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Administrator, Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township
Jennifer brings experience in Human Resources Management, as well as Nursing Home Administration, in both the private and local public sector of long-term and skilled care facilities.
Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development from Oakland University in 2014. She found her passion for the nursing home community when she started 10 years ago as a Human Resources Generalist for Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility, operated by Macomb County. From there she continued her growth in the private sector in long term care Human Resources Management. In 2015, Jennifer became licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator, and completed a 12-month “Administrator in Training” program, where she trained in all the various departments within LTC, like Dietary and Environmental Services, Maintenance, Social Work, Nursing and of course, Administration (and everything in between).
Working as an Assistant Nursing Home Administrator, Jennifer then transitioned into the role as a Nursing Home Administrator, operating a 96-bed skilled nursing facility.
In 2016, with the blessing of a new baby on the way and her husband taking on a new position at Ascension- St. John Hospital of Detroit, Jennifer stepped away from the 24/7 demands that come with being an Administrator and transitioned into a corporate Human Resource Director position for a multi-facility LTC organization, supporting 800+ employees and directing a team of in-field HR representatives. After three years with that organization and working directly with Directors of Nursing and Administrators, the opportunity to return to the role of Administrator was what Jennifer was ready and prepared for.
Growing up in Warren, MI, Jennifer and her husband-Eric moved to northern Macomb County in 2013 to be closer to Jennifer’s older siblings who also live in the area. Jennifer and her husband wanted their future to be based in a vibrant community with new growth, opportunity and of course the love of family close by. Now a mother of two- Maxwell “Max” and Rachael - raising a family in New Baltimore, Jennifer and Eric look forward to years of involvement with the Anchor Bay School District and surrounding community.
Early on in Jennifer’s career in LTC she learned: “It is not the quantity of years, but the quality of years”- a motto Jennifer reminds herself and her staff often of to demonstrate just how important each resident is and the importance of providing them a fulfilling life, whether it be for short-term (rehab) needs or long-term care. Jennifer looks forward to building and leading a team of quality, resident focused individuals who will provide care to the Veterans and their families at the SE Michigan Home for Veterans.
Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township
47901 Sugarbush Road
Chesterfield Township, MI 48047