Ellen has 23 years of experience in Assisted Living. She started as a home-health aid and worked her way to Executive Director. She has been CALA licensed for over 14 years. She comes to the Traditions family as a strong leader having years of experience and knowledge. She was nominated for Executive Director of the Year in 2013. She is also certified as a Dementia Care Practitioner. Her passion and commitment to all her residents can be felt in everything she does. She keeps open and open-door policy to maintain communication with all her residents as well as their family members. She also mentors her staff and helps guide them to keep pushing themselves to advance in their field. Her love and devotion to maintaining a community with the highest standard in care and quality can be felt the moment you walk in the door.
Jennifer started in the Assisted Living field as a concierge. She quickly learned that working with older adults was her true passion. She decided to pursue her Cala license in 2019, as well as become certified as a Dementia Care Practitioner. She strives to bring a smile to everyone one she meets. As the marketing director, she loves getting to know new people and helping them find the right fit for their loved ones. She prides herself in taking the time to learn each person’s story and helping them navigate the many options available. She wants to ensure they can have peace of mind that their loved one will have exceptional care and a meaningful quality of life.
Food & Beverage Coordinator
Josh has been in our community for over 7 years but has more than 10 years of experience in the field. His commitment to older adults started when he was young. His entire family works in healthcare so he saw firsthand how important they are in improving the lives of everyone they work with. With that foundation, he is passionate about learn new and innovative ways to provide care for our residents in all aspects of life including food service. He holds multiple SERV Safe certifications including being certified as an instructor/proctor. Josh also holds a dementia specialist certification. Understanding the residents and enriching their lives is his focus. He is dedicated to providing excellent service for our resident, as well as their family members and guests. However, he strongly believes that there is always room for improvement. He actively seeks out feedback and suggestions to enhance the dining experience as well as the quality of life throughout the community. When you’re with Josh you’re not just a resident or a room number, you’re Mum-mum or Pop-pop, you are part of the family.
Kim has a degree in psychology from Bloomfield College. She spent 18 years working with the developmentally disabled community as a Habilitation Planning Coordinator as well as Day Program Manager. She loves to get everyone moving and grooving whether it is exercise, brain game or arts & crafts. She takes the time to get to know each resident to understand their spiritual, cognitive, physical and emotional needs. She helps them keep up with their hobbies while exploring new talents. She loves to hear from the residents and their family to get suggestions on activities and trips they would like to do together.
Jonathan is responsible for overseeing housekeeping and maintenance. Jon works closely with his team to offer weekly housekeeping services . Overall building and grounds maintenance and upkeep is planned and executed through his guidance. Jon is also part of the safety committee, keeping our residents at the forefront of safety concerns.