At Grandell we're not just names. We're a team of professionals here to serve you.

Daniel Kret


Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center, Long Beach Nursing Home, Grandell Nursing Home

Moishe Heller
Corporate Administrator


Moishe has over 15 years’ experience in Geriatrics & the long term population, he is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for the past 11 years & has a strong reputation for leading his staff to ensure that all residents are provided with outstanding care & services while ensuring that Grandell is in compliance with all State & Federal regulations
Under Moishe’s direction, Grandell has grown into a successful Sub-Acute/Long Term Health Center. He was recently promoted to a Corporate Administrator position where he oversees Grandell & several other facilities.

Ellen McHugh
Director of Nursing Services

Ellen is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience specializing in long-term and critical care. Ellen strives to bring the best quality care to the residents and families of Grandell.

Hands-on clinical assessment and knowledge of each resident are essential parts of Ellen's daily routine. She desires to lead the nursing department with compassion, confidence and dignity.

Selene Blau, LMSW

Social Work Director

Selene joined the staff at Grandell with over 20 years of experience in long term care. She completed her master's degree at Fordham University. 

Derived from her many years of experience, Selene has a strong knowledge base of the geriatric population with expertise in discharge planning and community resources. 

Selene's strong leadership together with her compassion ensures that all residents are treated with the dignity & respect they deserve. 

Allison Nelson

Admissions Director

Jennifer Tesoro

Rehabilitation Director

Allison joined the team at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center as Director of Admissions in 2007. As a licensed LCSW, Allison has over fifteen years of experience in the medical/geriatric field of healthcare. With her combined clinical and managerial skills, Allison enjoys the personal interaction with residents and their families as she assists them through the admissions process. She recognizes how difficult the transition can be for residents and families and is there to lend her support every step of the way.

Kayla Barry MS, RD, CDN
Clinical Dietician Director

Kayla has been the head of the department since 2019 and has been  at the Grandell since 2011. Having been in the nursing home setting from the beginning of her career, she has 10 years of experience in long-term care. Passionate about nutrition and eating, Kayla is a firm believer that proper nutrition aids in combatting chronic diseases. It is the goal of her department to make sure residents are eating well, maintaining their weight and are satisfied with the menu. 

Chris Raggi
Dietary Director

Chris has been the Food Service Director at Grandell since 2008. For over 20 years, Chris has held food service positions in healthcare at such institutions as Massapequa General Hospital, Townhouse Extended Care and A. Holley Patterson. Passionate about good food and the health of his residents, and educated locally at both C.W. Post University and Queens College, Chris uses his knowledge base in public health to create menu options using predominantly whole, fresh foods, reminiscent of home-cooked meals, for our residents.

David Royster
Housekeeping Director

David has been at Grandell for 7 years and has worked in our network for over 18 years. He is very knowledgeable and is always willing to extend himself to other areas of the facility. David also heads the Housekeeping Department at a local sister facility as well as other establishments in the greater Long Beach area. 

Jim Stamper
Maintenance Director

Jim has been at Grandell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 18 years in the maintenance department, the last 13 as the Director. Before coming to Grandell, Jim was the Superintendent of many apartment buildings here in Long Beach.

Christine Belle

Recreation Director

 Christine has full time programs on all seven units and extended evening programs three times weekly. Her full time recreational staff has also been employed at Grandell for over 10 years which promotes the feeling of family and team-work for residents and their family members. Christine and her staff collaborate on a monthly basis to produce  a calendar of events that provides a variety of programs to engage a diverse culture and addresses the optimal abilities of all residents while ensuring the best quality of life.