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.

Nancy Hagenston

Renaissance Program Director

Nancy brings over fifteen years of experience working with seniors. It is Nancy passion to work with the families and staff to maintain the quality of care to our residents in Renaissance.
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.
Mary Poirier

Business Office Manager

Mary brings over 35 years of accounting management experience to Tamarisk. “It has been a pleasure to meet and work with the residents and staff of Tamarisk. My goal as part of the management team is to use my accounting skills within the business office for streamlining the many functions there. It is my goal to become a dedicated member of the management team and the extended Tamarisk family.”
Deborah Blazer

Executive Chef

Deb comes to us from a strong, philanthropic, culinary background. Having been the owner and operator of her kosher catering business “Accounting for Taste LLC” for the past 13 years as well as an avid contributor to the local meals on wheels program, she was an ideal choice to be our Executive Chef at Tamarisk. She imparts her wisdom and expertise while ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of the individuals she serves.