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.
Sheryl McConville, RN,
Resident Care Director
Sheryl McConville, RN, is a veteran healthcare professional in the truest sense of the word. She served as a staff sergeant in the United States Women’s Army Corp and member of the US Army Reserve. Sheryl received her associate in applied science degree in nursing from Hudson Valley Community College and an associate of arts degree in community social work from Nassau Community College.
As Resident Care Director, she is responsible for the ongoing assessment and evaluation of residents’ needs, oversight of care plans and the training and supervision of resident care staff. She also plays an integral role in ensuring regulatory compliance with the NYS Department of Health and identifying opportunities to enrich and improve the quality of life for Ingersoll’s assisted living and memory care residents.
“I’m honored to be a part of this wonderful organization,” says Sheryl, “and am confident that my experiences in patient care, staff development and nursing leadership will help enhance the quality of care and service delivery for our residents.”
Heidi Armstrong is an articulate, highly-motivated healthcare professional who works on behalf of elderly adults, in particular, those with age-related diseases and disabilities. Her responsibilities include coordination of healthcare services for residents and serving as liaison between residents, families, staff and community-based service providers. Armstrong is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College with a bachelor of science degree in health services administration and Hudson Valley Community College with an associate in science degree in individual studies. She is a former Day Habilitation Assistant at Saratoga Bridges and most recently, served as a Social Worker at Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
“Helping to ensure that residents receive optimal care and contributing to their quality of life serve as daily reminders of the important work we do together at Ingersoll Place.”
Pamela Jordan, a member of the Ingersoll staff for almost 27 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 Rearic is celebrating her eight 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.”
Christina’s extensive education and work experiences have prepared her well for the role of Activities Director. She is a graduate of the College of St. Rose with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a master of science degree in educational psychology. Prior to her current position, Christina served as a part time Activities Assistant at Ingersoll Place and more recently, Activities Coordinator at Teresian House. She’s also a former Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach at St. Luke’s Church, Schenectady. Christina is responsible for the development and oversight of recreational and social activities that foster camaraderie and wellbeing among Ingersoll’s residents.
“A friend once told me, ‘If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.’ Being here at Ingersoll, I consider myself doubly blessed!”
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.”