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Anne Rysz

Role and Responsibilities Ann Rysz serves as the move-in coordinator at Meadow Ridge, acting as the liaison between the sales team and new residents during their transition into our community. In her role, Anne guides new residents through the move-in process, ensuring their apartment homes are prepared and welcoming upon arrival. This includes coordinating any […]

Laura Barbieri

Role and Responsibilities Laura Barbieri works in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Mind and Memory Care, ensuring that Meadow Ridge residents, their families and caregivers receive the support they need. She works on building a trusting relationship with residents, which proves invaluable when life-changing decisions need to be made. “I love it here at Meadow […]

Lorenn Lent

Role and Responsibilities In her role as resident care director at Meadow Ridge, Lorenn Lent collaborates closely with the nursing department and interdisciplinary team to deliver the highest quality of personalized care to each resident. Industry Expertise With a background spanning from her early years as a home health aide to her current position as […]

Adelino Barata

Role and Responsibilities Adelino Barata fulfills a dual role as mind & memory care director and infection preventionist at Meadow Ridge. In this capacity, he ensures the cleanliness and functionality of the community’s common areas and apartment homes, adhering to Connecticut and Benchmark guidelines. Additionally, he proactively monitors trends and implements measures to prevent infection […]

Jaime Silverman

Role and Responsibilities Jaime Silverman fulfills the role of fitness director at Meadow Ridge, overseeing members’ health assessments and crafting personalized exercise programs. Additionally, she teaches group exercise classes, supervises the fitness center and ensures a safe environment for all residents. Industry Expertise With extensive experience managing corporate fitness centers in New York, New Jersey […]

Chris Barstein

Role and Responsibilities As executive director, Chris Barstein leads the management team and has overall responsibility for the operational and clinical results of the Meadow Ridge community. Industry Expertise Chris, a seasoned Benchmark executive director, assumed the role of executive director at Meadow Ridge in December 2020. Before joining Meadow Ridge, he spent seven years […]

Annefeia Rosario

Role and Responsibilities Annefeia Rosario serves as the director of nursing at Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge, overseeing the delivery of high-quality care to residents. Her role involves leading a team of healthcare professionals, ensuring that residents receive personalized and compassionate support tailored to their individual needs. “I love what I do. Being able to […]

Christine Schiffer

Role and Responsibilities Christine serves as the executive assistant to the executive director at Meadow Ridge. In this role, she provides essential support to the busy executive director, Chris Barstein, leveraging her extensive background in assisting executives. Industry Expertise With 15 years of experience at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in various departments, including Human Resources and […]

Carla Dunford

Role and Responsibilities As Meadow Ridge’s healthcare administrator, Carla Dunford leads with expertise and dedication. She assumes responsibility for overseeing operations within the Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing neighborhood. Carla’s unwavering commitment to a customer service-oriented approach ensures that residents and their families receive personalized care and support tailored to their unique needs. Resident relations is […]

Kimberly Picone

Role and Responsibilities In her role as the marketing assistant at Meadow Ridge, Kimberly Picone ensures a seamless experience for prospective residents from their initial contact with the community to their eventual move-in. She supports the sales team, anticipating their needs and proactively managing inventory to ensure uninterrupted operations. Additionally, Kimberly plays a pivotal role […]