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August 20, 2018 Class of 2018

40 Under Forty: Nathan Oriol, 28

Photo | Erika Sidor Winners of the WBJ 2018 40 Under Forty award (from left): Michael P. McDonough, Meredith Harris, Nathan Oriol, Laura Marotta.


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.

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