About Us

A uniquely responsive community.

Cortland Place is distinctive in that we offer an all-encompassing suite of venues and services. With a Nursing Home and Alzheimer’s and Dementia units in a single location, loved ones – and their families – can expect easier transitions as their lives and needs change.

Our Valuable Team Members

Stephanie F. Lessard
Stephanie F. LessardRN
Director of Nursing earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in History and Philosophy. Stephanie has traveled the world with the military including assisting in vitreoretinal surgery. She graduated nursing school with high honors and is a member of the ANA and AANAC. Stephanie has instituted various QAPI programs and initiatives that have benefited the Residents and Employees, providing an environment of caring and teamwork here at Cortland Place.
Joann S. Cardullo
Joann S. CardulloRN, ALA
Joann has been in the Health Care industry with over 35 years of experience in Senior care which includes assisted living, nursing homes, hospice and dementia care as an Administrator and Sr. VP of Operations for both privately owned companies and major corporations throughout the United States. She has received numerous awards and recognition, some of which are Outstanding Woman of the Year for Health and Human Services, Outstanding caregiver award in Alzheimer Care and served as a member of the Fall Prevention Task Force of RI with the Lt. Governor’s office and many other organizations.
Jason Gold
Jason GoldMA, LNHA
Jason Gold is a Health Care Professional with over 15 years of experience in Long Term Care. He has worked in facilities ranging in size from 69 to 312 beds. Jason is ensuring quality resident care by working with the dedicated staff through goal setting and achievement, risk management and reduction of unnecessary hospitalization. He is determined to meet the needs of the Residents, their Families and the surrounding Community through sound Team decisions and solutions. He truly enjoys showing Staff appreciation and giving recognition and credit to staff everywhere he can!  Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He is licensed as an Administrator in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Jason is a husband and father of two.