East Providence resident named Nurse Manager at Tockwotton on the Waterfront


EAST PROVIDENCE — Dolores J. Baker, R.N. of East Providence has been hired to serve as nurse manager for assisted living residents at Tockwotton on the Waterfront.

Baker has served as a registered nurse serving care for geriatric, Alzheimer’s, dementia and developmentally disabled adults for 19 years.  Most recently, she was with Eastgate Nursing and Rehab Center in East Providence where she served as unit manager and charge nurse, responsible for training new nurse hires and for ongoing oversight of the staff of certified nursing assistants.

A native and life-long resident of Riverside, Baker graduated from East Providence High School and the Community College of Rhode Island where she received her associate’s degree in nursing.

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Debra T. Morais has been named to the board of directors of Tockwotton on the Waterfront.  This will be Morais second tenure on the board; she also served for four years from 1999 until 2003.

Morais was chosen for her commitment to the organization and its mission, and her strategic communications expertise.  “We are very fortunate that Deb has considered a second term on our board,” said Executive Director Kevin McKay.  “We’ve expanded our mission and our building since Deb last served.  We’re here to help a wider range of seniors and she has stepped forward to help us articulate that message to the community.”

As president and chief executive officer of Communications Works, Inc., Morais manages local, regional and national accounts for corporate, consumer, financial, industrial and public service clients, and is responsible for creative direction, production, and complete campaign execution.  With a 30-year track record as a successful communications professional, Morais has been recognized as Ad Person of the Year and SBDC’s Woman in Business Advocate of the Year.  She is a past president of both the Rhode Island Advertising Club and the Women’s Advertising Club of Rhode Island.

Judith A. Moorehead, R.N., has been hired to serve as resident care director for Tockwotton’s River’s Edge (assisted living) Apartments and the Courtyard Memory Care program.  In this position, Moorhead will oversee four nurse managers and a team of 40 medical professionals who plan and coordinate healthcare services for the 104 assisted living residents of Tockwotton on the Waterfront.  She reports directly to the executive director.

Moorehead joins the Tockwotton care team from Atria Bay Spring Village where she also served as resident services director.  Moorehead’s 35-year nursing career has included positions on staff at two hospitals and a six-year tenure as a case manager of Hospice of Nursing Placement.

A graduate of Central Maine Medical Center and the University of Maine, Moorehead has received numerous certifications, including arrhythmia interpretation, defibrillation and port-cath care.


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