Benjamin Kurland, President and CEO / Owner
Benjamin Kurland is President, Chief Executive Officer, and owner of Allaire Health Services, a progressive healthcare services organization based in Central New Jersey. Under Ben’s leadership and with an intense focus on operational turnaround, Allaire has grown from owning and operating a single facility into being a complex, comprehensive multi-facility company that spans four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. With diverse experience working with Hospitals, Health Systems, Managed Care Organizations, multi-specialty/multi-location physician group practices, and Management Service Organizations (MSO), Ben provides leadership and direction to over 750+ staff members and works to ensure that the facilities he is leading operate as a centerpiece of the
Ben began his career in healthcare volunteering in the oncology ward for Zichron Menachem, a cancer support organization, and has progressively advanced within the skilled nursing facility business. He has served as Assistant Administrator, Administrator, and Regional Administrator, eventually becoming a partner in three Aristacare buildings. With each position, Ben has maintained a vision of exceptional performance leveraging evidence-based clinical care strategies, always focused on what is best for
patients and residents.
Ben has successfully transformed a total of ten (10) underperforming facilities (three at Aristacare and six at Allaire) by implementing industry best practices and partnering with leading hospitals/health systems in the region to source patients/residents, align care strategies, and advance strategies for population health and wellness. The institutions that have been acquired or come under Allaire management now offer premium healthcare programs that outperform the competition in terms of team cohesiveness, operational efficiency, productivity, and patient outcomes. Driving the industry standard for program quality in Allaire’s first building, Ben led the transformation of a specialized but underutilized neurological program, which started with 18 beds and transformed into a full-service
facility with 174 beds dedicated to long-term neurological impairment with programmatic technologies and a multidisciplinary approach to patient-centered services. With this success, Allaire has added additional facilities to the Allaire family, each of which has undergone the same level of clinical, performance, and aesthetic transformation as the original Allaire facility.
Ben continues to identify new opportunities for expanding the Allaire portfolio of facilities and services. The strategies employed within Allaire facilities have been recognized by other organizations as leading practices, and this recognition has resulted in the launching of Allaire Management Services. Under Ben’s leadership, Allaire Management Services was engaged by the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health to lead a turnaround and restructuring of a significant facility in Western Pennsylvania to overcome a mass COVID-19 outbreak within the resident population. Ben has concurrently led the development and advancement of a formal affiliation between Allaire Health Services and Atlantic Health, a partnership focused on joint operation and service delivery at Allaire’s Morristown Post Acute facility. The partnership has also resulted in the rapid establishment of a dedicated COVID-19 unit for
transitional care. Under Ben’s leadership, Allaire has evolved from being an operator of facilities to be a comprehensive management and advisory company for skilled nursing facilities.
In addition to responsibilities with Allaire, Ben serves as a Board member of the Healthcare Association of NJ (HCANJ). He was the recipient of the New Administrator Award in 2011 from the New Jersey College of Healthcare Administrators and currently serves as the non-profit organization’s Vice President. As a community-focused advocate, Ben is an active member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Alliance and participates in numerous community philanthropic events. Ben is also a regular guest speaker for New Jersey’s Professional Career Services organization. Ben has a master’s degree and his LNHA certification. In addition, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Ben also holds his RAC-CT, enabling him to understand MDS terminology and better provide care to residents.
William Mettler, Chief Financial Officer
As Allaire Health Services’ Chief Financial Officer, with over 25 years of finance and operations management experience, Bill meticulously reviews costs and revenue streams to ensure that all reporting is accurate and operates within Medicare and Medicaid guidelines. Bill also oversees all employee payroll, contract negotiations, and statistical reporting, including risk management.
He is also heavily involved assisting those with special needs within the community by serving committee member of the Central Susquehanna Sight Services, a public service organization within 6 counties that aides the visually impaired. As a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Affiliated Healthcare and Living Communities, Bill stays in-the-know of the ever-changing healthcare industry, allowing him to make financial decisions that result in positive company outcomes.
