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Meet our ESLC Leaders

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.

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Senior Leaders

Lisa Marcello

Lisa Marcello

President/CEO

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Lisa has served at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities for more than 22 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, VP of Marketing and VP of Human Resources. Lisa received the 2010 LeadingAge New York 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 New York.

Loren Ranaletta

Loren Ranaletta

President of the Episcopal Church Home Foundation

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Loren has been with ESLC for 38 years and has seen the organization grow from a single nursing facility to 8 campuses and 10 communities. He got into long term care to help seniors live better lives and he remains committed to that passion. As he transitions from President/CEO to President of the Episcopal Church Home Foundation, his desire to help shape public policy and change senior living will certainly shine through. Loren has served as a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association where he is an honorary life board member. He currently serves as the NYS representative on the national public policy group for LeadingAge and the Sage Commission II locally and on the board of the Greater Rochester Housing Partnership.

Jessica Thomsen

Jessica Thomsen

Chief Financial Officer

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Jessica joined ESLC in 2015 as Assistant Controller and quickly transitioned to Controller in 2016. Jessica – a Certified Public Accountant – is responsible for the oversight and implementation of all financial operations. Her responsibilities include the production of periodic financial reports, financial forecasting, revenue management, and the maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and internal controls. This position also identifies trends and maintains an understanding of developments affecting senior care and services in order to formulate and deploy relevant strategies to ensure the organizations’ fiscal sustainability. Jessica has more than 12 years of experience in accounting and was formerly Audit Manager for The Bonadio Group. Jessica holds her bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College.

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Brad Smith

Senior Vice President of Operations

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Brad joined the senior leadership team in January of 2022. He has served in the not-for-profit, health care industry for more than 25 years working as a national consultant and holding various leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of ViaHealth. He is responsible for oversight of the independent living, senior housing, assisted living and community program service lines, as well as management of the food service and facilities operations. Brad holds his political science degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in business administration from Yale School of Organization and Management. He has past community service involvement with the SUNY Brockport Foundation and is a former board member of the American Heart Association, Rochester chapter.

Courtney McGinness

Courtney McGinness

Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement

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Courtney has more than 23 years of experience in the senior living industry, many 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 chaplaincy program, marketing and public relations. 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 New York 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.

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Amanda Teugeman

Vice President of Healthcare Services

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As the administrator of record, Amanda is responsible for the overall direction, management and compliance of the Episcopal Church Home. 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.

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Anne Rosati-Hooper, RN, MSN, EMBA

Vice President of Assisted Living

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Anne has been with ESLC since 2018 and transitioned into the role of Vice President of Assisted Living in August 2021. She is responsible for operational oversight of all ESLC assisted living communities including fiscal responsibility, standardization of business practices, clinical protocols and employment systems. Anne has an executive master’s degree in business administration from RIT Saunders School of Business, a master’s degree in nursing education and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College, and an associate’s degree in nursing from Monroe Community College. Over the years, Anne has been a part of medical missionary clinics in Kenya, Africa and has served as a clinical instructor at Roberts Wesleyan College.

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Michelle Scipioni

Vice President of Independent Living

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Michelle has been with ESLC for more than 13 years in a variety of roles. In 2021, she took on the responsibility of Senior Director of Independent Living where she helps develop and support strategic initiatives for the organization, and is responsible for the oversight and operations management of all ESLC independent living communities. Michelle holds her bachelor’s degree in social work from State University of Brockport and her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts with Human Service Certificate from Monroe Community College. She is currently serving on the Funeral Home Alliance Board and on Lifespan’s Ethics Committee.

Jeff Sweeney

Vice President of Community Services

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Jeff came to ESLC in July of 2019 after 20+ years in the senior living industry including extensive experience in assisted living and memory care services. He is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision for ESLC’s community-based programs including service coordination, Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative sites, the Neighborhood Program and affordable housing programs. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration, with gerontology and sociology minors, from SUNY Fredonia and a master’s degree in Public Administration with a healthcare emphasis from SUNY Brockport.

David Lockwood

Controller

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David started with ESLC in December of 2021. He hit the ground running, assuming the role of Controller while Jessie was on maternity leave. David came to us with long-term care experience, including SNF, from Schofield Care in Buffalo, NY.

Directors

Lyly Delles - Director

Lyly Delles

Director of Nursing

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Deanna Flaitz

Deanna Flaitz

Executive Director, Pinehurst

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Deven Hubert

Deven Hubert

Chaplain

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Megan Lovejoy

Megan Lovejoy

Director, Center for Rehabilitation

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Alison Miller

Executive Director, River Edge Manor

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Jennifer Moncrief

Assistant Executive Director, Seabury Woods

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Jessica Kelly

Jessica Shiltz

Director of Life Enrichment, Episcopal Church Home

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Jessica Turpyn

Jessica Turpyn

Assistant Executive Director, Valley Manor

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Mary Ellen Vanauker

Mary Ellen VanAuker

Executive Director, Beatrice Place

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David Watkins

Director of Dining and Hospitality

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