Dottie Santagata, MSW
Cornerstone Adult Services, Inc.
For the past 15 years, Dottie has been an integral part of Cornerstone Adult Services’ success and an advocate for families in need of support and assistance in caring for their loved ones.
As Cornerstone’s Administrator, she brings her experience and education (a URI Ram-undergraduate degree and Boston College Eagle-graduate degree), to lead the organization that she knows makes a difference; she is a champion for those in need and a true innovator when it comes to offering new programs and services at Cornerstone’s four adult day health centers .
Under Dottie’s direction Cornerstone was chosen the NuStep Gold Pinnacle Award Winner in a national contest and she has introduced a rehab therapy program within Cornerstone to provide physical and occupational therapy to qualified participants. She was instrumental in establishing the first specialized program for people with Early Memory Loss within a licensed adult day center in RI and she made possible the nationally acclaimed “Opening Minds through Art” (OMA) therapeutic arts program to Cornerstone’s roster of adult day programs, another first in RI.
Ms. Santagata is on the Division of Elderly Affairs Home and Community Care Advisory Committee. She also serves on LeadingAge Adult Day Task Force on the national level. She is a field instructor for School of Social Work at Rhode Island College, Providence College, Boston College and Wheaton College. Ms. Santagata was selected a 2009 Administrator of the Year by the National Adult Day Services Association. Dottie has helped a countless numbers of families care for their loved ones at home by offering support during the day.
Admissions Coordinator and Case Manager
Eileen Unger joined Cornerstone Adult Services, Inc. in July 2010. She has 35 years of experience working in senior care. She educates and assists applicants and their families, including frail elderly and adults with disabilities, in the admission process.
Her previous senior care experience includes working in assisted living, where she held a wide array of positions. Eileen is a graduate of Roger Williams University.