Chava Goldschmidt, Chief Nursing Officer
Chava Goldschmidt is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse who brings several years of experience in rehabilitation,long-term care nursing, clinical reimbursement, quality assurance, and healthcare management. As the Chief Nursing Officer of Allaire Health Services, Chava oversees and manages all aspects of the nursing operations. Chava works with the Directors of Nursing to implement clinical programs and protocols, develop educational materials, and ensure the consistent delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
As an active member of the AANAC (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators), AANLCP (American Association of Life Care Planners), and ARN (Association of Rehab Nurses), Chava has the ability to network with other healthcare leaders and derive new policies, procedures, and ideas that continue to advance Allaire Health Services’ level of care.
Ahron Lieberman, Director of Operations
Ahron leads development and implementation of strategic and operational workforce plans, leadership development and human resource integration across all our facilities He provides strategic direction in all areas of human resources operations, including HR technology, employee benefits, compensation, and talent acquisition and development.
In his search to acquire the best employees for Allaire’s buildings, he has successfully launched social media campaigns, designed referral bonus systems,and maintains a strong presence at all local schools and workforce development venues where he presents and advises those searching for career opportunities within the healthcare Industry . In addition to his accomplishments in Human resources, Ahron also is a certified dementia practitioner and a certified administrator in both New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania.
Phyllisann Sperato, Director of Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
Phyllisann Sperato serves as Director of Human Resources for Allaire Health Services, bringing over 20 years of experience in Human Resource experience to the Allaire team. Prior to joining Allaire, Phyllisann has held management roles within the Healthcare Industry with a focus on Payroll, Benefits, Workers Compensation, and Labor law.
Her area of expertise includes talent development, employee engagement, and coaching, specifically working with our employees on their life cycle needs and finding solutions that work best for them. Her motto has always been and always will be a “Happy Employee is a Productive Employee”.
Benzion Nussbaum, Director of IT and Infrastructure
Benzion provides leadership, vision, direction, coordination and management for a broad range of technology areas at Allaire Health, including information systems, telecommunications,and Health Information Management. Mr. Nussbaum also leverages our many technology assets to integrate, support and transform our approach to healthcare. Benzion has seamlessly transitioned network systems and infrastructure for each building acquired by Allaire Health services, and spearheaded the switch to wireless equipment, creating a safer, more cost-effective system achieving Allaire’s goals and objectives
His strong healthcare industry background has proven incredibly useful when creating HIPAA-compliant servers that allow for simple communication between facility personnel. Benzion is trained in A+, Network+, CCNA, Microsoft server Training, and HIPPA.
Carl Hinrichs, Director of Respiratory Care Services
Carl Hinrichs, BS, CRT, RRT is our Director of Respiratory Care Services, as well as the regional respiratory therapist for all respiratory programs in Allaire’s facilities. Carl has over 25 years of experience in respiratory care and personally oversees the delivery and training of all respiratory services in our multiple care and rehab communities. Carl graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University and was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Award. Carl has written multiple publications showing the value and improved outcomes when Respiratory Care Practitioners are involved in resident care. Carl’s extensive experience in creating clinical protocols to best meet our resident’s needs is legendary and we’re proud to have him on our team!
Chaim Brecher, Financial Controller
As Financial Controller for Allaire Health Services, Chaim is responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting functions, including financial systems, payroll,, internal controls, budgeting, forecasting, and cash management. Aside from managing all phases of reimbursement, and finance, Chaim is involved in the acquisitions process , payer negotiations, and financial strategy development.
Prior to joining Allaire Chaim served as Assistant Controller at New Grove Manor where he also utilized the opportunity to become a licensed Nursing Home Administrator giving him the industry knowledge to balance the quality care and corporate responsibilities of this rapidly growing company.
Darcy Domingues, Regional Dietitian
Darcy Domingues is a Registered Dietitian who started her career in Long term care/ sub-acute rehab as a staff dietitian. She advanced to a Regional position where she provided clinical support to over 20 dietitians throughout New Jersey. After 8 years, she decided to further her education and attended Washington State University, where she received an MBA. After working as a consultant, she joined the Allaire Team at Morrisview Healthcare Center as the Lead Dietitian. Aside from her lead role at Morris View, she serves as the regional dietitian for Allaire’s North Jersey facilities.
Today, Darcy combines her medical nutrition therapy skills along with her business background to help develop the dietary departments and menu planning throughout multiple Allaire facilities. Darcy has had a significant role in transforming Allaire’s approach to enhancing the dining service by carefully combining nutritious meals with a fine dining experience