Meet the Staff

 

Administrator: Ronicia Lopes

Ronicia began working in a nursing home as a dietary aide where she developed a passion for helping the elderly and has been in the healthcare field ever since. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Services from the University of Rhode Island and her master’s in Healthcare Administration from Salve Regina University. “My ultimate goal is to change the perspective of nursing homes for the better. I truly believe I am the change that our healthcare system needs.” She is determined to provide the highest quality of care to residents. During her free time, Ronicia enjoys shopping and spending time with her eleven year old fashionista.

Vice President of Operation/ 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.

Linda has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, overseeing Trinity Health and Rehabilitation and Hebert Health Center.

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Director of Nursing: Alexandria Peterson


Social Services : Catherine Rasco and Wendy Lalieberte

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Admissions: Taylor Brock


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. In 2020, she decided to put all her effort towards Trinity Health and Rehab were 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 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. 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: Peter Martin

Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor: Eddie Gaston

 


Food Services Director: Esra Allen

DINO MENCARINI, PT | Director of Clinical Practice

Dino is a practicing home care Physical Therapist with over 30 years’ experience in clinical management, serving the geriatric population. In addition to treating patients, he has supervised program managers, large professional staffs, budgeting, and coordinating with client owners/operators. Dino has deep expertise monitoring daily staffing needs and developing alternatives that best meet the clinical needs of the patients. Dino’s experience also includes clinical management and academic teaching experience in rehabilitation with nationally recognized therapy programs. Prior to earning a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut, he worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant in a variety of clinical settings.

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