The Laurels of Steubenville Staff

Our Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of Steubenville, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family, and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

The Laurels of Steubenville employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Steubenville is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

Steven Welhorsky, Administrator

Janna Rusinovich, Director of Marketing

Janna was born and raised in Weirton, WV, and is very excited to be a part of The Laurels of Steubenville team.  She graduated from The University of Charleston with her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training; later she completed her post-graduate studies at Chatham University and received an MBA in Healthcare Administration.  Janna has worked in several healthcare settings – as an orthopedic sales representative, for Cigna healthcare, and at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  Janna is very passionate about providing excellent customer service and exceeding the expectations of our guests and their families.  In her spare time, Janna enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and spoiling her newly rescued puppy, Bruno.

Paul DeSarro, PTA, Rehabilitation Services Director

Paul DeSarro was born and raised in Wellsville, Ohio. He graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant Technology. He worked in various outpatient clinics in the Ohio Valley and at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Paul served as the Rehab Manager in a long-term care setting in the Ohio Valley for 3 years before joining the Therapy Staff at The Laurels of Steubenville in July 2008. Paul was promoted to RSD at The Laurels of Steubenville March 2012.