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Meet the PEP Staff

Program Director

Nicole Tambini, MSW

ntambini@centerlight.org

My work with senior citizens has been diverse and interesting. Over the years, I’ve gained experience in various settings, including a nursing home, assisted living facility, and a senior center. I’ve always enjoyed working in field of aging. Here at PEP, I work with the Advisory committee, partners, staff, and seniors to create positive relationships between PEP and other organizations, businesses, the community, and our local government representatives. I’m also responsible for program planning and developing our monthly PEP Talks newsletter. My door is always open, and I am always available for discussions.

Social Workers

Charlene Humber, MSW

chumber@centerlight.org

It is with respect and homage that I am able to serve the older adults living in the Parkchester community. My upbringing included the daily guidance of my grandparents, which modeled the person that I am today. I have received formal education from (HBCU) Tuskegee University where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. I later pursued my graduate studies at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work acquiring my Masters degree. I also hold certification in Evidence Based Practice from The New York State Office of Mental Health Education Consortium. I am passionate about being a part of the solution and an advocate for wellness self management. At PEP, I serve you as a direct-service Social Worker and offer a continued quality of care and assistance, which you also receive from my esteemed PEP colleagues.

Gordon Solovey, LMSW

gsolovey@centerlight.org

Through my work at PEP, I have spent several years advising seniors about the various resources available to them so that they can continue to live at home. I also provide and explain information to them about government benefits and entitlements. Born and raised in New York, I received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. My professional experiences have included working in many different settings- a nursing home, hospice, and substance abuse clinic, as well as working with developmentally disabled people and foster families. At PEP, I am dedicated to assisting Parkchester seniors in many different capacities. There are no requests that I won't take. Working at PEP has given me the opportunity to earn a living while enhancing the lives of others. This has been my professional mission since I entered the field of social work.

Community Nurse Educator

Andrea Bentley, RN

abentley@centerlight.org

As a little girl, I had to wait in the nurse’s lounge at the hospital where my oldest sister worked until my mom took me home. My sister was a matron at that hospital where I was born and she cared for those in need. I watched the doctors and nurses as they labored energetically to save and sustain life. My observations prompted me to care for those in need and to make a difference. I went on to pursue nursing as a profession. I started my career in 1993 and I’ve worked in acute, sub-acute, long-term care, assisted living and other skilled health care facilities. I also have a wealth of experience in community health nursing and as a community nursing educator. As the community nurse educator here at PEP, my goal is to promote wellness and prevent illness through education. I find it very rewarding working here at PEP for Seniors and caring for the community.

Download Our Newsletter

 

PEP Talks is PEP for Seniors' monthly newsletter, distributed to approximately 12,000 households in the Parkchester Condominiums, and to a few other places in the community. Please  click here (PDF, 1MB) to download our most recent issue.

 

 

Calendar of Activities


If you reside in the Parkchester Condominiums and are 60 years of age or older, you are eligible to receive services from PEP. If you do not reside in the Parkchester Condominiums, you are not eligible to receive our Social Work or Nursing services, but we encourage you to join us for activities, lectures and classes. Please  click here (PDF, 236.1KB) to view the course schedule for this month.

 

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