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  • Moshe Blackstein, LNHA

    Moshe Blackstein, LNHA
    Administrator

    Moshe comes to Beth Abraham Center after three years at the helm of our 5-Star Bushwick Center. Moshe was selected to take over the administration of the new Beth Abraham Center because of his unique blend of experience, administrative skills, abilities to lead a team, and his warm demeanor with residents and their families. “I’m thrilled to be here. My roots as an administrator are firmly in the Bronx. My first skilled nursing facility was University Nursing Home on the other side of the borough, another 5-Star Centers facility, and I’m looking to making Beth Abraham our finest facility yet. Welcoming a new facility to the Centers family is always an exciting challenge, and it’s hard to beat the feeling of satisfaction when staff, residents, and our residents’ families tell me how happy they are to be a part of the family”.

  • Jacqueline LaColla, PT

    Jacqueline LaColla, PT
    Director of Therapy

    Jacqueline oversees one of the largest, and finest, therapy facilities in the Bronx. A graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Physical Therapy, Jacqueline is not only a therapist but a qualified MDS coordinator and healthcare compliance officer as well. That might explain why her department runs so smoothly. But it’s her passion for teaching, motivating and helping others that makes her such an outstanding team leader. “I love helping people be the best they can be. That goes for helping my staff be the best therapists as well as for helping our residents achieve the best possible outcomes in therapy. Every day we have the opportunity to build bridges between the hospitals we partner with and the communities we serve.  When we start to work with a resident, we all have the same goal – to do whatever it takes to help the resident complete the journey from hospital care to full, at-home independence. At Beth Abraham, I get to do that every day, I get to work with a wonderful team of professionals, and we just seem to get the very best residents here.” With an attitude, it’s no wonder Jacqueline is so popular with staff, residents and family members alike.

  • Allison Bellin, LMSW

    Allison Bellin, LMSW
    Director of Social Services

    Allison joined Centers Health Care with two of the things we always look for in a social worker – lots of experience and a really big heart. For more than 20 years, she has guided residents and family members through the ins and outs of long-term care.  After earning her degree in Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Allison went right to work, but it was a few years before he found her true calling in the profession – working with an elderly population in long-term care. She held both staff and director positions before she joined the Beth Abraham family and over the past two decades, there isn’t much she hasn’t see.  

    Allison can assist in most areas of long-term care social work, whether it be adjustment issues, family concerns or community resources. “I love working with our residents and learning from them. It’s also so gratifying to help residents and families with their concerns. I certainly try my best to listen carefully to the issue at hand and problem solve in order to improve their situation and help change their outlook.” All that, plus she’s a good cook (she’ll be happy to share some recipes with you) and stays in shape with regular Zumba classes. That’s probably how she’s able to cover so much ground every day at Beth Abe.