OUR STAFF MEMBERS
Dan Detor, LNHA
Dan Detor, a native of Syracuse, proudly became the Administrator of Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in March 2018. He has enjoyed a wonderfully progressive career in health care and has been a Nursing Home Administrator for over 20 years. Dan holds a B.S. in Health and Services Management from SUNY Utica and is a Licensed Administrator in 3 States; NY, Mass and Tenn.
Chief Experience Officer
I am excited to be a part of the Van Duyn Center Team. I have previously been an Admissions Director and Vice-President of Community Relations in Skilled Nursing. I have over 30 years experience in the CNY community. I have a B.S. Degree from Syracuse University from the College for Human Development.
Susan Latzkowski, RN
Director of Nursing
Director of Nutrition
I oversee the nutritional care of the residents. I have 37 years in the Food Service/Nutrition Industry; Employed at Community General Hospital, Rosewood Heights, Nottingham RHCF, Onondaga County WIC and 15 years at Van Duyn. AAS Degree Restaurant Management SUNY Delhi 1984, BS Degree Nutrition Syracuse University 1998, Dietetic Internship ’98-’99 Syracuse University.
Physical Therapy Director - 2nd Floor
I joined Van Duyn in August 2016. I have been working as a physical therapist for the last 10 years. I grew up in India and completed my Bachelor’s degree from India in 2006. I moved to Syracuse, NY in 2010 and have been working in skilled nursing facilities since then. I completed DPT in 2014 from Utica College. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings but most of my experience lies in SNF assisting patients under long term care.”
Todd Cramer, MS RRT
Director of Respiratory Care
I have been a Respiratory Therapist for 35 years. For 32 years, I have held leadership roles in Acute Care, LTC and programming across the lifespan from NICU to Palliative Care. I earned an AAS degree in Respiratory Care from MVCC in Utica, a BS in Human Resource Managament from Roberts Wesleyan in Rochester and an MS in Hospital Management from the Milano Graduate School of business of the New School University in NYC. I currently serve as the Group COO of the Board of Directors of Truspine Technologies Ltd., a group of medical device companies chartered in the U.K. Although I have journeyed into industry a couple of times, I always end up "coming home" to my passion, Respiratory Care and building integrated care systems. I am happy to be part of the forward thinking environment at VDRNC
Director of Central Supply
I came to Van Duyn 4 years ago with over 33 years of healthcare experience. The last 17 years as Purchasing Manager of a large healthcare organization, overseeing the procurement of products and services from Assisted Living to Long Term care. Gaining experience over those years with the supplies and equipment used in the care of our population, experience working with a variety of process improvement, product and supplier evaluation teams, I bring that knowledge to Van Duyn.
I started my career in healthcare as a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in May 2000. From there I have worked in various healthcare settings, including Upstate Medical Center where I worked on all floors with a primary focus in neurology and the burn unit. I decided that I wanted to become a Nursing Home Administrator to make a difference in both the resident/patient lives and the employee lives. I have found that Van Duyn Center's missions and values are in line with what I believe every healthcare facility should strive to do.
Advanced Learning Project Manager
Following a long global career in the petroleum industry, Roberta was welcomed in the Medical Records Department as an intern at Van Duyn Center, while studying at Alfred State. She in due course went on to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Health Information Management and is credentialed with AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator. In keeping with the Van Duyn heritage rooted deeply in continuous improvement, Roberta advanced from an entry-level position in the Medical Records Department to the administrator role. At home in Oswego county, Roberta is an active member of Fulton Lions dedicated to sight and hearing projects for those in need.
Director of Process Improvement
Lynn has worked in health care in Central New York for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education from SUNY Cortland and Master of Public Service in Health Care Administration from the New School for Social Research.
Social Work Director
I am originally from the Finger Lakes area and attended Nazareth College of Rochester where I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology. I began my career in this field working with children, prior to moving to the Syracuse area. Shortly after moving to Syracuse, I found employment here at Van Duyn where I have worked my way from a unit social worker to my current position. When I am not working, you can find me spending time with family and friends, reading or hiking in the Adirondacks with my husband and dog, Finnigan!
Short Term Rehab Concierge
I received an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from SUNY Morrisville and in 2015 completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bryant & Stratton College. My employment background has previous work in customer service, program development and implementation as well as building rapport with clientele. Though I have never worked in short term or long term care prior to this position, I have jumped right in taking this opportunity to learn about our residents and their needs! I grew up in Syracuse, I enjoy spending time with my niece and nephew as well as getting my hands on DIY projects!
Business Office Manager
Director of Safety and Security
I am a native of the Syracuse area and Retired from Law Enforcement after 22 years.
John Robinson has been a part of the Van Duyn team for many years. Starting out in the mail room to becoming the switchboard operator before his role as concierge started in May of 2018.
Tarana joined the Van Duyn team in May of 2017.
Director of Recreation Therapy
I come to Van Duyn with over 20 years of experience as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Director of Recreation Therapy and Executive Director of a memory care community. Over the years I have worked extensively with dementia/ Alzheimer care. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Therapy from SUNY Brockport and was certified under the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. I was born and raised in Buffalo and remain a loyal Buffalo Bills Fan, however living here for 20 years have become a die-hard SU Fan too!
Medical Records Administrator
I have been Registered Nurse for 36 years. Prior to obtaining my RN I worked at Van Duyn in 1979 as a nursing assistant. For the last 18 years I have worked in long term care with a focus on Medicare, Reimbursement and the MDS with certification as a Resident Assessment Coordinator. I returned to Van Duyn in July of 2014.
Director of Dietary
Director of Admissions
We are proud to welcome Angela Leva as our new Admissions Director!
Physical Therapy Director - 7th Floor
I grew up in Ithaca, NY and attended Northeastern University in Boston where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. I have been a physical therapist for 19 years working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, home care and the acute care setting. After working as a physical therapist in New Hampshire for 10 years my husband and I decided to move back to Central New York in 2007 with our 3 children to be closer to family. I joined Van Duyn in July 2016 as the Director of Rehab on the 7th floor.
Director of Human Resources
Director of Maintenance
Business Office Manager
Lorry has 33 years of experience in Residential Health Care Financial Services, Nursing Home Billing and Medical Assistance Benefits applications.
Director of Community Relations
Caitlyn joined the Van Duyn team in June 2018. As the Director of Community Relations Caitlyn will be making connections with the public and outside companies, marketing, creating our monthly newsletter, as well as hosting fundraisers and coordinating some events.