Assisted Living & Memory Care
Fatou comes with over 25 years of experience working with the geriatric community, she started her career in this field as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Fatou’s passion and empathy for seniors is exemplified by her enthusiasm for providing the best quality care for all her residents and maintaining a positive work environment for all associates. Fatou has an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration. Fatou has worked closely with nonprofit organizations in west Africa to provide basic health care in the rural areas.
Fatou is happily married to her husband with two small kids whom she loves spending quality time with. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and travelling around to west Africa to visit her extended family.
Laura began working with the senior population over 20 years ago when she cared for her grandmother who was living with Alzheimer’s Disease. She started working for Pomeroy Living in July 2021 as an Activities Assistant and was quickly promoted to Acting Activity Director in July 2022. She is currently taking the necessary courses and studying to earn her National Activity Director Certification. Laura’s positive attitude and endless energy helps to invigorate and encourage our residents to participate in activities such as daily exercise programs, ball drumming, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs, spiritual enrichment programs, and so much more! She is passionate and devoted to enriching the lives of each resident especially those living with Dementia.
Kendal began working at Pomeroy Rochester Assisted in February of 2021 as a Housekeeper and was quickly promoted to Housekeeping supervisor just three months after. Kendal absolutely loves working with the geriatric population and loves keeping his residents happy. Kendal is a team player, passionate about keeping the residents pleased and loves to have fun with everyone at Pomeroy! When he’s not at work, you can find Kendal riding his bike or spoiling his miniature pinscher, Cody! He also loves spending time with friends and family, listening to music, going on long walks and traveling.
Sealina comes with over 9 years’ experience working in the senior care industry. Originally from Illinois, she now brings her compassion for seniors and positive attitude to Michigan. Her work experience includes facilitating wonderful memories as an activity director to helping seniors find the perfect home for their expanded care needs. In her spare time, you may find her crafting or sewing a new garment.
Jessica graduated with a degree in Political Science from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Following her education, she worked for the Michigan House of Representatives for 10 years. Shortly after the start of the pandemic, she pivoted into senior living in 2020 to do what felt most natural, giving back to the senior community.
Jessica is a dog mom and an active aunt to her many nieces and nephews. When she has free time, she spends it best staying active in Cross Fit or in the gym.
Sharron has been a member of the Pomeroy Living family for two years and was recently promoted as the Director of Housekeeping. She is very passionate about helping others and enjoys the fact that she is making a difference in the residents’ lives each day. She has a desire to challenge herself and continue to be creative in what she does. Outside of work, Sharron enjoys cooking and staying healthy by working out.
Beginning as a receptionist with the Pomeroy company, Mackenzie then began to learn and love the passion she had for creating an environment for our seniors to live in. Home is a feeling and Mackenzie is passionate about dedicating her time to impact the lives of many of our loved ones.
Mackenzie joined Pomeroy Living in September of 2018 but has come on as the Sales and Marketing director of Rochester Independent in September of 2020.
During Mackenzie’s free time, she enjoys the outdoors and spends her time camping or hiking. Just like her passion for seniors, she has a passion for adventure.
Julie Turnes was born in Detroit, MI. She was raised by her parents Thomas and Patricia Edgeworth and is one of 5 siblings. Julie has three sisters, and one brother. Julie has been married to her loving husband, John, for 26 years but does not have any children. Rather, they have adopted two female cats.
Julie has been in the property management industry for approximately 9 years and then transitioned into the senior living field. She has over 23 years’ experience in the Senior living industry and is currently working as a Director of Activities for Independent seniors. She likes to find what their passion for life is and give them a sense of purpose.
Julie enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, exercising, kayaking, and traveling to the Caribbean Islands with her husband and friends. She is very enthusiastic, loves to make others laugh and, overall, just loves to have fun. Julie feels blessed each day that the Lord has given her the chance to give back to others to enjoy life to its fullest.
Jan began his 23-year career at Ram’s Horn when he was just 14 years old. He went to Schoolcraft College for 2 years before receiving an internship at Steve and Rocky’s for 3 months and then advancing on to Boyne Highlands in Boyne Falls. This opportunity allowed Jan to work as a chef at a young American dinner theater. He is a dedicated chef who mixes passion and precision in the kitchen to create flavorful food. Jan’s goal is to ensure that the food he creates best fits the dietary needs of our residents.
Jan has a beautiful family of 5.
For over 15 years, Mike worked as a carpenter doing cabinetry and kitchen remodeling. This inspired him to open his own kitchen remodeling company in which he continued to work hard for 5 years. As the years went on, Mike knew it was time to move on to bigger and better things. For 5 years thereafter, he worked for a local union company doing carpentry work. Mike had heard about Pomeroy Living through word of mouth where he then applied as a Maintenance Technician. Mike primarily worked in a skilled nursing setting for 10 years to familiarize himself with long-term living and there he realized his true passion. He enjoyed working with those around him and helping those who needed it. Over the course of 14 years with Pomeroy Living, Mike used his skills and expertise as a Maintenance Director to oversee many of the Pomeroy communities.
Mike enjoys spending time with his son riding motorcycles, working out at the gym, and spending time at their family cottage in Caseville.
Becky has been with the Pomeroy Family for approximately six months. From the moment she joined the team she knew she was in the right place. It just felt right! Becky and her team and facility as a whole truly cares about their residents. Her goal is for every resident that comes to Pomeroy Rochester Skilled to have the best care they have ever received. Becky looks forward to what the future holds at Pomeroy. During her down time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and family.
Aaron has been the Maintenance Director at Pomeroy Living Rochester Skilled for 4 years. He started as a Maintenance Tech and worked up to Maintenance Director after 6 years. Aaron has 23 years of experience in maintenance in total. He has 2 children and is married to his lovely wife Julie. They enjoy camping and playing multiple sports as a family.
Alice has been with Pomeroy Rochester Skilled for 3 years and in the housekeeping/laundry industry for a total of 18 years. From the day she started here she fell in love with the residents and the staff in her department and with the Pomeroy way of doing things. During her free time Alice is a sports mom. She has a wonderful son who enjoys athletics. She enjoys watching him compete on the athletic fields!
Angela is a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) and has been a recreational therapist for 18 years. She graduated from Michigan State University. She enjoys her role helping others resume healthy enjoyment in living their best life through recreation and socialization. She and her activities team focus on therapeutic activities that enhance and/or maintain the physical, social, cognitive, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all our residents. “Our goal is to make the lives of others brighter each day!”