St Joseph's Center
6448 Main Street
Trumbull , CT 06611-2075

203 268-6204

Our Leadership Team

Marian Gaudioso
Center Executive Director

Marian has been the Administrator at St. Joseph's since 2006. Marian has a B.S. in Healthcare Administration from Quinnipiac University. She loves being a part of St. Joseph's because it allows her to help make a difference in the lives of her patients, residents, families, and employees.  

Shelley O'Brien, RN
Director of Nursing

Shelley graduated from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a BSN in nursing more than 38 years ago.  She spent 35 years working in geriatrics and has a deep affection for the elderly and improving the quality of their care here.  As a young nurse she worked at St. Joseph's Center for more than 23 yeas as a Charge Nurse.  She then moved up to an evening Supervisor and then to a Unit Manager.  We welcome Shelley back to St. Joseph's Center and know she will continue to help us improve the quality of our care.

Melissa Hripak
Director of Admissions

Melissa has over 10 years of experience in Admissions and Marketing. She earned her Bacholer of Science Degree in Psychology from Endicott College. She finds enjoyment in the Nursing Home Environment by supporting and helping residents and their families through the admission process. Melissa is excited to educate the community about the wonderful programs that St. Joseph's has to offer.

Tracey Samela, OTR/L
Rehabilitation Program Director

Tracey graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in May of 2002 from American International College. She has been a practicing occupational therapist for eleven years for Genesis Rehab Services and has worked for the last seven years as the program manager in both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Connecticut.  The majority of Tracey’s clinical experience has been with clinically complex patients and with the Dementia population in the skilled nursing setting, promoting staging of all residents within the facility and developing programming and treatment for all patients in order to facilitate highest level of function for patients under her care. She has implemented strength training programming, balance and positioning programing, and outcome test and measures for all patients in her rehabilitation departments. She has contributed to OT Practice article "A story of Complex Neurological Recovery" in August of 2012, and was a presenter at Regional PM meeting for content related to Clinical Operations with presentation on  "The Center Clinical Meeting." with focus on contributing to the clinical team in order to facilitate positive patient outcomes. She has become a Dementia Trainer for Occupational therapists in Region 1 for Genesis Rehabilitation Services teaching two to three classes per year.