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We have residences for every level of care on the Menorah Park Campus. Find out which one is right for you.
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Our world-class service and care makes Menorah Park the premier provider for adults
as they age.
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From physical therapies to memory care, we offer a range of services to our community and beyond.
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Chief Executive Officer
James (Jim) Newbrough joined Menorah Park as Chief Executive Officer in October of 2016.
Under his direction, the Menorah Park campus continues its tradition of excellence to provide our community the best of resources, expert advice, programming, education, support services and residential living options for adults as they age.
Prior to joining Menorah Park, Jim was the President of the Home Care Division for OhioHealth Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. He served the health care industry for more than thirty years in a variety of positions including the Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer for Dublin Methodist Hospital, President of Cambridge Home Health, CEO of the VNA of the Treasure Coast, President of HomeReach (OhioHealth's home care company), Vice President with Visiting Nurse Service & Affiliates in Akron, Ohio, and the Administrator for Bon Secours Home Health Services in the Florida market.
Chief Development Officer, Menorah Park Foundation
Joel Fox,ChiefDevelopment Officer of the Menorah Park Foundation sinceAugust,2011, has spent his entire professional life committed to nonprofit management and fundraising in Cleveland. After a two-year graduate student field placement at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, he spent 27 years on the JFC staff culminating in a 10-year term as Executive Vice-President. Fox was honored with the Louis J. Kraft Award for outstanding professional service from the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America, which he served as national vice-president. He was selected for the Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program, and the Jewish Federations of North America’s Mandel Fellows Executive Development Program.
Fox served as Executive Vice President of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation from 2007-09, and as Director of Development of the Great Lakes Science Center from 2009-11. He is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Cleveland. Fox graduated Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Communications from the University ofPittsburgh,and received his Master’s of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 1980. He is an inaugural inductee in the Mandel School Hall of Achievement, having been recognized with its Professional Achievement Award in 2016.
Vice President Human Resources
Jamie Herbst is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College. She joined Menorah Park as our Director of Human Resources in 1996. Prior to joining our team Jamie served in HR Generalist and Specialist roles within the Human Resource Departments of non-profit healthcare and social services organizations.
Jamie has developed many programs designed to enhance the work environment and promote health and wellness for our 1200 staff members. The annual staff photography contest is also very popular. Staff members can keep up with monthly events, contests, birthdays, or even place a classified ad to sell something in the monthly staff newsletter, The Pulse. Jamie also has administrative responsibility for our on-site child care center, FUNdamentals. This wonderful benefit for our employees allows them to have their children cared for in our safe and fun learning environment, with the peace of mind that they are only steps away throughout the day. FUNdamentals has achieved a three-star rating from Ohio's Step-up-to-Quality program.
In addition, Jamie administers our biweekly "Service with a Heart" Guest Relations program, designed to enhance our organization's focus on excellence in customer service. Her training at Disney World and The Ritz Carlton has been incorporated into this program, which has resulted in wonderful feedback from residents, families and guests.
Vice President Medical Dept. / Chief Medical Officer
Michael Knight, D.O., became Medical Director of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in 2001. As an experienced and board-certified family practitioner catering to an older adult population, Dr. Knight brings a supportive and sensitive style of medical care and leadership to Menorah Park. His experience as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern Ohio University College of Medicine enables him to be a strong contributor in shaping Menorah Park's new medical and nursing education programs.
One of his main objectives has been to increase educational efforts throughout the facility as well as in the community to provide the best care for those served by Menorah Park. Dr. Knight has welcomed interns and students from multiple colleges and hospitals. He is a preceptor for Tri-C’s Physician Assistant program and has added that role to Menorah Park’s medical team.
His compassion and innovation have truly benefited the geriatric population throughout the community. He developed Menorah Park’s Comfort Care Program, which developed into a Medicare certified Hospice Program to best accommodate residents’ needs and desires at end-of-life.
Menorah Park’s sub-acute program has flourished under his leadership. Each year, 800 persons come for inpatient rehabilitation and return home to an independent lifestyle due to his leadership.
Prior to joining Menorah Park, Dr. Knight was Medical Director of the Goodyear Family Medical Center and managed a family practice for Akron General Medical Center.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Matitia joined Menorah Park in May 2009 and is responsible for all financial affairs of Menorah Park. Prior to joining Menorah Park, he was the Corporate Senior Manager in charge of Financial Reporting, Audit and Accounting Compliance at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio from 2001 to May 2009. Previous to his position at University Hospitals, Mr. Matitia was an Accounting and Auditing Manager with Ernst & Young from 1995 to 2001 primarily serving health care clients. Mr. Matitia has both an MBA and a Master’s in Accounting and Financial Information Systems from Cleveland State University and currently serves on its Accounting Advisory Board. Mr. Matitia is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio and he is also a Certified Internal Controls Auditor and Certified in Financial Forensics. He is a Fellow and former Board member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and currently chairs its Certification Committee for the Northeast Ohio Chapter.
