Staff Success Stories

Gina Iannucci

- Accounting Analyst

Employee since 2014

Gina Iannucci

The people at St. Ann’s are wonderful; both the employees, and the residents. I am thankful to be a part of a team that is “Caring for the Most Important People on Earth”.

Dinana Cunningham

- Cafeteria Service Assistant

Employee since 2005

Dinana Cunningham

I like my co-workers and it’s a really comfortable atmosphere to work in. We work hard but we also have fun with each other. It’s great when residents come in with their family members and you get to know them.

Robert Santiago

- Painter

Employee since 2005

Robert Santiago

In my opinion, one of the best things about working here is getting to know some of the residents on a more personal level. Anything I can do to make a resident smile, even for a moment, I do.

Elisia Blades

- Lead Hospitality Associate

Employee since 2006

Elisia Blades

I like the sense of camaraderie and respect among employees. I noticed that from the beginning and it's a very welcoming environment. My supervisors saw the potential in my work ethic and because of that, I've been able to grow in my career here.

Vincent Rawls

- Environmental Services Team Leader

Employee since 2012

Vincent Rawls

I'm in the process of mentoring a new Environmental Services employee who shows great promise. To help someone succeed as I have, gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. I'm very fortunate to have built a confident and promising future at St. Ann's.

Adelaida Samuels

- Manager of Billing and Accounts Receivable

Employee since 2015

Adelaida Samuels

I have been with St. Ann’s for a little over a year now and I am truly grateful to be with this organization. I left a previous employer of 14 years and was a bit apprehensive but the change has been rewarding in more ways than one. I am grateful to all of my colleagues for welcoming me and being patient as I transitioned. I am happy to say I am a St. Ann’s employee and I would do it all over again to be part of this great team. 

Sabrina McLeod

- Director of Finance

Employee since 2015

Sabrina McLeod

After being at St. Ann’s for just over a year, what has struck me the most is that St. Ann’s lives their motto of “Caring for the Most Important People on Earth”. That not only applies to the residents and patients that come here for care, but for the employees that choose to make St. Ann’s their career path. I have felt valued as an employee, and am thankful that I made the choice to join the St. Ann’s team.

Annette Ziegler

- Cherry Ridge Marketing Representative

Employee since 2004

Annette Ziegler

I feel so fortunate to work at Cherry Ridge and help people feel at home on a daily basis. For most residents, this is their first move in many years. It’s important to help them and their loved ones feel comfortable in this new environment. I truly enjoy showing residents and their families how much Cherry Ridge will care for them. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the happiness in new residents’ faces, and receiving compliments from their loved ones. Cherry Ridge has been part of my life for over a decade, and I love showing others why it should be part of theirs.

Michael DiMarco

- Clinical Informatics Coordinator

Employee since 2014

Michael DiMarco

St. Ann’s has the feel of a small organization and really takes care of its own while being the largest post-acute healthcare system in Rochester. Working here gives me the opportunity to learn, grow, expand my network and truly engage in the reason we exist – Caring for the Most Important People On Earth.  You know you’ve found the right place when you walk in every day with a smile on your face and think, “What can I do to improve St. Ann’s today?”

Erica Schmidt

- Clinical Dietitian

Employee since 2011

Erica Schmidt

I have been lucky to be able to care for our aging population on a daily basis, interact with their family members to ensure quality services, and build relationships with my team along the way. St. Ann's continues to offer many opportunities for growth and development of staff members, some of which I have been lucky to have been part of. I look forward to many more great years with St. Ann's Community.

Guy Cenname

- Security Supervisor

Employee since 2000

Guy Cenname

I’ve had a very positive experience at St. Ann’s and I can’t imagine working any place else. St. Ann’s has given me the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. To me it’s not only my place of employment it’s my family.

Mary Ellen Larzelere

- Admissions Associate

Employee since 1995

Mary Ellen Larzelere

I have worked for St. Ann's in many capacities over the years and now I'm part of the Admissions team. St. Ann's has been a wonderful place to work and grow as an employee. I have been blessed to meet so many residents, family members and staff.

