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.

We enhance each resident’s lifestyle by:

  • Responding immediately to their needs and concerns
  • Offering high quality, creatively-designed programs
  • Encouraging independence
  • Promoting a sense of community and friendship
  • Embracing The Art of Living Well® in every aspect of community life

Get to know more about members of our leadership team here.

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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.

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Delinda Blankenhorn
Learning and Development Director

Delinda’s role is to take care of the associates at the Cardinal. By providing a diverse offering of learning opportunities, she strives to develop our team members to their fullest potential. Her goal is to create a happy, healthy and fun place for our talented associates to work so that they can provide the utmost in service to our residents.

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Mary Casey
Hospitality Services Director

With over 16 years of senior living industry experience, Mary is responsible for ensuring all aspects of service excellence in Resident Relations, Dining and Wellness are delivered at The Cardinal. A valuable source of information and resources, Mary is passionate about creating meaningful relationships and building trust with residents, their family members and associates alike.

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Susan Drury-Rohner
Wellness Director

Susan and her team develop and implement wellness programming for the entire community. They embrace Kisco’s The Art of Living Well® philosophy by focusing on the six dimensions of wellness – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Vocational, Social and Intellectual. The wellness team offers a variety of programs designed to enrich all aspects of well-being for residents and associates alike.

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Ernest Kastner
Facility Services Director

Ernie and his team provide for the care of the buildings, apartments, emergency systems and grounds on our campus. Their goal is to maintain the community’s highest standards for service. They perform preventative maintenance, asset registration, predictive maintenance and housekeeping. Ernie holds eight professional certifications in environmental services and management.

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Lynn Lowe
Sales Director

With more than 8 years in senior living sales, Lynn helps guide and educate prospective residents and their families as they consider the benefits of choosing a life plan community like The Cardinal. She also works closely with members of The Cardinal operations team to ensure that five star services and amenities are being delivered to the residents.

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Donna McCaskill
Sales Director

Donna is responsible for building meaningful relationships with prospective residents of The Cardinal, guiding and educating people and their families on the benefits of choosing a life plan community like The Cardinal as their future home. She also networks and interfaces with health care and business professionals in the local market to familiarize them with The Cardinal.

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Chris Jamgochian
Culinary Services Director

Chris attended the Culinary Institute of America for his formal culinary and chef training. He is a Food & Beverage specialist with over 30 years of experience in Hotels, Restaurants, Catering and Culinary Arts. Chris and his Team are passionate about delivering exemplary service and excellent food in all three of our dining venues, Health Care and at all Community Events.

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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.

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“Our associates live each day by our Principles, Values and Beliefs, which are based on integrity, dignity and compassion.”Tom Ford, Executive Director
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“Our associates live by a standard of conduct which encompasses honesty, accountability, personal development and a passion for excellence”James Abbott, Resident Relations Director