ABOUT YOUR ADVISOR in Somerset, Florham PArk & Monroe
Connie Pizarro, Certified Senior Advisor®
Connie began her career in 1982 in the technology division of a retail department store. After 3 ½ years, she resigned to explore opportunities in the financial industry. She spent 29 years in the financial industry and had the opportunity to develop her technical and managerial skills.
One of the goals Connie has for the next chapter in her life is to make a difference in the lives of people. In 2009 her father-in-law passed away, leaving her mother-in-law alone. Two years later, in 2011, her mother-in-law came to live with them, after having survived several strokes. This left her very frail. Connie and her husband cared for her in their home for as long as they could, but eventually, they had to find alternate living arrangements. The task of finding a place was an enormous challenge. They did not know where or how to begin. Connie has learned first-hand the challenges facing families during these difficult transitions. She's also reminded of the responsibilities we have as a society to honor and provide for our seniors.
Oasis is a perfect fit for Connie. It allows her to marry her passion with her career. She is able to help meet a tremendous need that is currently lacking in their community, that of maintaining the dignity and quality of life that our seniors deserve.
Alison Trotta, Senior Living Advisor
Alison graduated from Juniata College with a Bachelors degree in Social
Work in 1990. She immediately began her career working as a Social Worker
at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Five wonderful
years in the acute hospital setting led Alison to an expansive career
in healthcare. Following her start at St. Barnabas Medical Center, she
continued to work with patients, families and various professionals in
skilled nursing facilities, Adult Day Care, Physician's offices and Assisted
Living Communities. All of Alison’s endeavors enabled her to learn
about the healthcare field and how to help the geriatric population navigate
through the often times overwhelming system.
Alison placed her career on hold a few years ago to focus on caring for her father. His steady mental and physical decline due to dementia required a great deal of care in her home. Eventually, he became unsafe at home. Her family began the difficult task of finding placement for her father. The daunting task of finding a facility that could address his behavioral needs was almost impossible. Even though Alison had over 20 years of experience in the field, it was very difficult because it was for her family member. She wished she knew about Oasis Senior Advisors during her search. When Alison returned to continue her career, she knew she had to find a company where she could use her professional and personal experience. Alison found the perfect match with Oasis Senior Advisors.
Crystal Pizarro, Marketing Manager
Crystal Pizarro is the Marketing Manager for Oasis Senior Advisors- Central Jersey. In this role, she manages email marketing, all social media channels, event marketing, and public relations for the Central Jersey territory.
Prior to joining Oasis Senior Advisors, Crystal worked with clients including;
Bank of America, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Please
Touch Museum just to name a few. After 4 years in the advertising industry,
she decided to join her Mother in her new business venture and assist
with all of her marketing needs. In this capacity, she is able to merge
all of her prior experiences into one main job function at Oasis Senior Advisors.
Crystal currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she coaches the Villanova Wildcat Pom Squad during her free time. She received a B.A. in Advertising with a concentration in Account Management from Temple University.
Lorrine West, Community Liaison
Lorrine West is a retiree from one of the world’s top 10 corporations.
As a developer of human resource programs and financial analysis, that
profession offered a chance to interface with individuals from different
Lorrine holds a four-year college degree and certification in Business Administration. After retirement she was able to spend more time with her mother and other seniors in their quest of life enhancements. This is the point at which she understood her energy for helping seniors.
Her authoritative aptitudes, tolerance, and love for others powered her desire to serve. After listening to a presentation about Oasis Senior Advisors, she knew that this was a way she could serve. So she joined the team, and the rest is history.