Meet Our Team – The Reutlinger Community
Skilled Nursing Administrator
Julie Mammad is the executive director of The Reutlinger Community. Julie was born and raised in Azerbaijan. She immigrated to the United States in 1998, where she found her calling to serve older adults and create a better quality of life during the aging journey. Julie is a lifelong learner who holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Azerbaijan State University of Languages, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Cal State Hayward and is a licensed nursing home administrator.
Julie enjoys cooking and spending time with her family, as well as yoga, hiking, skiing, and volunteering with her daughter. Julie enjoys visiting new places and meeting new people. She is married and has three daughters.
Rabbi Zari Weiss joined The Reutlinger Community Schiff Center for Life in September 2022. She has served as a rabbi in a variety of capacities: for seventeen years as a full-time congregational rabbi, and as a rabbi for numerous part-time congregations. For three years Rabbi Weiss served as the Community Rabbi of the Greater East Bay (1998-2001). She studied chaplaincy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC, and at the Veterans Administration in Seattle. Rabbi Weiss was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1991. Rabbi Weiss has written many articles and chapters on prayer, Contemplative Judaism, and Spiritual Direction from a Jewish perspective. She is currently working on a book about prayer.
Skilled Nursing Administrator
Brian Kallio is the skilled nursing administrator at The Reutlinger Community and has worked in the senior services industry for nearly three decades, gaining invaluable experience in regulatory compliance, fiscal management, and leadership. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and received his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate while attending college. At The Reutlinger Community, Brian oversees the nursing, admissions, activities and social service departments and plays a major role in personnel development and quality assurance. He is passionate about helping people realize the benefits of great teamwork, communication, and customer service. Outside of work, Brian enjoys traveling, biking, volunteering at his church and spending quality time with his family.
Beth Kyman has been working in the philanthropic arena for 35 years, gaining experience at The Anti-Defamation League, American Friends of the Hebrew University, Israel Tennis and Education Centers and The Jewish Agency for Israel. As director of philanthropy for The Reutlinger Community, she is dedicated to the well-being and care of the residents, especially Survivors of the Holocaust. She also coordinates and supervises any security issues at The Reutlinger Community. In addition to her career, Beth is dedicated to her family, Israel, the Jewish community, and the ballet.
Residential Living Advisor
Naheed Asalati is a residential living advisor at The Reutlinger Community. She has been with community for over four years, serving as the executive administrative assistant to the CEO, business office supervisor and assisting with marketing and admissions. In addition to her primary role, Naheed is part of the senior management team that works collaboratively with all Reutlinger Community departments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on marketing, management and public relations from Cal State East Bay. She is extremely committed to the residents and families of TRC and enjoys getting to know each one of them individually. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children and extended family. She also enjoys cooking, volunteering and the outdoor sports that her active children participate in.
Dining Services Director
Sonia Gonzalez is the director of dining services at the Reutlinger Community and loves helping people with all their food and nutritional needs. She has spent most of her career in the food industry, gaining valuable experience in areas such as food safety, sanitation and the newest trends in food and nutrition. While visiting residents and making sure they enjoy their meal is her primary function by day, Sonia also enjoys spending time with her family when not at The Reutlinger Community.
Arthur “Art” Martinez is the environmental director for The Reutlinger Community. A team member of the community for the last 18 years, Art started in the maintenance department, bringing with him over 22 years of prior experience in the maintenance, building and disassembling of multi-million dollar equipment. In addition to his dedication to the safety and operations of the community, he truly enjoys listening to the residents’ stories. When not at work, Art enjoys tinkering in the garage, fishing and golfing.
Business Office Manager
Kim Chua-Pilapil is the Business Office Manager at The Reutlinger Community. Kim started her career in Senior Living in 2013 as a Caregiver. She has also worked as a Med Tech and Wellness Manager. With a degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and some classes in accounting, Kim transitioned to the Business Office in 2017. As the Business Office Manager, she oversees the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable of the community. She finds this work very challenging and rewarding. Kim describes herself as a homebody when she’s not at work. She enjoys quiet time with her husband and her dog, Maverick.
Caroline Allen, MSW
Assisted Living Social Worker
Caroline Allen, MSW, LCSW is the director of social services at The Reutlinger Community. Having worked in senior living and services for over 30 years, she has a wealth of experience in social work, counseling, case management and EOL care, working with individuals, their families and care partners in the healthcare industry. Caroline’s specialty is assisting residents and their loved ones as they move through the many role changes and sensitive transitions that occur as they navigate their way through daily life at The Reutlinger Community. She is passionate about senior care and promoting opportunities for creating meaning and joy in the lives of residents. Caroline would say she is rich in family and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, an assortment of dogs, a cat and a parrot. She also loves hiking, cooking, meditation, exercise and going to the beach.
Christina Balboni, LCSW
Skilled Nursing Social Worker
Christina Balboni is the licensed clinical social worker in the skilled nursing unit at The Reutlinger Community. An integral part of the staff, she plays a major role with the interdisciplinary team and is a passionate advocate in her support of residents in their discharge planning and biopsychosocial needs. As a seasoned social worker in the geriatric field, she is committed to supporting the highest quality of life for older adults. When not serving the residents of The Reutlinger Community, she is also the sole proprietor of a private psychotherapy practice and the mother of two adult children. Christina’s Italian heritage and green thumb shine through in her cooking and baking, which she enjoys sharing with the staff and residents.
Life Enrichment Director
Pamela Mortensen is the Life Enrichment Director at The Reutlinger Community. She has over 15 years of experience working in skilled nursing, subacute, and assisted living facilities. Pamela created and taught a variety of fitness classes, including senior workouts. She enjoys helping others by improving their quality of life through social interaction. She brings a variety of programs that promote having fun and living life to the fullest. When she is not working, she can be found treasure hunting at antique stores and estate sales. She enjoys volunteering in her spiritual community and spending time with her family.
Patrick Leung is the Move-In Coordinator at the Reutlinger Community. Having worked in Senior Care for three years and counting, he has found immense fulfillment in serving the day-to-day needs of residents and their families and friends. His favorite aspect of his role is being able to greet all members of the Community with a smile and a friendly wave as he walks around. Patrick grew up in the surrounding area of Danville, California, and considers it a happy coincidence that life has brought him back to where he grew up. In his free time, Patrick enjoys eating out, going for walks, and driving his family around.