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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: Diane Livingston
Diane earned her associate’s degree in nursing and started working at Mt. St. Francis in 1999 as a supervisor. An MDS position became available and she was trained and held that post for about a year. Diane then moved to Florida and returned to Rhode Island in 2005 as the MDS coordinator. In 2006, she became the director of nursing at Trinity.
Social Services Director: Sheryll Dewey
For 23 years, Sheryll has been social services director for several facilities throughout Rhode Island, including at Trinity the last six years. She has worked with the mental health population servicing the severe and chronic mentally ill clients of the mobile treatment team at M.H.S. She also has held positions working with domestic violence victims and with troubled youth. Her educational background includes an associate’s degree in general studies from C.C.R.I., a bachelor’s of social work from R.I.C., a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., and post-graduate studies in Healthcare Administration from Providence College. Sheryll is the mother of two daughters and one son, and a grandmother of five who have become the light of her life. Other than spending time with family members and Trudy, her Shih Tzu, she enjoys music, traveling, dining with friends, and allowing herself the time to focus on improving her own mental and physical well-being. Sheryll’s stated goal every day: helping others to make positive changes in their lives, and being an advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves.
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.