Boonton Township, NJ
Allaire’s leadership team members are talented individuals who are dedicated to best practices in healthcare. The team includes six licensed Nursing Home Administrators and three former Directors of Nursing, all of whom boast expansive healthcare expertise and decades of combined experience in the field.
Chief Executive OfficerBIO
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 community.
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.
Chief Nursing OfficerBIO
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.
VP of Business Development
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Corporate Operations
Daniel Reisman – Director of Financial Operations
Blimi Aviv – Director of Accounts Receivable
Chaya Schiff – Director of Accounts Payable
Mark Pollak – Director of Finance & Accounting
Michael Yannotta – Regional Director of Clinical Services, New Jersey
Rebekah Catalano – Regional Director of Clinical Services, Pennsylvania
Eli Weinberg – Chief Compliance Officer
Alex Webb – Director of Rehabilitation
Tzippy Bodner – Regional MDS Coordinator
Judah Orbach – Regional Administrator, New Jersey
Joe Garrett – Regional Administrator, Pennsylvania
Suzanne Anair – Regional Administrator, Vermont/New York
Kylie Smeltz – Regional Director of HR and Recruiting, Pennsylvania
Sharon Donner – Purchasing Coordinator
Dave Robertson – Regional Director of Maintenance
Benzi Nussbaum – Director of IT and Infrastructure
Jaimie Orefice – Corporate Director of Employee Relations
Carl Hinrichs – Corporate Director of Respiratory Care
Yisroel Landau – Director of Recruitment
Angel Ortiz – Corporate Director of Dining Services
Kasia Bohaterewicz-Briody – Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships, North Jersey
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