Welcome from Our President

Stuart B. Almer, FACHEPresident and Chief Executive Officer Gurwin Healthcare System

Since 1988, Gurwin has been a leader in providing the highest quality care and caring to our Long Island community. As we celebrate our 35th year of service to our community, it’s a good time to reflect on our many accomplishments, and to celebrate the staff members that make Gurwin so special.

What began as a small “mom and pop” nursing home has now grown to include a full continuum of healthcare services under the Gurwin Healthcare System umbrella. The System now operates a Life Plan Community on our Commack, NY campus, which is comprised of Fountaingate Gardens, our new Independent Living Community; Gurwin Assisted Living (Gurwin Jewish~Fay J. Lindner Residences; and Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. In addition, we also offer Adult Day Care programs, Home Care and added Island Nursing and Rehab Center to the System in early 2020. A variety of specialty care services are also offered, including ventilator and respiratory care in a 28-bed Respiratory Care Unit, an Advanced Care Unit for medically complex patients, Memory Care, hospice and palliative care, and on-site dialysis.

At Gurwin, we have always been proud to provide comfort to those who entrust their loved ones to us. Our outstanding staff provides the highest quality care and constantly demonstrates compassion to those we serve. In every program, each staff member is imbued with a commitment to treat the members of our communities as if they were their very own family members, and that feeling of genuine caring is part of what makes Gurwin unique.

As you peruse our website, you will notice many unique and remarkable people, programs and services. Enjoy your visit! If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us.




Stuart B. Almer
President and CEO
Gurwin Healthcare System

Leadership Team

The Gurwin Healthcare System is headed by an experienced leadership team who are innovators in the senior care industry.

Stuart B. Almer, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System

Michael Letter, MHA, LNHA

Sr. Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System

Louis Vittereti

Chief Financial Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System

Maria L. Franco, PharmD, BCGP

Chief Pharmacy Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System

Dorian Froelich, LMSW

Chief Guest Relations Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System

Kristy D’Errico

Chief People Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System

Tim Matejka

Chief Development Officer
Gurwin Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Audrey Marchand, MSN, LNHA

Island Nursing & Rehab Center

John Mastacciuola

Executive Director
Fountaingate Gardens Independent Living

Joel Gali

Vice President and Administrator
Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences

Mary Jean McKeveny, RN, MS

Chief Home Care Officer
Gurwin Home Care Agency

Jeraldine Fedoriw

Chief Adult Day Care Officer
Gurwin Adult Day Health Program

Lynette Rutherford, RN, MSN, MSA

Chief Nursing Officer
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Dennine Cook

Chief Corporate Communications Officer
Gurwin Healthcare System