Why We Care
Caring for Older Adults is Our Family Tradition.
We put you and your loved ones first.
You’ll feel the CiminoCare culture as soon as you enter one of our communities. Joy. Compassion. Friendliness. Laughter. The commitment we bring to caring for residents is deeply rooted our core values such as integrity, humility, dignity and respect. As a family-run business, we don’t answer to anyone but you. That’s why doing the right thing is at the heart and soul of what we do every day.
We know this can be an emotional and challenging time. Our goal at CiminoCare is to help families feel comfortable they are making the right decision, offering all the assistance needed to make the transition as smooth as possible. Our well-trained and compassionate staff will ensure you are well cared for every step of the way.
“We responsibly provide senior care, inspiring the heart, mind and soul to provide quality care, while connecting with those we serve and being leaders in our community and industry.”
CiminoCare Core Values
- Lead with integrity, humility and openness.
- Make a difference through dignified living and respect for all.
- Promote family ties and “Old World Hospitality.”
- Strive to make senior care more accessible.
The CiminoCare Story
With the help of family & friends Wilma & John Cimino open a residential senior community in Burlingame.
Currently CiminoCare operates a total of ten senior living communities in Northern California and provides in-home care services in both the San Mateo and Sacramento regions.
Wilma continues with an active presence in the Burlingame communities, visiting with residents and leading activities, while corporate management has transitioned to the second generation of the Cimino family.
Mark Cimino, based in Sacramento, serves as the CEO of CiminoCare, and MaryAnn Cimino-Shinn serves as the Regional Director for the Burlingame Area.
The Cimino family remains proud of their humble beginnings, which emphasizes the importance of accessible, personable, and professional care…the heart of the CiminoCare philosophy.
Meet the CiminoCare Family
Just a few members of our big Northern California family!
Mary Ann Cimino ShinnDirector/Owner
Adina NituRegional Director of Sacramento/Lodi
Machelle VietzDirector of Human Resources
Marquitta TerrellAdministrative Services Manager
Mark J. Cimino is the Chief Executive Officer and an owner of CiminoCare, and is responsible for the entirety of the CiminoCare business operations, including oversight of all communities, administrators, and finances.
Mr. Cimino served as a licensed Skilled Nursing Home Administrator as well as a licensed Residential Care Facility Administrator prior to returning to work with CiminoCare. From 1997–98, Mr. Cimino served as the Campus Director for a 99-bed skilled nursing home and a 70-bed assisted living facility. In 1992, he assisted in the formation and operation of Burlingame Villa, Inc., and later many of the assisted living projects developed and operated by the Cimino family of businesses. He has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences on various management topics. He has also become a leading expert in the new, emerging trend in government reimbursed Assisted Living, as CiminoCare is involved in both the Assisted Living Waiver Project (ALWP) as well as the Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Mr. Cimino is very involved with his industry associations as well as his local community as a member of Rotary International.
Mr. Cimino earned a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1994), and a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Pacific Union College (1990).
Wilma M. Cimino is a Co-Founder and Director of CiminoCare. For 20 years prior to starting the Residential Care Facility business, Mrs. Cimino provided In-Home Care and served as conservator for elderly clients in her community. Mrs. Cimino is a reputed caregiver who continues to instill her philosophy of giving back and serving others, which is reflected in who she is and what she does to help others in the Burlingame area. Over the decades, she has been involved with various projects through her church and other organizations, actively serving her community. She served at the Mills-Peninsula Blood Bank as both employee and volunteer. Her commitment to others is further demonstrated by giving blood. Through the years she has donated over 10 gallons of her own blood to those in need.
Mrs. Cimino is a master caregiver and continues to set the standards by which the company’s care is delivered. Today, you can still see her making the rounds at our Sacramento, CA region & Burlingame, CA region communities.
Mary Ann Cimino Shinn
MaryAnn Cimino Shinn, is a Director of CiminoCare and daughter of Co-Founders Wilma & John Cimino.
Mrs. Shinn directed the marketing efforts related to the opening of Mills Estate Villa and later oversaw marketing efforts for both Mills Estate Villa and Burlingame Villa. Previously, Mrs. Shinn served as the Admissions and Social Work Director of Town Center Village, continuing life community with over 800 residents from 1994 to 1995. She was the Administrator of Burlingame Villa from 1992 until 1994.
A licensed Residential Care Facility Administrator, Mrs. Shinn earned an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Canada College (1988), a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Nutrition from San Francisco State University (1987), and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Health Emphasis, from The College of Notre Dame (1993).
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Anita Nitu, is Regional Director of Sacramento and Lodi region. Adina was born in Bucharest, Romania and began her nursing career there at Ana Aslan Gerontology and Geriatric Institute in 1994 until 2004. In 2005, Adina moved to the United States and began working as a caregiver for Courtyard Terrace. Showing exceptional management skills early on, Adina worked her way to a Shift Manager position, then to Resident Care Coordinator and finally becoming the Administrator. Adina has been the Administrator for many of our communities during transitional times. Now, Adina is a part of CiminoCare’s Quality Assurance and Executive Committee’s and Regional Director of our Sacramento/Lodi areas, overseeing all of our communities.
Maria Layton, CPA, is the Controller of CiminoCare and directs the accounting and financial management of the communities and corporate entities.
Maria is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining CiminoCare, she served in senior positions for a variety of mid-sized family owned companies. Maria has more than 25 years of diversified experience in accounting, financial management, strategic planning and financial analysis. Maria Layton holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.
Machelle Vietz is our Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for overseeing the development and training of our team, recruitment and staffing, as well as compliance.
She began her work with seniors in 1989, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology from Andrews University in 1992 and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her career has included working as a caregiver in a locked gero-psych hospital, a social worker in skilled nursing facilities, administrator of an assisted living community in Seattle, and as a licensed family therapist with her own practice. She is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator in California. She has made understanding the needs of seniors and their families her life’s work.
In 2008, Maurquitta transitioned from banking into the Senior Housing Administration with CiminoCare. She has taken on various roles, rising to the position of Administrator and through the years has assisted corporate with special projects such as, Department of Social Services Facility Licensing applications, Assisted Living Waiver Program applications, vendor contracts, and various other projects. While working with CiminoCare Maurquitta has also been exposed to Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Administration and Marketing. In May of 2018, Maurquitta was transferred into the corporate office as the Administrative Services Manager to support our executive team and functions.