Sherrill House Names New Director of Expressive Therapy & Recreation, Promotes Local Nurses

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Sherrill House, a Jamaica Plain not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently announced the appointment of Kshitij Rawal as Director of Expressive Therapy and Recreation, and also promoted several nurses.

Kshitij Rawal

Rawal is a professional musician and full-time music and expressive therapist at Sherrill House. He is responsible for overseeing the program led by two board-certified music therapists who regularly provide comfort, a sense of community and psychosocial and emotional support for residents through music.

“Rawal brings an impressive background and admirable dedication to our residents and community,” said Patrick Stapleton, CEO of Sherrill House, via press release.

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Rawal is the first musician in his family. After building a successful music career, Rawal began to share his love for music with the community by visiting schools for children with special needs, and traveling to poverty-stricken sectors of India.

Rawal received a bachelor’s degree in Performance and Music Therapy from the Berklee College of Music, and is a board-certified music therapist. In his spare time, he practices his musicianship as a professional musician and drummer in various projects throughout Boston.

Left to right: Pictured with Director of Nursing Lorene Begley of Milton, center, are the Senior CNAs, Adelie Jean, Marie Batraville, Eunice Jones and Jacqueline Smart.

Also, Sherrill House recently promoted four key members of its nursing staff to Senior Certified Nursing Assistants. The Senior CNAs now have an expanded role in overseeing services for long-term care residents and patients in the short-term rehab unit.