Joe Arias

- LPN

Employee since 2007

Joe Arias

I owe a lot to St. Ann's and I like everything about working here. In any profession you want challenging work and I learn something new every day. I love my job, my residents and their families.

Marie Romance

- CNA

Employee since 2007

Marie Romance

I love working here, I like the environment and the people, we have so much to offer the Rochester Community.  We work as a team and we work as a family. We work for what is best for the resident and always put the resident first and make sure they are well taken care of.

Lisa Giles

- Senior CNA Preceptor

Employee since 1988

Lisa Giles

In my opinion, St. Ann’s takes great care of its employees. I appreciate the support and respect we get from Administration every day. I have met so many wonderful people working here through the years.

Heather Wyffels

- Recreation Therapist

Employee since 2010

Heather Wyffels

I enjoy the variety that each day brings at St. Ann’s.  It has been a positive experience to get to know the residents personally as well as be able to help coordinate large special events with my Recreation Therapy co-workers.  St. Ann’s has been very supportive of me, encouraging flexibility and growth.  I enjoy sharing my energy and sense of humor with the residents on a daily basis.

Clarence Zeigler

- Physical Therapy Coordinator

Employee since 2011

Clarence Zeigler

St. Ann’s Community’s reputation for excellent quality and compassionate care is well known in the community. I have worked in hospitals, rehab/SNF, homecare, and with individuals with developmental disabilities in the past. When I was looking to advance my career I chose St. Ann’s because of their strong team of care providers at every level. There is a culture of patient centered care here that leads to a wonderful resident experience. Our administration supports our efforts in patient care, staff education, and pursuing our personal goals within our fields.   Working and growing at St. Ann’s Community has been an extremely positive experience for me personally and professionally.

Tina Cenname

- Associate Director

Employee since 1997

Tina Cenname

During my positive experience at St. Ann’s, I have grown both personally and professionally. I have had the opportunity to hold positions as a staff nurse, clinical coordinator, nurse manager and reimbursement nurse specialist. St. Ann’s has given me the opportunity to be able to grow within their community.

Priscilla Salgado

- Senior LPN

Employee since 1997

Priscilla Salgado

I’ve been an employee of St. Ann’s Community for 11 years and St. Ann’s is like home. The employees are always trying to ensure quality care for the residents, and as an organization, St. Ann’s is an excellent place to work. The employees are very fortunate to be a part of this organization, as St. Ann’s is always seeking new ways to provide a positive atmosphere and opportunities for the employees, along with providing quality care and sustaining quality of life for the elderly residents in our community.

Janice Mascari

- Central Supply Manager

Employee since 1972

Janice Mascari

On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate St. Ann’s as an employer as a 10. I started as a nurse’s aid when I was eighteen and they completely trained me. After one year, I decided that position wasn’t for me, so I gave my notice. St. Ann’s didn’t want to let me go and offered me a secretarial position. I did that for eight years and then moved into Purchasing. Over time, they made me a manager. They gave me the opportunity to keep moving up, and they recognize people when they do an outstanding job.

Rolanda Johnson

- LPN

Employee since 1995

Rolanda Johnson

I would describe the St. Ann’s experience as a growing experience. When I first started working here I was a CNA. I went back to school for my LPN; now I’m back in school for my RN.

Richard Anderson

- Food Services

Employee since 1985

Richard Anderson

St. Ann’s offers good benefits, competitive pay and job security. Job security is a big issue, especially now. I’ve also been able to move around in positions and do a lot here—waiter, porter, pot room, tray line and now the cafeteria. Mostly, I like working here because of the people—people with nice personalities who I like to joke around and laugh with.

Lucy Lester

- Director of Sales

Employee since 2002

Lucy Lester

I have been given the opportunity to use my selling skills in a way that helps people plan for their golden years in Senior Housing. Working with the Senior population at St. Ann’s community and seeing their smiles once they have moved in gives me a tremendous sense of fulfillment. Thank You St. Ann’s!