, community building and community outreach. She also serves the same role at Orchard Cove, our sister community in Canton, and Center Communities of Brookline. Previously, Ruth served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Ruth holds a Bachelor's Degree in Government from Boston University and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Boston University Medical School.
Salvatore Filetti, Director of Food and Beverage
Salvatore Filetti, Director of Food and Beverage, is responsible for leading and developing the culinary team with a primary focus of growing the strength of the NewBridge dining experience. Sal oversees the food services of Independent living, Assisted Living and Health care within the campus. Sal has over 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry, most recently as Director of Food and Beverage Doubletree Westborough/ Boston. He also has held various managerial positions within the Hilton Brand and other independent hotels. Sal has a Bachelors of Hotel and Restaurant Management from Boston University.
David Raider, Director of Programming
David Raider is responsible for planning the wide variety of classes, concerts, lectures, and trips for the independent living members at NewBridge. David has 8 years of experience in the senior living industry, both in sales and marketing positions and as a Regional Director of the activity programs at over 40 assisted living communities in the Northeast. Prior to that, he worked in corporate team development for a company that specialized in experiential learning. David graduated from the Hotel Management Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and worked for various Boston hotels before settling on the industry that is a perfect match for his skills.
Sheila Waxman, Director of Sales and HSL Internal Sales
Prior to joining the NewBridge team, Sheila served as both Director of Resident Services and Director of Marketing at Lasell Village in Auburndale. Sheila also worked as Corporate Director of Programs for Cordia Senior Living, a division of Boston Financial, where she created programming for retirement communities in Massachusetts, Utah and California. She holds a Doctorate in Music and was an Instructor of Music at Northeastern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.