Christine brings to Hoffman SummerWood more than 30 years of progressive responsibility in healthcare from direct care provider to senior management. Christine was the Owner, President and CEO of Fusion Rehab Services where she was responsible for the strategic direction of a regional contract provider of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. In this role she developed new business models during major changes in reimbursement and provided services in 39 sites throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. Previous to owning her own business, Christine was the Chief Operating Officer of All Star Therapy where she directed all operations for 2 companies of 400+ therapists in three states with annual revenue of over 18 million. Earlier in her career, she held positions ranging from Director of Operations, Director of Rehabilitative Services to VP of Rehabilitation Services. In each of these former positions, Christine directed all aspects of day-to-day operations, was responsible on average for directing more than 100+ employees, and managed all facets of business development including development of clinical policy/procedures and programs, budget development, quality assurance and compliance management, as well as marketing company wide specialty programs.
Christine received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, was an Executive Board Member of the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association, a Member of American College of Health Care Administrators as well as a member of Health Care Compliance Association.
Rabbi Aaron Jaffee has taught in the U.S., Australia and Israel. He earned Smicha while living in Israel and holds a BA in Education. Rabbi Jaffee has taught and served Jewish communities on many continents for almost three decades, including acting as the full-time Rabbi for Young Israel, and today acts as the Community Rabbi for Hoffman SummerWood.
Rabbi Jaffee has been the Principal of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel’s Hebrew school for 10 years and Jewish Education Director at Temple Sinai. As an effective supervising teacher elected by Monash University. he has taught many subjects including: Talmud, Navi, Dinim, Jewish History, and Jewish Philosophy and brings this education to the residents of Hoffman SummerWood. Rabbi Jaffee offers weekly Torah and Parsha classes and a multitude of religious services, activities, programs and events. Rabbi Jaffee has led and prepared Bar and Bat Mitzvahs for children in addition to now fulfilling senior residents dreams of having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
“Pastoral care” is also a significant part of Rabbi Jaffee’s role in the SummerWood community, including having an open-door policy for residents to stop by and kibbitz, kvell, discuss topics and schmooze. Rabbi provides death and bereavement counseling; spiritual guidance and support to residents and their families of the SummerWood community. He brings 20 years Kashrut experiences as Rabbinical supervisor for the Star-K and RCW- Rabbinical Council of Washington, HKC- Hartford Kashrut Council.
Rabbi Jaffee is happily married for 32 years to Shaindy Jaffee, a University of Connecticut graduate and is currently working on her Master’s in Special Ed. They have 3 beautiful girls and 2 even more beautiful grandchildren and 2 beloved dogs.