Cheers! The 2021 RHS Interns are Here!

There’s warmth in the air, spring fever is upon us, and the Ridgefield High School Interns are in the building.  All in all, cause for celebration.

This year, RVNAhealth welcomes RHS seniors Isabella DeMassa and Ally Rosenbaum. Both will be studying health-related fields in college, and both are truly appreciated this next month.

Isabella DeMassa is joining the ComfortWELL Hospice team, reporting in to Stephanie Notaro, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. Bella has been interested in the medical field since she was a young child — both of her parents are in healthcare — and is planning to study nursing at Moravian College this fall.  During her stint in hospice, Bella will be focusing on the administrative end of the service — preparing trunk kits and nursing bags for nurses, pulling hospice supplies for patients, making ‘tuck-in calls’ to hospice patients and family members, in addition to many other projects. And because interns can’t live on office time alone, Bella will be shadowing hospice nurse, Lauren Messina, MA, BSN, RN, for a day or two to get an “inside look” at the life of a hospice nurse.

When not interning, Bella loves to run (and hurdle!) and is a member of the amazing 2021 Ridgefield High School track and field team. Go Isabella!


Ally Rosenbaum has always had a passion for health sciences. So much so, she’ll be majoring in Biology when she begins her collegiate studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison this autumn. Though Ally is extremely interested in the clinical side of RVNAhealth, she is using her internship as an opportunity to understand the administrative workings of a healthcare organization — particularly as they pertain to communications, fundraising, and event planning.

Speaking of events, Ally will be representing RVNAhealth and helping out at the Wilton Senior Center Drive-Thru Luncheon this week. Stay tuned for her post-event report later this month.

Ally is interning under the guidance of RVNAhealth Development Manager, Julia Douglas, and will be working on lots of great assignments — development communications, market research and analysis, writing and photography — plus plenty more for this bright young biologist. 

Thank you RHS interns! You bring freshness and a new perspective to our days and our work, and you truly make a difference!





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