About The Hearth at Hearth Management

About Us
A People-First Philosophy

Headquartered in Camillus, New York, Hearth Management owns and operates premier senior living communities across the East and Midwest, providing award-winning Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care for over 1,000 seniors. 

Hearth Management’s philosophy is to nurture the mind, body, and spirit throughout life’s journey. Senior living is what we do, and we’ve built our legacy on four core values: quality of life, resident care, exceptional service, and affordability. These cornerstones ensure each Hearth community is a welcoming place for you or your loved one to Live More®. We take the stress and responsibilities out of our residents’ day-to-day, so they can enjoy and experience every day more fully.

Resident Gardening outside at a Hearth Management community

Our Past & Present
Always Focused on Care & Quality

Hearth Management was established more than three decades ago with the goal of developing senior housing models that blended the lifestyle, care, and services the founders could envision their own families enjoying, with advanced designs and uncompromising standards of construction. Over time, Hearth Management has maintained a care-centric approach and focus on quality, while using its cumulative data, research, and experience to develop acclaimed programs and services. Some of the key attributes that set Hearth communities apart are: 

  • A high ratio of caregivers to residents, exceeding state standards
  • Onsite physical, occupational, and speech therapists 
  • Signature programs and services for resident enrichment and well-being
  • Total Coverage 360 cleaning and disinfecting system
  • Gourmet Hearth-Healthy dining program
  • Innovative recreational offerings, including Rendever virtual reality systems

Our progressive, leading-edge service model is poised to meet the challenges of today, but also ready to adapt to the changes of tomorrow. As the industry and the world change, Hearth Management remains a flexible and nimble organization. Our size provides the scale necessary to successfully manage any project, while still being able to learn, grow, and adapt quickly. The lifestyles, programs, and services at Hearth communities create ideal outcomes at a value that enables seniors and families to thrive with us for life.

Meet Our Leadership Team
Integrity. Excellence. Compassion.

The dedicated and caring staff at Hearth Management is guided by the expertise and knowledge of our senior leadership team.

Maynard Fahs, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hearth Management

Maynard Fahs, Jr.

CEO & Founder

Mark Burritt, Chief Financial Officer at Hearth Management

Mark Burritt

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Hunter, Chief Operating Officer at Hearth Management

Kevin Hunter

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Barbieri, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing at Hearth Management

Jonathan P. Barbieri

Sr. VP: Sales & Marketing

Janet Haynes, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services at Hearth Management

Janet Haynes, RN

VP: Clinical Services

Kristin Purdy, Vice President of Finance at Hearth Management

Kristin Purdy

VP: Finance

Christy LeClair, Vice President of Human Resources at Hearth Management

Christy LeClair

VP: Human Resources

Kara Khanzadian, Regional Vice President of Operations at Hearth Management

Kara Khanzadian

Regional VP of Operations: New York & Connecticut

Jay Kroft, Vice President of Operations - Indiana / Tennessee at Hearth Management

Jay Kroft

Regional VP of Operations

April Jones, Accounting Supervisor at Hearth Management

April Jones

Accounting Supervisor

Kim Osinski, Accounting Coordinator at Hearth Management

Kim Osinski

Accounting Coordinator

Jessica Palmer, Accounting Coordinator at Hearth Management

Jessica Palmer

Accounting Coordinator

Caitlin Haggart, HR Recruiter at Hearth Management

Caitlin Haggart

HR Recruiter

Kelly Gourd, Payroll Coordinator at Hearth Management

Kelly Gourd

Payroll Coordinator

Kelly Parker, HR Business Partner & Benefits Manager at Hearth Management

Kelly Parker

HR Business Partner & Benefits Manager

Robin Justian, Director of Human Resources at Hearth Management

Robin Justian

Director of Human Resources

Kim Osinski, Accounting Coordinator at Hearth Management

Bill Hoff

 Director of Environmental Services

Meg Klamm, Interior Designer at Hearth Management

Meg Klamm

Interior Designer

Jared Drugg, Director of IT at Hearth Management

Jared Drugg

Director of IT

Katie McHale, Director of Marketing & Communications at Hearth Management

Katie  McHale

Director of Marketing & Communications

Adam Wisely, Operations Coordinator at Hearth Management

Adam Wisely

Operations Manager

Emily Schwartz, Regional Director of Clinical Services at Hearth Management

Emily Schwartz

Regional Director of Clinical Services

Beth Buzzanco, Regional Nurse at Hearth Management

Beth Buzzannco, RN

Regional Director of Clinical Services: Connecticut

Melissa Pike, Regional Nurse at Hearth Management

Melissa Pike

Regional Assessment Nurse: New York

Julie Ruffner, Sr. DCR at Hearth Management

Julie Ruffner

Sr. Director of Community Relations: Tennessee

Karen DeSantis, Sr. Director of Community Relations at Hearth Management

Karen DeSantis

Sr. Director of Community Relations: Connecticut

Kathleen Harwell, Sr. Director of Community Relations at Hearth Management

Kathleen Harwell

Sr. Director of Community Relations: Connecticut

Thomas Aluzzo, Sr. Director of Community Relations at Hearth Management

Thomas Aluzzo

Sr. Director of Community Relations: New York

We Succeed by
Putting People First