TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(Mount Vernon, NY) As The Wartburg Adult Care Community grows and expands, so does its Board of Directors!
The Wartburg – recently named by US News & World Report as one of New York State’s Best Nursing Homes for the second consecutive year – announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Shawyn Patterson Howard, Ulrich J. Rosa, Mark Jacobs and Dr. Nicholas Cicchetti to the board of The Wartburg Foundation, and Thomas Roth to the Wartburg Home Operations Board.
The new appointees bring decades of executive-level experience to the two Boards, as they are recognized for their outstanding service in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
David Gentner, President and CEO of The Wartburg and Wartburg Foundation, explained, ”These are historic times for The Wartburg. With two major projects under construction – the Friedrichs 61-unit, affordable-housing facility and the Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center – we are experiencing unprecedented growth. As we continue to expand our reach and meet the ever-growing needs of the elderly throughout our communities, it is our responsibility to seek out and appoint smart, dynamic Board members who will contribute to the guidance and leadership of The Wartburg… particularly during this phase of growth. In addition, many of our newly appointed members are residents of Mount Vernon, so they bring with them valuable experience of our community and residents. We are pleased to have the benefit of these new members, and look forward to their contributions.”
The Wartburg Foundation Board:
Shawyn Patterson Howard has served as the President & CEO of the Yonkers Family YMCA since 2008. In addition to being responsible for the development and implementation of the mission and goals of the YMCA, she oversees all areas of fundraising, capital improvement plans, strategic planning, board development and budget management. Other key components of the Y’s success including program development, community and collaborative development, marketing and the overall image of the YMCA fall under her purview. Ms. Howard received her Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Urban Affairs and Non-Profit Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Ulrich J. Rosa brings over 30 years of proven experience in the health care and academic worlds. He is an executive and educator in health care and higher education, with many accomplishments in operations, fiscal and resource management, service redesign, community relations and education. He currently serves as a full-time faculty member of Adelphi University teaching students of all levels in preparation for careers in nursing and Health Care Administration. During his career, he has also served on the senior leadership teams of many leading hospitals and health care facilities, including Westchester Medical Center. Mr. Rosa holds a Masters Degree of Science in Health Education from Lehman College, and an MBA from Long Island University.
Mark Jacobs, Owner and President of K&M Newspaper Services, Inc., located in Monroe, New York, brings a lifetime of business acumen and benevolence to the Board. He is a successful entrepreneur who has demonstrated innovation and insight, resulting in the establishment of many machine component manufacturing companies. Products made by these companies are used on a national and global level. Mr. Jacobs’ business successes have allowed him to give back; several local charitable organizations and his community have been the beneficiaries of his philanthropy. He and his wife, Judy, also find great reward in volunteering, aligning themselves with worthwhile local organizations established for the benefit of women, children and the chronically ill/disabled.
Dr. Nicholas Cicchetti, has a long standing history of service to The Wartburg as a member of the Home’s Board beginning in 2005. As a newly elected Director of the Foundation, he brings great institutional knowledge to the role of Director and Vice Chair. Dr. Cicchetti, native to Mount Vernon, has a wealth of professional experiences in local government, healthcare and the provision of human services. As the Chief of Podiatry of Mount Vernon Hospital’s Department of Surgery, he was involved in the organization and operation of podiatric services both at the hospital and through the establishment of private practices. In addition to his healthcare background, Dr. Cicchetti has devoted much time to the administration of many of Mount Vernon’s critical services, serving as past Commissioner of the City’s Fire Department and currently as the Assistant Superintendent of Water. Dr. Cicchetti has served as a Director of the Board for the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center since 2001. His unique set of experiences in healthcare administration, community leadership and his keen awareness of policy and financial management, make him a valuable asset to the Board. Dr. Cicchetti received a Bachelor of Science from Iona College and his Doctoral Degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Wartburg Home Board:
Thomas Roth brings over 30 years diverse not-for-profit, consulting and corporate experience with an expertise in Human Resources. His extensive knowledge focuses on employee relations, staffing, recruiting, and compensation and benefits. His experience has not been limited solely to the United States; his work has provided him experiences in workforce management in Canada and the United Kingdom. Most recently, Mr. Roth served as Vice President of Cardinal McClosky Services – a leading non-sectarian social service agency serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College and completed graduate work at the New School for Social Research for a Masters Degree in Human Resources.
About The Wartburg Adult Care Community
The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. The Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging. For more information about The Wartburg Adult Care Community or to support its mission, please call (914) 699-0800, email email@example.com or visit www.thewartburg.org.
PHOTOS (left to right)
Shawyn Patterson Howard, Ulrich J. Rosa, Mark Jacobs, Dr. Nicholas Cicchetti, Thomas Roth