St. Ann’s Community allows employees to further their education through scholarships

Posted on August 20, 2019

2019 recipients honored at recognition event

Thanks to generous donors, 33 employees of St. Ann’s Community received scholarships this year to help further their education.

On August 15th, these recipients were honored at the 12th Annual Employee Scholarship Reception held at St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge.  Chris Wagner, SSJ, PhD, Founder of the St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, was the Keynote Speaker.

Since beginning the Employee Scholarship Program 11 years ago, donors have created 9 endowed scholarships and donated over $580,000 in total. Today, 249 scholarship, totaling $330,000 have been awarded to the employees of St. Ann’s Community.

“The program is totally donor-funded, made possible by generous gifts from grateful families, our board members and St. Ann’s employees,” said Steve Smith, Vice President, St. Ann’s Foundation, which administers the program. “No one knows senior care like our employees, and we’re proud to invest in them as part of our commitment to our residents.”

Below are this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all!

2019 St. Ann’s Employee Scholarship Recipients

Alexander Almodovar  –  CNA
Tetyana Blaga  –  CNA
Nichole Bradley  –  CNA
Shamar Bradley  –  CNA
Jontae Bryant  –  Hair Salon Technician
Kelsey Butler  –  LPN
Kimberly Damian  –  HIM Compliance Technician
Natalia Davila  –  Wait staff
Keturah Doyle  –  CNA
Kimiko Gilbert  –  Occupational Therapy Coordinator
Kiara Grey-Bradley  –  Pharmacy Technician
Anthony Johnson  –  Security Officer
Triciajean Jones  –  Director of Life Enrichment
Kemara King  –  Nutrition Coordinator
Tibett Maxey  –  LPN
Derek McNeil  –  Kitchen Utility Assistant
Sara Mele  –  Life Enrichment Partner
Cindy Milke  –  Senior LPN
LaKeya Owens  –  Education Aide
Jasmine Radcliff  –  LPN
Stephany Reyes  –  LPN
Brooklyn Rhines  –  CNA
Vianette Ridriguez  –  Resident Account Supervisor
Anella Smith  –  RN
Antoinette Starkes  –  CNA
Gloria Strader  –  Nursing Supervisor
Tyeesha Taylor  –  CNA
O’Donna Thompes  –  LPN
Landu Tuvibidila  –  Housekeeping
Sarah Vandenbout  –  Coding Specialist
Shericka Wallace  –  CNA
Lindsay Ward  –  Speech Pathologist
Janel Welch  –  Director of Quality

RN= Registered Nurse
LPN = Licensed Practical Nurse
CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant

To learn more about each scholarship, visit our Facebook Album.

To learn more about the Employee Scholarships, please contact Brianna Maltese at [email protected], or call (585) 697-6306.

About St. Ann’s Community

St. Ann’s Community offers a continuum of care that includes independent retirement living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, short-term transitional care, palliative care, and adult day programs. One of the area’s largest employers, St. Ann’s has more than 1,200 employees who are Caring for the Most Important People on Earth.

For more information, call (585) 697-6000 or visit

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