Heleyne Gladstein, Administrator
A Certified Assisted Living Administrator with more than 35 years of health care experience, Heleyne has enjoyed serving as Administrator of Monmouth Crossing since 2008. An employee of CentraState Healthcare System since 2002, she began her career here as Director of Hospitality at Monmouth Crossing and later served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Applewood, CentraState’s vibrant senior community. Prior to joining CentraState, Heleyne held various positions in health care management, including roles at Bayshore Health Care Center and Leisure Park, a division of Marriott International. She received a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation from New York University.
Mary Ellen Burns, Activities Director
With more than 30 years of experience in activity planning for seniors, Mary Ellen Burns has served as the Director of Activities at Monmouth Crossing for the past 15 years. She is nationally certified through NCCAP (National Certification Council for Activity Professionals) and holds NRTO (National Remotivation Therapy Organization) certification. She earned a B.A. in Education (Art, K-12) at Jersey City State College. Mary Ellen enjoys a hands-on management style with colleagues and staff. She avails her creative side to our residents several times a month, coordinating activities such as cooking, singing, and creative writing programs.
Debbie Yigit, Director of Hospitality
As Director of Hospitality for Monmouth Crossing, Debbie has welcomed residents and families to our community for more than 13 years. In addition to managing sales and marketing activities, she provides informative tours to those interested in learning more about Monmouth Crossing, oversees the Concierge/Reception desk, assists all new residents with the move-in process, and ensures that they are comfortable and happy in their new home. Debbie has served as the CentraState team captain for the annual Alzheimer’s Association walk for more than 10 years. Previously, she served as Director of Recreation for two different long-term care nursing facilities. She brings over 25 years of health care experience to Monmouth Crossing.
Rose Ann Woronkewycz, Director of Nursing
With 39 years of nursing experience, Rose Ann is certified in geriatrics and has her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters in Health Administration, is a Certified Assistant Living Administrator and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has acute care and long-term care experience as well. She previously served as Director of Nurses for 18 years at CCRC prior to joining the Monmouth Crossing management team. She supervises the nursing staff and oversees the many health care services that Monmouth Crossing provides.
Richard V. Quagliano, Director of Dining Services
With 28 years of experience in culinary arts, Richard has served as the Director of Dining Services at Monmouth Crossing since 2007. He oversees all dining operations, catering, and special family functions. Previously, he spent 17 years working in New York City, where he honed his skills and passion for exceptional cuisine. His experience includes serving as Coordinator of Dining Services for Sunrise Assisted Living, Executive Sous Chef for Compass Group/Chartwells, and Banquet Chef for Richmond County Country Club. Richard is a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and a Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP). He also holds ServSafe Certification from the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI), along with National Restaurant Association Industry Certifications in Culinary, Baking, Hospitality, and Restaurant Management. He is a graduate of County College of Morris, Auburn University, and The New York Food and Hotel Management School.
James Stroud, Supervisor of Facilities Management
As Supervisor of Facilities Management, James brings more than 20 years of experience in building trades to Monmouth Crossing. He enjoys making residents happy and using his skills to help improve their daily lives – from repairing equipment to handling even the smallest needs, such as fixing a necklace or a pair of glasses. James holds an Associate of Science degree and is currently earning his B.S. in health care administration.