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Gina Mizzoni joined Benchmark Senior Living 16 years ago as an associate. She has been a director for the past decade. Over the past three years, though, it became particularly evident what an asset she was to Benchmark and its residents. 

Running a traditional care department as well as the mind and memory department, throughout the pandemic, Mizzoni set an example of hard work and dedication. As Benchmark looks to fill the role of director for the mind and memory department, Mizzoni hasn’t hesitated to pick up extra duties. She’s also known for picking up extra shifts, working double time herself and even working overnights to help alleviate staffing concerns rather than hire the wrong person for the job. 

In addition to her strengths as a leader and manager, Mizzoni also is known for the caring and compassionate way she enhances the lives of both workers and residents. Despite her own personal challenges and private losses, Mizzoni makes those around her feel as if they are part of the family, and she selflessly works to constantly elevate the level of care offered at Benchmark.

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