Franca Martino-Starvaggi

Director of Social Work

Franca Martino-Starvaggi is the Director of Social Work. She has been a social worker for over thirty years specializing in geriatric care her entire career. She has been working at Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for eight years. Franca has also worked extensively in palliative care and assisted in writing a book called ‘Choices in Palliative Care’. She has trained and received a certification in bioethics and medical humanities from New York University/Cardoza School of Law as well as a certification in Clinical Trauma (PTSD). Franca is married with two children and enjoys summers at the Jersey Shore with her family.