Meet the Staff

Administrator | Cheryl Picard, LNHA

Cheryl has worked in health care since 1987 starting in Medical Records. She then received her Associates in Science in 1995 and began to work as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has worked in home care, outpatient, and nursing homes throughout 20 years. In 2005, she received her BA from Providence College and continued her education and in 2019 received her certificate in Long Term Care Administration, and has been an administrator since then. In her free time, she enjoys her family, travel, boating, and scrapbooking.


Vice President of Operations | Linda Wheeler-Omiunu

Linda began her career in long-term care many years ago and has experience in both nursing and administrative duties.  Linda was an LPN who became and RN in 1990.  Since then, she completed a bachelor’s degree at Rhode Island College.  She has certification as an assisted living administrator as well as a nursing home administrator.

As a nurse, Linda was charge nurse, a supervisor and a director of nursing. She held the title of corporate director of nursing and marketing for a two-year period in which she was responsible for oversight and management of more than 1,000 nursing home beds.  In 1999, Linda was named the nurse of the year.

As an administrator, Linda has been the leader of teams in both assisted living and nursing facilities — she is responsible for all aspects of operations.  In 2013, Linda was named by the Alliance for Better Long-Term Care as the recipient of the outstanding contribution award.  In 2014, Linda was the Eli Pick award recipient as the administrator of the year.

Linda holds certifications in wound care, Alzheimer’s care and case management. She is a board member for the Rhode Island Healthcare Association as well as a member of the Long-Term Care Nurse Section of the Association. Linda has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, overseeing Trinity Health and Rehabilitation and Hebert Health Center.


Director of Nursing | Kerri Gambardella, RN, DON

Kerri has been a nurse since 1994, graduating from RI College with her BSN. Kerri has worked in the hospital setting, outpatient, surgical, trauma and intensive care, orthopedics, cardiac, and case management. She brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. In her spare time, she enjoys her son, Joey, as well as her puppies.


Assistant Director of Nursing | Christine Murillo

Christine started here as a CNA at Mount Saint Francis in 1995, then became a medication technician until graduating as a nurse in 2011.  Besides my Alzheimer’s/Dementia certification I have been known to be crafty as well as Spanish speaking.  I have two young men and a husband that all spoil me, the best gift I ever got was my baby dog Nico! I enjoy my life here at Trinity for more then one reason, my coworkers are an extension of my family and caring for your loved ones that become my family as well. 


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Infection Control | Tori Poirier, RN.

Tori is a graduate of CCRI with her RN. She has started her career here at Trinity as a floor nurse and is now our Infection Control Specialist. Tori loves to provide care to our population, helping to maintain residents’ health and happiness. Tori’s mom is also a nurse with Trinity. In her spare time, she enjoys her husband and children. She loves to work out whenever she can find the time!


MDS Coordinators | Rachelle Lozandier, LPN and Jamie Maine, LPN

Rachelle has been in the health care field for 27 years starting as a CNA in 1996.  As time passed, she realized that she didn’t want to work in any other field and decided to go for her LPN. In 2007 Rachelle obtained her license through ATCI in Marietta GA. Three years later got her certificate for MDS 3.0 from Georgia Association of Nursing. Rachelle discovered her passion for MDS and moved forward by earning her Resident Assessment Coordinator certificate (RAC-CT) from AANAC in 2018, and the certificate for ICD 10-CM for Post-Acute Care in 2019.  In 2021 she joined Trinity team as their MDS coordinator and had a chance to become the Case Manager also. Rachelle enjoys working with the Alzheimer’s residents, and always maintains a strong professional relationship with families. Rachelle loves to travel. During her spare time, she likes to engage in church activities, walking, cooking, and listening to Gospel music.

Jamie has been a nurse since 2017. She started her career as a floor nurse at a large nursing home, became a charge nurse during her time there. She became MDS certified during COVID and is loving this position. Jamie has her certifications in Infection Control, Dementia, and MDS. She is currently at CCRI getting her associate in science for her RN. During her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, two daughters, and other friends and family.


