Meet the SeniorBridge Livingston Team
Denise Bonura, RN, MSN
Regional Executive Director
Denise brings more than 30 years of professional nursing experience with particular expertise in acute care, hospice and case management. Her strong skill-set has allowed Denise to develop long-term relationships and provide strategic marketing throughout the New Jersey area. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Denise served as Director of Case Management for St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey where she was responsible for the operations, performance and outcomes of the Case Management Department. Other career highlights include directing and coordinating social work as Administrative Director of Case Management at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and serving as Intake Coordinator at Hackensack University Medical Center Home Care. Among her accolades, Denise’s work has been published in The Psychological and Nursing Advisory Board of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research and Transcultural Journal of Nursing. Denise earned her Registered Nurse diploma from St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College and her Master of Science in Nursing degree in Nursing Administration, Transcultural Nursing from Kean University. Denise holds licensure in the state of New Jersey as a Registered Nurse and holds certification as a Hospice Administrator.
Regional Director of Professional Relations
Allison brings more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field with an extensive background in sales and marketing management and particular expertise in census building and strategic planning. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Allison served as Regional Marketing Manager for Springpoint Senior Living in Princeton, New Jersey where she reviewed customers’ needs and focused on strategic closings, created yearly marketing plans as budgets and trained assisted living marketing directors on creating effective marketing plans to increase census. Other career highlights include working to increase professional referral sources as Director of Sales and Marketing at Watchung Ridge Assisted Living and supporting all regional marketing efforts including training and reporting as Area Marketing Director for Northeast Region at Summerville/Emeritus Senior Living. Allison also has professional experience in community relations and as a family support counselor.
Virginia Oliver, RN, CCM
Director of Client Services
Virginia has more than 34 years' experience in managerial, instructional, marketing/outreach, and clinical nursing. She has worked in medical-surgical, coronary/critical care, community health, school, and long-term care settings. For 12 years prior to joining SeniorBridge, Virginia served as Regional Director of Patient Services at Metropolitan Home Health Care of NJ (formerly Amserv Health Care), in which she managed a field staff of 750 in 4 branches. Among other previous responsibilities, she was a Staff RN/Charge Nurse in the Telemetry Unit and on the Medical-Surgical ICU at Union Hospital and Nursing Supervisor at Cranford Health and Extended Care. Virginia earned a nursing diploma at the Newport Hospital School of Nursing in Rhode Island and completed a certificate program in Geriatric Care. She is a licensed Registered Professional Nurse in New Jersey and New York and a member of the Educational Committee and Home Health Aide Committee of the Home Care Association of NJ.
Director of Professional Relations
Sara brings extensive sales, marketing, and consulting experience to SeniorBridge. She has worked as a Vice President of Sales/Operations for many years in the Lead Generation and Telecom industry. Her most recent project was for Forward Motion Marketing, Bloomfield, NJ a large business information database network . Aside from the marketing experience she has experience in healthfield management to include, Director of Volunteer Services and the Gift Shop at Columbus Hospital, Newark, Director of Admissions/Assistant Administrator at Gericare Centers and as a mental health consultant/therapist at Mount Carmel Guild, St Michaels Hospital, East Orange General Hospital, and Mountainside Hospital. She is a certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Recreational Therapist and a volunteer at Columbus Hospital, St. Barnabus, and Clara Maas Medical Center, and was a missionary in Zambia.
Patricia L. Cruz, RN
Patricia has had a very diverse career as a nurse, trainer, educator, public speaker, and quality auditor. Most recently, she has worked as a script writer, healthcare consultant, substitute teacher, and childcare provider. Earlier, she had been a professional information consultant at Roche Pharmaceuticals Call Center and for 13 years, a Registered Nurse at Patient Care, MSI, a major franchiser of community pharmacies where she served as Clinical Case Manager, Director of Education/Staff Development, and Director of Patient Services. Patricia has also served as President and consultant at Healthcare Instructional Services and Director of Patient Services and consultant at Express Medical Equipment Co, developing education and training programs and materials. She earned a BS in Nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing and also was a certified Home Health Nurse and CPR instructor.
Lori Stein Kayne, LSW, MSS
Lori is very qualified in planning for the medical and social service needs of Seniors in the community. Most recently, she has been a Social Worker and Discharge Planner at Care One at Livingston, and before that, a Discharge Planner at The Canterbury at Cedar Grove and a Social Worker in the Transitional Care Unit at Mountainside Hospital. She was also the Director of Social Services at Montclair Community Hospital and, earlier, a Pediatric Social Worker at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden, NJ. Lori obtained a BA in psychology, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University, an MSS in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and a Certificate in Gerontology from the Rutgers University School of Social Work, Continuing Education and Professional Development Program.
Starr J. Ramella, CSW
For more than 27 years, Starr has played diverse roles in the healthcare system. Most recently, she was a Geriatric Care Manager at Marcie Cooper Care Management and, before that, a Care Options Advisor for CareOne at Livingston, working with patients, families, and an interdisciplinary team on care transitions. Starr has also served as a Geriatric Care Manager for Generations Counseling and Care Management and as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott Senior Living Services. Additionally, she has been Director of Admissions at Manor Healthcare and a Social Worker at both Saint Peters and Saint Barnabas Medical Centers. Starr holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Kean University in Union, NJ, and is a Certified Social Worker in the state.
Amy Rivera, RN
Amy brings more than 8 years of experience in the healthcare field with particular expertise in geriatric, hospice and long-term care in the homecare and sub-acute settings. Her commitment to excellence encompasses all areas of her work including strong client and family advocacy throughout the New Jersey area. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Amy served multiple positions at Inglemoor Care Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Most recently she served as MDS Coordinator and Registered Nurse where she completed Medicare and long-term care assessments for a 130-bed facility and coordinated meetings with families and staff to ensure quality of care. Throughout her time there, Amy's positions have also comprised of Unit Manager for a Sub-Acute Unit, Infection Control Nurse, Employee Health Nurse, Hospice and Palliative care. Other career highlights include performing wound care as a visiting nurse for Atlantic Home Care and serving as a sub-acute nurse for Stratford Manor. Amy earned her LPN diploma from Union County College and earned her Associate degree in Science and RN degree from Essex County College. Amy holds licensure in the state of New Jersey as a Registered Nurse and holds certifications for Registered Nurse Assistant Coordinator (RNAC). She is professionally affiliated with the American Nurses Association.
Margo L. Tucker, CSW
Margo was a Care Manager at Marcie Cooper Care Management before joining SeniorBridge, and previously worked as a Care Manager and Geriatric Psychotherapist at Generations Counseling and Care Management, where she provided psychosocial assessments for elderly clients, planned care, and offered individual and family therapy to clients. Earlier, Margo served as Community Group Leader of Mothers Morning Out Tenafly Recreation, arranging weekly discussions and speakers for the group. She worked for over seven years as a Social Worker at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York in the Geriatric, Vascular, Alternate Level of Care Units, and in the emergency room. Margo earned a Bachelor's degree in Education at the University of Miami and an MSW specializing in Gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Social Work. She is a Certified Social Worker in New York and a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey.