Frank J. McGuire


Frank J. McGuire was born and raised in South Buffalo where he was the oldest of five brothers. He attended South Park High School and the University of Buffalo School of Engineering where he served as President of the graduating class of 1953. Frank was selected to join the General Electric Company’s premier Engineering program in Schenectady, New York where he worked on the design and development of the Nuclear Reactors used in the first atomic submarines.

F. James McGuire


F. James McGuire is Chief Executive Officer of The McGuire Group, a portfolio of privately held companies, employing more than 2,300 individuals. The organization is involved principally in the businesses of health care, pharmaceuticals and investments. Jim’s early work in the family companies began in 1984 as an electrician’s apprentice and carpenter in Western New York and Fairbanks, Alaska. He left to pursue a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology and spent five years with W.L. Gore and Associates before returning to his roots in 1996. Increasing responsibilities in all aspects of the companies culminated in the role of CEO in 2002.

Stephen M. Mercurio, RNMS, LNHA, CAS


Stephen M. Mercurio serves as President of The McGuire Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for the oversight, management and direction of services for the group’s 2,100 employees and six facilities including Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville, Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda, Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca and Brookhaven Health Care Facility in East Patchogue.

Susan Grigg, RN, BSN, CRRN, LNC

Vice President of Health Care Services

Susan Grigg is the Vice President of Health Care Services at The McGuire Group. She is responsible for developing and implementing clinical programs, monitoring quality outcomes and associated risk management relationships, creating and evaluating policies and procedures, and overseeing clinical operations. In 2007, Sue began her career with The McGuire Group, and has since held positions as Director of Quality and Compliance and Administrator of Health Care Services.

Jennifer McDonald, RN

Director of Patient Admissions

Jennifer McDonald has provided hands-on professional nursing care and administration oversight for The McGuire Group’s residents and patients since 1992.  She has held roles as a 3-11 Nursing Supervisor, Skilled Nursing Unit Coordinator, Associate Director of Subacute Care and her current position as Director of Patient Assessment Services.  In this capacity, Jen is responsible for […]

Cynthia Hausle

Director of Admissions

Cindy Hausle works as the Director of Admissions for The McGuire Group, a role which allows her to develop unique and strong relationships with our patients, residents and their family members. Over the last 15 years, Cindy has been instrumental in developing initiatives to enhance the admission process and create seamless transfers for patients entering […]

Melissa Graziano, PT

Director of Rehabilitative Services

Melissa Graziano, PT, is the Director of Rehabilitative Services for The McGuire Group’s five Western New York facilities. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing the overall services of the rehabilitation departments including coordinating and supervising operations within the departments; maintaining performance improvement activities; developing and implementing systems; and ensuring compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols. Melissa’s experience is enhanced by the numerous roles she has held within the company including as a staff Physical Therapist at Autumn View; Director of Rehabilitation at Seneca; and Director of Rehabilitation and Assistant Administrator of Rehabilitation at Garden Gate. She holds a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University at Buffalo.

Autumn View

Aaron Polanski, LNHA


Aaron Polanski is the Administrator of Autumn View Health Care Facility, where he oversees all operations of the 230-bed facility. Aaron began his career with The McGuire Group in 2011 as the Administrator at Seneca Health Care Center. Under his direction, the facility continuously earned outstanding rankings from the federal and state governments. Prior to […]

Ruth Rudyk, RN

Director of Nursing

Ruth Rudyk has worked in a variety nursing positions over her 30-plus year career at Autumn View. She began her journey as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1983 and has held roles as an LPN, RN Supervisor on the 7-3 and 11-7 shifts, Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing where she has served […]

Mary Jane Dulinawka

Admissions Coordinator

Mary Jane Dulinawka has worked at Autumn View Health Care Facility since 1992. Her longstanding commitment to The McGuire Group is manifested in the enjoyment she receives from helping residents and their family members on a daily basis. Over her 20 years of service, Mary Jane has worked in the Admissions department at all five […]


Debi Gaines


Debi Gaines has more than thirty years of experience in health care. As the administrator of the Brookhaven Health Care Facility, she is responsible for overseeing all operations of the 162-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility. Prior to joining The McGuire Group, Debi spent eighteen years with the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, working in various positions, including […]

Kellie Burridge, RN

Director of Nursing

Kellie Burridge has been employed at Brookhaven Health Care Facility since 1989. Over the past 25 years, she has worked her way through the ranks holding nearly every nursing position including certified nursing assistant, medication nurse, unit coordinator, clinical instructor, associate director of nursing and assistant director of nursing. Her breadth of knowledge and leadership […]

