In 2010, Lori Dillon began her position as Hospice Social Worker at Stein Hospice.
Previously, she worked as the Palliative Care Social Worker for CHS-Mercer Hospital in Trenton, NJ. She also worked for St. Peter’s University Hospital, Geriatrics Department and assisted in developing geriatric medical services for seniors in Monroe Township, NJ. She started her medical/social work career at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and continued her studies back in the United States.
She received her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. She is also a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker with the NASW (National Association of Social Workers).
Lori resides in Cranbury, NJ.
Mary Jane joined the Stein Hospice team in 2011.
For the first 14 years of her professional career, she worked on the surgical and orthopedic floors at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ, Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ and at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA. While raising her daughter and twin sons, she worked part-time as a visiting nurse for Community Visiting Nurse Association in Somerville, NJ and for Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses in North Brunswick, NJ.
Mary Jane acts as an advocate for Stein Hospice programs. She provides education for healthcare professionals by offering information about the Hospice philosophy, goals and services.
She received her Associate Degree of Applied Science from Raritan Valley College in Branchburg, NJ.
Mary Jane lives with her family in Hillsborough. She enjoys spending time with her grandson, nature, gardening and bicycling.
Manager, Community Outreach and Volunteer Services
Sara Culang was hired by Stein Hospice in 2006 to create and coordinate the Volunteer Services program on a part-time basis.
She is always searching for meaningful and creative ways to engage the community in hospice care, and she started The Chicken Soup Project in 2011 for this purpose.
In 2013, Sara became a full-time employee and was promoted to Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Union College and spent 15 years working in sales for a publishing company in New York.
Her main interests outside of work include her family, reading and hiking. Sara resides in Edison, NJ.
Sharon Criscione joined Stein Hospice in 2005 as an on-call nurse, responding to the needs of patients on evenings and weekends. She was promoted to Clinical Director in 2009.
Sharon spent 10 years working in critical care where she earned certification as a critical care nurse. She worked as a home care and hospice nurse for 15 years and is certified in hospice and palliative care. She also teaches continuing education courses for nurses on end-of-life care and pain management.
A graduate of Beth Israel School of Nursing, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing, with certification in education, from Thomas Edison State University.
In her spare time, Sharon enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She lives with her family in Somerset, New Jersey.
Yeong Bae joined Stein Hospice as its Executive Director in September. He is a social worker and a Presbyterian minister, and has been directing hospice programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2008. Prior to that, he had a long career in child welfare services, overseeing foster care and adoption services in NYC and in Pennsylvania.
His loves are his family, sports, the outdoors and DIY projects. Yeong is married to his wife, Wonjae, and they have two young boys, William and Harrison. At Stein Hospice, he enjoys spending time with team members: listening, seeking understanding, and building strong relationships with colleagues and friends. Yeong hopes to lead an expansion of Stein’s services in a variety of ways and deepening of Stein’s services in the Jewish tradition of hospitality and compassion.
Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner came to the Wilf Campus in 2010 after serving as a hospice chaplain and bereavement services manager with VITAS Hospice for over four years.
He has lectured throughout New Jersey at nursing homes and adult facilities on Jewish end-of-life care issues, ranging from spiritual aspects of caring for Jewish families to the intricate medical ethic issues often faced. He has also lectured about community advocacy for Hospice and end-of-life care and challenges faced.
Rabbi Kinzbrunner attends Ahavas Achim, where he has had opportunity to teach many classes on Jewish Thought and Philosophy. He was ordained by Yeshiva University, where he also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and master’s degree in Jewish Studies. A member of the National Association for Jewish Chaplains, he has lectured on issues of end-of-life care at their yearly conferences.
Rabbi Kinzbrunner resides in Highland Park, New Jersey with his wife Shira and their children.