Executive Director, Stein Assisted Living
Anna Simmons has been employed at the Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living for over 25 years. Her career at Wilf began at the nursing home, where she worked as a nurse in infection control and staff development. Her background in nursing and her love of quality assurance made her a natural fit as Executive Director of The Stein Assisted Living Residence. In this role, she oversees the daily operation of the 90-bed assisted living residence.
She has been a New Jersey-certified assisted living administrator since 2005. She received her American Nurses Credentials from the Center Board Certified Gerontology nurse. She has been certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, and has served as a certified assisted housing manager.
Anna’s personal mission is to make every day as good as it can be for every resident she serves. She is most proud of the care given by the talented team of dedicated professionals at The Stein Residence.
Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family and resides in Highland Park, NJ.
Director of Nursing
Paula has worked in healthcare for over 35 years. She started her career as a nurse’s aide in a long-term care facility and worked her way up to various positions such as LPN and RN, Nurse Manager. Paula received her bachelor’s in nursing degree from Kean University in 2010. She was promoted to Director of Nursing and was in that position for 12 years, prior to her coming to Stein Assisted Living. In her previous position, during her tenure as Director of Nursing, Paula worked to obtain deficiency free surveys and provided person centered care to residents.
Paula’s love of working with the elderly led her to Stein Assisted Living. She says she was very impressed by the level of care provided and the home-like atmosphere and is very pleased that she was offered the opportunity to join the very competent and compassionate team of care givers. Paula looks forward to working with the team to continue to provide excellent care to the residents.
Family is very important to Paula. She is the mother of three adult children and one grandchild, who is the love of her life.
Director of Dementia Services
Sally has been a nurse for over 25 years. She has been a proud member of the Stein nursing team for over 13 years. She joined Stein Assisted Living as a staff nurse, was then promoted to Director of Dementia Services, Assistant Director of Nursing and then to Director of Nursing. Most recently, Sally decided to go back to her first love as the Director of Dementia Services on Jaffa Gate, where she brings her passion for caring for residents with dementia.
Sally believes nurses need to be good critical thinkers, pay attention to detail, be flexible, be able to multi task, and most importantly have empathy.
Sally is a resident of Oxford. She enjoys spending time with her husband Edward, family and friends. Her daughter, Casie, is enrolled in college for nursing and her son, Justin , is in the United States Marine Corps. Outside of being a nurse, Sally loves to play tennis, go to the beach, and antiquing.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Tatiana Dudjakova joined the Stein Nursing Team in June 2017 as the Dementia Service Coordinator. A 15-year veteran of nursing, she has worked in long term care, dementia care and home care settings.
In addition to her boundless energy, Tatiana is committed to providing exceptional care to all our residents. Her warm, compassionate and friendly demeanor helps to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Tatiana enjoys the winter season where she spends most of her weekends skiing. In her spare time she loves being with family and friends. She currently resides in Flemington with her husband and daughter.
Director of Marketing
Randi Rosen has participated in the growth of The Stein Residence since its inception in May of 2003. She has worked with seniors and their families for more than eight years as a nursing home social worker and admissions director.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1979 from The College at Brockport: State University of New York. She is also a Certified Assisted Living Administrator.
Randi enjoys nature, hiking with her dog, and playing tennis. She likes the adventure of traveling and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
Resident Services Coordinator
In 2004, Karen Natkow joined the Stein Residence staff following careers in the teaching and retail fields. In addition to working with the marketing department, she is the “problem-solver” for residents, helping them to settle into their apartments, arranging medical transportation and generally trying to make their lives better.
Karen is a graduate of Douglass College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She recently became a Certified Assisted Living Administrator.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family, especially the four-legged members.
Director of Recreation
Jackie Kott has been working as the Recreation Director at The Martin & Edith Stein Assisted Living for over five years. Prior to that, she worked at The Central New Jersey Home for the Aged for 18 years in the recreation department. She has worked with older adults for over 23 years.
She is a graduate of Stockton State College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. At Stockton State, she studied gerontology and held two internships at an adult day care center, as well as an adult nutrition and medical senior site in Atlantic City.
Jackie is a certified activity director with a specialization in assisted living ADC/ALF through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. Jackie received the Nachson award for her outstanding leadership role in the development or implementation of creative, innovative programs or services that exemplify Jewish values.
She lives with her family in Piscataway. In her spare time, she enjoys reading a good book, going to the movies with friends, socializing at parties and finding treasures at garage sales.
Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner came to the Wilf Campus in 2010 after serving as a hospice chaplain and bereavement services manager with VITAS Hospice for over four years.
He has lectured throughout New Jersey at nursing homes and adult facilities on Jewish end-of-life care issues, ranging from spiritual aspects of caring for Jewish families to the intricate medical ethic issues often faced. He has also lectured about community advocacy for Hospice and end-of-life care and challenges faced.
Rabbi Kinzbrunner attends Ahavas Achim, where he has had opportunity to teach many classes on Jewish Thought and Philosophy. He was ordained by Yeshiva University, where he also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and master’s degree in Jewish Studies. A member of the National Association for Jewish Chaplains, he has lectured on issues of end-of-life care at their yearly conferences.
Rabbi Kinzbrunner resides in Highland Park, New Jersey with his wife Shira and their children.
Director of Dining Services
Brad Fassett was promoted to the position of the Director of Dining Services at the Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, he served as a production manager on campus for two and a half years.
Brad has been in the food service industry for many years, including positions at the Hilton Hotel and Monmouth Race Track. His training as a chef began on the job, where he enjoys creating new dishes and taking one ingredient and turning it into various entrees. His favorite dish to cook is chicken murphy.
Brad enjoys hearing the residents’ stories and working with members of the campus staff. He also enjoys the challenges of working in a Kosher kitchen, where the pace is mentally and physically challenging.
A lifelong resident of Sayreville, Brad attended Middlesex County College. He is married and has one son. Brad enjoys reading, television, and playing hockey, volleyball, and softball in his free time.