Ron Bruno, LMSW, has been the Executive Director at MRHS for more than sixteen years. Mr. Bruno has a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from Hunter College as well as a New York State Certificate in Social Work Administration from Hunter. Mr. Bruno serves on the board of directors of the West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging (WSIACA) and Lifeforce in Later Years (LiLY), and is a member of the Aging Advisory Committee at Columbia University School of Social Work. Mr. Bruno has published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and has led workshops at the annual conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) for the past five years.
Joanna Stolove, LCSW has been the Assistant Director at MRHS since 2007. Ms. Stolove has a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from Yeshiva University and completed advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Prior to joining MRHS, Ms. Stolove was a Mental Health Liaison at the Jewish Guild for the Blind and a private practitioner.
Margaret Bianchi has been the MRHS Office Manager since 2002. A graduate of Fordham University, she brings a wealth of administrative experience working in the non-profit field. Working with a community like MRHS has been a richly rewarding experience.
Marie Philips, RN, MPH. Ms. Phillips has thirty-five years of professional nursing experience and has been providing NORC health care services for MRHS since 1998.
Saudia Garnette, Social Work intern, is a student in the Rutgers University online program. Ms. Garnette studied Human Services at The New York City College of Technology and earned an AAS degree in 2016. She received her Bachelors in Art History from Hunter College in 2012. Ms. Garnette is new to Social Work but has always been passionate about working with older adults. Prior to entering the helping profession, she worked in magazine publishing for 26 years.
Robin Aloi, Social Work Intern, is a student in the Rutgers University Online Program. Ms. Aloi completed her undergraduate in Healthcare Administration at University of Phoenix in 2015 and continued straight into the Masters program at Rutgers that same year. While new to the social work field Ms. Aloi spent 12 years as a Weight Watcher meeting leader providing support to members on their weight loss journeys and for the last 3 years she has been a Peer Counselor on the LupusLine providing phone support and education to Lupus patients and their families.