Administrator: 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.
Director of Community Relations: Kathleen “Kathy” Shatraw
Kathy is a 1984 graduate of Salve Regina-The Newport College, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. Kathy began her career with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and spent three years as the chapter services coordinator before taking a position at Mt. St. Francis Health Center in Woonsocket as the director of social services — she spent more than 10 years working for the company serving in a number of positions including as the director of social services, director of marketing and admissions, and eventually administrator at Edmund Place Health Center within the managing parent company.
Kathy later spent two years as administrator at Wyndemere Woods in Woonsocket before becoming community outreach manager for CharterCARE Home Health Services. She remained there for more than years. She was responsible for building relationships with physicians, case managers , assisted-living communities, and nursing homes statewide. She coordinated the flu clinics within many assisted-living communities.
Kathy is thrilled to be back working in the Greater Woonsocket area as director of community relations for Trinity and Hebert. She has been an active community member as a past president of the Woonsocket Rotary Club, a group in which she has belonged for more than 20 years. She has served as a board member of Woonsocket Senior Services Inc. since 2004.
Send Kathy an email at email@example.com, or call her at (401) 644-2768.
Admissions: Matthew Aucoin, BSW
Matthew was hired to work in the kitchen in January 2007, when he was just 16 years old. He worked part time as he completed his bachelor’s degree in social work at Rhode Island College. In February 2014, he was hired in the social services department, then promoted to admissions director in spring of 2016. The residents of Trinity have become his second family.
Director of Nursing: Sheri Godfrin
Ms. Godfrin earned and received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing, with Honors, from Rhode Island College. She has worked in long term care for numerous years, including managing a sub-acute respiratory/ventilator unit. Beginning in 2007, Sheri was a nursing coordinator for the next eight years including managing staff for the direct care of patients in a hospital setting. Based on her ability and accomplishments she was then promoted to clinical educator. Sheri has strong clinical skills, is a motivated multi-tasker and is patient centered. Sheri started at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2017 as our Staff and Infection Control Nurse preceding her promotion to our Director of Nursing.
Social Services Director: Coleen Pendergast
After earning her degree in Social Work, Coleen worked for Mt. St. Frances which is now Trinity Health and Rehabilitation. She also worked for the Alliance for Better Long term Care as an advocate for the residents of the State of Rhode Island and a social worker in a large long term care/rehabilitation facility. Coleen came back to Trinity in February 2018. She is a high valued asset to our facility and wonderful with the residents.
Assistant Social Services Director: Wendy Montelongo
Wendy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Regis College, near Boston, and is now working on her master’s in the same field at Bridgewater State University, also in eastern Massachusetts. She worked as an addictions counselor at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Mass., before joining Trinity in April 2018. Wendy is fluent in Spanish, which has been helpful assisting residents and families in language translation. She is excited to be part of the Trinity 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 2008, 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. She has been married 34 years and has two grown children and one grandchild, Oliver, who was born in October 2016.
Business Office Manager: Lori Young
Lori comes with a wealth of knowledge. She has been working in the nursing home industry for more than 35 years. She graduated from Bryant College. Lori has been employed with ASLCI/JBF Management since 2010.
Environmental Services Director: James Gauthier
James graduated from Woonsocket High School (Career & Technical) and studied at the University of Rhode Island. He has 10 years of service at Trinity. His certificates include medical and hazardous waste for long-term facilities, OSHA hazard communication standards for long-term facilities, indoor air-quality issues-solutions in healthcare, OSHA compliance and workplace safety, disaster planning for the healthcare industry, the green-friendly workshop of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, accident investigation: Beacon Mutual, Rhode Island LTC-MAP evacuation and resources.
Food Services Director: Ken Federico
Ken has made a substantial investment in the long-term-care industry since 1979. He has been the food services director at Trinity for three decades and has maintained a smooth-running dynamic program. Ken and his wife of 37 years enjoy traveling and spending time with their two grown sons.