(January 5, 2024 – ROCHESTER, NY) Christine VanVessem has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Quality at Jewish Senior Life. VanVessem holds a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
VanVessem joined Jewish Senior Life in 2008 as the Director of Staff Development and Quality Improvement and has successfully led Jewish Senior Life’s quality initiatives—resulting in the organization being twice-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). She has also provided guidance and oversight for Project SEARCH®, a pre-employment program in collaboration with Heritage Christian Services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
In addition to Project SEARCH®, VanVessem has brought several workforce development programs to life: Jewish Senior Life’s Job Path, which assists refugees in finding meaningful employment, and Nursing YOU, which provides opportunities for people to advance their nursing education and career. VanVessem has also led the charge for Jewish Senior Life’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). “We focus on creating a culture of belonging that respects individuality. It’s our goal to ensure people not only have opportunities for employment, but that they feel supported and valued as they advance their career here at Jewish Senior Life,” says VanVessem.
“Over the past several years, Christine has successfully led our Staff and Organizational Development team and provided oversight for quality assurance,” says Michael S. King, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jewish Senior Life. King continues, “I am confident Jewish Senior Life will continue to make strides in employee recruitment, retention, and engagement, as well as continued improvements in quality for all programs and services.”
About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is Rochester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place, Jewish Senior Life offers all levels of care on a single campus—from independent living to skilled nursing care—along with a variety of programs and services for people living outside its campus. Jewish Senior Life has CARF International accreditation for high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since 2020. Its affiliate, the Jewish Home, has been recognized as a Newsweek Best Nursing Home 2022-2024; and also received the “High Performing” ranking for Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2022-2024. For more information, visit www.jewishseniorlife.org or https://www.facebook.com/jewishseniorlife.