Joshua M. Segal, NHA, MA
Josh has over 20 years’ experience working in nursing facilities and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.
He is a lifelong Rhode Islander. His first position as a financial services consultant to residents and families, inspired him to return to school and earn a degree in Healthcare Administration. Since, he has established a track record of effective leadership and regulatory compliance. Josh has guided facilities to a 5-star-rating with CMS and has the proven ability to navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Rhode Island and is a member of the Rhode Island Health Care Association. Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.
Nicole Plante, RN, BSN DNS-CT, CRRN
Nicole is a senior level nursing executive who oversees the quality of nursing services to all residents and patients at Steere House. She graduated with a BSN from Salve Regina University in 2001. Nicole has dedicated her career to long term care, starting as a CNA and later becoming an RN and working her way up through management positions. Nicole is a member of the Seasons Board of Directors. She is a strong advocate in encouraging further education with her staff and has had the pleasure of witnessing many transitions from CNA’s to nurses and LPN’s to RN’s. Nicole has been Wound Care Certified (WCC) in the past and became a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse in 2011 (CRRN) and a certified Directors of Nurses in 2020.
Chelsie Higgins, BS
Chelsie is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Chelsie has over twelve years of experience in taxation, non-profit finance reporting, and four years working in a nursing home setting. She specializes in Medicaid planning, accounts receivable, and non-profit healthcare business operations.
Gina Williamson, CDP
Gina directs and plans, Activities and other therapeutic recreation at Steere House which is offered to both groups and to individuals. Her years of experience in direct care and memory care interventions are significant contributions influences to the programs she oversees. She has received her certification as an activities professional in gerontology from CCRI and is certified by the Alzheimer’s Association training program for caregivers. Her work includes volunteer coordination, including student work-study placements. Gina has been employed at Steere House since 1993. Gina became a certified dementia practitioner in 2016.
Kaitlynn is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Human Services, with a concentration on geriatrics at Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in this industry since she was in high school with her first job at an Assisted Living Facility. Her passion is driven from the relationships that she builds with the residents and family members that she serves.
Marcia arrived at Steere House as a high school student and is one of our longest-tenured team members. She demonstrated leadership in her transition to Unidine Senior Dining Services gaining new skills in dietary management. With over 20 years as a certified dietary manager at Steere House, the team appreciates her breadth of knowledge as she has worked her way through all positions. Marcia’s commitment to our residents is remarkable and her mantra is always, “Residents First!”
Charles oversees the operations of the facility systems and maintenance at Steere House, as well as the laundry and housekeeping services. With many years of experience in long-term care, he has worked in Rhode Island and in Florida during his career. His knowledge of HVAC, building operations systems, emergency systems and Life Safety Code regulations bring a level of expertise of value to Steere House. “Charlie” takes great pride in his department and the environment which is home to our residents.
Uluma Sharpe, MS SHRM-SCP
The Director of Human Resources at Steere House brings a wealth of real-world Steere House knowledge and expertise to our organization. Uluma has been at Steere House since 1991, beginning her tenure as a certified nursing assistant, later obtaining additional training and becoming a certified medication technician. Prior to moving to Rhode Island, Uluma graduated from Cuttington University College in Liberia with a BSC. Joining the Business Office team as HR Representative over 15 years ago, she pursued a certificate in Human Resources at URI. A past Employee of the Year and she has earned a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from URI. Additionally, Uluma is a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resource
Tara Sullivan, RN
Aman Nanda, MD, CMD
Dr. Nanda is a practicing geriatrician and board certified in internal medicine. He received his medical degree from RNT Medical College in Rajasthan, India. Dr. Nanda completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Medicine, he is a faculty member at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.
Nadia Mujahid, MD, TCU
Dr. Mujahid is a leader in geriatric orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital and a 2012 Hartford Scholar. Her role at Steere House includes direct patient care services, clinical coordination and education, as well as Steere House staff development.
Christina Meyno, BA, LSW
Christina is a graduate of Fitchburg State University, BS, and has ten years of experience working in the nursing home setting. As a licensed social worker in Massachusetts, she has worked as both a long term and short term rehabilitation social worker in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Her background includes co-leading family support groups, hospice care, and discharge planning. Christina brings integrity, ability to problem solve and compassion for advocating for the residents and families of Steere House.
Jill Fallon, MBA
Jill is a fundraising and strategic marketing communications professional with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector. From 2009-2019, Jill served as Acting Development Director for Steere House. During that time, she successfully grew Steere House’s fund development function, increasing funds raised to a ten-year high, while managing an integrated mix of fund development programs with grants, major gifts and special events proving to be the most effective income-generating programs for Steere House. Jill recently returned to this role in 2023.
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