Meet Our Team

Senior Leadership

Kerri Cerra, President

Kerri Cerra, RN, NHA, President

Kerri joined Mount St. Rita in April 2022. As President, she focuses on daily operations, strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining the team, Kerri served as a Director of Nursing Services at Harris Health Center and a Nursing Home Administrator at Hebert Health Center, both in Rhode Island. She holds a Master in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island.

Linda Broccoli, Dining Services Director

Linda Broccoli has been at Mount St. Rita since 2007 and enjoys being creative in providing delicious meals to residents. Linda completed her education at the University of Rhode Island and has significant experience as director of dining services at other skilled nursing and assisted living communities throughout Rhode Island. In her free time, Linda enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.

Olivia Dutra HeadshotOlivia Dutra, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care

Olivia joined the Mount St. Rita team in February 2022. She dedicates her time to ensuring the community’s mission, values and philosophy are entrenched in its operations, services and activities. Olivia became a board-certified Chaplain through the Spiritual Care Association. She was a Hospital Chaplain at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts as well as a Hospice Chaplain at HopeHealth Hospice and Palliative Care in Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island.

Maryellen Gillis, Director of Admissions
Maryellen has been at Mount St. Rita since 2017. She has previous experience as an admissions director and in business development before joining our team. Maryellen has a wealth of knowledge to help families in the admissions process matching services that benefit the individual needs of the prospective resident. She feels blessed to be able to carry out the mission of the Sisters of Mercy with compassion, mercy and hospitality.

Alexandria PetersonAlexandria Peterson, RN, Director of Nursing

In March 2022, Alexandria took on the role of Director of Nursing. She drives the nursing department’s success by ensuring exemplary resident and patient care. Prior to joining Mount St. Rita, Alexandria was a Unit Manager at Dawnhill Nursing and Rehabilitation, a Health and Wellness Director at Brookdale Senior Living and a Case Manager at Amedisys Home Health, which are all in Rhode Island.

Gaurangi Shah, Director of Rehabilitation

Gaurangi has been with Mount Saint Rita Health Center since  2016, and brings over 25 years of physical therapy experience. She received her degree in Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Over the years she has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings. Along with a wide clinical experience, she also has experience in rehabilitation management and is now Director of Rehabilitation at Mount Saint Rita Health Center. Gaurangi is dedicated to helping patients obtain their optimal level of independence and preserving their quality of life.

Board of Trustees

Patricia Vieira, Chair

Debra Lee Servello, DNP, ACNP, Vice Chair

Sr. Mary Costello, RSM

Don Houde

Peter Keenan, CPA

Boyd Peter King, MD

Joseph Malley

Sr. Rose Angela McLellan, RSM

Reasons to Choose Mount St. Rita

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