Glendale Center
4 Hazel Avenue
Naugatuck, CT 06770

203 723-1456

Our Leadership Team

Heather Rodriguez
Center Executive Director

Heather has been with Glendale since August 2015.  She has been an administrator for 13 years and began in skilled nursing facilities as a CNA, which led to becoming a Social Worker, and now is devoted to being a Long Term Care administrator.  Heather enjoys working with staff, residents and families from the Greater Waterbury area, as she has been a part of that community her whole life.

Maryellen Royka, RN
Senior Center Nurse Executive

Maryellen is a local Naugatuck resident and has been with Genesis for over 20 years.  She started her career as a CNA while in nursing school, and has been in several roles at Genesis. She was most recently promoted to one of two Senior Nurse Executives in the state of CT. She serves on corporate committees, assists buildings who are in need, and trains new Center Nurse Executives to their roles. Maryellen has a strong clinical base with a desire for positive outcomes.  She considers Glendale her second home, and treats each resident and staff member as her own family. Maryellen is also proud to have assisted Glendale in achieving deficiency free JCAHO and CMS surveys in her career.

Patricia Birch
Admissions Director

Patricia has been the Admissions and Marketing Director at Glendale Center since August 2002.  A local resident, Patty enjoys working in the community she lives in and participating in many community events.