Daniel’s infectious smile is contagious and it shows when walking into Williamsbridge Center! The genuine happiness seen on the faces of staff members and residents alike, is due to Danny’s warm personality. As the original facility in the Centers Health Care portfolio, Danny says “it is very humbling and satisfying” to be a part of Williamsbridge Center. Having worked in the corporate office before training under a seasoned administrator, Daniel understands the nuances of running a building from an office setting and from a boots on the ground perspective. Always approachable, always willing to help and always there for everyone, Daniel is a leader that can be counted on to tackle any issue that arises.
Susan joined Centers Health Care with the two things that we value most in a Social Worker – lots of experience and a heart as big as they come. For 19 years, Susan has guided residents and family members through the ins and outs of long term care. There is virtually no situation she hasn’t seen, no challenge she has not successfully overcome, and no family member she has not put immediately at ease with her caring, friendly and competent demeanor. Susan was born and raised in The Bronx and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with at Florida State University. Susan has worked in both large and small facilities, but regardless of size she always says, ”families are families.” They want to know that their loved one is being cared for, that their lifestyle is active and enjoyable, and that their future is bright. “And here at Williamsbridge Center, I can say, yes, yes and yes. And that makes me feel great.” We think it will make you feel great, too.
Ingrid Prince is an accomplished Director of Nursing at Williamsbridge Center. Her career began many years ago as a unit charge nurse in a skilled nursing care facility in Long Island. Over the years her career expanded at one of the largest city hospitals in New York State as a critical care nurse and then a nursing leader. Ingrid has always had a love for the geriatric community and has achieved Advanced Practice Nursing degrees as an Adult/ Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a focus on the geriatric population.
Ingrid recognizes the important roles that families play in the resident’s progress and she uses her interpersonal skills to engage with the residents at Williamsbridge Center, their families, and her team. Her motto: “I believe in teamwork and the multidisciplinary approach to patient care. I believe that each member of the team has a significant role to play in the management of care for all of our residents and I am committed to providing quality care to all of our residents. She believes that if we aspire together, we can achieve everything and more!
Kevin oversees client-centered physical, occupational and speech therapy services at Williamsbridge Center. “My admiration for the geriatric population and my desire to help them live and maintain their quality of life is why I love my job," he says. Kevin served in the United States Army, completing a combat tour in Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the Mercy College Masters of Occupational Therapy Graduate program. Kevin is also LSVT® Big certified, working with Parkinson patients. He has spent the last 6 years in skilled nursing with a focus on team building, good communication, interdisciplinary development and improving quality of care to help ensure successful outcomes in rehabilitation.
Monique Sampson is a Bronx native who graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Education. “Recreation is more than bingo," she says. "Activities build friendships and strengthen residents physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am passionate about motivating the residents to move and groove like they never have before. We have parties, live entertainment, karaoke, and many other activities to enhance the quality of life of the residents. It is more than a job, it's what I love to do.”