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    Meet Our Team


    Thomas Poelma

    Tom’s connection with Fairport Baptist Homes began with his grandmother, who lived here in 1973. The love he shared with his grandparents would shape his career, and now puts him in the perfect position to ensure the very best care for many more seniors. He…

    Greg Powers

    Greg Powers

      Since Greg Powers was very young he has enjoyed working with seniors. Their stories always fascinated him particularly those that had overcome adversity during the Depression. Today, he appreciates seniors even more as he interacts with them and is responsible for their care. “It’s…

    Deb Tuttle

    Deborah Tuttle
    Director, Human Resources

    Deborah started out thinking that she wanted to be an Elementary teacher, but was always drawn to medicine, working for many years, as a Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Office Manager for an office of over 1200 patients, ages 6 weeks to 100 years. Seventeen…

    Jessica Regan

    Jessica Regan
    Director of Advancement

    An English/Communications major at a Jesuit school, where service to others above self was emphasized, with the experience of four years of volunteer work under her belt, Jessica decided she wanted to stay in the non-profit arena— and fundraising seemed to be a good fit….


    Ellen K. O’Connor
    Director, Community Services

    Across eight years in senior care, Ellen has one guiding principle— to recognize the importance and value of the individual and establishing loving relationships in all aspects of life. Doing this, she believes, requires an environment in which everyone is valued and has the opportunity…


    Sandra Chait Batty
    Director, Housing Services

    Her career at Fairport Baptist Homes is something she just fell into and fell in love with. She loves having the opportunity to keep seniors independent by helping them and their families make good housing choices.  After 20+ years, she is still energized by seeing…

    Jody Illingworth

    Jody Illingworth
    Director, Rehabilitation

    Jody combined her aptitude for science with her desire to help others and found that Physical Therapy was the perfect fit. In over 10 years caring for seniors, she enjoys the learning process and appreciates that they have so much experience with life and so many…


    Jennifer Russo
    Social Worker, Admissions

    Jennifer began her seven-year social work career after being a caregiver for her grandmother, who was physically disabled after a series of small strokes. That was when she realized she wanted to be an advocate for seniors and their families, and guide them through life’s…