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Meet the compassionate and experienced staff of LaFayette Manor, Inc.
Frank Geramita, NHA - Administrator
Frank graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He has worked in the health care field since 1984.
He worked as an accountant for two hospitals in Pittsburgh and then as a Chief Financial Officer in a skilled nursing facility. He has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1991 and started at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1999.
Marcella Lally, Director of Nursing
Marcella Lally, DON, has been at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1975. She is a graduate of Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing and California University.
Marcella was previously employed at Presbyterian University Hospital and the Uniontown Hospital. In 1975, Marcella became a charge nurse at Lafayette Manor, Inc. She became the Director of Nursing at LaFayette Manor, Inc. in 1976 and remains in that position.
Shari Stefl, Assistant Director of Nursing
Shari has been a registered nurse since 1993. She has worked in both acute and long-term care as a nursing supervisor. She has been employed at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1998 and has held the position of MDS Coordinator, RNAC, and presently as the ADON.
She works in coordination with the DON to formulate policies and procedures and to ensure quality care measures are being implemented.
Ed Rutledge, CFO
Ed joined LaFayette Manor, Inc. in 2015. He graduated from Robert Morris College with a BSBA degree in accounting.
• Began in health care finance in 1980
• Four years in a large teaching hospital in Pittsburgh
• 11 years as a CFO in a nonprofit skilled facility
• 14 additional years in two county nursing facilities
• Five years as a regional corporate controller for a for-profit chain
Jennifer Rhodes, Personal Care Administrator at Beechwood Court
Jennifer graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. degree in health administration. She has been a personal care administrator since 2012.
Prior to becoming an administrator, Jennifer worked with residents providing direct patient care
Kelli Beres, Admissions Director
Kelli has been in long-term care since 1992. She started working in the accounts receivable department where her duties included: Medicare/Medicaid, Private Pay, and Third Party payers' insurance. Kelli is familiar with the MA Application Process.
In 1995, she began as the admissions director for LaFayette Manor, Inc. She works closely with Home Health Agencies making a smooth transition home for the resident.
She coordinates the ordering of equipment and helps to coordinate services for the client through various programs throughout the county. She is actively involved with the MDS Care Planning, an integral part of the discharge planning and patient liaison.
She has been instrumental in developing, implementing, and maintaining a Behavior Program with an interdisciplinary team approach. Kelli is also involved with the marketing process for LaFayette Manor, Inc.
Shari L. Viano, BSW, Social Services Director
Shari graduated in 1990 from California University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in the field of social services since 1990 and has worked in long-term care since 2002.
She has experience in the acute care setting, having worked seven years in a community-based hospital. In addition, she has spent several years serving as a medical social worker for home care and hospice agencies.
Carol Martin, Activities Director
Carol is a certified activities coordinator and consultant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She has been at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1981.
Christine Bazylak - Medical Records Coordinator
Chrissy is a 1993 graduate of West Virginia Career Institute in the Medical Office Assistant program. She has been employed at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1997. She has been the Medical Records Coordinator since 2004.
Chrissy works closely with the nursing staff and is responsible for maintaining the medical records of all residents at LaFayette Manor, Inc.
Terri Dolney, DT, Assistant Dietary Manager
Terri graduated from WCCC with an associate's degree in culinary arts. She has worked in food services since 1997.
She began her employment with LaFayette Manor, Inc. in 2000 with the opening of Beechwood Court as a cook supervisor, and later accepted the Dietary Supervisor position in 2002.
She continued her education at WCCC in the Dietetic Technician program graduating in 2007.
Stacey Ent, RD. LDN - Dietary Manager
Stacey is a graduate of WCCC, with an associate's degree in the Dietetic Technician program and continued her education in 2013 earning a bachelor's degree as Registered Dietician.
She has worked in food service since 1987, starting as a nourishment aide, dietary aide, cook and then as a manager. She has been employed with LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1995 and has watched LaFayette Manor, Inc. evolve into the facility it is today.
Cathy Vankirk, MDS Coordinator
Cathy has been employed as an LPN at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 2002. Because of her exemplary assessment skills, Cathy was promoted to the position of MDS coordinator.
She is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all resident minimum data set assessments. These assessments help drive the quality improvement programs within the facility.
Amy Crayton, Staff Development Coordinator
Amy has been a licensed practical nurse since 2000. She has worked in both long-term care and assisted living settings.
She is currently responsible for coordinating in-services to provide staff with continued education to improve knowledge, skills, and professional development.
Jodie Catalina, Restorative Nurse
Jodie has worked as an LPN at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1998. She has been in charge of the restorative program since 2000.
As a restorative nurse, Jodie works with the therapy department and the staff to maintain or improve the residents' independence in self-performance of activities of daily living by providing daily exercise, ambulation, and restorative dining.
Dave Fullem, Maintenance Supervisor
Dave has been an employee as a maintenance supervisor at LaFayette Manor, Inc. since 1990. He is certified in HVAC and has extensive plumbing and electrical experience.
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