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The Gables of Hudson is proud of its experienced and qualified employees, whose goal is to provide our residents with the finest care and attention. From our healthcare team and dietary personnel to our management and facility staff, we are dedicated to providing a positive and supportive environment for those who have entrusted us with their care.

 

 
 

Sandy Warner, Executive Director
Sandy Warner
Executive Director

 

"When I was asked to write a philosophy stating why I do what I do, my first thought was… I love doing it! This job goes beyond 8 to 5, and it is an honor to build a team that has the desire to serve this incredible generation of individuals. Day to day, minute by minute, I am involved with the privilege of adding to the quality of life for the people I choose to serve."

 

In 1978, Sandy Warner began her professional career in the health care field, specializing in serving the needs of the senior population. Initially involved in the sub-acute, skilled arena, she then moved to her present vocation in the assisted living industry. Beginning in 1995, she spent six years as executive director at two other senior care facilities in Ohio, and also served as a consultant to the health care industry throughout Ohio and numerous other states in areas of management, finance, and marketing.

In 2005, Sandy joined KentRidge at Golden Pond in Kent as part of the team responsible for the development and opening of the facility. Under her leadership, KentRidge earned six deficiency-free surveys from the Ohio Department of Health, with no violations of any regulation in regards to every department in the residence. For her outstanding performance, Sandy was honored as the Executive Director of the Year, 2012 by the Ohio Health Care Association.

In 2010, Sandy joined the development team for The Gables, bringing a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the physical, mental and emotional needs of seniors. As Executive Director at both The Gables and KentRidge, she has a deep-seated commitment to enhance the lives of their residents.

 

 


 

 

Amy Stalnaker, Director of Nursing
Amy Stalnaker
Director of Nursing

 

"I am honored to care and take part in the lives of the residents at The Gables of Hudson. Helping to meet their needs and create a plan of care that truly follows their goals on this path of their life is one of my main objectives. I am here to assist our residents age in place and stay in their home here at The Gables."

 

Amy Stalnaker grew up in Minnesota where her passion for nursing blossomed. She moved to Ohio 16 years ago where she met her husband and they are raising three beautiful children. Amy has 19 years of nursing experience with expertise in nursing homes, home care and hospice. Her experience and compassion allows her to provide the best care for our residents at The Gables.

 

 


 

 

Denise Czech-Dydo, Marketing Director
Denise Czech-Dydo
Marketing Director

 

"I believe that everyone has choices in how to live their lives. My passion and goal is to assist the residents at The Gables to make the most of their golden years"

 

Denise Czech-Dydo brings a wealth of knowledge to her role of Director of Marketing, with more than 30 years of marketing experience in the senior health care field. Throughout her career, she has worked with families and seniors, overseeing Independent Retirement Communities as well as educating the community on Hospice care.

While marketing in the Senior Living environment is her first love, her second love is floral designing. Denise is a talented floral designer who recognizes how decoration can provide a pleasurable environment for all to enjoy their lifestyle at The Gables.

 

 


 

 

John McAninch, Executive Chef
John McAninch
Executive Chef

 

"I believe that each meal at The Gables is a social event, a form of entertainment for the residents. While I make each meal a well-balanced choice, I truly want the experience to be something that our residents anticipate with enthusiasm."

 

Chef John McAninch began his culinary cooking in 1993 at the renowned Nick Anthe's Restaurant in north Akron, working his way through the levels until assuming the dual roles of Chef and Kitchen Manager.

After attaining a degree in Culinary Arts in 1998 from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, Chef John then held a variety of positions at various restaurants to expand his level of experience and expertise, before returning to Nick Anthe's Restaurant to serve as Executive Chef.

In 2005, Chef John joined KentRidge at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Kent as Executive Chef. While there, he was honored as Best Chef, 2011 and 2012 in the Akron Beacon Journal's "Beacon's Best" contest and was also a finalist for the Professional Achievement Award, Dietary Director of the Year, 2011 and 2012, given by the Ohio Health Care Association. In 2013, Chef John became the Executive Chef at The Gables in Hudson. He brings to his role a commitment to providing residents with a delicious and nutritious cuisine that also addresses their specific dietary needs.

 

 


 

 

Nancy Martinez, Activities Director
Nancy Martinez
Activities Director

 

"The most gratifying part of working at The Gables of Hudson is that I make a new friend almost every day! I love listening to the stories that are shared among our residents, which gives me the opportunity to individualize and mold programs around their interests and hobbies."

 

Nancy Martinez brings an eclectic background to her role as Activities Director at The Gables. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Relations, she was also a member of the UCONN women's Field Hockey team and enrolled in a variety of art classes within the UCONN Fine Arts department.

