Jackie Weckesser, LMSW
Jacqueline “Jackie” Weckesser brings a wealth of senior living and healthcare experience to Ingersoll Place. She received her undergraduate degree in social work from Marist College and a master of social work degree from Fordham University. She also studied nursing at Dutchess Community college and is a licensed practical nurse. She is a member of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP) and is a trained field instructor in the education and training of social work students. Jackie has responsibility for executive oversight of all Ingersoll Place operations, services and staff and for ensuring regulatory compliance with the NYS Department of Health.
“I love seeing people age gracefully, with dignity and enjoying the highest quality of life for as long as they possibly can. I consider it a great honor to be entrusted with the role as Ingersoll’s administrator and am committed to building upon the wonderful legacy and history of this long-standing community resource. I can think of nothing more gratifying than to provide a loving, caring environment for our residents and to reassure their families that we, too, cherish their loved ones.”
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Ceil Mack is a veteran communications professional with more than three decades of service in the healthcare arena. She was previously associated with New York Oncology and St. Clare’s Hospital and is a longstanding community volunteer. Ceil is responsible for promoting Ingersoll Place and building relationships with prospective residents and their families and potential referral sources.
“Ingersoll Place is truly a gem in Schenectady’s midst. It has an outstanding reputation of service to the elderly spanning 90 years and offers an endless supply of heartwarming stories about people who live and work here.
Pamela Jordan, a member of the Ingersoll staff for almost 25 years, is responsible for maintenance, housekeeping and transportation services. She has an in-depth understanding of day-to-day operations and is committed to providing the highest levels of support services for Ingersoll’s residents.
“My staff and I take great pride in the appearance of Ingersoll Place. We work hard to ensure that our building and grounds are clean and attractive and create a welcoming environment for our residents and their families, staff and visitors.”
Business Office Manager
Michelle Wyman is celebrating her fifth year of service with Ingersoll Place. She is responsible for a wide range of functions including coordination of Human Resources, Reception Desk operations and Business Office services for residents and their families. A graduate of Montserrat College of Art, Michelle is also a commercial photographer.
“My door is always open for any questions or concerns that families, residents or staff may have. I look forward to coming to work every day and knowing that I’m making a difference in the lives of so many people.”
Food Service Director
Steve Grabkowksi is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at SCCC. Prior to joining the Ingersoll staff in 2001, he served as a chef with the US Navy for five-plus years and an additional 17 with the Golub Corporation. Steve is responsible for maintaining operations of the kitchen and dining rooms and for the supervision and training of Food Service staff.
“Cooking has always been my passion. I’m always looking for ways to create food that looks and tastes great, meets the nutritional needs of our individual residents and is consistent with NYS Department of Health guidelines.”
Elizabeth Ottaviani, Case Manager, has recently joined the staff at Ingersoll Place Assisted Living as Case Manager. Her responsibilities include coordination of essential health-related services for residents and serving as liaison between residents, families and community-based service providers.
Ottaviani is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and Schenectady County Community College, with an associate in arts degree.
Prior to her new position, she was employed by Parsons Family and Child Services as a health care integrator.
“It is such a privilege to help Ingersoll’s residents enjoy a full and meaningful quality of life and to advocate on their behalf to best meet their individual needs.”
Sarah Roberts, Activities Director, has recently been promoted from Activities Assistant to Activities Director. She is a graduate of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Maria College with an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree and is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She is responsible for the development and oversight of recreational and social activities that foster camaraderie and wellbeing among Ingersoll’s residents.
“I’m so excited at this new opportunity to work with the residents and staff at Ingersoll Place and help build upon the wonderful array of activities that add energy and joy to daily life.”
Caroline Thompson, Finance Manager, is responsible for coordinating the payment of bills, maintaining financial records and monitoring budget allocations. In addition, she is responsible for ensuring payroll requirements are met and taxation laws upheld.
“I love working with the staff and residents at Ingersoll. They make coming to work a joy for me.”