Our Team

“To me, it is an honor to be welcomed into the lives of our clients and provide them support in many ways. We all need support throughout the course of our lives and being able to provide it to older adults is especially meaningful to me.”

Rebecca Lippel is the Director of Care Management at Alighieri Care Management. She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations by supporting the Care Managers as well as the clients and their loved ones. With over 20 years of experience in the field and as a social gerontologist, Rebecca believes in the value of positive service delivery for the older adult community. Recognizing and honoring the unique needs of older adults is something Rebecca has a keen focus for. 

Rebecca holds a Master’s of Science in Gerontology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in gerontology. Additionally, she holds a certificate in geriatric social work from Boston University and a credentials as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. As a former adjunct professor, Rebecca has a passion for providing education on the aging process and how we as a society can best respond to those needs.

“Helping people gives meaning to my life.  I take pride in providing comprehensive  professional services with compassion and warmth to those in need.”Bridget Meehan, LMSW

Bridget Meehan, LMSW is a care manager/aging life care professional with Alighieri Care Management.  Bridget’s ability to multi-task, find creative solutions to the many obstacles our clients face in addition to her warmth and compassion make her a perfect fit for Alighieri Care Management.

Bridget joined the team at Alighieri after developing and running a successful immigration legal program in the Bronx for more than 8 years where she specialized in assisting individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Throughout her career, Bridget has worked closely with medical professionals, legal advocates, and benefit administrators and has extensive experience navigating complicated bureaucratic systems. 

Bridget received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Latin American Studies with a concentration in sociology from Barnard College.  She received her Master of Social Work from Columbia University.

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Melissa Andosca, MHC-LP“It is a privilege to be a part of the Alighieri team where I am able to help older adults age well and provide support to their families.”

Melissa Andosca, MHC-LP is a care manager/aging life care professional with Alighieri Care Management. Melissa’s natural affinity for older adults and her genuine warmth and commitment to making older adult’s lives better inform her work on a daily basis.

Melissa joins the ACM team after several years of working in the business sector. During that time she developed highly effective organizational skills and the ability to multi-task conflicting priorities. Prior to this Melissa worked at a geriatric rehabilitation center as well as a mental health facility. Melissa’s compassion and empathetic nature, make her a great addition to the Alighieri team.

Melissa received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College, CUNY.

Hannah Button“I have spent several years managing care for older adults and people with Developmental Disabilities. Being a part of this intimate process and collaborating with my clients and their families has been incredibly fulfilling on both a professional and personal level.”

Hannah Button, MA Ed Psych, is a care manager/aging life care professional with Alighieri Care Management. Hannah’s years of experience advocating for vulnerable populations combined with her passion and commitment to her clients living their best lives makes Hannah a welcome addition to the ACM team.

Hannah began her professional career as a dancer and performing artist in the New York City area. After a serious hip injury, Hannah was introduced to Pilates and immediately saw the improvements it brought to her recovery and overall sense of well-being. For several years, Hannah worked as a certified Pilates instructor for older adults, specializing in post-rehabilitation. She quickly learned she had a passion for helping people gain and maintain confidence and self-governance. After receiving her Master’s in Educational Psychology, Hannah realized she could combine her knowledge of the physical body with her passion for helping people which led Hannah to spend the past 8 years, prior to joining ACM, as a program coordinator and care manager for older adults and people with Developmental Disabilities. Her work continues to motivate and propel her devotion to helping people in need.

Hannah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Purchase College. She received her Master’s in Educational Psychology from Hunter College, where she received a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship.

“I have always had a passion for working with vulnerable populations which, of course, includes older adults. I am excited to have joined the team at ACM where I can use my nursing skills to make a difference in our clients’ lives.”Susan Sutin

Susan Sutin BSN is a Registered Nurse with Alighieri Care Management. She started her career at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York where she worked initially on a medical-surgical floor and subsequently, transferred to working for the hospital’s in-home nursing program. In this role, Susan supervised and managed the in-home nursing staff. She led the team, managed the nurses, and equipped them with the necessary skills to provide optimal care to their clients. Susan is very familiar with the needs of older adults and she brings empathy and kindness to every task she undertakes.

On a personal note, Susan has been volunteering in a public school in New York City and assisting in a second-grade classroom for over ten years.

Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Helen Drivas BSN MA CCM“I have spent over three decades as a nurse, caring and advocating for the elderly in their homes. I am so grateful for this rewarding career, and for the opportunity to improve the lives of our clients and their families.”

Helen Drivas BSN MA CCM is a Registered Nurse with Alighieri Care Management (ACM). Helen has spent the last 30+ years providing nurse care management for older adults. Her compassion, caring and extensive nursing experience provide ACM’s clients with an invaluable asset. 

Prior to joining ACM, Helen worked full time for Visiting Nurse Service of NY in Manhattan where she devoted her professional life to caring for the homebound elderly in their homes, providing skilled nursing care and care management to the most vulnerable.

On a personal note, Helen’s experience and compassion allowed her to set up as well as provide care for her elderly parents in their home where they were able to remain for several years with all the necessary services. Helen was a great advocate for her parents and continues to be one for all of her patients by helping them navigate the complex health care system. 

Helen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and a Master of Arts in Education from Teachers College. She is also a Certified Case Manager.

“Being part of the dedicated Alighieri team and helping our brave clients live their best lives inspires and humbles me every day. I feel fortunate to work at Alighieri Care Management.” 

Amanda Nason is an Associate Care Manager and during her time with Alighieri she has worked closely with clients, families and resources to build her experience and expertise in order to provide the most comprehensive support for clients. Amanda’s intelligence and organizational skills, combined with her passion for helping people make Amanda a perfect member of the Alighieri team.

Amanda joins Alighieri after several years of working in the nonprofit sector, specializing in fundraising and event planning for people with disabilities. During that time, she quickly learned that it was important for her both personally and professionally to make helping others part of her daily life.

Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware with a major in Psychology and a minor in Italian. She currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work at Hunter College.