Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a member of CenterLight Health System, has been an integral part of the Queens landscape since 1971. Commited to fulfilling and superseding the community’s healthcare needs and expectations, the facility is always seeking ways to enhance their delivery of care. We are pleased to introduce the most recent additions to their fabulous professional team.
Meet Yoel Lichstein, MPA, LMHA, Executive Director
Yoel’s career in healthcare spans decades – having served as an administrator for over 20 years in various facilities. Yoel is well-equipped to take Margaret Tietz to the next level as he aims to foster a sense of camaraderie, creative teamwork and an environment where everyone is encouraged to freely express their concerns and suggestions. He is proud to be a vital part of the rich milieu that defines Margaret Tietz.
Meet Sheva Turk, RN, BSN, Associate Administrator
A beloved community figure and Registered Nurse, Sheva brings 35 years of experience to her position at Margaret Tietz. With her most recent position as Director of CenterLight’s Medical Adult Day Health for 16 years, Sheva is a real people’s person who synthesizes CenterLight’s core values of cultural diversity and quality of care.
Meet Joan Skyers, RN, MSA, Director of Clinical Services
A nurse since the 1970’s, Joan first worked in acute care and then predominantly in long-term care. Joan is a firm believer in what she coins the “3C Model” – Caring, Clinically savvy and Customer-focused, and has placed those characteristics at the forefront while interfacing with all clinical disciplines at Margaret Tietz. Her goal – to have all physicians and nurses work in concert to achieve optimum clinical outcomes.
Meet Debbie Laskin, Director of Therapeutic Recreation
Debbie started her career in the health field in 1980 as an Art Therapist and Recreation Therapist. She is devoted to providing the residents with a diverse program of activities that are meaningful and positively impact on their quality of life. As a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Registered Art Therapist, Debbie has the skills and ability to provide anindividualized well-rounded program that targets all aspects of the residents’ needs and wishes.
Meet Joanne Gunnard, Food Service Director
Joanne has been a Food Service Director and Registered Dietitian for more than 30 years. Joanne is committed to resident food satisfaction and to ensuring that Margaret Tietz residents and staff are happy and excited about the food and the food services. Joanne knows that quality food is essential for a quality stay at the facility and does her best to make certain that every resident enjoys meal time at Margaret Tietz.
Meet Alina Vishnevskya, MSW, Case Manager/ Discharge Planner
Alina is a welcome addition to the Margaret Tietz team and her role is “to make sure that everyone is safe, happy and never has to come back!” When a patient is ready to return home and back to their community, Alina will see to all the arrangements – ensuring a safe discharge and making sure patients have all the services and equipment they need once they’re home.
Meet Esther Koenig, LMSW, Senior Social Worker
Esther parlays a wealth of expertise that she accrued over her 15 years dedicated to social work. She infuses her position with a joie de vivre and professionalism as she works closely with residents and their family to allay their concerns and help them cope with their challenges. She is determined to assure that every resident’s needs are met, treating everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve all the while.
Meet Leslie-Ann Conserve, RN, BSN, Associate Director of Clinical Services
With over 18 years of experience in long-term care, Leslie-Ann has made geriatric nursing her passion.Her longstanding nursing career affirms her dedication, compassion and belief that validating staff for their good work and attentive care results in better outcomes and patient satisfaction.