The hearts of caregivers. The minds of clinicians.
Put them together with decades of healthcare experience and you’ll get a pretty good picture of the highly dedicated members of our leadership team—and the people they hire, train, mentor and support around the clock. Meet or talk with any of them and you’ll understand why our unique brand of care has earned the trust of Boston area families and healthcare professionals for decades.
Tori Taylor is the Executive Director of Deaconess Abundant Life Services and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont. She received a certificate in Organizational Leadership focusing in Geriatrics from Philadelphia University and is currently serving as an advisor for The Women in Leadership Program at the University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business. Tori is certified in Dementia care through the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as is a certified Virtual Dementia Tour facilitator. She is passionate about caring for seniors and has extensive experience in all aspects of senior care including home care, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing/rehabilitation. Tori is dedicated to the mission of DALS and her passion is supporting services that will provide quality of life for the clients she serves.
Tori lives with her husband Doug and 2 teens. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking with her dogs, gardening and savoring a nice glass of wine.
Azziza Lyoubi-Sesay, BSN RN, is a Nurse Care Manager with Deaconess Abundant Life Services. Originally from Casablanca, Morocco and raised in Sierra Leone, Azziza immigrated to the United States in 1984, settling in Massachusetts. She received her LPN from the Lemuel Shattuck School of Nursing. While working for Lemuel Shattuck Hospital on the HIV/AIDS unit, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMASS Boston. Her work at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital continued for almost a decade with various roles within the following specialties: Medical/Surgical, ICU, ER and Dialysis. She’s also served in leadership roles at skilled nursing facilities as a Director of Nursing and District Director for nearly 20 years. Passionate and caring; she loves being a nurse and enjoys caring for others. When not working as a Nurse Care Manager, Azziza enjoys watching investigative TV shows such as Cold Case, Forensic Files, and Dateline. She also loves to dance. She lives in Norfolk, MA with her husband of 35 years, with whom she has four adult children.
Donna Jacaruso is a Nurse Care Manager with Deaconess Abundant Life Services. Having spent the last 15 years of her career working with seniors as a nurse and Director of Resident Care in Assisted Livings, Donna embraces her role overseeing the care provided to her clients by DALS caregivers in the home setting. Through education, training and support of the caregivers to ensure clients receive the best care possible, Donna is confident in the Deaconess approach where a Nurse Care Managers is available 24/7 to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise. Through her role, she also provides guidance and support to clients and their families while they navigate advancing age and changes in health status, with the goal being optimum independence with appropriate support for each client. Donna graduated with her RN and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Pace University in New York.
Outside of work, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 grown daughters and Golden Retriever. You may also find her on a golf course or working on floral designing.
Diane DiGregorio is one of the Nurse Care Managers for Deaconess Abundant Life Services (DALS). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, MA. Her background includes Intensive Care Nursing, where she also served as Director of a Cardiac Rehab Program at Leominster Hospital. Diane has been published in “Lifestyle Medicine,” along with Dr. James Rippe, with whom she developed and managed a research lab. Diane’s nursing career also spans the care continuum, having served as a Director of Marketing and Admissions at a Transitional Care Center in Heywood Hospital. Diane flourished as a leader, developing and implementing a Telehealth Home Monitoring Program at Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster. In her role as a Nurse Care Manager with Deaconess Abundant Life Services, Diane educates and mentors caregivers to best serve her clients. She has extensive experience caring for seniors and is passionate about the relationships she cultivates as she embraces the mission of DALS.
Outside of work, Diane enjoys traveling with family, especially abroad. She savors spending time with her 2 grandsons and creating special memories. She loves gardening and reading, especially at the ocean. Diane possesses a creative flare and often embarks on projects for special events. She also delights in a lively musical and attending the theatre.
Neala Quinn is a Nurse Care Manager with Deaconess Abundant Life Services. With 2 decades of experience supporting seniors in a variety of settings, Neala is passionate about ensuring her clients receive excellent care. Her background serving seniors extends to the following settings; Home Care, Skilled Nursing, Acute Rehab, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Neala is trained in Person-Centered Dementia Care: A Habilitation Therapy, through the Alzheimer’s Association. Neala believes in empowering caregivers by providing continuous education, training and being available to them to answer any questions they have, while ensuring best practices are upheld for every client she serves.
Neala enjoys spending time with her family which includes spoiling her young granddaughter. She also loves walks on the beach, any season of the year.
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