Meet our Staff

Anthony Franchi, Jr.

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Executive Director

 

 

The Ellis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center welcomed Anthony (“Tony”), Jr.  as the Administrator in December, 2018.  Tony comes to The Ellis with over twenty (20) years experience in managing Skilled Nursing Facilities.

 

Inspired by family and his inherent sensitivity to the healthcare needs of society’s most vulnerable – the elderly - he was drawn to a career in long-term care, working first in many supportive positions and then culminating as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
 

“My introduction to nursing homes at age 16 years old, working at The Ellis as a housekeeper during summer and school vacations, mapped my career purpose in serving the elderly.  As the Administrator entrusted to oversee the well-being of our residents, I always welcome the input of family and loved ones."

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Min Keung Song, MD

Medical Director

 

We are proud to announce our partnership with Dr. Min Keung Song.
Dr.Song, MD, MPH, CMD currently serves as the Geriatric Medical Director at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Milton. He specializes in geriatric primary care, consultation, and long-term care with previous experience working in hospice. Dr. Song maintains a primary care practice on-site at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton. 

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Carol Matthews

Director of Nursing




 

Carol comes to The Ellis with an established career in long term and rehabilitation care. She began her career in 1991 as a CNA  and then as a Registered Nurse.  Prior to her arrival at The Ellis, Carol was the Director of Nursing for two local skilled nursing facilities over a span of 23 years. Carol has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of long term care and short term rehabilitation and has become a great asset to our team.

 

  “ I am very excited to be a part of the Ellis and its family.  I truly believe in an open door policy and enjoy meeting with residents and staff.  I look forward to getting to know each resident and each staff member at the Ellis.  I do believe in becoming a part of the building that I work in, realizing always that I am a guest in the resident’s home."

Kristen Lewis

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Director of Admissions & Case Management

Kristen came to The Ellis with over 17 years experience in Admissions.  She managed admissions for 14 years at a skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility in Newton and has over 10 years experience as a Case Manager.  Kristen has a degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and specializes in gerontology.  She enjoys helping others in the community with their transition from home life to community life.  Kristen's ability to assist families and residents with sometimes difficult situations makes her uniquely qualified to manage admissions and enhance case management.
  
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff and 2 children, Kylie and Brendon.  
“I am truly excited to be part of The Ellis team!"

Michelle Davis

Director of Rehabilitation
 

A Director of Rehabilitation for the past nine years, Michelle Davis has 16 years' experience as an occupational therapist, specializing in geriatric patients. She joined The Ellis staff and has very much enjoyed the transition from large company to small, family-run business.
 

"You are able to resolve any of your departmental or resident needs in a timely fashion when you work for a family run business." "I love working with this staff. They truly love their jobs and we all work well together. It is so rewarding to help our patients succeed, so great to help them achieve their goal of returning home."

Andrea Riobe

Food Service Director

Andrea is a reliable and experienced Food Service Director who manages our Dining Room services and creates innovative menus for residents.  She is adept at maintaining a reliable serving staff and acts as the liaison between the staff and residents.  She is a most welcome addition to the staff here at The Ellis!