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Leadership & Team

“Our mission is to excel and exceed the conventional expectations of an retirement residence.  We are not a one-size-fits-all institution.  We are a residence that acknowledges the individual, accommodates the unconventional, and provides exceptional attention to the details that define each person who resides under our care.” – Kathryn Kassner, CEO and Administrator.

The Bay Oaks team is comprised of experienced, dedicated professionals who are passionate about embodying the Bay Oaks motto: “It is a privilege to be of service.” Kathryn Kassner, CEO and Administrator has led the Bay Oaks team since 1998, General Manager James Wilson has held his position since 1999 and Senior CNA Sharon Lucas joined us in 1990. Approximately half of the staff has been with Bay Oaks for over a decade.

Kathryn Kassner
CEO since 1998
James Wilson
General Manager since 1999
Sharon Lucas (right)
Certified Nursing Assistant, since 1994
Matthew Wilson
Facility and Food Manager
Kathy McClenney
Head of Housekeeping since 2008
Julie Blanchard
CNA since 2000
Debbie King
CNA since 2000
Kathryn Moore
Valerie Hill

Bay Oaks was created and has been managed by a board composed exclusively of professional women since 1947. Our current board members are:

Dr. Judith Siskind
Board President since 2009
Susan Fleming, LCSW
Vice President
Dr. Anna Blackman
Elinor J. Brecher
Verena Streber
Board Member