President and CEO
“I am proud to be part of an organization rich in the history of providing compassionate, quality health care services.”
Mike leads the organization in providing the highest quality care, ensuring that the community’s older adults lead meaningful lives with choice and dignity. Mike served in Jewish Senior Life’s senior management for 10 years before becoming CEO, and he has served in a number of leadership roles in the senior services profession. Mike serves as a Board Member for the Association of Jewish Aging Services, Mary Cariola Children’s Center and the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester & Finger Lakes Region. He also is a committee member of the Skilled Nursing Cabinet for Leading Age New York.
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Senior Vice President of Housing
“It is an honor to be a part of an extraordinary organization that prides itself on excellence in senior care and making a difference in people’s lives.”
Susan oversees The Summit at Brighton independent living, Wolk Manor assisted living, and The Lodge at Wolk Manor assisted living memory care, as well as community programs including the Marian’s House adult day memory care program, and Living Well Companion Care. Susan has served in management roles in operations and marketing in various senior housing settings in both local and regional capacities. Susan serves as a board member on the Family Service Communities Board of Directors and was recognized as 2018 Professional of the Year by LeadingAge NY.
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Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Staff Development
“My goal is to be the employer of choice by recruiting and retaining quality staff that have the highest regard for our residents and families. We value our employees and the care they provide to our residents.”
Emy oversees the human resources and staff development departments, having served in management roles previously in senior services organizations. She is responsible for talent acquisition, as well as the training and development of staff to meet the innovative continuum of aging programs needed for our residents and the community at large.
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Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer
“I’m proud to have been a part of this supportive environment for more than two decades. I enjoy mastering the financial challenges of senior care, because I witness daily the good things we accomplish for the people who live here.”
Debbie has been with Jewish Senior Life for 30 years. She oversees financial activities, including reimbursement, information technology, purchasing and receiving. She has served on various committees of the New York State Association of Homes and Services of the Aging and has been elected to executive positions for the local chapter of the Health Care Financial Management Association. In 2018, she received the Financial Executive of the Year Award, presented by the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Rochester Business Journal.
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Senior Vice President/Administrator, Jewish Home of Rochester
“During my years at the Jewish Home of Rochester, there have been many advances in the way we provide care to our residents. I am proud of our staff and the positive difference we make in the lives of our residents.”
Michele has been with the Jewish Home for more than 20 years and has grown along with the organization, having started as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). As Senior Vice President/Administrator, she is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Jewish Home.
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Dr. Marie Aydelotte
Vice President Medical Services / Chief Medical Officer
“I am very pleased to be part of a team that provides high quality, compassionate care to our residents, patients and families.”
Dr. Marie Aydelotte is responsible for overseeing Jewish Senior Life’s Medical Department. She has served as Medical Director in long-term care facilities and has an outstanding reputation in the Rochester medical community.
Dr. Aydelotte completed her M.D. degree at the University of Connecticut, and her residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Rochester. Dr. Aydelotte is a board-certified Geriatrician and is also board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care.
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Vice President of Marketing
“Jewish Senior Life is changing the way we think about elder care. It’s very exciting to be a part of that.”
Jane is responsible for marketing and communications including brand, public relations and community relations. She has served in leadership roles in a number of healthcare organizations. Jane is a graduate of the Healthcare Business Academy Fellowship Program.
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Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Information Technology
“Jewish Senior Life understands the importance of technology in healthcare and strives to be on the cutting edge. I am proud to be part of such a forward-thinking organization.”
Travis is responsible for all information technology initiatives including strategy, architecture, and governance and operations. He also oversees corporate compliance and HIPAA security programs. Travis has served in healthcare information technology leadership roles in a number of healthcare organizations.
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Executive Director, Jewish Senior Life Foundation
“I am very honored to be part of Jewish Senior Life, helping enable elders on campus and in our community to live more meaningful lives.”
David leads the Jewish Senior Life Foundation, the mission of which is to nurture the spirit of generosity and support programs that enhance the quality of life, health, and well-being of older adults, their families, and those in our community who we serve, in keeping with the values and traditions of the Jewish heritage. David is a member of the Board of Directors for the Rochester Broadway Theater League. David moved to Rochester in January 2019.
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Christine Van Vessem
Vice President of Staff Development and Quality Management
“My team and I work to ensure staff is equipped with relevant knowledge and skills necessary to deliver a care and service experience second to none.”
Christine oversees the assessment and implementation of education for both clinical and non-clinical staff, and facilitates quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives throughout the organization. Christine is a member of the Advisory Board for Healthcare Business Academy.
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Vice President of Nursing
“I’m proud to be part of the remarkable Jewish Senior Life team. Everyone, without exception, is very welcoming and friendly, and exhibits great pride in the work that is accomplished here.”
In her role as Vice President of Nursing, Deborah is responsible for overseeing the nursing department and ensuring the quality care of the residents of the Jewish Home of Rochester. She has served in leadership roles in a number of health care organizations.
She brings several years’ experience to Jewish Senior Life having served as Director of Nursing at DeMay Living Center in Newark. Prior to that, she worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center for 20 years in various positions.
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