Board of Directors of Altenheim Senior Living – Strongsville, OH

Resident Care Starts At The Top

We’d like to introduce you and your family to our 2019 Board of Directors

David Knowles – President

Barry Zimmerman – First Vice President

Norbert Manz – Second Vice President

John Kedzior – Secretary

Paul Psota, CEO – Ex Officio

Steve Sartschev, CPA

Brigitte Ward – Women’s Aux. President

Deb Borowske

Ed Oliveros

Karl Helfrich

Mark Szeltner

Vera Wendel

Tammy Haseley

John Miaskowski – Emeritus


Paul Psota, Esq is the CEO of Altenheim Senior Living. Mr. Psota has served the organization in his current role since March, 2009. Prior to that, for almost 14 years, he served on the Altenheim’s volunteer Board of Directors. Approximately one half of that time was served as President. Prior to coming “in house” at Altenheim, Mr. Psota practiced law for 20 years. He was a shareholder at Buckley King, LPA, a regional firm, practicing in the areas of business law and tax law.

Dottie Welch, BSN, NHA, is the Administrator of Skilled Nursing and Rehab. She is responsible for overseeing the daily care and services residents receive, as well as serving as the corporate compliance officer. Providing resident-centered care is her main focus and best quality care is the team goal.

Scott Soinger, is the Director of Facilities and is responsible for maintaining the smooth, day-to-day operation of the physical plant, maintenance, laundry, porters and housekeeping. Scott has been at Altenheim for 33 years, starting out as an aide.

Barbara Capadona, Director of Human Resources works closely with the multidisciplinary team and directs the agenda for Altenheim’s staffing and workforce planning. Barbara also directs the program on recruitment and workforce management, insuring successful recruitment and orientation for new employees.

Larry Zwegat, IT Specialist, has campus wide responsibility for the information technology environment, leading and working with the interdisciplinary team in the ongoing planning and implementation of information technologies that support Altenheim Senior Living Campus. He oversees all networking and PC support, data security teaching, telecommunications and the help desk. Larry believes the delivery of quality, appropriate, reliable and affordable technology services are the key to a high performing information technology department.

Donna Cantlin is the Director of Institutional Advancement, with a BA in Community Planning and Health Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She comes to Altenheim Senior living with over 15 years of development experience. Donna is responsible for planning and implementation of fundraising and marketing activities to generate philanthropic income for Altenheim Senior Living.

Mary A. Kinosh RN, BSN, has had a variety of roles in nursing over the past thirty years, with over twenty four of those years in the home health care field. Prior to entering the home care field Mary worked in a variety of hospital settings providing hands on care to patients from newborn to geriatrics to intensive care. As Altenheim Home Health Care Administrator, Mary is responsible for the day to day operations of the home care community awareness, compliance, and ensuring that clinicians are providing quality and ethical care to those we serve. Mary believes that an educated and mentored staff will make Altenheim Home Health Care patients’ choice to live well at home.

Sandra Lopriore, BBA, is the Controller of Altenheim Senior Living. She is responsible for overseeing the daily responsibilities of the accounting department. Sandra comes to us with 20 years of experience in long term care industry.

Stephanie Moeller, LPN, Wellness Coordinator of Shurmer Place at Altenhiem. She received the OALA Honoring Excellence Award for outstanding Wellness Coordinator and LPN in 2015. She received her nursing license in December 2010. She oversees the nursing department at Shurmer Place and ensures all residents receive quality person centered care.

Kim Schulz, MBA, ADC, is the Resident Director of Shurmer Place. She also plans and implements the various Community Outreach programs. Kim began her career at Altenheim in 1999. As Administrator of Shurmer she is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Shurmer and ensuring all residents are receiving quality person centered care. Kim is also responsible for all admissions to Shurmer Place and Shurmer Place Memory Care. She is also responsible for all Activity and Event planning for Senior and Assisted Living.

Deborah Kemokai-Wright, RDN, LDN, serves as Clinical Dietician. She has over 39 years of experience as a Dietitian, with an extensive background in food and clinical nutrition services, including consultant services in the hospital and long term care settings.  She has served as President of the Akron and Ohio Dietetic Associations, and has served many State and national positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She oversees the foodservice operation with the goal of, “provision of quality nutrition services resulting in optimal nutritional health of the residents at Altenheim Senior Living”.

Beth Seese serves Altenheim Senior Living as the Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living Director. She is a Registered Nurse, Certified Director of Nursing in Long Term Care and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with 30 years’ experience providing care and services to the elderly in varying roles. Beth previously served as Altenheim’s Director of Nursing for 10 years.

Robert M. Dohar, D.O., Medical Director, Dr. Dohar serves as Altenheim’s Medical Director. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Southwest General Hospital and University Hospitals. He serves as the Chairman of the Medical Department of Quality assurance committee and Section Chief, Department of Medicine at Southwest. He is a member of the American Heart Association.