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
Michael (Mike) Yannotta has had a progressive health care career spanning over ten years, including as a unit manager in a health care facility and as an Administrator in assisted living and Senior Director of Nursing for a large health care organization.
A true caring soul, Mike takes pride in his ability and passion to ensure the care and services each person receives are individually directed and personalized. He also brings experience in the use and customization of electronic medical records. He holds certifications including Certified Assisted Living Administrator, Certified Director of Nursing Administration and Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Mike lives with his family in Middlesex, NJ. He enjoys playing music with his daughter, video games with his son and walking the family dog. He is an avid hockey fan and on weekends plays street hockey for fun. He especially enjoys traveling with his wife and walking with her “anywhere our feet will take us!”
Assistant Director of Nursing, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Wellness Nurse
Sally Gelpke, RN, a nurse for 25 years, has been a proud member of the Stein Nursing Team for the past 11 years. She spends the majority of her time working in the Jaffa Gate Memory Unit where she previously served as Dementia Service Coordinator.
Sally believes that nurses need to be good critical thinkers, pay attention to detail, and be flexible and able to multi-task. She brings compassion and an empathetic disposition to her role, treating everyone as she would want her own family to be treated.
A resident of Warren County, Sally loves spending time with her “honey” Edward, her family, friends and two dogs. She has an 18-year-old daughter, Casie, who will be starting college in fall 2017, and a 20-year-old son, Justin, who is in the United States Marine Corps.
Outside of her nursing role she enjoys playing tennis, taking nature walks and going to the beach. Her hobby of decorating and re-decorating keeps her in search of treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops.
Tatiana Dudjakova, RN, joined the Stein Nursing Team in June 2017 as Dementia Service Coordinator. A 15-year veteran of nursing, she has worked in long term care, dementia care and home care settings.
On a day-to-day basis, Tatiana is committed to providing exceptional care to all of the residents. Her warm, compassionate and friendly demeanor helps to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Tatiana enjoys the winter season when she spends most of her weekends skiing. In her spare time she loves being with family and friends. She currently resides in Hunterdon County 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.