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Staff Directory

Questions or concerns? Feel free to contact the appropriate staff member below for assistance. Shaker Place’s main line is: (518) 869-2231. We look forward to helping you!

  • Department



  • Director of Admissions

    Jen Travis #8935
  • Director of Nursing

    Rebecca Luce #8922
  • Chief Dietitian

    Susan Trulsen #8899
  • Resident Care Director

    Laura Vartanian #8906
  • Clinic

    Alexis Russell #8929
  • Director of Social Services

    Amie Bennett #8911
  • Director of Physical Therapy

    Karen Wallace #8891
  • Director of Occupational and Therapeutic Recreation Therapy

    Gabrielle Curtis #8892
  • Speech Language Pathology

    Jen Corazzini #8893
  • Respiratory Therapy

    Arvinder Pabla-Kaur #8912
  • Medical Records

    Sue Short #8923
  • Personnel

    Heidi Connors #8917
  • Director of Fiscal Operations

    Frank Commisso #8933
  • Physical Plant/Maintenance

    Andy Lucarelli #8938
  • Housekeeping/Laundry

    Jesse Bishop #8925
  • Medical Director

    Dr. Vanessa Denning #8924
  • Infectious Disease/Employee Health

    Debbi Houck #8949
  • Office of the Executive Director

    Larry I. Slatky #8940

Family members with questions regarding resident condition(s) are invited and encouraged to initially contact the Supervising Nurse on their respective nursing unit.

To contact residents, you may send an email to: (please include the resident’s name, your name, and your relationship).