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 since 1998. Aline is passionate about supporting the best lives of the seniors she serves through person directed, innovative programming by aligning the delivery of care and services with values and preferences. She led the creation of the award winning Vitalize 360 program. The goal driven and outcome based program inspires seniors to make lifestyle changes leading to improved health outcomes and greater quality of life. Aline is a graduate of the Lausanne School of Hotel Management (Switzerland) and the LeadingAge Leadership Academy where she also served as a Coach. Aline is a member of the LeadingAge Massachusetts Board.
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. Cat is a graduate of the LeadingAge Leadership Academy.
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, Engineering Manager
Dave Barthel joined the Orchard Cove team prior to the opening of our community. His background spans 40 years in facilities management in the greater Boston area. Dave leads a committed team of individuals responsible for the care of the community and the ongoing enhancements that continue to make Orchard Cove a beautiful place for our residents.
Katia Fearebay, Manager of Housekeeping
Katia Fearebay came to Orchard Cove with more than five years of experience in the hotel industry. Katia takes pride in maintaining the highest possible standards for the cleanliness of Orchard Cove. Katia oversees Independent Living apartment cleaning, Enhanced Living and Skilled Nursing communities, and common areas, ensuring that all housekeeping activities are carried out professionally, to standards and at the highest level of service.
Deb Symonds, R.N. Director of Care Continuum
Deb Symonds has been 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 35 years of nursing experience to Orchard Cove, including many years in a hospital setting. Deb enjoys working with the Orchard Cove team in making sure that the care delivered at Orchard Cove is aligned with values and preferences at all stages of life and points of care.
MaryAnn Huether, R.N. Director of Nursing
Mary Ann Huether joined the Orchard Cove team in 2016; she has been part of the HSL team for twelve years. Her most recent role prior to joining Orchard Cove was Quality Improvement Specialist working with the Quality Department. She demonstrates a strong commitment to the philosophy and goals of Orchard Cove in recognizes residents’ dignity and choice in all aspects of daily life. Mary Ann strives to make every encounter with residents and families a positive and meaningful experience, while providing safe and efficient care.
Babacar Diop, Director of Care Excellence
Babacar Diop oversees the Skilled Nursing and Enhanced Living communities of Orchard Cove. He drives quality and endorses change to ensure care delivered at Orchard Cove is resident-directed and aligned with what matters most to each resident. He also leads the quality, safety, and emergency preparedness initiatives throughout our entire community. Babacar has been part of the Hebrew SeniorLife organization for almost six years with his most recent role as the Director of Clinical Laboratory & Radiology Services. His portfolio includes acute care, public health, and geriatric management; he is well versed in the clinical, fiscal and regulatory arenas with a background in Clinical Science and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Texas A&M University. Babacar is committed to building sustainable communities where residents’ experience and clinical outcomes are enriched.
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.
David Calnan, Senior Sales Counselor
David Calnan joined Orchard Cove as the Senior Sales Counselor in 2014. His experience in the field of Senior Living, garnered over 25 years in two other CCRCs, brings breadth and deep understanding to the process prospective residents transitions through while they consider and ultimately move to a community like Orchard Cove. Creating relationships built on clarity, trust and understanding is what he does best.