STAFF

Our residents don't live in our workplace... we work in their home.

OUR STAFF MEMBERS

Theresa-Bulone

Theresa Bulone MHA, RN, LNHA

Administrator

With over 22 years of healthcare experience, I am pleased to lead the team at VanDuyn Center. I have been a Register Nurse for 13 years and have served as a Director of Nursing (DON) for the past 6 years. I have a combined administrative experience of an administrator and DON over the past few years that allow me to bring a multi-focal perspective to VanDuyn and their management team. I have two lovely children and a K9 kid (Meatball - the Jack Russell and Irish Terrier mix) that are my world. My children, Emily and Salvatore, are both very involved with athletics. Emily is a promising Division 1 prospect in softball and plays 12 months out of the year in both softball and soccer. Salvatore plays hockey and is now going to pick up baseball. If I am not at VanDuyn then I am at a sports game or practice. I obtained my Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Nursing from Crouse School of Nursing, my Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management from Cortland State University, and my Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from Utica College. My family has been in healthcare for generations, so you can say that it is in my blood. I started in an acute care setting but found that long-term care is my calling. I am grateful and honored to be leading the VanDuyn Team in ensuring quality and compassionate care for our loved ones.

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY

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.

Thomas, Michelle - Director of MDS

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!

Jenkins Benjamin- Director Business Office

Benjamin Jenkins

Business Office Manager

My name is Ben and I started working for Van Duyn in 2021. I am very excited to be a part of this exceptional team of individuals that all share the common goal of providing residents the best care. I have experience in both orthopedic and psychiatric offices that allows me to bring new knowledge and insight to Van Duyn. There is always something new to learn in all walks of life and I am thrilled to continue my journey at Van Duyn. I grew up in Alabama and earned my BS in Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. I moved to Central New York a couple of years ago and love the area. In my spare time I enjoy gaming or hiking in the woods, I am still exploring the Adirondacks and hope to do all the peaks.

Hailey

Hailey Murray

Assistant Administrator

In August of 2020, I had the incredible opportunity to join the Van Duyn team as the Director of Operations. I currently hold a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and recently finished the required graduate courses to sit for my LNHA exam. I am truly grateful to be a part of this dedicated and compassionate team and to work in the homes of our residents.

Megan Lachut

Megan Lachut

Director of Social Work

I recently joined the team here at Van Duyn, as The Director of Social Services. I have over 10 years of experience in the long-term care world. I also come from a home care background that has helped me flourish in my career as a social worker. I am excited to be here at Van Duyn Center and to be a part of such a great team. 

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY

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.

Adam

Adam Shopiro

Director of Concierge

Adam started his first job in healthcare 19 years ago where he found his calling. Not only is he dedicated to building strong relationships with our community, but he is an avid networker. He enjoys watching football, basketball, and cheering on our home team (GO ORANGE!) and other sports games with friends and family. Adam is a k9 dad to a sweet pit-bull/lab mix named Nala. He maintains a strong working relationship with the Boys and Girls Club, Toys for Tots, and The Onondaga Center for Aging. Adam grew his roots in the Syracuse healthcare community, especially with Crouse Hospital where he was the Patient Access Supervisor. Van Duyn Center is excited to have Adam join the team with his strong passion for resident advocacy and dedication to assuring positive patient experiences.

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing nursing home in Syracuse, NY

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.

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY

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. 

Laura Wratten

Laura Wratten

Director of Human Resources

With a career rooted in Healthcare, I have spent the last 14 years growing and learning in various areas of Long-Term Care. I grew up in a small town and my father was a Dietary Director at the local nursing home. I volunteered there often and discovered my passion for helping others. I have extensive training in memory care by the Alzheimer’s Association, many years of experience in therapeutic recreation as an Activities Director, and a strong background in Human Resources.  I am a mother of three beautiful children and enjoy spending time outdoors gardening and working on my house. By joining Van Duyn, I hope to bring positivity to the workplace and to motivate my peers in all their endeavors. I also hope to attract new talent to an already incredible place. My journey in healthcare has led me here, and I can’t wait to be a part of Van Duyn’s success!

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