Our Staff

Thomas Younghans

Vice President/Administrator

Holds Masters’ degrees in Social Work and Business Administration, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Mr. Younghans diverse health care background spans over 25 years and includes leadership positions in long term care, acute care, managed care and home care.


MaryEllen Peck, MSW

Director of Admissions

Ms. Peck has been in the Admissions and Healthcare field for over 23 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and a B.A. in Business Administration.


Kaushik J. Doshi, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Doshi is a dually certified Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine. A graduate of Baroda Medical College in India, he complted his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He served as Chief Resident at Jamaica Hospital. He then completed his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ.

Dr. Doshi is a faculty supervisor and attending physician at Jamaica Hospital. He is actively involved in administrative oversight and teaching students and residents at all levels, including physical diagnosis and clinical pathophysiology. He is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatric Society. Dr. Doshi has a special interest in dementia, falls and osteoporosis in the geriatric population and in medical informatics.


Noreen Bock, LCSW

Director of Social Work

Holds a masters degree in Social work and is a licensed clinical Social worker. Ms Bock has over 25 years experience in the field of Long term Care.


Angela Czarnecki

Assistant Administrator and Director of Security and Hospitality Services

Has worked at Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for over 30 years. She held various positions within the organization in administration, admissions, medical records, human resources, security and hospitality services before being appointed Assistant Administrator in 2009.


Nelly Katan

MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, CDE Clinical Nutrition Manager

Is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education. Nelly is also a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) in the state of New York, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).


Kimberly Lee

Physical Therapy Supervisor

Is a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in long-term care. She holds a Master’s Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.


Willie Graham

Director of Recreation Therapy

Holds a B.A in Sociology/ Creative Arts. He has worked in the field of recreational therapy for over 30 years. Mr. Graham is a member of NYSRPS.


Aspasia Dourakis

MA, CCC-SLP

Chief Speech-Language Pathologist
has been the Speech-Language Pathologist at Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home for over 11 years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Queens College. Ms. Dourakis’ expertise is in dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, fluency, voice disorders and cognitive linguistic deficits.