Heather's passion for senior care began at Hebrew Senior Care in 1989, as a youth volunteer. This defining experience laid the foundation for her 17 year career within the senior healthcare industry. Heather is both honored and humbled to have the opportunity to return "home" to direct Hebrew Senior Care's Dementia Care Department. Heather is a certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker, trained in both individual and group counseling. As a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, she has provided education and consulting services to healthcare providers and caregivers throughout the state of Connecticut. Heather resides in Granby, CT with her husband Jon and daughters Allison and Eryn. She is a yoga enthusiast an enjoys spending time in nature.
Ava Pannullo, MD, Geriatric Medicine, Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Pannullo is board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Pannullo is a member of the American Geriatric Society, American College of Physicians and American Medical Directors’ Association. Dr. Pannullo’s areas of interest include health and aging; including topics of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Dr. Pannullo is also the Director of the Outpatient Services for Connecticut Geriatric Specialty Group; Hebrew Senior Care’s physician practice dedicated to the care of seniors. Dr. Pannullo has practiced at Hebrew Senior Care since 1993. Dr. Pannullo speaks English, German, and Italian fluently.
♥ Fellowship: University of Connecticut Traveler’s Center on Aging in 1993, Geriatrics
♥ Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical/ Beth Israel Medical Center
♥ Medical School: University of Connecticut – School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
♥ Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, B.S.
♥ Faculty Appointments: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
♥ University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Site Director and Director of Medical Education for both the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Geriatric Fellowship Program.
Heidi Haller, APRN
Heidi Haller is the APRN for Connecticut Geriatric Specialty Group and is a key member of the care team. Ms. Haller is passionate about nursing believing each patient has a different story and it is that uniqueness that needs to be taking into account when planning appropriate care plans; especially for seniors. Ms. Haller started her career as a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to deciding to focus on geriatrics. Ms. Haller joined Hebrew Senior Care in 2006 and worked as a staff nurse on The Hospital at Hebrew Senior Care before joining CGSG.
♥ Graduate: MGH Institute of Health Professions, RN and MSN
♥ Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, B.S.
♥ Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center, Adult Nurse Practitioner
♥ Publications: The Consultant
♥ Other: Mentors Nurse Practitioner students from both University of Connecticut, University of St. Joseph and Yale University.