Eluisa has worked in sales and marketing for her entire career. She got her first “taste” for working with people at her parents’ bakery. Eluisa lives in Dingman’s Ferry with her husband of 16 years and her two children. She enjoys spending time with her kids and being a cheer mom!
Denna has worked in senior living and geriatric care for over 30 years in a variety of settings. Denna is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has her PhD in Kinesiology. Her dissertation, “Exploring the Role of Recreational therapist in Palliative and Hospice Care,” focused on researching family relationship with medical staff at end of life. Most recently, she worked at Benchmark Senior Living in Connecticut. While in CT, she was a trained volunteer: ALZ Association as a support group leader, community educator, facilitated family caregiver educational workshops, and leads bereavement support group at her church.
Denna is relocating to beautiful Milford from CT to be closer to her son and 2-year-old granddaughter, Valerie. She is a mother of 3 and grandparent of one with one on the way at the end of this year. She loves spending time with family, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, ballroom dancing, watching NFL games, hosting themed parties, dog sitting, volunteering, and participating in church events.
Denna is very excited to join us here at Belle Reve. She is eager to meet and come to know our residents and their families!
Abdajah, who goes by Abby has always had a passion for healthcare & has always been a caretaker. Abby is currently pursuing her bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration. Abby has filled the roles of personal care aide, medication technician, case manager, amongst other roles so far in her career. She started her career in healthcare as a receptionist at an assisted living community in New York during the pandemic in which she found to be challenging but very rewarding. Abby has hopes of continuing to grow in her career because her fulfillment comes from helping others and being there for those who can benefit from what she has to offer.
Abby was born & raised in Bronx, NY with her 2 older sisters & younger brother. Abby enjoys her daily FaceTime calls with her siblings, mother, & niece, being a mother to her son, trips, cooking, & movie nights on the sofa with her partner. Although she isn’t a sports fan, Abby never misses a Super Bowl party or the Playoff’s.
Bill found his love for cooking in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy, Bill attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Bill started working in health care in 1987. He has been the director of Dining Services at Belle Reve since 2006. Bill is married with three children and has two grandchildren.
Chris is the rehabilitation director at Belle Reve. The members of the therapy team are employees of Prime Rehabilitation Services Inc. and have had the great pleasure of providing therapy services at Belle Reve Senior Living for well over a decade. Before becoming a therapist, Chris spent eight years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard. He then transitioned to the USCG Reserve component in 2007. He will retire in 2020 from USCG Station Sandy Hook in New Jersey as a Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor. After relisting into the Reserves, Chris graduated with honors from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at SUNY Orange in 2009. Shortly after graduation, he achieved National Board Certification as an occupational therapy assistant. Chris started his career working as a staff clinician in the geriatric community at Belle Reve Senior Living. We are fortunate to have been blessed to have him on our team over the last 10 years.