Community Wellness makes staff changes

Community Wellness Partners — the affiliation of LutheranCare® and Presbyterian Homes & Services — recently announced the following career placements on both campuses:

— Amy Krause has been named to the position of director of nursing on the LutheranCare® campus of Community Wellness Partners.

Krause earned her nursing diploma from St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, her bachelor’s degree from Daemen College and her master’s degree in nursing administration from SUNY IT and comes to the organization with more than 25 years of experience in long-term care.

She most recently served as director of nursing at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

— Cheyenne Hawkins, former ActiveDay Senior Program coordinator, has been promoted to director of lifestyle enrichment at the Lutheran Home of Central New York.

Hawkins has worked in various positions at LutheranCare® since she joined the team in 2016, serving as a Helping Hands Home companion, a scheduler for the Your Neighbors, Inc. program and a resident caregiver.

Most recently, she was responsible for the programming of activities and the raising of funds for those living with physical challenges and memory loss at the adult home.

— Amanda Bartlett has joined the team as the new administrator of the Lutheran Home Cottages — a special needs assisted living residence designed especially to serve those living with various stages of dementia.

Bartlett received her associate’s degree from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing followed by a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College.

She has held several clinical management positions in the area, most recently as a registered nurse manager for the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility.