New Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing Services of the Jewish Home of CNY

Jacinta Vondell, RN, BSN, has joined Menorah Park as Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing Services at The Jewish Home of CNY, effective January 2024.  As someone who has cared for senior relatives with Alzheimer’s and with strokes, her focus on seniors has emphasized safety, respect, dignity, and the building of relationships with residents and their families.

Vondell received her RN from SUNY Columbia-Greene Community College and her BSN from Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester.  She’s also received certifications from the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing.  She is a Certified Director of Nursing Services (DNS-CT) and has RAC-CT and QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) certifications for continuous growth and sustained performance improvement, as well as Wound Care.

“Jacinta is constantly looking to improve the workplace and put systems in place that align with our philosophy,” said Russ D’Amico, Menorah Park CEO.  “She makes readily available the range of services and supports that are required to have the residents’ personal needs met and preferences honored.”

Menorah Park of CNY’s mission is to assure maximum independence and dignity offering a broad range of the highest quality of health, residential and community services. They are committed to maintaining Jewish values and traditions. All are welcome, invited, and celebrated at Menorah Park.  Visit


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