Nursing Supervisor | Ruth Fox

Ruth Fox graduated from Rhode Island College School of Nursing in 2008 with a baccalaureate degree and started her nursing career here as a Graduate Nurse. In 2023, she found her way back to Trinity after venturing off in different specialties. Ruth spent a decade as an administrative nurse in an office setting and realized she missed the personal interaction with people. During her career she worked as an agency nurse with primary assignments as a school nurse at Rhode Island School for the Deaf, J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center servicing children with autism & related disorders. She also worked rotations at the state hospitals specializing in those with behavioral health, developmental disabilities and patients with terminal illnesses. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys gardening, long days at the beach, playing in the snow and spending time with her 2 daughters, 2 cats & 2 long-haired hamsters.


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Social Services | Wendy Laliberte

Wendy Laliberte joined the Trinity team in early 2018 as the assistant social worker. She was promoted to Co-Director of Social Services in 2021. Wendy graduated with her bachelor’s degree in social work from Regis College. She worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as part of the St. Elizabeth’s Comprehensive Addiction Program. She comes with experience with working with individuals with substance abuse. Wendy is fluent in Spanish and is here to help with residents and families who require assist with translation. Her passion is to help those who may not have a voice and need to be heard. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


Social Services | Catherine Rasco

Catherine Rasco is the Co- Director of Social Services at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She graduated from Providence College in 2000 and has been working as a social worker since that time. Catherine has worked with adults with developmental disabilities, in early intervention, and found her calling when she started working as a social worker in LTC in the year 2007. And hasn’t looked back since. She became a director after 4 years at her previous facility and puts her heart into everything she does. During Covid which was one of the most challenging times in LTC she was chosen to receive a Healthcare Hero Award by TLC 4 LTC. I am a sports mom who loves to sing, paint rocks, and help others. 


Admissions | Tara Dwyer

Tara is new to our crew, starting with Trinity in March of 2023. Tara enjoys helping families with the transitions that occur with short term acute care and long-term care. In her spare time, Tara enjoys music, reading, and spending time with her husband, children and family.


Activities Director | Diana Ferreira

Diana began working in long-term care in 1988 while attending Rhode Island College. She has also worked with Alzheimer’s-dementia patients as a med tech and in an adult day center. In 2007, she was hired by Mt. St. Francis, which is now Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. Diana is fluent in Portuguese, which is helpful in assisting residents’ language translation. She also belongs to the Activities Directors of Rhode Island. Diana continues to assist, coordinate, supervise and do what she can to accommodate each resident’s needs. It is her pleasure and rewarding feeling knowing she has made a difference in someone’s life.


Human Resources | Deb Dufault

Deb started by working as a CNA for five years. She applied in 1995 at Trinity and was interviewed and hired by Linda Wheeler-Omiunu as her staffing coordinator. In 1997 she was promoted to human resources for both Trinity and what is now JBF Management’s other facility, Hebert Health and Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield. In 2020, she decided to put all her effort towards Trinity Health and Rehab where she first began. She has been married 34 years and has two grown children and one grandchild, Oliver, who was born in October 2016.


Business Office Advisor | Lori Young

Lori comes with a wealth of knowledge and has been working in the nursing home industry for more than 35 years. She has been in the Nursing Home industry since 1976 and has worked in the Business Office setting since 1981. She graduated from Bryant College. Lori has been employed with ASLCI/JBF Management since 2010. Lori was awarded the JBF Healthcare Management “Rose Enright Award” Department Manager of the year in 2018, recognizing her outstanding service and dedication.

 


Environmental Services Director | Gregorio Guindon

Greg is the Environmental Director here at Trinity Health and Rehab with over ten years of experience in construction and maintenance. He enjoys working in the healthcare field where his experience can be utilized to help residents and to ensure their safety is always met on a daily basis. Greg loves his job as it has introduced him to some amazing staff and residents!


Food Services Director | Angela Hornik

Angie has been in the industry for over 30 years. She has a fantastic history of serving great dishes and is known for her mac and cheese. 


Assistant Director of Rehab / Tricia Donnelly, PTA

Trish is a practicing Physical Therapy Assistant since 1995 graduating with honors from Newbury College. She has worked in home care, outpatient, and nursing homes. She is also a certified activities director, working toward total patient centered care. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, spending time with family and friends, and scrapbooking.

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