Meet Our Staff

Roberta Ragge

Executive Director

Roberta brings over 25 years experience caring for senior citizens to her position. She has been with Tamarisk in her capacity as Executive Director since 2005. She has also managed INSIGHT’s Geriatric Adjustment Center, the Cranston Adult Day Center, the “To Life Center” and the Louis Feinstein Alzheimer’s Center.

Amy Perry, RN

Director of Nursing Operations

Amy comes to Tamarisk with a strong background in geriatric care.
Susan Adler

Marketing Director

Susan has been with Jewish Collaborative Services since 2000. She comes with a tremendous amount of experience and compassion for our senior population.

Arlene Youn

Renaissance Program Director

Arlene brings many years of experience working with seniors. Formerly our Wellness Scheduler and CMT, it is Arlene’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.
David Poole

Plant Operations and Security Director

Dave sees his role as “serving our residents by creating a safe, clean and comfortable environment in which they can live.”

Wayne Gauthier

Executive Chef

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

Sean Ledford

Project Manager


Sean has worked in the assisted living field for over 10 years and thoroughly enjoys working with the senior population.