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 has worked at Fairport Baptist Homes for more than 25 years, holding a variety of positions, from Finance to Operations, and now, President/CEO. Tom is most proud of helping lead…

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 amazing to me that a short conversation with a senior can really make their day.  It reinforces that what we do here is so important.  Seniors still have so much to…

Deb Howe Allen
Director of Advancement

Though Deb Allen has worked in a number of fields—when she switched to the non-profit sector over 20 years ago, she never looked back, and can’t imagine doing anything other than fundraising for a living.