The ones who care beyond compare.
Spanning multiple cultures, generations, educational backgrounds and areas of medical expertise, our multilingual team delivers care that’s as human as care gets.
Elie received his Master of Accounting Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to arriving at Brooklyn Center, Elie began his career working in a management capacity at Centers Health Care corporate headquarters in the Bronx. He then started the company’s first Assisted Living Program before serving as an administrator at several other Centers facilities. The smooth day-to-day operation of the facility is his daily responsibility, but if you ask him, you’ll get a very different answer. “There is no greater feeling than making a positive impact on people,” he says, “and this position allows me to both assist and support my amazing staff and help our residents on a daily basis. Make people feel at home. That’s the goal here. We never forget that this is their home, and we simply work here, so if it doesn’t work for the residents of this community, it doesn’t work for me.” No wonder he’s so popular in the hallways.
Eli earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a degree in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. “The success and positive outcomes experienced by our residents would not be possible,” says Eli, “without our incredibly dedicated and hardworking team, who can never be shown enough appreciation.”
Dorret Williams RN
Director of Nursing
Director of Social Services
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Master of Social Work from CUNY Hunter College. First and foremost, she acts as an advocate for the Residents, educating them and their families about health insurance coverage, community resources, and more.
Maria Enriquez PT
Director of Rehabilitation
Sometimes it’s hard to tell what makes Maria such a great leader in the Rehab suite. Some say it’s her energy, others will point to her in-depth knowledge of all things related to therapy and recovery, and some say it’s her bubbly personality. We think it’s that she has the perfect combination of all three. And she’s a well-organized team leader and mentor too. I love to make a difference, and there’s no place like therapy to see that coming to life. Every day, I see my residents come in, and they are a little stronger, a little more nimble, a little more confident. It’s great to see how much we can help people, especially when they come in here not sure of how successful their therapy will be. But I tell them all, ‘It will be successful,’ and that positive attitude starts them off on the road to a great outcome.”
Yonette has a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and a Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. “Medicine,” she says, “is my calling. I have a passion for providing care to individuals with complex health needs in a team-based setting.”
Director of Recreation
Rabiah has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Brooklyn College. She started volunteering at the facility as a teenager and has always made it her mission to get to know each Resident. “Our ultimate goal,” she says, “is to develop and implement diversified programs to help with different physical, mental and psychosocial needs.”
Knowledge is health.
For the absolute highest quality of care, Brooklyn Center staffs medical providers on each unit who stay in constant communication with leadership throughout the day. Team collaboration is our forte, and this commitment helps us maintain an unbeatable continuum of care.
Our team also works hard to keep therapies as consistent as possible, tracking all communications through an advanced electronic medical record system. This ensures immediate transmission of information across the entire care network.