Brakeley Park Center
290 Red School Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

908 859-2800

Our Leadership Team

Mary Tucker
Center Executive Director

Mary graduated from Penn State University and has been an administrator since 1985. She has worked for Genesis in all three centers in the Phillipsburg area. Mary played an integral role in the opening of Brakeley Park Center in 1992.  She has a passion for the elderly and is dedicated to patients receiving quality care and outstanding customer service. Mary works hard to deliver compassionate care every day.

Valentina Krizel
Director of Nursing

Valentina graduated from Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1999.  She received her Health Services Administration Certification from Cedar Crest College in 2004 and also received a Managed Care Nursing Certification of Managed Care Nurses in 2005.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society for nurses.  She started at Brakeley Park Center in October 2000 as an Assistant Director of Nursing.  She has been Director of Nursing Services since 2002.

Nicole Diomedo
Director of Marketing and Admissions

Nicole has worked for Genesis HealthCare for two years as the Director of Marketing and Admissions for the Phillipsburg area. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has fifteen years of experience in the healthcare field. She has worked in a variety of settings including assisted livings, mental health facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Nicole has a passion for helping others and offers guidance, education and support to patients and families. Nicole strives to develop and maintain positive community relations and works to promote Genesis and the excellent care and customer service the facilities provide.

Erica Gruber
Director of Rehabilitation

Erica obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Stockton University. She then went on to earn her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Misericordia University. She remains a recognized therapist by the state of NJ and is a national member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Erica has worked for Genesis HealthCare Rehab Services since 2010 as a therapy team member and has been Director of Rehab since 2014.