Our staff is trained in the skills of care, and experienced in the art of caring. Everyone is unique and special, which is why everyone at Harding approaches the day with respect, compassion and professionalism.
PAMELA WARNER - ADMINISTRATOR
Pamela Warner is currently serving as Harding Nursing Home’s Administrator. She started at the facility in 2011 as Assistant Administrator under the direction of Judy Harding-Staelens and became Administrator after successfully completing her Masters in Health Services Administration from SUNY Polytechnical Institute and passing the Nursing Home Administrator exam. Prior to her entry into the health services field, Pamela worked for National Government Services as a Budget & Cost Analyst and Senior Financial Consultant. She also holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant.
JUDITH HARDING-STAELENS - DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Judy is a fourth-generation Harding, currently serving as Director of Nursing. Having been raised in a family that is devoted to the healthcare industry, she has always taken an active role within the facility and started out volunteering at a very young age, before being hired as the front desk receptionist at the age of 15. Since then Judy has worked with all departments and experienced the importance each role has on the quality of life for every resident. Judy claims to have gotten sage career advice from Grandma Harding. She said the best route to take in education was to get a nursing degree first then advance into a degree in administration. Despite her fear of blood, Judy did exactly that. Judy is married to William Staelens, who is Harding Nursing Home’s Director of Environmental Services.
DEBRA HARRISON - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Debra began to work at the Harding Nursing Home as a CNA in 2002 and as an LPN in 2005 before becoming Assistant Director of Nursing.
LAURA WRATTEN - ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
After graduating as Valedictorian from Brookfield Central School in 2008, Laura Wratten entered the healthcare field at Clare Bridge of Clitnon as Program Coordinator, where she worked from March 2010 until accepting a position as Activities Director with Harding Nursing Home in 2014. Laura’s background in memory care has strengthened the facility’s Activities Department by bringing evening activities programming that caters to residents of all abilities. Recently, Laura and the Activities Department started an iPod program by garnering donations from the community to load refurbished iPods with songs from the 1920s through today, allowing residents to listen to their favorite songs from their favorite times.
COLLEEN SULLIVAN-MARRIS - SOCIAL WORKER
Colleen graduated from SUNY Polytechnical Institute and has been at Harding Nursing Home since 1986. Colleen’s loving and personable approach helps all of the residents and their families feel more at ease while making difficult transitions and decisions.
JASON LOJEWSKI - DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION
A registered Occupational Therapist, Jason completed his Masters in Occupational Therapy from Utica College in 2012 and has worked as Harding Nursing Home’s Director of Rehabilitation since early 2015. Jason has volunteered with many community organizations, including Sensory Swim, Insight House, Save of the Day Foundation, and SPCA Cortland. His fieldwork and previous employment in Occupational Therapy gave him a solid foundation in working with the elderly that is helping Harding Nursing Home’s Therapy Department grow and reach new levels of optimal patient care.
CANDY DOYLE - DIETARY MANAGER
Certified Dietary Manager with over four decades of experience, Candy started as Dietary Aide for Harding before moving up in the ranks to work as Dietary Manager.
In 2015, Harding Nursing Home expanded its Therapy Department with a team of skilled therapists providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy up to seven days per week for short- and long-term residents. Clients and their families also receive the benefits of key clinical assessments such as home safety and cognitive evaluations as well as fall risk and mobility assessments as part of a comprehensive person-centered service model designed to achieve the best individualized outcomes.