Jennifer Army

Jennifer Army
Program Manager
Clark Meadows
(585) 393-4330

Jennifer_Army@urmc.rochester.edu


 

An associate of UR Medicine’s Thompson Health for more than 20 years, Jennifer is a licensed practical nurse who received her nursing degree from the SUNY Geneseo program offered through Steuben-Allegany BOCES and completed the Gerontology Certificate Program offered by Keuka College.

After several years as a nurse in its skilled-nursing facility, she joined the staff of Thompson’s enriched living community, Clark Meadows, in 2006.

In 2009, and again in 2019, the health system presented Jennifer with its Shining Star Award, and in 2016, she was honored as one of its Nurses of Distinction. In addition, Jennifer received a Women of Distinction Award from Professional Women of the Finger Lakes at its 2013 annual dinner.
Jennifer lives in Canandaigua with her husband and has two grown daughters.

 

Meghan Gravino

Meghan Gravino

Executive Director
Ferris Hills at West Lake and Clark Meadows
(585) 393-0410 ext. 2004
Meghan_Gravino@urmc.rochester.edu

 

Meghan Gravino, MSW, joined Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows as Executive Director in 2023.

Meghan grew up in Seneca Falls and is a graduate of SUNY Brockport. She earned her master’s degree via the Greater Rochester Collaborative program offered jointly by Brockport and Nazareth University, with her advanced certificate in Gerontological social work. She is currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Long-Term Care through D’Youville University in Buffalo, with anticipated completion in March of 2024.

Meghan first joined our parent organization of UR Medicine Thompson Health nearly seven years ago, as a medical social worker in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She primarily worked with residents – and families – dealing with a dementia diagnosis. In 2022, she became the Assistant Administrator of the 178-bed nursing home.

She and her husband Kyle live in Williamson with their two sons, Caleb and Carsen. In her free time, Meghan loves to be with family and spend time outdoors. Also a sucker for a great romantic comedy movie, she considers herself very much a people person and says, “I love to surround myself with others and have a good laugh.”

 

Kristen Meyer
Kristen Meyer
Marketing & Sales
Ferris Hills at West Lake and Clark Meadows
(585) 393-4330 ext. 2038
Kristen_Meyer@URMC.Rochester.edu>

 

 

Kristen Meyer came to Clark Meadows in 2017 working part time.  The strong sense of community and the positive culture at Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows was an attraction for her and she knew she wanted to be a more permanent member of the team. Kristen is now the first point of contact for families considering Clark Meadows, explaining our enriched living community’s services and the admissions process.  Kristen has been a community volunteer serving on the Wood Library Board and the Granger Homestead Board.  Since working at Thompson Health she has received the Shining Star Award.

Kristen grew up in Elmira, NY.  She attended Kenyon College in Ohio where she received her BA in Economics.  She attended the Weatherhead School of Management while working at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is a licensed Realtor, and is very excited to combine her sales and marketing experience with the Senior Community model.  She views serving our aging population as an honor and a privilege.  Helping older people live their best lives is extremely rewarding.

Kristen lives in Canandaigua, is married and has three grown children. She enjoys gardening, cooking, a walk in the woods, and family time.
  

Katherine McGrath, MT-BC Lifestyle Coordinator Clark Meadows at Ferris Hills

Katherine McGrath, MT-BC
Lifestyle Coordinator
Clark Meadows
(585) 393-1320 x2046

Katherine_McGrath@urmc.rochester.edu

A native of Fairport, Katherine received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Marywood University in 2020 and completed clinical training, working in hospice and grief services. She received her license as a Board Certified Music Therapist in 2021 and is now pursuing a Master of Science degree in Thanatology from Marian Univer­sity of Wisconsin.

Katherine first joined Clark Meadows in 2021 and says every day is different and fulfilling, with a team of professionals who are one of a kind. “The collaboration, support, kindness and open-mindedness creates such a positive working culture,” she says.

With a professional motto of “empowerment through creativity,” Katherine strives to foster an environment where every resident can have a unique outlet to express, reminisce, engage, and build community.

Outside of work, she loves going to concerts, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Rebecca Wallace

Rebecca Wallace
Case Manager
Clark Meadows
(585) 393-4330

Rebecca_Wallace@URMC.rochester.edu

With several years of experience working in senior communities, Rebecca handles the discharge planning for our short-stay residents and serves as an advocate for all residents, making sure their needs are met and that they and their families get connected to the appropriate services and people. Rebecca is well versed in the claim process for those residents who have Long Term Care insurance; a service families truly appreciate

Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in social work – with a concentration in gerontology – from Nazareth College. Prior to joining Thompson Health as Ferris Hills at West Lake’s resident services manager in 2007, she spent a year as the primary caregiver for her elderly and disabled grandmother. Previously, she served as director of social work for a 40-resident community in Avon.

A Bristol native, Rebecca is a mother of two children. 

 

Theresa Edwards
Theresa Edwards

LPN Care Coordinator
Clark Meadows
(585) 393-4330

Theresa_Edwards@URMC.rochester.edu

Originally from Long Island, Theresa attended SUNY Delhi in the Catskill Mountains for her nursing degree. She has always worked in geriatric nursing and first joined UR Medicine Thompson Health in 2001, spending 16 years at the health system’s skilled-nursing facility, the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua.

In 2017, Theresa came to Clark Meadows and the following year, she was recognized as one of Thompson’s Nurses of Distinction.

Theresa has two daughters and one granddaughter. When she’s not at Clark Meadows, chances are you can find her camping somewhere.

“My role at Clark Meadows keeps me very busy, but enjoyably so. It is my honor to help the residents,” she says, adding, “Those who I care for and the team I work with at Clark Meadows have become my second family.”

 

Anthony “Tony” Cafarelli, Executive Chef
Anthony “Tony” Cafarelli

Executive of Dining Services/Executive Chef
Ferris Hills at West Lake
(585) 393-1320 ext. 2028
Anthony_Cafarelli@URMC.Rochester.edu

Anthony (Tony) Cafarelli was born in Rochester and graduated from Fairport High School. He studied Business/Marketing at Monroe Community College and – through the American Culinary Federation – became a Certified Sous Chef in 2003.

Tony’s love of food started at the age of 8. He would watch Julia Child on PBS on Saturday mornings while other kids watched cartoons. “I knew that cooking would be a part my life from that point,” he says. Tony has been a banquet chef, a corporate trainer for Applebee’s, and a private chef. He also opened a handful of restaurants for friends and consulted for them. In addition, he served as a culinary instructor for high school students through BOCES. “Having the students come into our kitchen as interns was one of the most rewarding part of my career. Chefs spent time to show me how to cook, and I wanted to give back to young aspiring chefs,” he said.

Tony spent half of his career as the sous chef at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Fairport, but when the pandemic came along, his path took him to Ferris Hills. He couldn’t be happier. “There is a great atmosphere happening here and cooking for the residents is totally rewarding!”