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2015 Award Winners

​NCAL is proud to announce the winners for its 2015 national awards program, which recognizes the exemplary work of members’ employees in four categories.


 2015 NCAL Award Recipients

  • 2015 ​NCAL Administrator of the Year

    Beth Jarrell
    Heritage at Dover Assisted Living, Genesis Health Care
    Dover, Del.

    Jarrell has more than 25 years of experience in long term care, with the last 16 spent at Heritage at Dover Assisted Living. Due to her leadership, Heritage at Dover Assisted Living enjoys impressive customer satisfaction and staff retention rates and is a Bronze level recipient of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.


  • 2015 ​NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year

    Bonnie Zeiler, LPN, CDP
    The Village at Northrise – Homestead Unit

    Las Cruces, N.M.

    Zeiler has been a nurse for 18 years and is the program manager of the memory care unit at The Village at Northrise. Through staff education, a focus on alternative strategies and family involvement, she has helped safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic medications among residents.

  • 2015 ​NCAL Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living

    Alicia Goatley
    Riverside Lodge Retirement Community
    Grand Island, Neb.

    As a certified nursing assistant for Riverside Lodge Retirement Community, Goatley is described as dedicated, calm, caring, compassionate and respectful. She consistently encourages staff to participate in events and holidays at the assisted living community and continuously tends to residents, even when not on the clock. ​


  • 2015 NCAL National Assisted Living Week® Programming Award

    Kathy Pietrocola
    The Chelsea at East Brunswick 
    East Brunswick, N.J.

    Pietrocola and the other staff members of The Chelsea at East Brunswick held an engaging National Assisted Living Week® in 2014 for its residents. Honoring that year’s theme, “The Magic of Music,” the community simulated a trip across the United States, visiting major cities with strong musical backgrounds. At each destination, residents would immerse themselves in the culture with live performances, local cuisine and area fashions. ​