Our leaders at ESLC are highly experienced and dedicated professionals who are passionate about bringing inspired senior living leadership to our communities every day. In turn, our senior management inspires our staff and volunteers to deliver the friendly, respectful and supportive care that allows our seniors to age with meaning and dignity throughout our continuum of care.
Loren has led Episcopal SeniorLife Communities for the past 34 years, an era of growth and opportunity for the organization to continue serving seniors in this community. Loren is a native Rochesterian with a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He has served in various leadership positions in local, state, and national long-term care organizations and on many community boards. He is former Chairman of LeadingAge, NY, the recipient of the 1999 James W. Sanderson Award (LeadingAge New York), 1999 Chase Choice Award (Rochester Business Leadership) and the 2008 Lawrence E. Larson Memorial Award (Leading Age New York). His professional interests include public policy, program evaluation and leadership development.
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Lisa has served at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities for 18 years, and is an experienced and trusted member of the senior leadership team. Prior to coming to ESLC, she worked at The ARC of Monroe County for a decade and five years in public accounting. Her role at ESLC includes business strategy, development, capital asset management, investment management, new business integration and all compliance reporting. She directly supervises the Controller (finance, payroll, purchasing), Revenue Manager, Director of Information Technology and the Director of Employee Relations. Lisa received the 2010 LeadingAge, NY Professional of the Year Award, one of the Association’s highest awards for her leadership and commitment to long-term care, and was the first recipient of the Loren J. Ranaletta Award of Honor at ESLC. Lisa is invested in the Rochester Community and has served on various local and statewide boards and committees including The Sojouner House, Pathstone and LeadingAge, NY.
Vice President of Community Outreach
Courtney has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry, 16 of which have been at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities. She is an integral part of the senior leadership team, and is responsible for contributing to the overall vision, strategic direction and program development of the organization. Courtney oversees the volunteer, chaplaincy, marketing, public relations, fundraising and neighborhood program efforts. She has served in many roles within the community including President of GRAPE (Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly) from 2007-2009, and has received numerous awards and honors including Professional of the Year from LeadingAge, NY in 2012 and the Loren J. Ranaletta Award of Honor in 2016. Courtney has a keen sense of industry knowledge, and is passionate about helping seniors and their loved ones as they transition through life stages.
Vice President of Healthcare Services
As the administrator of record, Amanda is responsible for the overall direction, management and compliance of The Episcopal Church Home, and has administrative oversight at Seabury Woods. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Fredonia, and her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from RIT with a minor in Gerontology. She is a 2013 LeadingAge Leadership Academy Fellow. Amanda joined ESLC in 2016 after six years as a leader in the healthcare industry – one year at Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte, North Carolina and seven years at Unity Health System.
Vice President of Housing Operations
Jason Blackwell joined the senior leadership team in January of 2019. He comes to ESLC with more than 20+ years working in the disability sector, and was formerly Vice President of Programs and Services at Starbridge Services. In his role at ESLC, Jason helps develop and support strategic initiatives for the organization, and is responsible for the oversight and operations management of all ESLC independent living communities, dining and hospitality services, and facilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College and associate’s degree in Communications/Media Arts from Monroe Community College. Jason currently serves on the Monroe County Long Term Care Council. He has also served in the National AmeriCorps Volunteer Program, as well as on the board of the Gates-Chili Little League and Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts Advisory Board.
Executive Director, River Edge Manor
Director of Nursing
Director of Information Technology
Executive Director, Pinehurst
Corporate Director, Safety & Security
Director of Facilities
Director of Life Enrichment, Episcopal Church Home
Director of Rehabilitation, Center for Rehabilitation
Executive Director, Seabury Woods
Executive Director, Valley Manor
Mary Ellen VanAuker
Executive Director, Beatrice Place
Director of Employee Relations
Director of Dining and Hospitality
Executive Director, Brentland Woods/Rockwood Center