Wallingford,CT, May 2, 2012…….Deborah J. Lavallee, RN, has joined the staff at Masonicare at AshlarVillage in Wallingford as Supervisor of Assisted Living Services (SALSA) for Pond Ridge Assisted Living. Jon-Paul Venoit, Sr. Vice President of Residential and Community Based Services for Masonicare, made the announcement.
In her role as SALSA, Ms. Lavallee will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day clinical operations at Pond Ridge to ensure that high quality residential services are provided for 136 assisted living and dementia care residents. Prior to joining Masonicare, Ms. Lavallee was Senior Resident Care Director for Benchmark Senior Living.
Ms. Lavallee, a resident of Niantic, received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Mohegan Community College in Norwich and an RN in Nursing from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. She has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), and is currently Chair of the organization’s SALSA committee and a member of other CALA committees as well. Ms. Lavallee is also a member of the faculty for the CALA SALSA course. In 2011, she was awarded the CALA Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Lavallee has four children and seven grandchildren.