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  • Melissa Prevey, LNHA

    Melissa Prevey, LNHA

    I graduated from URI, worked as an SW as well as in admissions, and have been in the LTC field for over 28 years in Rhode Island. I have proudly been an administrator for 19 of my 28 years. One of my facilities won Silver Quality Award through AHCA and I'm fully committed to my residents and to making a meaningful difference in their lives.

  • Jemima Tutu, RN

    Jemima Tutu, RN
    Director of Nursing

    “The only thing I love more than being a nurse, is being a nurse at the Bannister Center.” That’s the kind of director Jemima is. Someone who is passionate about their work, about their staff and about the people we care for here. Jemima knows everyone, and more important, everyone knows her. And there’s no doubt about who runs the nursing department at Bannister! “If you’re going to take good care of people, you need a good organization, and that’s exactly what we have here. Caring people who are dedicated to the people we care for. That’s what we’d all want, and that’s what we make sure our residents get.” No wonder the residents here and their families are all so thankful that we have her.

  • Dino Mencarini, PT

    Dino Mencarini, PT
    Director of Therapy

    Dino oversees two of the most effective therapy facilities in Providence. He leads the therapy team here at Bannister as well providing therapy to residents at nearby Park View Center. “At Park View we don’t have a gym, so we do a lot of practical, real life situational therapy. Here at Bannister we have a terrific facility and an outstanding staff. I love being able to bring my real-life approach to therapy and incorporate that into the kind of structured work that you can only do in a sophisticated gym like ours, with a team of pros like these.” “Once I got to Centers, I knew I’d never want to work anywhere else. And now I have two Centers. What could be better than that?” Dino, that’s exactly how we feel, and so all your residents.

  • Ronald Bernier, LSW

    Ronald Bernier, LSW
    Director of Social Services

    Ron is one of the first friends our new residents make when they arrive at the Bannister Center. A qualified social work professional, Ron provides support and counseling to our residents and their families and the world of Bannister Center always looks brighter when he’s around. He has that special ability to connect with people at all levels and to make the often confusing and something frightening world of healthcare seem simple and manageable. He builds relationships with our residents, short- and long-term, and maintains them during and even their stay with us. And that’s just one of the many reasons that Ron is one of the most popular people on the Banister team.