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Kendal at Home Staff

Lynne Giacobbe, Chief Executive OfficerLynne-Giacobbe-Headshot
Lynne Giacobbe has served as Executive Director of Kendal at Home since its inception in 2003. Lynne has worked in the non-profit field for more than 30 years. For the past 25 years she has worked in the area of administration and program development. Lynne is the Executive Director of Ohio’s first age-in-place community. Through the development of Kendal at Home, Lynne has helped to bring the concept of aging in place to older adults who prefer to spend their retirement years in their own homes. Read Lynne's full bio here.

Terri Lanham, Life Plan/Care CoordinatorTerri_Lanham_Headshot
Terri Lanham began her nursing career in 1985 as an LPN in Norfolk, Virginia, where she and her husband lived while he served in the United States Navy. They moved to Ohio in 1989. Terri worked for Fairview Hospital and Tri City Medicine. In 1993, she started working for Kendal at Oberlin as the health and wellness nurse in the clinic. In August of 2011, she came to Kendal at Home in the role as a Care Coordinator with 19 years of experience in the geriatric field. Terri is a professionally trained health and wellness coach. Terri resides in North Ridgeville with her husband. They have two daughters and two grandsons. Terri loves spending time with her family, traveling, and any outdoor activities. Terri’s wellness approach to life keeps her active and fit.

Cheryl Menz, Life Plan/Care Coordinator
Cheryl Menz of Kendal at HomeCheryl Menz joined the Kendal at Home team as a caregiver while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin Wallace University.  Since then she has graduated with a Degree in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Psychology. Cheryl brings experience in the field of caregiving and years spent working with the developmentally disabled. She resides in Avon with her fiancée and their two dogs. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family and friends, rooting for Cleveland sports teams, and traveling, especially cruises.

Chris Boulden, Life Plan/Care CoordinatorChris Boulden                                                Chris holds a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville. Her experience includes working in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs and as a personal trainer working with clientele including military, medically complex and geriatric populations. She likes to read, bike, hike and participate in any activity outdoors.  Chris enjoys exploring new places, pursuing new activities and loves a good joke!

Heather Hetzer, Life Plan/Care Coordinator     

Heather Hetzer photoHeather joins Kendal at Home with her over 11 years of nonprofit experience. Heather excels in building relationships with the aging population within the Cincinnati area for over 8 years. She carries her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration with a focus on leadership and management. Heather lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys traveling on the weekend and spending time with her family.

Larissa Lynds, Life Plan/Care Coordinator


Larissa is excited to join the Kendal at Home team in Massachusetts. Larissa previously worked for Massachusetts aging services access points before moving to Pennsylvania and working as the Director of Social Services at a Skilled Nursing Facility. Larissa has recently returned to Massachusetts to put down roots and pursue a master’s degree in social work. She enjoys traveling with her husband and taking her two dogs for long walks.

Lindsay Scott, At Home Specialist
Lindsay_Scott_HeadshotLindsay joined the Kendal at Home team in 2007 and has worked in the long term care industry for more than 20 years. She thoroughly enjoys working with individuals that are considering plans for their future and helping facilitate this process. She received a degree in Health Care Administration from Kent State University as well as her Ohio Nursing Home Administrator’s License. Lindsay resides in Bay Village and can be found spending her free time with her husband Eric and their daughters.

Steve Rogers, At Home SpecialistSteve-Rogers
Steve joined the Kendal at Home team after many years in the At Home Medical Equipment industry as well as marketing management experience. Steve has a degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University, and has resided in the Columbus, Ohio area for over 15 years. He enjoys his role helping people navigate the health care industry and plan their future care needs. He and his wife have four children, who keep him busy with their many athletic and academic activities. Steve also enjoys history and travel in his free time.

Sue Wojtkun, Marketing and Event CoordinatorSue_Wotjkun_Headshot
Sue Wojtkun joins the Kendal at Home team with 21 years of experience in marketing and sales. She has worked with schools and non profit groups and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of Dayton. Sue enjoys baking, sewing and spending time with her family. She resides in North Olmsted with her husband and has three children.

Karen Graham, Chief Financial Officer
Karen Graham at Kendal at HomeKaren brings years of business experience to Kendal at Home after having worked with a varied portfolio of manufacturing and service companies. She brings a unique blend of finance, operations and IT solutions to the team. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University. She resides in Bay Village with her husband and their 2 sons.

Kim Blair, Office Manager
Kim Blair has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years beginning her career as a registered Medical Laboratory Technician. She joins Kendal at Home after spending 17 years in the Finance Department of Kendal at Oberlin where she specialized in Medicare billing and insurance. She resides in Wakeman with her husband. They have 3 children and 2 grandsons and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a granddaughter in December. Kim enjoys family related activities, gardening, and reading.

Katie Tipton, Life Plan/Care Coordinator


Katie has worked in the field of aging since earning her master’s degree in gerontology in 1998. She has been with Kendal at Home since its beginning in 2004. Prior to joining the Kendal at Home team, Katie worked in two skilled nursing facilities and a non-medical home care agency. She completed training for wellness coaching and has extensive training in Medicare through the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).

P. Lal Arora, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director
Dr. Arora is a retired internist in Oberlin, Ohio. He is board certified in geriatrics, internal medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Arora earned his medical degree from Punjab University in India and completed fellowships in pulmonary disease at the University of Pennsylvania and the VA Hospital, Case Western University and geriatrics at University Hospitals in Cleveland. With more than 20 years of experience in geriatrics and 18 years of experience in internal medicine and pulmonary disease, Dr. Arora has held several medical staff leadership positions at local hospitals throughout his career.

Marla Gordon, Director of Clinical Services
Marla GordonMarla joins the Kendal at Home team with over 20 years of clinical and managerial experience as an Occupational Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Cleveland State University. Marla has practiced and managed in a variety of settings including Skilled Nursing Facilities, outpatient neuro rehab, inpatient rehab hospital and Assisted Living facilities. She is passionate about assisting individuals accommodate, rehabilitate and restore function while maintaining their independence. Marla lives in Copley, Ohio with her husband and son. In her free time, she can be found on the baseball field cheering on her son or training her puppy to become a therapy dog.

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