our team

Mark Zamperini, Administrator

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I have worked in the long-term care industry for 22 years. During those years I have had the opportunity to work with or manage every department within a skilled nursing facility which led to my decision to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. The experiences and relationships that I have developed with residents, families and peers during my career are things that I consider to be the most important aspects of my position.

Karen Gobin, Director of Nursing

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I have been working at Lakeside Nursing for 24 years. I began my career as a staff nurse and was promoted to unit manager, then Assistant Director of Nursing, and finally as the Director of Nursing. I am active in the community and am interested in improving long-term care outcomes across the state, with regular participation in quality improvement initiatives via CMS and local agencies. I very much value the relationships I have developed with our residents, their families, and the staff at Lakeside.

Matthew Aucoin, Director of Admissions

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I’ve been in long term care since I was 16 years old working my way through high school and college as a dietary aide/prep cook. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Social Work, I transitioned to social services and worked directly with patients, families, and outside agencies. The experience and skills I developed have helped me become an admissions Director in 2016 and continues today.

Meghan Asiedu, Assistant Director of Nursing

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I have been working in long-term care for over 16 years. Beginning my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and furthering my education to be a Certified Medication Technician. I have also trained to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. While working as a staff nurse, I completed the Home Infection Preventionist Training and transitioned to the Infection Control Nurse and Staff Educator roles. Presently taking college courses for my RN, I genuinely enjoy the interactions that I have working directly with residents, their families, and my co-workers. The experience and skills I developed working here have made me the compassionate professional I am today.

Lisa Galligan, Activities Director

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I have been in the health care industry for 30 years, starting as a laundry assistant and then working in the kitchen. I decided that I wanted to more closely with the resident population, pursuing training and the position of Activities Director. Resident engagement, promoting quality interactions and promoting their recreational outcomes is a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding occupation.

Keith Rinier, Social Services Director

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I have worked in the long-term care industry for a total of ten years – my first employment experience ever was as a dietary aide within an assisted living facility. After finishing undergraduate degrees in applied psychology and social work, followed by completion of the Master of Social Work program at Rhode Island College — wherein I completed a graduate practicum at the Rhode Island Veterans Home — I have worked as a Social Services Director in the State of Rhode Island for eight years. I am keen on rapport building, and truly enjoy working directly with patients and their families for the goal of promoting the most positive of care outcomes in a teaming, resident-centered environment. Outside of long-term care, I teach human development and psychology at the college level, assist in developing long-term care internships with local student bodies, and am a fan of all things soccer.

Morgan Lawrence, Billing Office Manager

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I have worked in long-term care, and at Lakeside, for the last eleven years. I started as a dietary aide and worked through admissions, recreation, as an administrative assistant, and now as the acting Billing Office Manager. Over the years working in this facility and having the pleasure to work various areas has not only been a great learning experience but has also allowed me to learn the residents and their families on different levels. Caring for them is the most important aspect of what we do. I look forward to forward to growing with out team and the facility.

David Mobley, Maintenance Director

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I have been the Maintenance Director her since June of 2022. My job, overall, is to keep it short, is to ensure that the facility is running smoothly and safely. Daily, weekly, monthly inspections, work orders and grounds maintenance keep me busy. Although I love everything about my position, I would say the most rewarding part of my job is the people I work with and the residents that I see everyday. I enlisted in the Army in 1982, served until 1987. Upon my ETS, I started working for the city of Warwick Public Works Dept and retired in 2017 as the Supervisor of the Highway Division. In 2018, I began as a maintenance tech in the long-term care industry. Four years into this field, and I am still learning that there is always something new to be done but, no matter how difficult any day can be, the people you work with and for always make it worthwhile.

Matthew Maisen, Food Service Director

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I have worked in long-term care for 22 years, beginning as a dietary aide and then as a cook. I also have extensive experience in a traditional restaurant kitchen and hold a degree in Business Administration from Johnson and Wales University. I have been working as Food Service Director for seven years, and I sincerely enjoy leading an integral, multi-systems department that services our residents.

Jacquelyn Ortiz, MDS Coordinator

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I have been working in long-term care for 18 years. I started as a CNA while in nursing school at URI. After graduating I worked as a staff nurse, supervisor, ADON and MDS coordinator. Long term care is my passion and I love that in my current position as an MDS coordinator I can help make a difference in the life of my patients and their family. Working in long term care has taught me patience and compassion that I carry with me during all my interactions in life. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, dancing and going to the beach.

Lorraine Tortolanni, Dietician

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I have worked in LTC within a skilled nursing facilities for 28 years. I began working in a nursing home at the age of 15. One of the owners was an RD that I was lucky to work under and gain experience and the skills needed to become an RD. I was driven by my experiences working with the Dietitian to Obtain a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and pursue my own career in Dietetics. I have stayed in LTC because Geriatrics is what I enjoy most.

Michelle Young, A/R

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I have been working in long-term care for just over a year; I started as receptionist and am currently working to learn the business office as a whole. I truly enjoy the interactions that I have working directly with patients and their families.

