OUR STAFF MEMBERS
Amy Mahoney, LNHA
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.
Director of Nursing
Robert joined the Van Duyn team in August of 2018 as an RN Unit Manager and transitioned shortly thereafter into the role of Assistant Director of Nursing. In late December of 2018 Robert became our Director of Nursing.
I was a social worker in a sister facility for 2.5 years. At an early age I knew that becoming a Nursing Home Administrator was my dream. I have always had a passion for working with people and helping others achieve their golas. I love working with the elderly and I'm so proud to be a part of the Van Duyn team!
Amanda Wilson, LNHA
I am so excited to join the Van Duyn family! I come from the Rochester area. I have obtained my bachelors in Health Science from The College at Brockport and my Master's in Health Administration from Roberts Wesleyan College. I have been a licensed administrator since 2017 and welcome the opportunity to continue my growth at Van Duyn.
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.
Susan Latzkowski, RN
Sue has been with Van Duyn in various roles over the years. She became our MDS Coordinator at the end of 2018. Sue has also worked in other related roles, such as Unit Manager, Medicare Nurse and our Director of Nursing.
Business Office Manager
Kim permanently joined the Van Duyn team as the Business Office Manager in the Fall of 2018, but has been in the facility in other roles prior to this.
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
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.
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.
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 201. John's role at Van Duyn date back many years. Before the ease of email. John was the mail and memo runner for the facility. In 2012 he re-joined our team in the role of Switchboard Operator and was the friendly voice you might have heard when calling on the evening shift. In 2018 he started in the new role of Concierge at Van Duyn. Visit our employment page to hear a few words from John about why he loves working at Van Duyn!
My family and I relocated to the Syracuse area in 2016 from Mohawk, N.Y. I come to Van Duyn with over 10 years experience in customer service management. I am very excited to be part of the concierge team! When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my amazing boyfriend and four beautiful children cheering on our favorite SU teams.
Physical Therapy Director
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 and I am now the director of both the 7th and 2nd floor rehabs.
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!
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.
Director of Safety and Security
I am a native of the Syracuse area and Retired from Law Enforcement after 22 years.
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.
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 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.
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.
Director of Food Service
Richard Joined the Van Duyn Center team in 2018 and leads our food services team.
Director of Housekeeping & Laundry
Ahmed started at Van Duyn in 2018 and leads our Housekeeping and Laundry teams.
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 Maintenance
Robert joined the Van Duyn team in the Spring of 2018. Robert has held the role of Maintenance Director in various living and medical settings since 1992.
Director of Human Resources
Mitch has been at Van Duyn Center since the Summer of 2016. He worked in the role of Social Worker and Human Resource Assistant before becoming our Human Resources Director in July of 2017.