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Rita Doherty

Executive Director

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, an LCS community 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.

Jessica Rieker

Jessica Rieker

Health Services Administrator

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.

Beth Baker

Resident Services Director

Beth joined the Friendship Village of Dublin team in July 2014, and is directly responsible for implementing a broad scale of activities, programs and events which support the Nine Dimensions of Wellness. Beth’s spirit of “anything goes” keeps her programs fresh and energized! She obtained degrees in Education and Business from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, as well as James Madison University in Virginia. Beth has held a variety of positions ranging from classroom teaching experience, programming for a Four Season resort and, most recently, as a Program Director for Senior Living communities. She holds Certifications as a CDL Driver, Red Cross Swim Instructor and Land/Water Exercise Instruction with the Arthritis Foundation. In her free time, Beth enjoys music, sports, gardening, travel and photography. Beth shares her home in Gahanna with her kitten, Oliver.

Cherie Ceacer

Administration Director

Cherie is responsible for the operations of the Front Office, supervision of front office staff and functions including those involving residents, visitors and other departments, and provides direct administrative support for the Executive Director. She also serves as secretary for the Board of Directors. Cherie has been with Friendship Village of Dublin for a decade.

Cherie offers more than 35 years of professional customer service and progressive secretarial experience. She spent 20 years as a Customer Service Specialist and Executive Secretary in the life and disability insurance industry and five years as a Paralegal Assistant at Mercer County PA District Attorney Office. As a dedicated Customer Service professional and director, Cherie is passionate about helping people and assisting them in improving their lives. She resides with her husband, Tom, in Galloway, Ohio, and has three daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

Craig W. Flickinger

Finance Director

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.

Jeanne Keel-Joseph

Wellness Director

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.

Theresa McFarland, RN

Director of Nursing

Theresa is a lifelong resident of Central Ohio and graduate of Hocking College. She comes to Friendship Village of Dublin with more than 25 years of long-term care and skilled nursing experience. Prior to joining the FVD team, Theresa spent the past decade as a Nurse Consultant providing guidance, direction, training and stability to facilities in need all over the Midwest and East Coast.

In her free time Theresa enjoys travel, home decorating and working with glass art.

Don Paul

Dietary Director

Don is responsible for overall direction and coordination of Dining Services Staff and the community’s four dining venues. He develops, organizes and implements menu management, procurement, production (including diets), distribution, service and maintenance of equipment, facilities and environment (including sanitation). Don actively coordinates and participates in the management of your dining experiences.

Don spent 13 years with Hyatt Hotels working in Louisville, Kentucky, St Louis, Missouri, and Washington DC. While working with Hyatt Hotels, he worked as a manager during Super Bowl XXII, Food and Beverage Director at the Vantage Golf Championship and as a Dining Captain at Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Don sits on the Board for the Columbus Culinary School. He is married with three children, identical twin daughters that live in Dallas and a son who resides in Columbus. He and his wife Lisa are animal activists and are involved in dog rescuing.

Steve Williamson

Plant Director

Steve runs the plant department consisting of maintenance, refurbishment, grounds, security and transportation. Steve has been at Friendship Village of Dublin for 14 years and in the facility maintenance field for more than 23 years. He was employed nine years with Alliance Data Systems in facility maintenance and also 15 years with Sears Distribution Center in maintenance. Steve is married with four grown kids and six grandchildren and lives just outside Delaware, Ohio. Joining him at his home are four dogs, a couple of cats and the occasional raccoon, fox, skunk or opossum. One of Steve’s hobbies is a lifelong goal to eat at every pizza place in the United States. He continues to work on this goal and keeps very accurate records of his adventures.

Korinne Worth, RN

Home Care Services Director

Korinne, in partnership with her team of Professional Nurses and Care Partners, provide support and services to those desiring to age in place. The goal of the Home Care Services team is to offer choice, guidance and personalized services resulting in greater independence, safety and well-being for the older adult.

Before joining Friendship Village of Dublin in 2007, Korinne worked as a Case Manager and Private Duty Manager in a hospital based Home Health Care and was Director of Senior Services. In this role she partnered with community providers to develop programs and implement community based services for older adults. A a graduate of Mount Carmel College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, she is also a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and American Society on Aging. Korinne believes “when team members work together for the common good, great things can happen.” She values “commitment to excellence, continuous learning, and a heart for service.”

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