Employee Spotlight Series
The excitement of the COVID-19 vaccine also brings with it some fear and hesitation. Wesley Enhanced Living is committed to the health and safety of all of our residents and employees, and will work to educate and overcome challenges surrounding immunization. Read why some of our leadership team is excited to receive the vaccine!
Title: President and CEO, Wesley Enhanced Living
Years of Service: 17 years
What should people know about Jeff? Jeff is a proud father of a fur-baby named “Roofus” and loves raising Airedales. Roofus is their 3rd Airedale after getting their first one in 1994.
Why is Jeff excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “As most senior living communities, Wesley Enhanced Living has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am committed to the health and safety of our residents, and receiving this vaccine is our best defense against COVID-19. This vaccine will improve the lives of our residents and staff, and enable us to regain a sense of normalcy.”
Name: Greg S.
Title: General Manager of Dining, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
Years of Service: Just under one year
What should people know about Greg? Greg is a lover of food and spending time with his family!
Why is Greg excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “I’m excited to get the vaccine to start the road back to normalcy. To stop this virus from killing our loved ones.“
Name: Kim H.
Title: Housekeeping Manager, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
Years of Service: 7 ½ years
What should people know about Kim? Kim has a big heart and is loved by residents and coworkers alike!
Why is Kim excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “This year has been an extremely difficult one. I have seen firsthand what this virus is capable of and it is absolutely heartbreaking. If I can save just one life by receiving the vaccine, that is exactly what I will do.”
Name: Ken B.
Title: Executive Director, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
Years of Service: Almost 6 years
What should people know about Ken? I love my position and I feel like I was called to work in Long Term Care.
Why is Ken excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “I am excited to receive this vaccine for two main reasons, the protection of our Employees and Residents and a way to end this pandemic.”
Name: Yuehhsia (Irene) C.
Title: Director of Nursing, Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
Years of Service: Since April, 2019
What should people know about Irene? Irene is a hugger and loves to hold people’s hands. She’s looking forward to going back to days when life won’t require social distancing.
Why is Irene excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “I’ll be the first one to get the vaccine. Despite the uncertainty, I know the mRNA vaccine will teach my body to produce antibodies without me being exposed to the virus and getting sick. After I’m vaccinated, I’ll be part of the herd immunity to protect the people I care about who can’t get the vaccine due to recent surgeries, pregnancies, health concerns and availability of the vaccine to the public.”
Name: Maureen C.
Title: Executive Director, Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
Years of Service: Two years, three months
What should people know about Maureen? Maureen has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and loves to cook and entertain!
Why is Maureen excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “I am excited about getting the vaccine because our residents, staff and families have gone through one of the worst times in history because of COVID-19. I am honored to work with those heroes on the front lines who cared for residents everyday despite their own risk and personal challenges along with the other essential workers who made sure things were clean, residents were fed and our campuses were safe and secure. I look forward to our future without masks! I look forward to Doylestown being busy, full of life and bustling with family and friends. I look forward to hugging my family without the fear of making them sick. I look forward to being close to our residents and my colleagues again. I’m excited to see my friends and family and entertain at my home. I have done my research, read about the vaccine and listened to the scientists; I believe it is safe and effective based on the facts. I am grateful for the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and to look forward to a healthy happy 2021!.”
Name: Rabbi Meryl M.
Title: Chaplain, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line
Years of Service: Almost 20 years
What should people know about Rabbi Meryl? Rabbi Meryl was a Systems Engineer before I became a Rabbi. So, she has an abiding respect for science and the scientific method. As a spiritual leader, she recognizes that the world God created is not perfect and can sometimes be dangerous. But she also believes that God has given us the ability to confront these difficulties and overcome them. One of the blessings Jews recite in our morning prayers says, “You favor humanity with knowledge and teach a person understanding. Favor us with Your knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Blessed are You gracious giver of knowledge.” Our human ability to bring this vaccine into existence is part of the blessings conveyed to us by virtue of being created in the Divine Image. The vaccine is a blessing.
Why is Rabbi Meryl excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “Rabbi Meryl is excited to get this vaccine because it is the best way for us, collectively, to conquer the Coronavirus COVID-19. We may not be able to eradicate it, but if enough people throughout the world get vaccinated, it will stop spreading and killing people. This is what our forebears did in the last century to eliminate the threat of polio. She remembers taking the polio vaccine as a school child and now she understand how important that act was. May we consider the discovery, production and distribution of this vaccine as a holiday miracle.”
Title: Executive Director, Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme and Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
Years of Service: Started July, 2020
What should people know about Dan? Dan has been working in healthcare since 1980. Began as a Radiologic Technologist and has worked in senior living since 1985.
Why is Dan excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “Dan looks forward to our residents being able to have visitors and receive hugs from us and their families without the fear of contracting COVID..”
Title: Vice President, Human Potential
Years of Service: 13 years
What should people know about Pat? Pat volunteers with WAGS Rescue and Referral as a Foster Mom and has foster over 20 dogs in the past 3 years that found fur-ever homes.
Why is Pat excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “There is not a day that goes by that I have not heard about a friend, a family member, a co-worker or a resident that has been ill or died because of the COVID-19 virus. People I care about are going into work every day risking their own health to take care of others. I cannot say thank you enough to the Wesley Enhanced Living employees in our communities that come to work every day to care for our residents. The one thing that I can do to help is to get the vaccine. It is The Right Thing to Do! It is the only way to stop the spread of the virus and protect one another. .”
Title:Registered Nurse, 11 pm – 7 am shift
Years of Service: Since 2005
What should people know about Jerry? Donna is a wife and mother of two daughters. She’s worked in nursing since 1979 as a CNA, LPN, then RN.
Why is Donna excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “The vaccine is a barrier to protect family and patients. It’s a tribute to all of us who put ourselves on the line during this time. The vaccine is a beacon during this painful time.”
Name: Jerry D.
Title: Corporate Director of Quality Assurance, Wesley Enhanced Living
Years of Service: Over 4 years
What should people know about Jerry? Jerry loves to travel and is a “techno geek”.
Why is Jerry excited about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? “This is our opportunity to finally rid ourselves of COVID-19, not just minimize the impact it has had. Not only I am excited to get a vaccine that offers protection against this dreadful disease, I’m proud having the chance to contribute to putting this all behind us and getting our country back to normal as soon as possible.”