Meet the team

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Marilyn Bressler, LNHA

Administrator

Marilyn Bressler brings more than 30 years of healthcare management experience in long term care settings to Split Rock Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, and has been acting as Administrator to Split Rock since 2011. As Administrator, she oversees the overall and everyday operations at Split Rock, assuring that the highest quality of care is provided in a safe environment that promotes dignity and respect to all of the residents.

Mrs. Bressler is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She is a graduate of New York University, with her Master’s Degree in Psychology, as well as continued studies toward her PhD with the same concentration. She has served in a variety of Lead roles, from the Vice President at MJHS and currently as the COO for the Webster Health Care Group, overseeing Split Rock, New Franklin, and Fort Tryon Healthcare Centers.

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Greta Gayle, Jocelyn Gonzalez, & Cathrine Burke, LMSW

Admissions

With over 40 years of combined experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Healthcare System at large in New York City, our Admissions Team aims to provide you with the most professional, courteous, and timely service you deserve. As a team, we can assist you with support surrounding all your questions and concerns, whether this is your first experience with Rehabilitation Services, or if you are returning for continued care. We consider ourselves an anchor to guide you through your admissions process, to ensure your satisfaction with care, and in directing you to the appropriate members of your treatment team as you traverse your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to our Family!

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Dr. Ronald Gross

Medical Director

Dr Ronald Gross brings his 29 years of expertise as a primary care physician to Split Rock Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, as the medical director of Split Rock. He oversees the proper protocol and ensuring that each patient receives the necessary care. The way he directs the medical care at Split rock makes all staff member readily happy to go out of their way for the well being of each resident

Dr. Gross operates a private practice in Riverdale, and is affiliated with St Josephs Hospital in Yonkers, NY.

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Dr. Mary Rose Custodio-Ober DPT

Director of Rehabilitation

Dr. Mary Rose Custodio-Ober has been a Physical therapist in NY since 2004.  She received her bachelors from De La Salle University, Philippines and her doctorate from Dominican College, New York.  Dr. Ober manages the rehabilitation department of Split Rock Rehabilitation and Health Care Center ensuring a systemic approach to assessing and constructing operational efficiencies to enhance patient care and services.  In her years of service, she has demonstrated great leadership skills, often partaking on patient care, providing knowledge, advice, and counsel. She ensures that her team members feel comfortable and encourages collaboration in creating an interdisciplinary team approach towards patient care.  Dr. Ober personifies professionalism in every duty she partakes, demonstrating ethical responsibility and excellence in conflict management to advocate for both rehab personnel and residents.

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Tammie Thacker

Respiratory Director

Tammie Thacker started working at Split Rock Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in 2009. She has worked at and is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center since 2000. Having graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Respiratory and her Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Ms. Thacker is able to foster a strong Respiratory Team with success in aggressive weaning and transitioning patients to home.

Ms. Thacker has been in the field of Respiratory Services for over the past 20 years and is proud to make herself available to you and your family should you have any questions or concerns throughout your stay.

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Cristobal Castillo

Director of Food Service

Cristobal Castillo has 15 plus years experience in the healthcare field as a Food Service Director. He has served as the Food Service Director for 7 years at Split Rock Rehab. As the director of food services he incorporated advanced systems in effort to enhance to the quality of the food service in addition to providing tasty and nutritious meals. He maintains high standards of food safety and monitors closely the scheduled cleanings. He is committed to the care of the residents and wants to please them, he understands that a well presented tasty meal can make the complete difference to ones day.

Cristobal attended culinary institute of NY in 2000, and is ServSafe Certified (QFO). He brings to Split Rock 15 years of healthcare culinary experience working at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center as a Sous Chef and then at Montefiore Medical Center as production chef manager and purchasing manager.