Welcome to the Witherell: Nadia Benson, RN and Nunzio Raimo
We’re pleased to herald the arrival of two seasoned healthcare executives to fill critical roles at the Witherell. Nadia Benson, RN, has joined as Director of Nursing Services and Nunzio Raimo takes on the role of Director of Financial Operations. Both assumed their new positions in July.
“We are pleased to welcome Nadia Benson and Nunzio Raimo to our team at the Witherell,” says John Mastronardi, the Witherell’s executive director. “Nadia has held leadership positions at top skilled nursing facilities in the region and brings a solid background in managing diverse healthcare teams to ensure the highest quality care. Nunzio’s impressive financial background and familiarity with the intricacies of healthcare organizations will be invaluable in helping the Witherell navigate a successful financial future.”
Nadia Benson, RN, joins the Witherell from Five Star Premiere Residences of Yonkers, which is an Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care facility where she served as the Director of Resident Care. Her responsibilities encompassed leadership and management of the Resident Services Department, which includes nursing, social services, scheduling and rehab. She brings a wealth of clinical and operational knowledge to the Witherell along with experience in developing and implementing new policies and procedures, plans of corrections in response to annual DPH health surveys, departmental budgeting and change management. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Concordia College.
Nunzio Raimo has held several top positions at healthcare organizations, most recently serving as Manager of Finance at White Plains hospital. He has also held financial management positions at North General Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He brings extensive experience in health care finance and accounting to the Witherell, including developing annual operating and capital budgets, monthly budget reporting, financial planning, forecasting and analysis. He holds an Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Iona College.