Executive Director, Stein Assisted Living
Anna Simmons has been employed at the Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living for over 25 years. Her career at Wilf began at the nursing home, where she worked as a nurse in infection control and staff development. Her background in nursing and her love of quality assurance made her a natural fit as Executive Director of The Stein Assisted Living Residence. In this role, she oversees the daily operation of the 90-bed assisted living residence.
She has been a New Jersey-certified assisted living administrator since 2005. She received her American Nurses Credentials from the Center Board Certified Gerontology nurse. She has been certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, and has served as a certified assisted housing manager.
Anna’s personal mission is to make every day as good as it can be for every resident she serves. She is most proud of the care given by the talented team of dedicated professionals at The Stein Residence.
Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family and resides in Highland Park, NJ.
Executive Director, Wilentz Senior Residence
David has over 12 years’ experience in property management. He is a Certified Apartment Manager through the National Apartment Association and is certified in both HUD Section 8 and Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs. David came to New Jersey from St. Louis where he was part of team that managed senior housing for 355 total households that had multiple subsidized and government funded programming. David hopes to carry on the values of Wilentz Senior Residence in providing the residents a clean, safe environment for them have an active and positive lifestyle.
Executive Director, Stein Hospice
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.
Executive Director of Foundation and Community Relations
Gayle Braunstein joined the staff at the Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in July 2013. In her role as Executive Director of Foundation and Community Relations, she is responsible for overseeing the Foundation of the Wilf Campus, including grants and community programming. In addition, Gayle manages and maintains the daily operations of the Wilf Campus offices and works with Wilf Transport, the management team and board.
Gayle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management of Non-Profit Organizations and Consumer Affairs from University of Maryland.
Gayle resides with her husband and children in Basking Ridge, where she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is also involved in activities with her synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel of Basking Ridge.
Robert Barry is a highly accomplished executive with more than 30 years experience in finance, HR administration, operations, strategic planning and performance measurement. Bob has more than 23 years experience serving as Chief Financial Officer for nonprofit organizations, including 12 years for The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living. During his time at the Wilf Campus, he has been greatly involved with the expansion of the programs which are offered to seniors and their families. In his role as President of the Wilf Campus, it is Bob’s goal to increase the continuum of care provided by the Wilf Campus, by introducing additional services for seniors while expanding current program service area.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Bob moved to Edison with his wife Luann in the mid 1980’s. In his free time, Bob enjoys playing golf and traveling.
Barbara joined the staff of the Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus in 2007. As Controller, she prepares financial statements and budgets for all Wilf Campus entities. She also oversees the overall day to day functions of the Finance Office at the Wilf Campus. Barbara prepares audit materials annually for all of our agencies and provides management staff with various financial and analysis reports regularly.
Prior to this position, Barbara was the Accounting Manager for Lift-All East, Inc. in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a staff accountant at ParenteBeard, LLC Accountants & Consultants also in Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of experience in the accounting field, Barbara brings tremendous expertise to the management of our Wilf Campus Finance Office. She is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and loves working with numbers and financial reporting.
Barbara resides in Fogelsville, PA and loves to travel in her spare time.
Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Donna Oshri joined The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in January 2018. As Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Donna markets and sells our exceptional community to outside referral sources, potential residents and other local resources. She establishes strategic marketing plans to guide marketing efforts to achieve Wilf Campus census objectives.
Donna is an experienced marketing and communications professional with a passion for building community and improving the quality of life for people. She has worked in the non-profit Jewish community for over 20 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and English from the Rutgers University School of Communications and a Master’s Degree in Corporate and Public Communications from Seton Hall University. She also completed a Digital Marketing Mini MBA program through the Rutgers Center for Management Development.
Donna lives in Springfield, New Jersey with her husband and their two children.
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.
Director of Dining Services
Brad Fassett was promoted to the position of the Director of Dining Services at the Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, he served as a production manager on campus for two and a half years.
Brad has been in the food service industry for many years, including positions at the Hilton Hotel and Monmouth Race Track. His training as a chef began on the job, where he enjoys creating new dishes and taking one ingredient and turning it into various entrees. His favorite dish to cook is chicken murphy.
Brad enjoys hearing the residents’ stories and working with members of the campus staff. He also enjoys the challenges of working in a Kosher kitchen, where the pace is mentally and physically challenging.
A lifelong resident of Sayreville, Brad attended Middlesex County College. He is married and has one son. Brad enjoys reading, television, and playing hockey, volleyball, and softball in his free time.
Director of Plant Operations
Bob possesses over 28 years of work experience as a facility director and manager of healthcare facilities, schools and hotels. He has served as a councilman and is currently a member of the planning board in Rocky Hill, New Jersey located within Somerset County, where he has resided for the last 28 years. Bob also served as a Sargent in the United States Army.
Bob hopes to bring a strong sense of “team” to the staff of Wilf Campus in order to further instill a feeling of ownership among the maintenance and housekeeping staff. He hopes to inspire dedication and enhance performance to better serve the community.
Bob enjoys working on and riding his motorcycle during his time off, as well as doing home improvements and tinkering around his house. He has two children and two cats.