Our Leadership

Our managerial staff is backed by decades of experience, compassion and dedication to superior care.


Steven Wieder, LNHA, Administrator
Cheryl Byer, Administrative Assistant
Joshua Basch, Chief Financial Officer
Nat Gordon, Chief Operating Officer
Chaya Prager, Controller
Yossi Kraus, LNHA, Financial Consultant
Ethel Garzon, RN, MDS Coordinator
Marlene McDowell, Director of Admissions
Siela Pahladsingh, Financial Coordinator
Yunice Lugo, Director of Community Relations & Business Development

Department Heads

Nora Ong, RN, Director of Nursing Services
Jocelyn Pacamarra, RN, BSN, Assistant Director of Nursing
Maria Lusardi, Director of Social Services
Penina Feltman, LMSW, Social Work Consultant
Jason Jimenez, OT, Rehab Director
Deborah Korman
, RD, Director of Dietary and Food Service
Jenna Ellis
, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, Director of Recreation
Edgar Gill
, Director of Building Services


Rajbir Chopra, MD, Medical Director
Daniel David Buff, MD, Attending Physician
Irina Natalenko, MD, Attending Physician
James John O’Connor, MD, Attending Physician

We also have many specialists that treat our residents in-house. The list is available upon request.

“Bezalel’s devoted team cares for each individual as family, which is noticeable in the smiles of our residents. I am proud to be a part of this exceptional organization.”

-  Charles Light  -