Ferris Hills Staff

Aimee Ward

Aimee Ward
Executive Director
Ferris Hills at West Lake and Clark Meadows
(585) 393-0410 ex. 2004

Aimee.Ward@thompsonhealth.com

Aimee joined Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows in February 2013, but is no stranger to Canandaigua.

In addition to having co-owned a successful downtown business from 2003 through 2013, she is executive director of the Canandaigua Lake Music Festival, committee chair of the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival and former president of the Canandaigua Downtown Merchants Association. She was a 2012 finalist for the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA Award.

A native of Canastota in Madison County, N.Y., Aimee holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from SUNY Geneseo. In addition to her entrepreneurial background, she has extensive experience in sales and enjoys applying her skills to her role, ensuring that seniors and their families find what they are looking for and get the most out of our senior communities.

Outside of work, Aimee enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and three grandchildren.

Lynne Standish

Lynne Standish

Marketing & Sales
Ferris Hills at West Lake and Clark Meadows
585-393-4330 ext. 2038
Lynne.Standish@ThompsonHealth.com

Lynne Standish joined Clark Meadows and Ferris Hills in January 2015.  Previously working 20 years as an advertising consultant with the Genesee Valley Penny Saver, she brings a wealth of knowledge about local residents and businesses in the area, having lived here for more than 30 years.

Lynne has volunteered with Thompson Health for the last four years in the hospital gift shop, and is on the Publicity Committee for the Thompson Health Guild’s Springtime in Canandaigua  fundraiser each April.  She is a past president of the Canandaigua Business & Professional Women’s Club and a past ATHENA nominee.

A native of Rochester, Lynne received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology.   She is excited to bring her sales, marketing and human service experience to this new role.   “Having started my career in the human services field, I feel like I have come full circle!  Finding the right fit - either independent or enriched living - for the prospective resident is very rewarding!”

Lynne, who lives in Canandaigua, is married and has two grown children. She enjoys cycling, golfing, kayaking and hiking with her husband.
   

Claire Watson

Claire Watson

Resident Services Manager
Ferris Hills at West Lake
585-393-0410 ext. 2038
Claire.Watson@ThompsonHealth.org

Born and raised in the northeast England town of North Shields, Claire lived in several countries including Northern Ireland and South Korea before settling in Naples, N.Y., in 2011.

With a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s in human resources from Sunderland Business School in England, Claire has worked in the business sector as a trainer and advisor. Prior to joining Ferris Hills, she was an estate planning paralegal in the law office of Michael Robinson in Naples, where she advocated for seniors.  Claire had visited Ferris Hills on a number of occasions over the years and when she was told about the Resident Services position, she knew Ferris Hills was where she wanted to be.  “I’m extremely excited to be part of such a wonderful community and look forward to enhancing what is already an amazing place to live,” she says.

Claire and her husband, Michael, have a daughter named Lily and are renovating a home – built in 1852 – in Naples. Claire also enjoys cooking, wine, walking and spending time with family.


Mark Dobbertin, Chef

Mark Dobbertin

Dining Services Manager
Ferris Hills at West Lake
585-393-1320 ext. 2028

Growing up in Batavia, Mark got his start in the restaurant business when he was just 14, working at the Batavia Party House. "That was my introduction into the business and I just loved it from the start", he says. Washing dishes and banquet setup turned into cooking and bartending. "I have always been motivated by pleasing people with great tasting food and excellent customer service."

After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Food Management and working for Marriott Corporation, Mark found Wegmans where he worked for 8 years. "I thought I would work my whole career at Wegmans, I loved every day." Mark did not stay at Wegmans, after a difficult decision Mark chose to leave Wegmans and open his own restaurant, Vincenzo's on the north end of Conesus Lake in Lakeville. "It started as a small Pizzeria, but I had a vision of what I knew it could become", and after a remodel in 2007 the business continued to thrive and grow.

After 14 successful years, Mark sold the restaurant. "It takes a toll on you and your family, it's a 7 day a week commitment with little time off, I was ready for the next chapter in my life." Mark joined the University of Rochester Food and Nutrition team at Strong in 2016, and In 2017 Mark joined Ferris Hills bringing not only his culinary talents but a management style developed especially during his time at Wegmans. In addition to expanding the menu, Mark's focus has been on developing his staff. We started a program called "Back to Basics" for our entire Dining staff. We are emphasizing the importance of communication, truly understanding the products we are offering our residents and delivering exceptional customer service.

"Everyone on the front lines makes a difference, the key to success is in the people we have on this staff". 

When not at Ferris Hills, Mark enjoys time at home staying busy with his young son, wife and three grown daughters.