Following her graduation in 1994, she worked as an Activity Coordinator at Mae Volen Senior Center in Boca Raton Florida, Activity Director and Case Manager at Lauderdale Lakes Alzheimer's Care Center in Lauderdale Lakes Florida and as an Activity Director at Active Day Adult Day Care Services in Hingham Massachusetts. After taking time off to devote to her family, Nancy joined The Gables in September 2013, where she focuses on developing a well-rounded activity program that meets the creative, spiritual, educational and physical needs of everyone. Besides working at the Gables and enjoying time with her family, Nancy remains active by volunteering within her church and local community.

 

 


 

 

Denise Lemmon, Business Director
Denise Lemmon
Business Director

 

"My philosophy is simply treating residents the way I would want to be treated. Whether it is answering a question about their bill or speaking with their families, it is always a matter of respect. I also believe in serving the residents in a way that anyone would feel confident for their family member to live at The Gables."

 

Denise Lemmon began her career in the senior living industry in 1988 as a receptionist at an area nursing home. That position provided Denise with a unique perspective on the residents and the overall needs of an aging population, while giving her the enjoyment of talking with them about their lives.

Over time, Denise assumed more operational responsibilities, specifically in the areas of accounting and bookkeeping. This experience has created a perfect path for her to move first into the position of Business Director at KentRidge at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Kent in 2012, and now in the same role at The Gables of Hudson.

 

 


 

 

Jim Sharlow, Mintenance Director
Jim Sharlow
Maintenance Director

 

"I have always preferred problem solving, repair work and hands-on labor to pushing a pencil behind a desk. So it is no surprise that I view talking with the seniors at The Gables as a learning experience. Listening to their stories and socializing with them is better than any history class I ever sat through."

 

Jim Sharlow is a long-time student of the specialty and skilled type professions. He studied Industrial Arts at Kent State University and Electrical Engineering Technology at Stark State College before assuming his first position as a maintenance supervisor in 2001.

Since 2003, Jim has been responsible for the maintenance in several area long-term care facilities. In 2005, he joined the staff at KentRidge at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Kent during the early stages of the construction of the building. In his role as Maintenance Director at The Gables of Hudson, Jim oversees all the maintenance needs to ensure the residents' safety and well-being.

 

 


 

 

Tom Walsh, Environmental Director
Tom Walsh
Environmental Director

 

"My goal is to make our residents' apartments feel as much like home as possible. I take pride in offering exceptional housekeeping services to this exceptional group of people."

 

Environmental Director Tom Walsh brought his well-rounded background in the maintenance industry to KentRidge at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Kent in 2009. Before coming to KentRidge, he spent seven years selling janitorial supplies to businesses throughout northeast OH, as well as maintaining multiple rental properties that he owns throughout the area.

As Environmental Director for both The Gables and Kentridge, Tom oversees the housekeeping, laundry and infection control departments and is also responsible for all the landscaping, gardens and flower beds.

 

 


 

 

Theresa Dvorak, Therapy Director
Theresa Dvorak
Therapy Director

 

"At The Gables, I have the pleasure of getting to know all the residents on a personal level even before they may need physical therapy intervention. My heart’s desire is to provide individual and compassionate care to improve their quality of life and assist them in reaching their maximum potential activity level so that their golden years are active and vivacious."

 

Theresa Dvorak became interested in a physical therapy career after working in a skilled facility while still in high school. Over the past thirty years, Theresa has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, private practice, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and now, in home health at KentRidge. She has had her own private practice and has been instrumental in growing and expanding outpatient clinics in the area. Theresa received her physical therapy degree at Cleveland State University and an MBA in Healthcare Management at Walsh University.

 

 


 

 

William Mills MD, Medical Director
Steven Robertson, MD
Medical Director

 

"Today's house call physician is a specialist in geriatric medicine, disease and medication management, health and wellness promotion, and care transitions. More than just a technician proficient in these endeavors, a house call physician is a compassionate and accessible partner with the patient, the family, and the facility, whose goal is to guide each individual senior through today's complicated healthcare environment to achieve the best care possible."

 

Dr. Steven Robertson serves as Medical Director for the Gables of Hudson. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine Training at Indiana University, and is on the active medical staff of the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland Health Systems.

Dr. Robertson is a personable and caring physician, experienced in house call medicine, hospital care, and coordination of care transitions. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care, he serves as the Medical Director for Western Reserve Senior Care: a unique group of clinicians dedicated to bringing house call medicine back to area seniors.

 

 


 

 

In addition to the team members above, we are supported by a staff of fully trained and capable personnel, who share our philosophy and support our mission to make The Gables of Hudson Ohio's premier assisted living facility.

From our nurses and healthcare aides to our dietary, maintenance and housekeeping staff, The Gables ensures that all those who provide a level of care and services to our residents are proficient and skilled as well as patient and caring.

 
     
     
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DID YOU KNOW: While location and food and amenities are high on the list of factors to consider, the experience level of the staff and management is often the top consideration. At The Gables, our staff and management team bring with them a diverse knowledge base on the needs and preferences of our senior clientele.
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