Meet Our Staff

Helayne Goldstein-Ramirez,

Executive Director

Helayne brings 20 + years of management experience working with seniors in a variety of settings including, outpatient community services, nursing homes and supported senior living programs. Helayne is licensed as a nursing home administrator in both MA and RI, as well as an Assisted Living Residence Administrator in Rhode Island.  She is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and is Nationally Certified as a Dementia Practitioner.

Personally, in addition to a great sense of humor, Helayne  enjoys the arts and is an experienced potter, painter and quiller (an old form of sculpted paper art).


Andrew Levin

Director of Community Relations

Before coming to Tamarisk as Community Relations Director, Andrew spent nearly 20 years in the world of television marketing.  Most recently the Creative Director for NBC 10 WJAR, he brings with him an exciting mix of traditional and creative marketing experience.

Susan Datta, RN

Wellness Director

Susan has been with Tamarisk since 2017! As a Graduate of St.Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, she has brought many years of experience in critical and acute care. She enjoys working with families and providing the best care we can give. 

Fran Debras

Renaissance Program Director

Fran brings many years of experience working with seniors. Formerly a CNA & CMT, it is Fran’s passion to work with resident families and staff to maintain the quality of care provided in our Renaissance Memory Support Program.

Jo-Ann Marzilli

Director of Resident Programming

Jo-Ann has spent her career in a variety of creative positions including floral and interior design. She has been with Tamarisk since 2006. She is known as a high energy multi-tasker who works very hard to make life enjoyable, happy, and fun for our residents with educational and entertaining programs.
Wayne Gauthier

Culinary Services Director

Wayne comes from a profound kosher background, having worked for Izzy’s Kosher Catering for 10 years. His extensive kosher cooking experience has made him a great fit for Tamarisk as Director and Chef.