Mark Zamperini: Lakeside Nursing & Rehabilitation

Mark Zamperini, Administrator

Title

I have worked in the long-term care industry for 22 years. During those years I have had the opportunity to work with or manage every department within a skilled nursing facility which led to my decision to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. The experiences and relationships that I have developed with residents, families and peers during my career are things that I consider to be the most important aspects of my position.

Karen Gobin, Director of Nursing

Title

I have been working at Lakeside Nursing for 24 years. I began my career as a staff nurse and was promoted to unit manager, then Assistant Director of Nursing, and finally as the Director of Nursing. I am active in the community and am interested in improving long-term care outcomes across the state, with regular participation in quality improvement initiatives via CMS and local agencies. I very much value the relationships I have developed with our residents, their families, and the staff at Lakeside.

Lisa Galligan, Activities Director

Title

I have been in the health care industry for 30 years, starting as a laundry assistant and then working in the kitchen. I decided that I wanted to more closely with the resident population, pursuing training and the position of Activities Director. Resident engagement, promoting quality interactions and promoting their recreational outcomes is a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding occupation.

Matthew Aucoin, Director of Admissions

Title

I’ve been in long term care since I was 16 years old working my way through high school and college as a dietary aide/prep cook. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Social Work, I transitioned to social services and worked directly with patients, families, and outside agencies. The experience and skills I developed have helped me become an admissions Director in 2016 and continues today.

Keith Rinier, Social Services Director

Title

I have worked in the long-term care industry for a total of ten years – my first employment experience ever was as a dietary aide within an assisted living facility. After finishing undergraduate degrees in applied psychology and social work, followed by completion of the Master of Social Work program at Rhode Island College — wherein I completed a graduate practicum at the Rhode Island Veterans Home — I have worked as a Social Services Director in the State of Rhode Island for eight years. I am keen on rapport building, and truly enjoy working directly with patients and their families for the goal of promoting the most positive of care outcomes in a teaming, resident-centered environment. Outside of long-term care, I teach human development and psychology at the college level, assist in developing long-term care internships with local student bodies, and am a fan of all things soccer.

Meghan Asiedu, Assistant Director of Nursing

Title

I have been working in long-term care for over 16 years. Beginning my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and furthering my education to be a Certified Medication Technician. I have also trained to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. While working as a staff nurse, I completed the Home Infection Preventionist Training and transitioned to the Infection Control Nurse and Staff Educator roles. Presently taking college courses for my RN, I genuinely enjoy the interactions that I have working directly with residents, their families, and my co-workers. The experience and skills I developed working here have made me the compassionate professional I am today.

Morgan Lawrence, Billing Office Manager

Title

I have worked in long-term care, and at Lakeside, for the last eleven years. I started as a dietary aide and worked through admissions, recreation, as an administrative assistant, and now as the acting Billing Office Manager. Over the years working in this facility and having the pleasure to work various areas has not only been a great learning experience but has also allowed me to learn the residents and their families on different levels. Caring for them is the most important aspect of what we do. I look forward to forward to growing with out team and the facility.

David Mobley, Maintenance Director

Title

I have been the Maintenance Director her since June of 2022. My job, overall, is to keep it short, is to ensure that the facility is running smoothly and safely. Daily, weekly, monthly inspections, work orders and grounds maintenance keep me busy. Although I love everything about my position, I would say the most rewarding part of my job is the people I work with and the residents that I see everyday. I enlisted in the Army in 1982, served until 1987. Upon my ETS, I started working for the city of Warwick Public Works Dept and retired in 2017 as the Supervisor of the Highway Division. In 2018, I began as a maintenance tech in the long-term care industry. Four years into this field, and I am still learning that there is always something new to be done but, no matter how difficult any day can be, the people you work with and for always make it worthwhile.

Jacquelyn Ortiz,
MDS Coordinator

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I have been working in long-term care for 18 years. I started as a CNA while in nursing school at URI. After graduating I worked as a staff nurse, supervisor, ADON and MDS coordinator. Long term care is my passion and I love that in my current position as an MDS coordinator I can help make a difference in the life of my patients and their family. Working in long term care has taught me patience and compassion that I carry with me during all my interactions in life. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, dancing and going to the beach.

Matthew Maisen,
Food Service Director

Title

I have worked in long-term care for 22 years, beginning as a dietary aide and then as a cook. I also have extensive experience in a traditional restaurant kitchen and hold a degree in Business Administration from Johnson and Wales University. I have been working as Food Service Director for seven years, and I sincerely enjoy leading an integral, multi-systems department that services our residents.

Lorraine Tortolanni,
Dietician

Title

I have worked in LTC within a skilled nursing facilities for 28 years. I began working in a nursing home at the age of 15. One of the owners was an RD that I was lucky to work under and gain experience and the skills needed to become an RD. I was driven by my experiences working with the Dietitian to Obtain a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and pursue my own career in Dietetics. I have stayed in LTC because Geriatrics is what I enjoy most.

Michelle Young,
A/R

Title

I have been working in long-term care for just over a year; I started as receptionist and am currently working to learn the business office as a whole. I truly enjoy the interactions that I have working directly with patients and their families.