Rita Doherty was named executive director of Friendship Village of Dublin in March 2018, and has served as the executive director at three other senior living communities since 2000. Prior to joining FVD, Doherty was interim executive director at Eastcastle Place in Milwaukee, a continuing care retirement community that includes 116 independent living units. She also served as executive director at the Heritage of Green Hills in Reading, PA.
Doherty graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in health services and long-term care administration. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Carmel School of Nursing.
Seth oversees Clinical Operations and Environmental Support Services and Transportation to ensure seamless delivery of quality care across the campus for all residents. A licensed nursing home administrator for more than a decade, Seth has extensive experience in assisted living, stand-alone skilled nursing and post-acute care centers. Seth graduated from Ohio University with a bachelors’ degree in Long-Term Health Care Administration with a certificate in Gerontology. He currently resides in Old Town East neighborhood of Columbus with his wife Kristy and daughter Ruby Irene.
Jessica provides facility direction and oversight for the community’s 106-bed licensed residential care facility and licensed nursing home. She establishes standards of performance and productivity by setting objectives for each facility and assisting facility staff to ensure standards are met. Jessica keeps abreast of government regulation and reimbursement changes that impact Friendship Village of Dublin. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic licensed nursing home administrator with a strong commitment to long-term care. Jessica held the position of Administrator from 2010-2013 and Assistant Administrator from 2008-2010 – both with Sunset Retirement Communities.
Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (BA) from the University of Toledo and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) University of Toledo.
Jessica loves to engage in outdoor activities, travel, attend live sporting events and spend as much time with family and friends as possible. She is married, has a young son, and owns a mini golden doodle.
In her role as Human Resources Director, Angela oversees talent acquisition, onboarding, training and managing of all Friendship Village of Dublin staff, as well as developing and implementing HR practices. Previously, she served as Corporate Human Resources Supervisor for a manufacturer in Canal Winchester, Ohio. In addition to her human resources experience, she also worked as a Case Manager at the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission and then moved to a Staff Development Coordinator for a residential provider. Both organizations served individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Thiel College and a master’s degree of Human Resources from Capella University. Angela is a Pittsburgh native and now resides with her family just south of Columbus.
Craig joined the Friendship Village of Dublin in February 2014. He brings more than 23 years of experience in health care financial management. Craig was previously employed by United Church Homes, Inc. in various roles, including most recently from 2002 to 2014 as Corporate Controller. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio. Craig has oversight of resident billing, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, and preparation of the financial statements. He served on the Ohio Health Care Reimbursement Committee from 2002 to 2013. Craig resides in Marion, Ohio with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys attending his children’s sporting events.
Besides overseeing our new wellness initiative, The Village Way, which encompasses Nine Dimensions of Wellness, Jeanne is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, directing, coordinating and administering the exercise and wellness programs for both the fitness center and pool.
Jeanne’s work experience includes Wellness and Community Relations Manager for Big Lots, Inc. and Owner/Instructor of Aerobic Energy. Jeanne holds an A.S. Degree in Sport & Fitness Management and is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer/Yoga Instructor. Jeanne has been married to Anthony Joseph for five years and they recently built a new home in Delaware, Ohio. She has four children: Andrew, Angie, Erin and Evan. Anthony and Jeanne have a 75 lbs. baby together named Truman, their pet Boxer. Jeanne’s hobbies include travel, walking/hiking and spending time with her family.
Betsy joined Friendship Village of Dublin as charitable giving director in June 2019 and is excited to support this thriving community. Previously, Betsy has helped lead philanthropic efforts at organizations in Michigan and Ohio, including McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist and OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospitals.
She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and has a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice from The Ohio State University.
Scott Emch is the director of Friendship at Home — a membership program that allows central Ohio seniors to age in place with Lifecare. Scott has directed the program since its inception and is proud of its reputation for providing high-quality concierge home care.
As Friendship at Home’s director, Scott oversees the program’s operations. He also maintains personal relationships with members to ensure they receive the care they need. To educate central Ohio’s aging population, Scott frequently partners with local organizations to educate the community about various home care options.
Scott is married with two kids and is an active member of his church. He also volunteers with several local charities like The Summer Lunch Program and SON Ministry’s school year ESL program. Before working in the senior living industry, Scott worked in business development for several local banks — including Huntington and Capital Bank of Columbus.