40 Under Forty: Nathan Oriol, 28


Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center/Oriol Health Care, West Boylston

Lives: Holden

Birthplace: Worcester

College: University of New Hampshire

Oriol wasted no time rising up through Oriol Health Care, becoming the administrator at age 23 in 2013. Oakdale, where Oriol oversees a staff of more than 125, has been better because of it, becoming a five-star facility for the first time earlier this year as rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and was one of only two such centers in Massachusetts to be given a silver rating by the American Health Care Association. A third-generation member of the Oriol family to be involved with the business, he hasn't ended his involvement there. He is the president of the Oriol Foundation, which the company founded last year for promoting wellness and helping healthcare innovation locally. Nathan has been the treasurer of the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce for the past two years and a board member for the Worcester Sports Foundation for the last three. When he's not at work, he can be found attempting very different kinds of challenges. He loves trail running, mountain biking, paintballing and endurance obstacle course racing. He's been ranked among the top 150 male obstacle course racers in the country by Spartan Race in four straight years since 2014. He's even run an obstacle course for 24 hours without stopping.

From 40 Under Forty judge Milka Njoroge: “Nathan is a dedicated leader who is committed to excellence.”

What do you do in your free time? Attend every single Worcester Railers and Massachusetts Pirates games at the DCU Center with my autistic younger brother.

What TV show character is most like you? Ted Mosby from “How I Met Your Mother.” He is kind, passionate, hopeful and a little dorky.
Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty
Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance
Che Anderson - City of Worcester
Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.
Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.
Sam Bitar - Webster Five
Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP
Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives
Derek Canton - paerpay
Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.
Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics
Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching
Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm
Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting
Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.
Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning
Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College
Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering
David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care
Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank
Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill
Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority
Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp
Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions
Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants
Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank
Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.
Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective
Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester
Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency
Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP
Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities
Jessica Morris - MCPHS University
Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)
Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central
Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.
Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System
Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.