Heleyne Gladstein, Administrator

A Certified Assisted Living Administrator and a Licensed Nursing Home 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.

JoAnne Foglia, Activities Director

JoAnne came to Monmouth Crossing in 2022. She received a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation from St. Joseph’s College. Shortly after she completed an MBA in Healthcare Management. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification since 2016. With a strong background in therapeutic recreation, JoAnne believes we should always focus on what the individual can do while incorporating the five domains-cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual into our activities. Seniors thrive when they have the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and experiences. It reduces their sense of loneliness and increases their self-esteem. JoAnne’s hope for the activities department is to have your loved ones connect with other seniors to improve their mental health through the feeling of fulfillment, comfort, and love. And to have social interactions that provide positive cognitive health and positive memories for their time here at Monmouth Crossing.

Debbie Yigit, Director of Hospitality

As Director of Hospitality for Monmouth Crossing, Debbie has welcomed residents and families to our community since 2004. 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.

Pamela Curtis, Director of Nursing

Pamela came to Monmouth Crossing as the Director of Nursing in February 2021. She became an RN in 2015 and immediately continued her education at Chamberlain University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Pamela began her journey as a CNA in an Assisted Living community before becoming a nurse where she found that her passion is working with the senior population. Pamela’s purpose is to provide evidence-based care for her residents, have a positive impact in their lives, and to ensure the residents she cares for are treated with dignity and respect. In addition to working with the senior population she also has nursing experience at the acute level and long term care.

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.

Christopher Schilke, Supervisor of Facilities Management

As Supervisor of Facilities Management, Chris brings 20 plus years of experience in building trades to Monmouth Crossing. He has over 15 years of experience in managing residential apartment complexes prior to being employed at Applewood Estates for 5 years as their Maintenance Supervisor. He then joined the Monmouth Crossing team in October of 2022. He enjoys putting his skills to use and is hands on with equipment repairs and facility projects. Resident safety and the quality of daily living for the residents at Monmouth Crossing is his number one priority. Chris completed a four-year apprenticeship program through Mercer County College and is HVACR licensed. 

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