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Lois Beatty, BSN, RN is known as the “Queen of Quality” at Broadway House for Continuing Care. That’s because she is dedicated to maintaining the high standards for care that keep our residents safe. The Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, she came to Broadway House in 1998, drawn to the facility’s mission to provide care for residents with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations. For her dedication to our residents, Ms. Beatty was named the 2021 NJBIZ Healthcare Hero—Nurse of the Year. She says, “Broadway House is cutting edge. We always aim for standards higher than required by local, state, and federal regulations. We advocate and provide care for our residents at the highest level, regardless of their past history or what society may think they deserve.”
Ms. Beatty earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing, as well as a paralegal degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and certification as an enterostomal therapist from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minnesota.
Herbert R. Belisle takes great pride in his role as Consultant—Plant Operations at Broadway House for Continuing Care. He ensures that all aspects of the facility’s plant run smoothly, which is critical to the comfort of our residents and their families—as well as the effectiveness of our clinical care staff. A Broadway House employee since 2013, Mr. Belisle is inspired by the determination of our residents: “As I look back on my life and remember the insignificant issues, disappointments, and complaints, they’re nothing compared to the issues our residents deal with every day. I am proud to be part of this organization, which provides such great service and opportunity to our residents.”
Mr. Belisle attended Brookdale Community College to study business administration and Southern Illinois University for occupational education. He holds the following accreditations and certifications: ECRI (Healthcare Environmental Management), JACHO (Hospital Accreditation and Environment of Care), NFPA Life Safety Code 101, EPA Hazardous Material Incident Response Operations, and OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Trainer.
Every day, Elaine Brown seeks to make a difference in someone’s life. Ms. Brown touches many lives as Director of Nursing at Broadway House, subscribing to a simple guiding principle: “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” Ms. Brown says, “I am impressed with the many people and organizations that deliver the very best care to Broadway House residents struggling with HIV/AIDS. The inspiration comes from within me to do my absolute best when it comes to our residents. At Broadway House, we leave no stone unturned.”
A graduate of Essex County College and Thomas Edison State University, Ms. Brown has worked with the US Army for 15 years as a civilian Health Technician working alongside active duty military men and women in the US and overseas. She was also a Medical Assistant for over 25 years before starting her nursing career, gaining a wealth of knowledge that provides the foundation to make sound changes that will benefit Broadway House residents.
Chidera Ekweghariri has always yearned to work within a mission-driven environment that impacts the lives of others. As Director of Admissions, Ms. Ekweghariri is the first Broadway House contact our residents encounter in their journey toward life-changing care. A graduate of Kean University, she says, “Broadway House is unique for the trust, faith, love, and support that the staff and residents have with one another. I’m motivated every day by the conscious effort our residents make, especially those who are battling substance abuse. They have been faced with hurdles and adversities, but through support and education they are thriving and living fulfilled lives.”
Korvette Hinton-Woods, CSW is a mainstay at Broadway House for Continuing Care. Currently the Director of Activities, Interns & Volunteers, she began working here in 2010. Ms. Hinton-Woods says, “Broadway House has helped me to advance personally and professionally. I decided to work here for an opportunity to connect with and learn from a population that often gets overlooked. What I enjoy most about working at Broadway House is building positive connections with the residents and making their stay significant.”
Ms. Hinton-Woods holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Rutgers University.
When Gloria Horton, BA, CSW, CDP, CDVC, came to Broadway House for Continuing Care in 1995, she sought to be of service to the community where she was raised. Since then, she has remained steadfast in upholding the facility’s mission to provide outstanding care to residents of Newark and the surrounding area. Mrs. Horton says, “At Broadway House, all are welcome, regardless of race, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. Our residents remind me through good and bad situations to stay in the fight to make a difference for the next community member who comes through the door.”
Now a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator Intern, Mrs. Horton earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in sociology, from Kean University. She is also a Social Work Field Instructor at Rutgers University.
Serving those with HIV/AIDS is personal for Assistant Director of Finance Angela Moroney-Cymbaluk: “I was lucky enough to find out about Broadway House for Continuing Care soon after losing my younger brother to AIDS. I only wish he had been able to spend some time here. It would have been a perfect fit for him. Besides the setting, which is beautiful, the atmosphere at Broadway House is very special. It’s a true multidisciplinary team effort to provide caring and respectful treatment to all of our residents.”
Ms. Moroney-Cymbaluk attended New Jersey City University and came to Broadway House in 1995 after working for 17 years in the business sector.
For more than 15 years, Rodolfo A. Munera, MD, has provided expert medical care to the residents of Broadway House for Continuing Care. A specialist in infectious diseases and internal medicine, Dr. Munera contributes significant experience to the team at our facility. He says, “Broadway House is a very challenging, interesting, and underserved community. There is a great sense of family here, and we all respect one another. I get a great sense of satisfaction serving our residents, and I am inspired to continue to help them.”
A graduate of La Salle College, Dr. Munera earned a master of science from the University of Libre and a medical degree from the University of Cartagena, all in Colombia. In addition to serving as Medical Director at Broadway House, he is an attending physician at University Hospital in Newark and has a private practice in Clifton.
Mission is important to Lisa M. Papciak, the Director of Marketing and Development at Broadway House for Continuing Care. Before arriving at Broadway House in 2020, Ms. Papciak worked at a high school for talented, underprivileged teens in Newark. She says, “I have always been a person who needs to have purpose in my work. I completely support the mission of Broadway House. Here, it’s all about the people—both staff and residents. Everyone is so warm and welcoming. Despite the challenges our residents face, there is an inner peace and contentment that radiates from them.”
Ms. Papciak earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University.
Lauro L. Rocha, DNP, APN-BC, values the healing power of holistic care. At Broadway House for Continuing Care, Dr. Rocha is dedicated to treating each person with dignity and respect: “Here, we have the ability to care for the whole person. With this holistic approach, we do not treat only the disease. We care for the body, mind, and spirit. Our residents are so resilient. They are torn by mental health disease and infectious disease, and despite this, they are able to stand firm.”
Dr. Rocha attended Rutgers University, where he earned a Doctor in Nursing Practice, a Master’s in Nursing, and a Bachelor’s in Nursing. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s in Theology from South Brazil Baptist Seminary.
Eric Rucinski sees tremendous possibilities in his role as Food Service Director for Broadway House for Continuing Care: “I’m dedicated to elevating the perception of what it is possible to achieve in an institutional setting.” A graduate of the New York Restaurant School, Mr. Rucinski’s nutritious menus play a central role in the care plan of each of our residents. “I am honored to have the opportunity to provide nourishment to such optimistic, spirited, positive people,” he says. “The fact that we have a plan for our residents once they leave, and attempt to do everything in our power to set them up for success, is not something you see every day.”