Joni Martin

Admissions Coordinator

Joni Martin is the Admissions Coordinator at Brookhaven Health Care Facility, where she has been employed since 2005. Joni brings a broad mix of experience to her role in admissions and is one of the first faces patients, residents and family members see before entering the facility. After meeting her at the hospital or on […]

Garden Gate

Patrick McFeely, MBA, LNHA


Patrick McFeely is the Administrator of the Garden Gate Health Care Facility, where he is responsible for overseeing all operations for the 184-bed skilled nursing facility. Pat’s commitment to the company spans more than two decades, having worked at Autumn View Health Care Facility as a young adult. He has worked his way through the […]

Amy Schleer, RN, WCC

Director of Nursing

Amy Schleer’s zest for knowledge and compassion for nursing has been woven into every facet of her life since she began her career as a member of The McGuire Group’s team more than 15 years ago. She began at Harris Hill Nursing Facility, where she held a variety of roles before transferring to Garden Gate […]

Marilee Stoklosa

Admissions Coordinator

Marilee Stoklosa has worked in the Admissions Department since 1987, assisting at a number of McGuire Group facilities over the years. Marilee’s years of experience have given her a unique ability to provide thoughtful guidance to those placing loved ones at Garden Gate or to those who are looking for the best short-term rehabilitative options […]

Kelly Zarbo

Admissions Coordinator

Kelly began her career with The McGuire Group in 2002 and is fully versed in all aspects of the admission process. This experience allows her to guide families through the transition into subacute or long-term care with peace of mind, providing them with answers regarding the hospital screening process, insurance requirements and admission into the […]

Harris Hill

Jonathan P. Hart, LNHA


Jonathan P. Hart is the Administrator of the Harris Hill Nursing Facility. With more than 20 years experience in the health care industry, Jon has spent his career developing protocols to ensure compliance with regulations on local, state and federal levels. Under his direction, Harris Hill Nursing Facility has received outstanding facility rankings from the […]

Stacy L. Bastian, RN, BSN, WCC

Assistant Administrator

Stacy has worked at The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility since 1996, honing her nursing expertise in the roles of Team Leader, Unit Coordinator, Associate Director of Subacute Services and Assistant Director of Nursing. Currently she serves as the Director of Nursing Services, which provides her with the opportunity to utilize her broad scope […]

Angela Wilt

Admissions Coordinator

Angela has shown her dedication to The McGuire Group through nearly 30 years of service.  She began her career at Northgate Health Care Facility, and held several roles before transferring to Harris Hill Nursing Facility when it opened its doors in 1992. Today she is one of the smiling faces that will greet you on a […]


Terry Collins, RN, LNHA


As a registered nurse and licensed nursing home Administrator, Terry has utilized her clinical and hands-on experience for more than 15 years to propel The McGuire Group and its facilities to new levels in health care. Terry joined the McGuire team in 1999 and served as Director of Nursing at the Group’s Seneca Health Care […]

Sherry Trinkwalder, RN

Director of Nursing

Sherry Trinkwalder has been integral part of The McGuire Group’s skilled nursing team for more than two decades. She joined the staff at Northgate Health Care Facility in 1992, holding various roles as Team Leader, Unit Coordinator and Assistant Director of Nursing. In 2006, she transferred to Harris Hill Nursing Facility where she used her […]

Coni Ciffa

Admissions Coordinator

As the Admissions Coordinator at Northgate, Coni is often the first person potential residents, patients and family members speak to. She enjoys getting to know them, understanding their needs and guiding them through the admission process. Coni also serves as Northgate’s representative while out in the community by attending various facility-sponsored events and trade shows. […]


Kirsten Whittemore, ANP, MS, LNHA


Kirsten Whittemore, ANP, MS, LNHA, is well-versed in many areas of health care. In her role as Administrator, she also uses her experience as an Adult Nurse Practitioner to oversee the operation of all aspects of the facility, including nursing and administration. Kirsten holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Boston College as well […]

Elizabeth Zito, RN

Director of Nursing

Elizabeth Zito, RN has been with the McGuire Group since 2011, starting her career as an Assistant Director of Nursing, before being named director of Nursing at Seneca Health Care Center in 2016.  She is a graduate of Millard Fillmore Hospital’s School of Professional Nursing, and has worked her entire nursing career in Senior and […]

Jamie Maloney

Admissions Coordinator

Jamie Maloney began her career with The McGuire Group in 2000, holding various roles at Seneca Health Care Center. In addition to her dedicated years of service at Seneca, Jamie has also worked at Garden Gate Health Care Facility, traveling between the two facilities. She has held a broad range of positions including her roles […]