Good to the Core Winners

April Winner

Rowena Schwartz

Rowena Schwartz is a Restorative STNA at Altenheim, she has been employed here for 11 years. Rowena is a married mother of two. She  loves decorating, cooking, gardening and hanging out with her friends. Rowena says, ” she appreciates what is given to her, is thankful for the opportunity to come to work every day to see staff and residents that make her feel like she is a part of a family.” Rowena wants to enjoy life while she can.

If you have seen Rowena in action you know she takes her job to heart, works hard, is always willing to help when she  can and keeps a smile on her face. Her hard work and dedication is shows in the work she does every day.

March Winner

Abhi Patel

Abhi Patel is a wonderful and hardworking employee. He is always willing to help out. He has been with Altenheim since June 2015. He is currently attending Cleveland State University to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He enjoys working on computers in his free time, and spending time with his family is very important.

January Winner

Greg Liana

Greg has worked at Altenheim for 15 years. He is a member of the activities department and really enjoys spending time with the residents. When Greg is not at work he likes to go on walks and hangout with his family.

December Winner

Nicole Chavers

She is a recent employee at MAL working as a resident companion aid. Nicole has been working as an STNA/RC for over 14 years. She has experience working in different service lines in the healthcare industry and enjoys working with the elderly. She likes to travel and hang out with her family on her days off. She has three kids, two girls and a boy. She thanks everyone for their support and is honored to be December’s Good to the Core winner.

November Winner

Michael Rider

Michael Rider has served the Residents and Staff at Altenheim Senior Living in many capacities over the last 15 (fifteen) years. Initially working as a dietary aide, then going on to become an STNA and for the last four (4) years as part of the maintenance team. Michael is always kind, helpful and respectful to the Residents, Staff, and family members throughout the campus. He is conscientious and personable with a good sense of humor. When he is not working, he loves to spend time with his family and five year old son.

October Winner

Chrissy Norris, RC/STNA

Chrissy Norris joined Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living when it first opened, almost two years ago. She is a STNA with over thirteen (13) years’ experience working in long term care. Chrissy is a true resident advocate, always ensuring the residents she cares for are well taken care of. She has a bubbly personality and a smile for everyone! The residents and family members of Memory A/L have grown to love  her like family.  Chrissy has a son and two wonderful grandchildren. She just welcomed her baby grandson on Oct. 30th!! Chrissy enjoys going to the movies, camping, and spending time with her loved ones. She is a definite asset to Altenheim Senior Living.

Chrissy Norris, RC/STNA

September Winner

Christine Ciobataru RN

Christine Graduated in 2015 from nursing school. She started at the Altenheim almost 2 years ago. Christine has 2 cats Baz and Nina, whom she loves to cuddle. Christine spends her time working here at the Altenheim on our short term rehab unit. When not picking up shifts she spends time with her family or cleaning. Some things you may not have known about Christine is she loves to read every day, dabbles in the stock market, quantum estrotic physics  and can read your tarot cards.

Christine Ciobataru RN

August Winner

Althea Coombs

As you may already know our Good to the Core winner for August is Shurmer Place’s Althea Coombs! Althea is truly pleased, she enjoys working with the residents along with coworkers that have become like family. Born and raised in Jamaica, she migrated to the US over 19 years ago. Having lived in many places from California, Las Vegas, Florida and now settling in Ohio. For the last 9 years she and her family have resided in Strongsville, which reminds her of home with open windows and doors. She has two wonderful children, Toni-Anne and Clay who also work at Altenheim. Her daughter recently graduated college and son is a junior in college, both being her biggest blessings. On her free time she enjoys working in her garden, backing, cleaning, and spending time with family!

Althea Coombs

July Winner

Beverly Reiter

Beverly Reiter will be celebrating her 3rd year with the Altenheim’s Housekeeping Team this November. About a year ago she reluctantly volunteered to take a housekeeping position at the new Short Term Rehab building; today her talents are a perfect fit. She has developed a real concern and pride for the satisfaction of the residents and the appearance of the building. Bev has two children, a daughter and son that she has raised on her own for most of their life. When she is not hard at work, she loves to travel, already planning her next vacation to Florida. Bev is also a big Cleveland sports fan, go Browns!

Beverly Reiter

June Winner

Michelle Browner

Michelle started her career at the Altenheim in 1998. She worked as a laundry aide for 10 years until accepting a housekeeping position at Shurmer Place. Using her positive attitude and hard work Michelle continues to help make Shurmer Place one of the most desirable residential care facilities. When Michelle is not working at her first job you can find her at her second job as the family matriarch. Her 10 grand-children and 2 great grand-children keep her on the move.

Thank you Michelle for all you do.

Michelle Browner

May Winner

Barb Capadona

Barb has been a dedicated and well respected leader at Altenheim Senior Living for 25 years. She began her service at Altenheim as receptionist. Her commitment to the residents’ and staff, desire for personal growth and knowledge and hard work helped her develop the skills she needed to become the Human Resources Director. A role she has successfully served in for 20+ years.

Barb enjoys traveling and spending time with friends. She is also the very proud grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters.

Barb Capadona

April Winner

Tina Gliniecki

At about the age of 14, Tina found herself sneaking out her house, getting on her bicycle, and pedaling down to the nearest nursing home to play piano and visit  with folks. That’s where her love for working with people started. Over the years since then, she has worked in nursing homes, mental health facilities, group homes, RBF’s, daycares, and private situations including Alzheimer’s respite care, end-of-life care, ministry, and as a nanny. Tina likes the ability to work with others, to see the humanity and dignity and worth that each one has, regardless of their mental or physical capabilities.

In her spare time, she crochets, plays music, plays Minecraft, shoots archery, cooks, and does various other crafts.

Tina’s started with  Altenheim at Home on 6/8/18 she then attended Altenheim’s STNA class and now works under Altenheim At Home and Altenheim Home Health.

Tina Gliniecki

Our First Altenheim “Good to the Core” Winner

Brenda Thorpe

Brenda Thorpe has been part of the Altenheim family for 27 years! She is one of 12 children and grew up in Columbia Station. Brenda has three boys and one grandson. She loves to read, do crossword puzzles and spend time with her family. Brenda is an asset to Shurmer Place!

Brenda Thorpe