Vice President of Senior Housing, St. John's Meadows and Brickstone
Years of Employment: Since 2012
Past work experience: I was the executive director of Chapel Oaks Senior Retirement Community from ’05-’12. I was operations manager at Ferris Hills Senior Retirement Community for two years. I have also served as district executive chef of ARAMARK, food service director at the Highlands at Pittsford and Park Ridge, and as a chef at the Marriott Hotels.
Education and training pertaining to your position:
- B. S. in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College ('09)
- Associate's Degree in Occupational Studies from the Culinary Institute of America ('81)
- Certification Program in Gerontology from St. John Fisher College ('94)
- Retirement Housing Professional certification from Leading Age ('96)
- Eden Alternative Associative Training ('10)
- Veteran, U.S. Army ('75-'80)
Awards and celebrations of excellence: 3rd degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate, and member, Alpha Sigma Lambda
Personal life (family and hobbies): I enjoy spending time with my wife of over 25 years, my two sons, and Hunter, our golden retriever. Outside of work, I practice and teach karate, I am a deacon at Perinton Presbyterian Church, hike with the dog, snow ski, play acoustic guitar, listen to music, cheer for the Boston Red Sox, cook at home, and vacation on the beaches of Cape Cod.
Why did you choose to work for St. John’s? I chose to work at St. John’s due to its core philosophy of providing innovative and progressive lifestyle opportunities for the elders we serve.
What are you most proud of here at St. John’s? The spirit and genuine caring nature of the leadership team, managers, and all staff of St. John’s
Sum up your personality in one word. Accommodating
What is your favorite part about working here? Each day my job allows me the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.
What do you look forward to most when coming to work? Innovatively providing opportunities which will enhance the quality of life for our elders, and providing a friendly, respectful atmosphere for those I work with.
How do you embrace living? I embrace living by supporting the lives of our elders in a dignified and respectful manner.
Anne Mc Kenna
Executive Director of St. John's Foundation