STAFF

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OUR STAFF MEMBERS

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Amy Mahoney, LNHA

Administrator

 I am thrilled to join the Van Duyn team as the Administrator. I recently relocated to the Syracuse area from Central Texas and I am very excited to begin my journey here at Van Duyn. I come to the area with 20 years of experience in the industry and I take great pride in achieving clinical excellence and providing the best quality of care possible.

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Audrey Torio

Director of Nursing

Audrey is a graduate of Elmira College with a BSN focused in Registered Nursing. She has over 20 years of RN experience in various settings and is skilled in team building, process improvements, Customer Service, Wound Care, Medicaid, and Case Management.

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Danielle Cyr

Assistant Administrator

My name is Danielle Cyr and I was born and raised outside of Utica, NY. I have been at Van Duyn since June 2019 where I started as a Director of Operations. Recently, I have transitioned into the role as an Assistant Administrator. I am currently finishing coursework to prepare me to obtain my nursing home administrator license. I enjoy spending my free time with my two dogs and boating during the warm weather season.

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Lynn Holstein

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.

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Michelle Thomas

MDS Coordinator

I've been a nurse since 1992 and came to Van Duyn with experience in Long-term Care and Pain Management. I have been doing MDS throughout the years, since 1995. I joined the Van Duyn team in 2013 and have taken on the role as Director of MDS in June of 2019. I am also a loving mother to one daughter, two rottweilers, and three cats!

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Debbie Foster

Business Office Manager

I am excited to be a part of the Van Duyn Center team. I have over 16 years' experience in the industry and look forward to working with such a great team.

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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

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Nancy Harris

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.

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Tarana Aiken

Concierge

In 2017, Tarana was hired as our 7th floor receptionist. Shortly after this, she started in her new role as our Concierge. Before coming on board as a receptionist, Tarana also assisted in transportation of residents and guests to their therapy appointments within the building.

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John Arnott

Concierge

I am excited to continue my time at Van Duyn, by joining the concierge team. I'm excited to bring 18 years of management customer service experience. I have a strong commitment to making everyone feel welcomed and loved.

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Desmond D'Silva

Director of Social Work

I am super excited to be at VanDuyn. Social work is a second career for me that I am barely 5 years into. As cliché as it sounds, I truly learn something new every day at VanDuyn. I feel like I have been set up for success here with the support of my administration. Even though VanDuyn is huge, there is a sense of home that has been created and fostered here. As the head of the department, I get to see things from a bird’s eye view as well as on a more granular level. I think what I love most about it here is that the employee is valued as much as the resident. I look forward to growing my skill set here and building lasting relationships.

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Mike Regan

Director of Safety and Security

I am a native of the Syracuse area and Retired from Law Enforcement after 22 years.

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Thomas Chekan

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.

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Danielle Lesh

Director of Recreation

I was hired at VDC right out of college (SUNY UB) as a recreation leader for the 7th floor in 2016. Since then I’ve held various positions here including Recreation Special Events Coordinator, Assistant Director of Recreation, Administrative Assistant, and now, Director of Recreation Therapy. I have learned so much throughout my time here at VDC and I look forward to continue serving the residents and spreading kindness to residents and staff alike.

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Mary O’Neill

Assistant Administrator

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!

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Stephanie Bratt

Medical Records Director

Stephanie joined the Van Duyn team in 2014 in the Staffing Office and Human Resources, transitioning to the role of Medical Records Director in the Summer of 2017. Her prior educational background is in the field of Medical Records/Health Information Systems. Stephanie also ran her own day care business for many years.

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Lauri Wentland

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.

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Richard Fields

Director of  Food Service

Richard Joined the Van Duyn Center team in 2018 and leads our food services team.

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Roberta Boteler

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. After some time in this role Roberta transitioned into a new role as Advanced Learning Project Manager as a support to the Education Department. 

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William Adams

Director of Maintenance

Hello, my name is William Adams and I am the Maintenance Director. I’ve worked in commercial, industrial and residential maintenance over 35 years. I’m committed to providing a safe environment for our residents, staff and visitors. role of Maintenance Director in various living and medical settings since 1992.

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Carolyne Opee

Director of Human Resources

I am pleased to join the team at Van Duyn. I am a passionate and multi skilled human resources professional with over 10 years broad-based management experience, human resource regulations and rules, personnel policies and an ability to apply them at Van Duyn. I have a prior education in General Management Science and Human Resources Management, as well as experience in employee relations, talent aquisition and retention and many other related HR best practices.

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