Meet our Staff

Anthony Franchi, Jr.


Executive Director



Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center welcomes Anthony (“Tony”), Jr.  as the Administrator.   Tony comes to Meadow Green with over twenty (23) years experience in managing Skilled Nursing Facilities.


Inspired by family and his inherent sensitivity to the healthcare needs of society’s most vulnerable – the elderly - he was drawn to a career in long-term care, working first in many supportive positions and then culminating as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

“My introduction to nursing homes at age 16 years old, working at The Ellis as a housekeeper during summer and school vacations, mapped my career purpose in serving the elderly.  As the Administrator entrusted to oversee the well-being of our residents, I always welcome the input of family and loved ones."

Azadeh Assarpour, MD

Co-Medical Director

Dr. Assarpour, one of our Co-Medical Directors,  received her Medical Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine.  After finishing her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital she went on to complete her Fellowship in Geriatrics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Dr. Assarpour is a Geriatrician with the Quimby Center for Geriatric Care at Mount Auburn Hospital.
We are so grateful to have someone with Dr. Assarpour’s experience as our Medical Director here at Meadow Green. She is an extremely skilled geriatrician and a well respected leader.

Asif Merchant, MD, FACP, CMD, CPE


Co-Medical Director

Dr. Asif Merchant has completed his medical school training at K J Somaiya Medical College and Bombay University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Geriatric Medicine fellowship at North Shore University and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He has completed a fellowship in Medical Education from Harvard School of Medicine.

Dr. Merchant is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.

He is the Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care Network at Newton Wellesley Hospital and a Partner at New England Community Medical Services,

Dr. Merchant has held a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and currently is an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts school of medicine.  In addition, he Chairs the Geriatrics Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society and has served as the President of the Greater New England Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. 

In September 2020, Dr. Merchant was appointed to the Governor Baker’s Advisory group for COVID-19 Vaccination in Massachusetts.

Patrick Orciani

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Director of Admissions

Patrick joined the Meadow Green Team in Spring, 2019 and brings with him years of experience as an Admissions Director with extensive experience in customer service.  As a long time resident of the Waltham,  he has the ability to connect with residents and families both at Meadow Green and in the community.
“I am honored to be a part of the Meadow Green staff.  The facility has a great reputation and I am humbled to be a part of the continued excellent care they provide.”

Michelle Davis

Director of Rehabilitation

A Director of Rehabilitation for the past nine years, Michelle Davis has 16 years' experience as an occupational therapist, specializing in geriatric patients. She joined the Meadow Green staff last summer and has very much enjoyed the transition from large company to small, family-run business.

"You are able to resolve any of your departmental or resident needs in a timely fashion when you work for a family run business." "I love working with this staff. They truly love their jobs and we all work well together. It is so rewarding to help our patients succeed, so great to help them achieve their goal of returning home."

Nancy Larock

Director of Nursing

Kirsten MacWilliams

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Activities Director

Welcome Kirsten MacWilliams, our new Activities Director! 
Kirsten graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy.
Kirsten is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Geri-Care Behavioral Instructor.

"Our Activities program is an extremely important factor in the overall well-being of our residents. The program enhances their quality of life on a daily basis. I am grateful to be part of a talented and wonderful team here at Meadow Green that values that and much more!”

Sharon Rose

Director of Food Services

Welcome Sharon Rose,  our new Director of Food Services!