PRESIDENT AND CEO, ST. ANN’S COMMUNITY
Years in current role: 8
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
Senior care was profoundly affected by the worldwide pandemic. As our nation is eager to put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror, the reality remains that we continually fight new variants month over month. Our greatest success has been our ongoing ability to protect our elders. I cannot express enough gratitude to our outstanding team members, who literally are on the front lines each day doing everything possible to keep our elders and one another safe. Their courageous compassion and tireless work ethic make me so proud to be a part of this team.
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
By the end of 2022, St. Ann’s Home will be wrapping up a four-year, $39M renovation project. We are excited to open up our two remaining units and welcome elders into their new homes. The transformation is nothing short of remarkable and is greatly appreciated by both the elders and our team members.
What advice would you give somebody just starting out in your industry?
The best advice to give someone who may be early on in their career is to always remember, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Working in senior care can be one of the most rewarding professional experiences a person can have. If your focus is on your team members and their focus is on the elders, everything else falls in place.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
My personal goal is to support my last daughter as she heads off to college to study nursing.
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
Having grown up on Long Island, and having to contend with traffic jams, you just can’t beat the 20-minute commute here in Rochester. Additionally, the festivals and restaurants in Rochester are fabulous.