Meet Our Staff

Cathy Ballini, Executive Director

Executive Director, Cathy Ballini, comes to River Mills with a wealth of experience in Assisted Living. She was at Benchmark Senior Living for many years as business manager and lastly as Executive Director.

Julia Hannon, Activities Director

Julia Hannon has worked in eldercare for a number of years and is excited to begin at River Mills as the Activities Director. She believes in the “person-centered” approach to programming, and always strives to connect with each resident on an individual level. Finding the right mix of activities for an individual to connect with and helping to maintain a sense of purpose in their lives here at River Mills, is her goal. She has a true passion for this work and is looking forward to sharing it.

Nicole Lafleur, Business Office Manager

Nicole Lafleur is very outgoing, who loves working with people and has worked in eldercare for many years. She has over 20 years experience in the medical field, office management, billing, payroll and administration. Outside of the office Nicole loves the beach, camping , her Bichon frise dog, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandson. 

Donna Skwira, Connections Memory Care Director

Donna Skwira has worked in Memory Care and Assisted Living for over 10 years and is excited to join the team at River Mills as the Connections Memory Care Director! She spent 5 years working  in Memory Care for a large company, 3 years with a privately owned community both in Memory Care and Assisted Living and 3 years in the same community as the Engagement Director. She thrives on residents connecting on an individual level using four important elements: Emotional, Social, Cognitive and Physical aspects in the programs she does. Donna is very much a people person, who prides herself on providing an outstanding and enjoyable experience. When not working, Donna enjoys cooking, visiting her family, spending time with friends, being active in her church, and spoiling her adorable cat, Smokey

Robert Beyette, Maintenance Director

Bob has been in maintenance over 30 years, mostly working on industrial machinery and in the aviation industry as an Airframe/Powerplant maintenance technician. Bob transitioned to building maintenance for the last 12 years.

Bob likes to read, play chess, and listen to music, but mostly cherishes time spent with his wife and son.

Luis Almonte, Food Service Director

As Food Service Director, Luis Almonte joins River Mills Assisted Living with over 20 years of culinary experience in both fine dining and assisted living settings. Luis’ impeccable talent in the culinary field brings an unforgettable dining experience to our residents.