Grand Islander
333 Green End Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842

401 849-7100

Our Leadership Team

Katherine Norman
Center Executive Director

Katherine has been with Genesis HealthCare since 2009.  She is an active member of the Rhode Island Healthcare Association and was named to the American Healthcare Association’s Future Leaders in Long Term Care Program in 2013.  Katherine is a licensed Administrator in the state of Rhode Island and a graduate of Salve Regina University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

Regina Jones
Director of Nursing

Regina came to Grand Islander in 1987 after teaching Clinical Nursing at Salve Regina University for five years.  She is a seasoned Director of Nursing with over 24 years of experience in her position.  Prior to teaching at Salve Regnia, she worked in Boston at New England Medical Center in vascular surgery.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Salve Regina University.  Under her clinical direction, Grand Islander has participated in many joint studies with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid and has achieved numerous commendations, awards and citations including two consecutive end of life care awards.

Michele Thurman, LNHA
Admissions Director

Michele has been with Grand Islander and Genesis HealthCare for the last 15 years as Admissions and Marketing Director.  Prior to coming to Genesis, Michele spent 10 years as a Nursing Home Administrator in Rhode Island.  She has committed over 30 years to the improvement of health care services in her community.

Hanna Allain, COTA/L
Rehabilitation Program Director

Hanna joined the Grand Islander team in 2007.  She earned her degree from Bristol Community College and completed her internship at Butler Hospital, Geriatric Unit.  Hanna is currently enrolled in the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth's Health Care Management Program.