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Meet the Seabrook Leadership Team

Each member of our executive team works diligently to ensure that everything at our Tinton Falls senior living community is running smoothly.

Todd DeLaney, Executive Director

Todd DeLaney has held positions at four different communities in three different states over his 11 years with the company. Prior to joining the team at Seabrook, he served as the associate executive director of Brooksby Village in Massachusetts. Other past positions range from director of continuing care to several leadership roles supporting independent living operations. Todd became a licensed nursing home administrator in July 2010 and is dually licensed in both Massachusetts and New Jersey. He also holds a certified assisted living administrator license which he acquired in 2006. Todd completed a master of business administration degree with a focus in health care administration from Seton Hall University in 2009. He and his wife Ann Marie, along with their daughter Emma and son Connor, currently reside in Tom's River.

Paula Digerness, Associate Executive Director

Paula Digerness brings over 20 years of experience in senior living and business management to her position as associate executive director at Seabrook. She recently served as executive director of a continuing care retirement community in Bradbury, California. Paula is a licensed nursing home adminstrator and residential care facilities for the elderly adminstrator. She received her master's degree in long-term care administration from the University of Southern California and her bachelor's degree from San Diego State University. She currently resides in Spring Lake Heights with her husband Andy, their son Devin, and their daughter Hannah.

Dan Simms, Director of Sales

Dan Simms started as the director of sales in the fall of 2015. Prior to joining Seabrook, Dan worked for McLane Company, where he served as a national sales manager. He graduated from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, with degrees in economics and marketing. Dan resides in Forked River with his wife, son, and daughter.

Dimitri Cefalu, M.D., Medical Center Director

Dr. Cefalu, an Erickson Living staff member since 2001, is currently the medical director at Seabrook. He is responsible for the operations of the medical center, provision of medical services, policy and procedure oversight, and integration of medical center activities within a seamless continuum of care. Dr. Cefalu has been licensed in New Jersey since 1985. Dr. Cefalu has worked part-time as an emergency room physician at Monmouth Medical Center and full-time in a walk-in clinic in Sussex County, New Jersey. Other experience includes establishing a private medical practice specializing in adult comprehensive outpatient and in-hospital acute care. Dr. Cefalu also has five years' experience as medical director of a subacute, long-term care, and Alzheimer's disease facility including areas of practice focusing in geriatrics. He graduated from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and from the Medical School University of Palermo, Italy, and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey. He has admitting privileges at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune City, New Jersey and is board-certified in internal medicine.

Neal Fiore, Director of Finance

Neal Fiore joined Seabrook’s team as the director of finance in the summer of 2014. Prior to joining Seabrook, Neal had been the chief financial officer for Specialty Flooring Inc. for 6 years and was the regional controller for Masco responsible for 125 locations for 6 years. Neal has over 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance field with 12 of those years in executive management. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance at Kean University and his master of business administration in accounting at Georgian Court University. As a director of finance, Neal's responsibilities include enterprise risk management, budget establishment and compliance, internal audit, and monthly financial preparation and review.

Robert Jones, Director of General Services

Robert Jones has over 25 years of facilities management experience specific to housekeeping, maintenance, grounds, security, project administration, and energy management. Most recently, he served as district manager for Aramark in higher education in the east region, managing campus and university facilities in the tristate area. He received a B.S. and master's equivalency from Pennsylvania State University in industrial vocational education (drafting design). He currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Valerie.

Mary Beth Sheehan, R.D., Director of Dining Services

Mary Beth Sheehan has worked in nutrition and health care food service for over 25 years. Prior to joining Seabrook in 2011, Mary Beth worked for both the Meridian and Barnabas Health systems, as director of food and nutrition services. Her initial position at Seabrook was that of the restaurant manager in the continuing care neighborhood. Mary Beth was promoted to assistant director of dining services in 2012, and then to director in February of 2014. She is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University, and completed her dietetic internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Mary Beth resides in Cranford with her son.  

Jim MacDonald, Director of Human Resources

Jim MacDonald joined Seabrook in June 2016. He has held a number of human resources leadership positions in the health care and hospitality industries. Prior to joining Seabrook, he was the regional human resources manager with Genesis Healthcare, where he had oversight for the HR functions at multiple skilled nursing centers throughout NJ. Jim also served as vice president of human resources for the American operations of Hilton World Wide, and he also held a variety of director of human resources positions in hotels throughout the tristate region. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in tourism, food, and lodging administration and continues to live by a core value of hospitality. Jim is native New Yorker and grew up on Long Island. He recently moved to Monmouth County and resides in Asbury Park. He enjoys running, biking, and walking his dogs on the beach.

Jennifer McNamara, Director of Resident Life

Jennifer McNamara started with Seabrook in 2003 as a social worker. She was promoted to social work manager in 2007 and subsequently took on the role of social work peer team leader for all of the Erickson Living communities. In 2015, Jennifer was again promoted to resident life manager, expanding her role to include not only social work but also several other departments in Resident Life that help support the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual lives of the residents. In February of 2016, she took over as the director of resident life, maintaining the cultural components of the department as well as incorporating the ancillary service areas of home support and certified home health. Jennifer is a licensed clinical social worker and received her master’s degree from Rutgers University. She lives in Wall Township with her husband Scott and her three children Justin, Benjamin, and Ashley.   

Gloria Walsh, Director of Continuing Care

Gloria Walsh joined the Seabrook team in 2016 as the director of continuing care. She is a seasoned long-term care professional with extensive executive experience managing large senior services facilities. She possesses a wide spectrum of expertise in the continuum of senior care, including skilled nursing, independent, and assisted living facilities; Alzheimer's care units; and adult day health services.

She serves on the board of directors of Alzheimer's New Jersey and has been involved with the New Jersey Alliance for Culture Change, the advisory committee of the New Jersey Hospital Association Long-Term Care, and the New Jersey Alzheimer's Disease Study Commission subcommittee on awareness, education, and training. She has served as an instructor for Rutgers University on the topic of ethics for nursing home administrators.

Ms. Walsh holds a master of public administration degree from New York University and a gerontology certificate from Rutgers University. She is a licensed nursing home administrator (L.N.H.A.) and a certified assisted living administrator (C.A.L.A.). She currently resides in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey.