Sometimes, it takes an outsider to help an organization thrive. Such an argument could be made in the case of Rochester, NY-based St. John’s and its vice president of corporate strategy, Joanne Braeunle.
Audra Gutierrez-Ritari’s motto for most things in life is, “If you can do it, you should.” She passes that message down to her children to encourage them to help those in need. The maxim also is something she lives by. The proof is in her service to the skilled nursing industry.
2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor inductee JoAnne Reifsnyder, executive vice president, clinical operations, and chief nursing officer, Genesis HealthCare, Kennett Square, PA, shares why she was drawn to eldercare at a young age. She also discusses her greatest accomplishment, the biggest surprise of her career and where she sees the industry heading post COVID-19.
At just 14, Kelly Ornberg started her first job, as a food server for Erickson Living, where she fell in love with residents and became passionate about them receiving the best care — and that passion for the senior living and care industry has been on display since.
As vice president of business strategy at Senior Lifestyle, Jodi Hill sets the platform for how the company reviews and reports on data, and which key performance indicators are the leading drivers of success for company operations and employee retention and satisfaction.
Vassar Byrd didn’t start her professional life in senior living. Holding a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics, she first spent more than 10 years as an economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Advisory Board Company and ECONorthwest.