Our Team

Meet our experienced team dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care for our patients and residents.
Our Team
Meet our experienced team dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care for our patients and residents.
Our Team

Israel Nachfolger, RN, ASN, BS, NR-EMTP

Owner & CEO

Israel brings a unique mix of clinical and operational experience to Pinnacle, having worked in healthcare as both a practitioner and in various administration roles for over a decade. In addition to his role as CEO, Israel continues to practice as a Registered Nurse and volunteer Paramedic while managing multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities on the East Coast.

Israel lives in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains in the Hudson Valley in Monsey, NY with his wife, Miriam, and 6 children. An avid lover of music, Israel enjoys honing his skills as a musician at the piano and practicing his passion as a recording engineer in his free time.

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Jeff Ketchum, MS, MLA

Administrator

Jeff has a well-rounded background of experience in the continuum of care for seniors in both the private senior living communities and skilled and long term care facilities. Jeff entered the healthcare field as the Executive Director of The Highlands Retirement Community. While there he obtained his Masters in the Management of Aging Services from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Country. He recently acquired his Nursing Home Administrator’s license and joined Pinnacle Health and Rehabilitation at South Portland in May of 2018. He brings a tremendous amount of managerial skills and believes in raising the bar on quality, standards, and results.

Jeff and his wife Lori enjoy spending time with their son Lucas and their four pugs. As an outdoorsman, Jeff enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, and golfing.

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Laurie Bagley, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing

As Director of Nursing, Laurie boasts a long and storied career with over 36 years of nursing experience. Having started as a CNA in a summer job long ago, she knew she had found her life’s calling. After obtaining her Associates in Nursing at Westbrook College, she continued on to receive her Bachelors in Nursing at St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

Over her career, Laurie has worked in various settings such as hospitals, long term care, pediatrics and more. She also participated in the State Immunization Program with Portland Public Health and has also functioned as a nurse instructor in pediatrics and in clinical studies. Additional experience as a nursing home educator and Infection Prevention Officer tops off her stellar list of qualifications.

Laurie enjoys life with Dennis and their two step daughters Emily & Sophia. They are avid antique collectors and enjoy decorating and holding parties at their home in Saco.

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Judy Noel

Activities Director

Judy has been providing the residents of our facility with exciting and fulfilling life enrichment activities since 1993. With almost thirty years of experience creating meaningful programming, Judy keeps our residents active and engaged throughout the day.

Judy resides in Kennebunk with her husband of over forty years and considers herself blessed to have two married sons and four grandchildren who live near-by. In her free time, she enjoys going up to camp in Oakland, reading, and spending time with her family and her two lovely golden retrievers.

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Robina O’Rourke, OTR/L

Director of Rehabilitation Services

With over twenty five years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, Robina is the driving force behind Pinnacle’s dynamic rehabilitation program. Joining our facility in 2006, she has been leading the department for almost five years and directs a well-qualified team of rehab professionals to ensure superior clinical outcomes.

Robina received her undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Arts program at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.  She then went on to receive a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College in 1993.

As a registered yoga teacher, Robina enjoys bringing balance to people’s lives in her free time, as she does with our residents. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children as well as her very spirited Shetland sheep dog, Vaila.

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Mary E. Murphy, LSW

Director of Social Services & Admissions

Mary has an incredible forty year history at our facility having worked at this location since 1978! She considers herself blessed to have been a part of our wonderful community for such a long time. One of her favorite quotes is by Marc Anthony, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”. This truly sums up Mary’s ethic as the voice of Pinnacle South Portland. As a tireless advocate for our residents, Mary guides families and collaborates with others in the health care continuum to ensure the best of care for those residing at our facility.

Mary received her bachelor’s Degree from UMF and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from USM. She and her husband Bill live in Gorham and are proud to have two children and one granddaughter.

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Spencer Teixeira

Environmental Services Director

Spencer brings a youthful energy to Pinnacle as Environmental Services Director. With no job too big or small, Spencer ensures that our facility is in tip-top shape and clean as a whistle. Having graduated in 2013 from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Management, Spencer leads a team of dedicated employees who ensure the facility is well maintained.

In addition to his position at Pinnacle, Spencer gives back to the community as a part-time officer with the Fryeburg Police Department and a volunteer boy’s ice hockey coach at Lewiston High School. Spencer lives in central Maine with his wife Leandra and daughter Ava.

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Tina Allen, CDM, CFPP

Food Service Director

Tina began her journey at our facility back in October 1988 as the Food Service Director/Certified Dietary Manager. With over 30 years of experience catering to our residents, Tina has developed a unique ability to know exactly what each and every resident prefers for their meals. Our residents enjoy being part of the culinary experience at Pinnacle and frequently share their own recipes with Tina and her team which are implemented into our regular menus.

Tina and her husband Tom reside in Cape Elizabeth and have two children, one cat and one dog. Their greatest joy is their grandson who was just born in 2020. In her free time, Tina enjoys cooking, camping, making crafts, and spending time with the family.

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Kelly Parker

Business Office Manager

Kelly has over 25 years of experience with the nursing home, where she has worked in many different roles. For the last ten years she has been working in the Business Office doing Payroll and Benefits. She loves to be able to help the residents, families and staff.

Kelly resides in Lyman, Maine with her husband and their dogs and cats. She loves animals and spending time on the lake with family and friends. She has a daughter and family nearby and a son and family that live in Texas. Her greatest joy is being able to spoil her four grandchildren.