Yosef Spierer, administrator at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling, has been with The Grand since its inception. A graduate of Baruch College who spent a year studying abroad, Yosef has a degree in digital marketing with a minor in psychology and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration. His passion for technology is equaled only by his love for helping others and he was able to combine those two pursuits as the architect of The Grand’s groundbreaking iPad program. A long time volunteer with his synagogue’s youth program, Yosef’s trademark sense of humor always leaves our Grand guests and staff smiling from ear to ear.
Born and raised in Newburgh, New York, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling’s Director of Nursing Andree Kozaczek professes to a love of hands-on bedside nursing. Andree earned an RN degree from Orange County Community College, a bachelor’s from SUNY New Paltz and a masters in nurse anesthesia from Columbia University. With 22 years nursing experience, an acute care background in several areas and four years’ experience as director of nursing services in a long term care setting, Andree is perfectly suited to her job and enjoys spending time with her French bulldog Lola.
Director of Rehabilitation Divya Reddy Siddam has been with The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling since 2009. Divya, who began her career pursuing physical therapy in India, came to the United States in 2006. She completed a master's in kinesiology at the University of Central Oklahoma and then moved to New York. Divya takes tremendous pride in being part of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing family and leading the facility's dedicated rehabilitation team.
Mary has served as the Direct of Social Work at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling for over 13 years. Mary holds an undergraduate degree from SUNY at Oneonta with a dual major in adulthood and aging and sociology as well as an MSW from the SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare, with a specialization in working with older adults. Mary has been with The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling since her graduation, indulging her lifelong passion for working with older adults. Her dedication, both to the residents and to the facility, are evident on a daily basis and in her off hours, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Josephine Cramer has worked her way up through the ranks at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling. She started in housekeeping in 2002 and then became Director of Medical Records, a position she held for 10 years. Two years ago Josephine took on her current position, Director of Housekeeping, and her dependability, knowledge and compassion have made her well known at The Grand. Josephine enjoys camping with her husband and son and she directs a local community marching band.
A two year employee at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling, Frank Angelico is the facility's Director of Maintenance. Frank enjoys working with people and brightening their day and has been volunteering for a Bronx little league team for the last 25 years.
Food Service Director Josh Birdsell has spent the last eight years at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling, starting as a dietary aide and then working his way up the ladder, serving as a cook before taking on his current responsibilities. He strives to include guests in the food making process, in order to ensure that every meal is a truly enjoyable experience.
Aimee Burton, Dietitian at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling, has been a registered Dietitian for over 20 years, spending the last four of those years with us at The Grand. Aimee graduated from Marshall University with a bachelors in Dietetics and a masters in Family and Consumer Sciences Nutrition. Aimee, a former adjunct professor of nutrition at Northern Colorado University, currently teaches at the Culinary Institute of America and has developed and implemented weight loss programs at several facilities.
Christina Woolley is the Director of Recreation at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling. She began her career in health care 21 years ago as a certified nursing assistant, making the move into recreation four years later. An activity director for the past 11 years, Christina joined The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in December 2014 where she pursues her personal mission of bringing moments that last a lifetime to both guests and their families.