Our Team


Our dedicated team plays an integral part in the success of our patients at Newfane Rehab and Health Care Center. The members of our skilled and diverse therapy team have decades of combined experience with specialties in orthopedics, spinal treatment, neurological treatment, wounds, geriatrics, wheelchair positioning, restraint reduction, swallowing, cognitive staging and urinary incontinence. Our staff is compassionate and understanding to our patients' needs and foster a warm and positive atmosphere while utilizing their years of experience and skill to provide treatment.

Jeanine Shell
Director of Nursing

Jeanine, is the Director of Nursing at Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She has been with the facility since 2015. Jeanine has 18 years of experience in Long Term Care/Subacute Care. Her education ranges from CNA to LPN to ultimately receiving her BSN from D’Youville College and becoming an RN. She has received additional education and become certified in wound care as well as RAC-CT, PRI, First Aide, CPR.

Jennifer Wemple
Human Resource Director / Business Office Manager

Jenn is the Human Resource Director/ Business Office Manager at Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center with responsibilities for onboarding, benefits, payroll, and overseeing the business office, along with the day-to-day tasks of ensuring the staff that make the facility run its best are taken care of. She has a passion for people and a desire to bring a positive light to the people she encounters. Jenn believes in giving back to the community and investing her time into youth sport programming: she has been involved in Newfane Youth Wrestling and Newfane Youth Football for over 10 years. Jenn is a graduate from Niagara County Community College and has over 20 years’ experience in administration, payroll and Human Resources. She is married and has 3 ambitious 17, 15, and 6-year-old boys keeping her just as busy at home. She enjoys camping and hanging out with great friends and family.

Jessica Sherwood
Director of Admissions

Jessica Sherwood is the Director of Admissions at Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Her job entails maintaining strong connections with discharge planners, assisting our patients with insurance needs, and screening potential rehab and long-term patients to ensure that our facility provides them spectacular care. Jessica is a kind spirit driven by ensuring residents and family are in a comfortable setting. She graduated from Bryant and Stratton College and has accrued over 15 years of office management experience, allowing her to bring a diverse skill set to the facility. She is married and has 2 teenage boys as well as an energetic 4-year-old little girl. Jessica enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with her family and friends.