Our Founder

In 1967, Nicholas Demisay founded Clove Lakes Nursing Home in Castleton Corners and during his tenure expanded it into the largest skilled nursing facility on the Island, with a staff of hundreds providing short, long-term and subacute care. He served on the boards of directors of Richmond Senior Services and Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Mount Loretto, and was a past president of the Richmond County Health Planning Council. He also was a former member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Staten Island Comprehensive Health Planning Board and Staten Island Community Chest and Council Inc., and had been a management trustee for Local 144's Pension and Welfare Fund. He had been a member of the First Friday Club at St. John's University, Grymes Hill, and had volunteered with St. John the Evangelist Church at a men's shelter in Manhattan.