The Cardinal Team

We believe in providing exemplary service to our residents, associates and partners delivered with integrity, dignity and compassion, all in a warm, secure and friendly environment. It is our goal to enhance lives every day, in every way. Get to know more about members of our leadership team.

Tom Ford, Executive Director.

Tom Ford

Executive Director

With more than 29 years of healthcare management experience, Tom leads our full-service retirement community. He facilitates leadership with our associates and ensures successful financial and organizational management, business development, and quality customer services. Tom received the Kisco President’s Award and ALFA “Best of the Best” Innovation Award.

Betsy Sykes, Senior Sales Director

Betsy Sykes

Senior Sales Director

With more than twenty years of senior living experience in Raleigh, Betsy leads the Sales team at The Cardinal at North Hills. She has been with Kisco since 2000, serving as both Sales Director and Area Business Development Director. Betsy is a three-time winner of the Kisco President’s Club Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sales. She enjoys working with prospective residents and their families, helping to educate them about senior living options and discover all that The Cardinal has to offer.

Allison Rouse

Sales Director

Allison joins The Cardinal with 20 years of sales experience, 10 of those years focused on seniors transitioning to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Recently, Allison was the Director of Sales and Marketing at a local CCRC. She enjoys sharing her vast knowledge about the advantages of living at The Cardinal with potential residents and their families and believes working with a team of experts and professionals adds value to the overall experience of residents living at The Cardinal.

Theresa Weigan, Director of Nursing Services.

Theresa Weigand

Director of Nursing Services

With over 22 years in skilled health care experience, Theresa leads the healthcare team in providing excellent care in The Pines Healthcare Center. Theresa is wound care certified and has over 15 years of management experience in the skilled setting. From admission to discharge, it is the goal of Theresa and her team to assist in every possible way.

Brad Itzkowitz, Dining Director

Brad Itzkowitz

Dining Director

Brad is a 1985 graduate of Johnson and Wales University’s Culinary Arts program in Providence, RI and holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan. He did his culinary internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando FL.
He brings 29 years of culinary expertise to The Cardinal working at various restaurants and owning a kosher catering company in Long Beach, NY. He was even a part of the inauguration culinary team for President George H. Bush in 1989.

“Our associates live each day by our Principles, Values and Beliefs, which are based on integrity, dignity and compassion.”

Tom FordExecutive Director