Compassion, Knowledge, and Experience
The leadership team at Providence Rest is a unique blend of our Sisters of St. John the Baptist, highly skilled medical professionals and administrative personnel with decades of experience. They combine to provide total care for our residents and patients, tending to not only their physical and mental well being but their spiritual health, as well.
Sister Seline Mary Flores, CSJBSister Seline has been serving as our Chief Executive and spiritual leader since 2010 following her appointment as Administrator in 1995. She is responsible for leading all aspects of Providence Rest’s activities to ensure faithfulness to our mission. Sr. Seline has been a member of the congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist for more than 50 years and in that time has taught high school biology and served as administrator of St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island, local superior of the Baptistine retirement/infirmary convent in Purchase and as Provincial Vicar. Sr. Seline holds a certificate in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Hunter College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Pace University.
"This mission is rooted in our belief that each person is God’s precious gift of life and love. We strive to make God’s caring presence come alive for our Residents."
Richard J. LohneRick is a graduate of West Point with more than 25 years of military service on both active duty and in reserve assignments. He worked on active duty as a logistics specialist serving as a platoon leader, company commander as well as a professor of military science at Saint Bonaventure University where he earned an MBA in accounting and finance. After leaving his active duty military career in 1986 Rick became an established healthcare professional and has 34 years of experience in healthcare administration and finance. Over the course of his career he has worked as a controller and healthcare auditor in hospitals before holding high level administration roles in hospitals/ hospital networks. Rick is board certified in hospital management with a FACHE credential (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives). For many years Rick has held the title of licensed administrator (LNHA) and led multiple large skilled nursing facilities. "Throughout my years in healthcare I have been privileged to be involved in coordinating care and protecting the frail elderly to assure the best quality service is provided by those entrusted with this serious responsibility. Working here at Providence Rest and with the Sister's of St. John the Baptist we have a culture of caring and compassion established by the Sister's over many years. I am honored to work here and to be guided by their philosophy and commitment to our entire resident family".
Ernesto AntonioErnesto is responsible for managing nursing services from the perspective of the facility as a whole. He has primary domains of activity leading, collaborating, integrating, facilitating, and evaluating thereby contributing to the creation and maintenance of an environment that develops and supports professional nursing practices. As the Director of Nursing, he provides leadership and vision for nursing’s philosophy, development, and advancement within the facility and for society at large. He is admitted to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York and with long experience in the field of Nursing Administration.
“I am very proud to be a part of Providence Rest Family in delivering the highest level of care to our residents”
Julio RosarioJulio is responsible for all incoming referrals to Providence Rest, ensuring all required documentation is provided to the appropriate medical staff so that the best quality of care is waiting for a new resident upon arrival. He also maintains and fosters relationships with community partners such as hospitals and adult day programs, as well as with health care professionals such as social workers and discharge planners. His duties as Director of Marketing include outreach and promotion of our programs and facilities. Julio has more than 23 years of experience in health care, the last six with us at Providence Rest. He is attending Berkeley College working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration.
“I have always been guided by the simple thought of how would I want to be treated if I was asking for help. The answer has always been with respect, dignity and above all, compassion.”
Rosemarie HofsteinRosemarie is responsible for overseeing a team of social workers who deliver on-site onsite medical Social Services to residents and patients, serving as their advocate to deliver the highest level of psychological, emotional and spiritual well being. She oversees preparation for their transition back to the community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) and a Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. She is certified by New York State to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker and has over 30 years of experience in the field with Providence Rest.
“I believe the highest quality of care needs to be available to those who built the community around us and laid a foundation for the generations that follow.”
Karen LoberasKaren is responsible for directing our Rehabilitation services, including coordinating efficient and effective operation of the department while ensuring compliance with state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols. She is licensed to practice as an occupational therapist in New York and is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
"I enjoy working with elderly patients and learning from their experiences. Their memories provide a wonderful insight into a different time and help us understand history or human experience. Working with them makes me realize what matters most in life – kindness and relationships with people."
Michelle LuchettiMichelle and her team provide our residents with meaningful therapeutic recreation programs that enhance their daily lives while stimulating the six domains of therapeutic recreation – physical, cognitive, emotional, social, behavior, leisure, and play. She also coordinates with other departments, including Nursing and Food Service, to provide interdisciplinary programs which engage both residents and staff and facilitate communication. Michelle has been with us for about 13 years and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University.
“I am passionate about the joy we get to bring our residents every day and the difference we make in their lives.”
Bianca LuchettiBianca serves as our liaison between family members of residents and patients and our physicians. She also focuses on fundraising, as well as our annual Gala and Golf Outing. Prior to joining Providence Rest, Bianca was a hospice volunteer and spent time at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Community Health from Hofstra University. She believes in advocating for the quality of life for all our residents.
“I believe it is the fundamental right of the elders in our community and our lives to age with dignity and the care they deserve.”
Board of Directors
John A. Decina, Chairman
Christopher D’Angelo, Esq. Vice Chairman
Sr. Claudette Marie Jaszczynski, CSJB, President
Joseph Saporito, Treasurer
Sr. Theresa Ann D’Onofrio, Secretary
Ann M. Casey, M.D.
Rev. Eric P. Cruz
Denise Liotta DeMarzo, Esq.
Sr. Mary Margaret, Dulsky, CSJB
Sr. Seline Mary Flores, CSJB
Sr. Loretta Marie Florio, CSJB
Jack Gleason, Esq.
Joseph J. Guarracino
Sr. Elsa Jeronimo, CSJB
Robert F. Mariani, Jr. CPA
Frank S. Paterno
Sr. Michele Sinnona