Administrator of The R.H. Myers Apartments
Megan Cisler, Administrator of The R.H. Myers Apartments, has outstanding experience in the field of gerontology, effectively supporting the needs of older adults as they age helping each individual she engages to live life to its fullest. She joined the Menorah Park community in 2015. Her skills include management and operations, memory care, behavioral health and senior advocacy. She has a Masters in Gerontological Studies from Miami University and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio Northern University.
Chief Operating Officer, Menorah Park
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Offering more than 25yearsexperience in health care facility management, Richard has been at Menorah Park since 1990. His primary responsibility is in the operation of Menorah Park’s 360-bed skilled nursing facility, which offers long-term and sub-acute care to patients. He also oversees in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation, and the aquatic therapy center.
Richard received the Association of Jewish Aging Services’ (AJAS) Dr. Herbert Shore Young Executive Award in 2001, and the 2006 AJAS Professional award. He is an active Board member of AJAS, and he has co-chaired two annual AJAS conferences. He is a strong advocate for seniors and wellness services, and as a result, received the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Outstanding Advocacy Award in 2008.
Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Menorah Park Public Relations
Beth Silver has 20 years experience working in a senior care environment, and more than a decade of experience focused on strategic analysis and product development. She is on the editorial board of the Association of Jewish Aging Services of North America’s (AJAS) Journal on Jewish Aging, and co-authored an article entitled “Advocacy Initiatives for Senior Service Providers.” In addition to this article, she has written multiple articles focused on health care for research, trade and web-based publications, and recently received an Excellence in Communications Award from the Advocate of Not-For-Profit Services for Older Ohioans (AOPHA).
Her role as staff liaison for Menorah Park’s Government Relations Committee has led to the development of materials used as examples and tools by associations such as AOPHA and AJAS. Collaborative efforts with the committee have resulted in successful advocacy at the state level as well as several association awards. She is a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and advises local students in effective debate practices.
Vice President of Residential Services, Menorah Park
Nancy Sutula has a B.S. in Gerontology and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, a Certified Aging Services Professional, and Ohio Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She has had experience as an activities director, an adult day center manager, Housing Administrator at Breckenridge Village, and most recently, Administrator at Wiggins Place on the Menorah Park Campus
Associate Administrator, Menorah Park
Lori works closely with Richard Schwalberg, Chief Operating Officer.
Lori was most recently with University Hospitals and has also held
positions at Benjamin Rose Institute and Eliza Jennings
Senior Care Network. As an accomplished trailblazer with 25 years of
experience in the health care field, she has worn several hats including a role in leadership in partnership with the medical director for the Center of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care across the health system at University Hospitals. Her demonstrated skills and passion have led her to this next chapter at Menorah Park.“I’ve known this organization (Menorah Park) for more than 30 years and have always considered it the best in Cleveland. I walked in the door and it feels like you’re home. It’s a very welcoming culture. Staff works really well together in supporting each other. And the smiles and welcomes I continue to receive from everyone at
our campus community have been truly delightful." She added that Menorah Park is positioned well as an excellent provider of supports and services for adults as they age.
“One of my goals is to enter into additional collaborations in the community to support the needs of adults at an even greater level. We will continue to evolve as we see the needs and available opportunities change and grow."
Administrator, Wiggins Place
Frankie joined the Menorah Park team in May 2016, bringing 17 years of experience working with seniors in skilled nursing and rehab facilities, assisted living, and independent living facilities. Frankie served Wiggins Place as the Associate Administrator and Social worker, for more than a year before transitioning to the R.H. Myers Apartments in June 2017 as the Associate Administrator /Admissions Director /Social worker.
Her role in each building included assisting the Administrator, Admission /Administrative responsibilities and addressing tenant psychosocial needs. “I have learned so very much in the short time that I have been a part of the Menorah Park team. I have been challenged and grown professionally working in each building and have loved every minute of it!” Frankie shared. She said she is excited to transition to the role of Administrator of Wiggins Place and is grateful for this opportunity, planning to do her very best to continue to represent Menorah Park well as she leads the Wiggins Place team. Frankie attended The University of Akron and graduated with a BA in Social Work with a Language (Spanish) and is licensed as a Social Worker in the State of Ohio since 2001.
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