Meet Our Team!

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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.


Michael Czermak, Assistant Director


Michelle Buccheri – Director of Marketing

Denise Hernandez, APN – Nurse Practitioner

Sol Obrusniak

Sol-Anee Obrusniak PT, DPT – Physical Therapist

John Chiavero

John Chiavero – Chef / Food Service Coordinator

Evelyn Thompson, MHA, CALA – Director of Quality

Rachel Smith, LSW – Social Worker

George Weiss

George Weiss – Transportation Director

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

Dr. David Hyppolite, MD – Medical Director

The Beacon of LIFE clinical team is led by our Medical Director Dr. David Hyppolite. He received his medical degree at University of Brussels, Belgium, in Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. Dr. Hyppolite completed his internship and residency at Hazelton General Hospital, VA Medical Center and Wilkes Barre Scranton State Hospital. He was hired as Medical Director of Villas of Care in 1989 and as Medical Officer at VA Medical Center in PA in 1993. He opened his own family practice in Red Bank, NJ in 1995 and served the local community, was on-staff at Hackensack Meridian’s Bayshore and Riverview Hospitals. He was hired at Beacon of LIFE –PACE Center in 2019.

Christina Solimon

Christina Soliman, OTR – Occupational Therapist

Meghan Sheridan

Megan Sheridan, OT – Director of Clinical Services

Mary Pat

MaryPat Napolitano – VP of Human Resources

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