Meet Our Team!

Pinni Friedman, LNHA – Executive Director

Pinni Friedman, LNHA, serves as the Executive Director of Beacon of LIFE – PACE Program, playing an active role in the day-to-day operations for the program, including implementing policy changes and contract negotiations. Prior to assuming his current position, Pinni spent 7 years working in managerial and administrative positions in nursing homes and other residential care facilities dedicated to meeting the needs of older adults. Pinni is a graduate of BMG of Lakewood with a Masters degree in Talmudic Law. He also holds an associates degree in business management from Touro College.


Kristin Prentiss – Chief Financial Officer


Michael Czermak

Director of Development and Operations


Michelle Buccheri – Director of Marketing

Dr. Eddie Santiago – Medical Director

John Chiavero

John Chiavero – Chef / Food Service Coordinator

Evelyn Thompson, MHA, CALA – Director of Quality

Edrick Alleyne – Transportation Manager

Sharisa Lovick, Nurse Practitioner

Kelly Zarnowski Physical Therapist

Jenna Mezzacappa  Occupational Therapist

Ashley Lotito  Registered Dietician

Rachel Smith, LSW – Social Worker

Christina Watt

Christina Watt – Enrollment and Medicaid Specialist

Ann Cahill

Ann Cahill – Recreation Director

Debbie Zimmerman

Debbie Zimmerman, RD – Dietitian / Food Service Manager

Kelly Van Demark, LSW – Social Worker

Jessica Martinez, MSW – Social Worker

Christina Solimon

Christina Soliman, OTR – Occupational Therapist


Megan Sheridan, OT – Center Director

Ellen Stone -Home Care Coordinator

Joanne Lombardi – Infection Control / Educator

MaryPat Napolitano – VP of Human Resources

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