Split Rock Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Our Team

Marilyn Bressler, LNHA

Administrator

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.

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.

Dr. Mary Rose

Director of Rehabilitation

Greta Gayle, Jocelyn Gonzalez & Catherine Burke, LMSW

Admissions

Greta Gayle, Jocelyn Gonzalez & Catherine 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!

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.

Tammie Thacker

Respiratory Director

Dr. Mary Rose

Director of Rehabilitation

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.

Our Team

Daniel Mayer

HR

Cathy Rauschendorfer

director of social
services

ruby burgos and
arlene yulfo

admissions team

Rachel Sampson

Director of Respiratory

Soha Alsafadi

Director of Nursing
services

Dr. Mary Rose Ober

director of rehabilitation

Chrisobal Castillo

Director of Food Services

Christina Depoll

Director Of Recreation
services

Cathy Rauschendorfer

Director of Social Services

Cathy Rauschendorfer is the Director of the Social Services department at Split Rock.  She joined our team in 2018, bringing with her, 17 years of experience in long term care.  Cathy received her Master’s degree from Fordham University, where she graduated Summa cum laude.  She is a Licensed Social Worker as well as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

Cathy provides supervision and leadership to the Social Work team at Split Rock, as well as, providing support and education for the residents, families and the staff at the facility.  Cathy’s experience has given her a deep appreciation for how the quality of life for those we serve is impacted by the quality of care we provide. Therefore, she is dedicated to providing excellent service to all those that the facility serves.

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Rachel Sampson

Director of Respiratory

Rachel M. Sampson, MPH, RRT is the director of respiratory care services.  She brings to the facility 25 years of experience working with residents in acute and sub-acute facilities who present with varying respiratory illnesses.

Ms. Sampson is passionate about providing quality care to all, and with a team of dedicated respiratory therapists, is always searching for new developments and modalities to utilize for the respiratory population at the facility. The director is often consulted by other professionals @ Spilt Rock for her clinical expertise.

Although respiratory care is her specialty she enjoys interacting with all the residents and can be seen throughout the facility laughing and encouraging the residents to achieve their goals.

Her motto is: Quality care @ all times.

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Soha Alsafadi

Director of Nursing Services

Soha is a creative, dedicated and engaging, highly accomplished healthcare leader professional with a Master's degree in Nursing Administration, along with 30+ years of nursing experience, with the last 13 years being in leadership and management. Expert at building high-performing nursing teams. Energetic, determined, proactive and forward-thinking innovator and imparts a passion for providing high quality and safe patient care whilst demonstrating exceptional professional and clinical excellence. Talented and sought after nursing professional with excellent academic credentials and a proven capacity to work in multi-cultural.

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Dr. Mary Rose

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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Cristobal Castillo F.S.D

Director of Food Services

Cristobal Castillo has 20 plus years’ experience in the food industry and hospitality industry. He has served as a Food Service Director for 13 years at Split Rock Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. As director of food services, he implements advanced systems to improve food service quality. In addition, he offers nutritious and high-quality cuisines. He upholds high standards of food safety, sanitary conditions, and hospitality practices. Additionally, he works with the recreation team to develop entertaining, captivating, and engaging events for residents and staff morale. He cares deeply about the wellbeing of the residents and strives to win their approval. He is aware of the profound impact that a delicious meal presented beautifully can have on someone's day.

Cristobal grew passion for the food industry at an early age. He took a few classes at Culinary Institute of NY in the early 2000’s. He is SERV safe Certified (QFO) and holds a New York State Mental Health and Hygiene Food Handlers Certificate. He has 20 years of hospital culinary expertise, first as a Sous Chef at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and later as a Chef/Purchasing Manager at Montefiore Medical Center.

Father of four children and three grandchildren, Cristobal is a devoted husband. He enjoys going outdoor hiking, swimming in rivers, watching football, baseball, and basketball games, and spending time with his family.

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Christina DePolo

Director Of Recreation Services

Christina joined Split Rock Rehab. & Health Care Center as it’s Activities Director early 2021 with a mission to provide quality of life to her residents.  Over the past year, she had done just that, fulfilling her purpose through engaging, interactive and rewarding one-on-one and group activities for the individuals she serves.  In the capacity of Activities Director, Christina is responsible for the development and coordination of activity programs for the community that reflects the varied interests and needs of the residents and provides them with meaningful and life enriching activities.

Bringing with her over 20 years of professional expertise, Christina understands the value of elevating her residents’ lives through personal engagement and enrichment.  She is aware that activities play a vital role in improving the quality of life in every resident in our community, regardless of their physical, emotional, social or spiritual status is.

Christina is a Certified Activities Director through the National Certification Council For Activity Professionals.  She is a graduate of Fordham University.

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Rebecca Fine MS RDN CDN

Director of Dietary Services

Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science & her Master of Science in Nutrition
from Brooklyn College.

Rebecca has been working in Long-Term care as a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years.
Her specialties include providing optimum care for high risk patients including residents on a ventilator, providing enteral nutrition, working closely with our hemodialysis team, oncology & has vast experience with residents who exhibit advanced stage dementia. Rebecca has had a lot of success working with the SplitRock team in helping patients upgrade their diet consistencies, in weaning patients off of enteral feeding & ventilators, and improving their quality of life.

Rebecca also works closely with the short-term care & Adult day care population and provides seminars & lectures on nutrition education, giving them relevant tools that they can utilize to improve their nutrition when they are returned back to their home environment.

Rebecca has fun interacting with our residents, often joining in their karaoke jam sessions
and other activities.

Rebecca believes that communication between staff, residents & families is fundamental in achieving the best possible outcome for her patients.

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