Aline Russotto, Executive Director
Aline Russotto oversees the administration and operations of Orchard Cove. She has served in a variety of capacities at Orchard Cove for the past 17 years, most recently as associate executive director. She also led the creation of the successful Vitalize360 program through which residents make lifestyle changes that lead not only to improved health, but a richer quality of life.
Catherine Oettinger, LICSW, MPH Director of Community Life
Catherine Oettinger joined the Orchard Cove team in 2014; for the preceding five years, she was a close colleague to the Orchard Cove team in her role with HSL Private Care powered by HouseWorks. Cat has served in both social work and public health positions after earning her master's degrees in social work and public health from Boston University. Cat's passion is based in building vibrant and engaged communities, and helping the individuals in those communities define what it means to live their best day.
John Ralston, Director of Culinary Services
John Ralston enhances our residents' quality of life by customizing the dining experience to reflect the tastes, sensibilities and values of this community. More than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry -- nine years with Hilton, eight years with Marriott, and four years with Hyatt -- have provided John with a solid food and beverage background in customer service, as well as the banquet, bar, and catering arenas. He enjoys collaborating with residents to provide the highest level of satisfaction in their dining experiences.
Dave Barthel, Director of Facilities
Dave Barthel joined the Orchard Cove team prior to the opening of our community. His background spans 30 years in facilities management. Dave is responsible for the care of the facility and the many enhancements that continue to make Orchard Cove a beautiful place for our residents.
Diane Hoffmann, Director of Member Services
Diane Hoffman oversees the programming for independent living, as well as all transportation provided at Orchard Cove. She loves working with the various resident committees to design and implement concerts, lectures, entertainment, classes, day trips, and special events to enhance the lifestyles of our residents. Diane's team also provides full-service transportation, allowing our residents to take part in off-campus activities at all times, including day, evening and weekend hours.
Katia Fearebay, Manager of Housekeeping
Katia Fearebay came to Orchard Cove with more than five years of experience in the hotel industry. Most recently, she held the position of housekeeping manager at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center. Katia takes pride in maintaining the highest possible standards for the cleanliness of Orchard Cove. Katia oversees apartment cleaning in all levels of care and common areas, ensuring that all housekeeping activities are carried out professionally, to standards and at the highest level of service.
Ruth Stark, Corporate Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications for Senior Living
Ruth Stark has been with Hebrew SeniorLife for 19 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 Orchard Cove and is responsible for all marketing activities, community building and community outreach. She also serves the same role at NewBridge on the Charles, our sister community in Dedham, 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.
Deb Symonds, R.N. Director of Nursing
Deb Symonds has been the director of nursing at Orchard Cove since 2005. She is a graduate of Regis College and holds a master's in nursing administration and business management. She brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to Orchard Cove, including many years in a hospital setting. Deb enjoys working with her fabulous staff and taking every opportunity to enhance the lives of the residents who live in skilled nursing.
Ann Masterson, Director of Health Care Services
Anne Masterson brings many years of health care leadership experience to her role of assisting in the delivery of high quality health care services on the campus of Orchard Cove. As a licensed nursing home administrator with over 25 years of experience in the senior services industry, Ann is responsible for overseeing the care delivery on the skilled nursing, enhanced living and the on-site outpatient clinic. Ann enjoys working with the entire Orchard Cove team to provide creative, resident-centered services to all residents of the community.
Carole Johnson, Director of Finance
Carole Johnson oversees all of the fiscal operations. She has been employed with HSL for more than four years, working in the corporate offices prior to coming to Orchard Cove. She is a CPA with more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, consulting and corporate accounting management. Her focus is maintaining the highest standards of financial reporting and control for Orchard Cove.