Robert Cain hails from the small town of Towanda, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Management and Health Policy and Administration.
He relocated to northeast Ohio after being offered an internship at a skilled nursing facility in this area where his responsibilities included supervisory experience in almost every department culminating in his becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Rob lives in Hudson, and stays in close touch with his parents and three sisters back in Pennsylvania. He also continues an interest in ballroom dancing, as he danced competitively in college after enrolling in a dancing class.
GayLynn Timmons, LPN
Jeri Stauffer, RN
Jeri returns to The Gables of KentRidge after a two-year retirement. Nurses just never seem to stop being a nurse. During those two years Jeri continued nursing by consulting, training, auditing charts and reviewing group home management. She plans to spend a year or two with The Gables and then may truly retire.
Jeri resides in Stow with her husband Bob and her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Between the two of them they have three children and seven grandchildren. Jeri’s hobbies include crafting, reading and gardening.
Chef John McAninch began his culinary cooking in 1993 at the renowned Nick Anthe’s Restaurant in north Akron, working his way through the levels until assuming the dual roles of Chef and Kitchen Manager.
After attaining a degree in Culinary Arts in 1998 from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, Chef John then held a variety of positions at various restaurants to expand his level of experience and expertise, before returning to Nick Anthe’s Restaurant to serve as Executive Chef.
Chef John was honored as Best Chef, 2011 in the Akron Beacon Journal’s “Beacon’s Best” contest. He was also a nominee for the Professional Achievement Award, Dietary Director of the Year, 2011 given by the Ohio Health Care Association.
Lisa Moore has both personal and professional experience working with seniors. While her career has included retail, law enforcement and party planning, it was as a volunteer with her church’s Senior Saints group where she found her niche. This led to a position in the Activities department at a long-term care facility, and ultimately in 2010, to her current role as Activities Director at KentRidge.
But it was her childhood in a close-knit family that spanned four generations that had the greatest influence on her. Having watched first her grandmother and then her mother willingly and lovingly take care of their elderly relatives, Lisa was inspired to find some way to provide that same level of comfort and attention to other seniors in need. Now, as Activities Director in the Special Care Unit, Lisa wants to give those residents the feeling of living in a safe, caring environment.
Kaylin Miller began her formal career as an activities director at an area assisted living facility in 2009, a position she held for three years during which time she completed Part I and II of the MEPAP (Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals). She then joined the KentRidge team as Activity Director in 2012.
But it was her earlier experience working at a family-owned pharmacy in Mantua where she interacted with many senior customers, combined with the stories her sister shared from her work as a nurse’s aide, that initially fostered her interest in working with that age group. As the Activities Director at The Gables, her goal is to provide residents with a variety of interesting and enjoyable opportunities.
Plant Operations Director
Jim Sharlow is a long-time student of the specialty and skilled type professions. He studied Industrial Arts at Kent State University and Electrical Engineering Technology at Stark State College before assuming his first position as a maintenance supervisor in 2001.
Since 2003, Jim has been responsible for the maintenance in several area long-term care facilities. In 2005, he joined the staff at KentRidge. Jim oversees all the maintenance needs to ensure the residents’ safety and well-being.
Environmental Services Director
After 18 years as the manager of environmental services in the automotive industry, Derek made a change and joined the John Carrol University as a manager of the housekeeping staff for the past 5 years working for GCA. When he joined The Gables in September 2014 he was able to embrace the true meaning of teamwork necessary to truly focus on those that matter most, the residents. He has truly embraced the philosophy of care, trust, and respect The Gables is known for and strives to uphold those standards providing an environment reminiscent of home for our residents.