5241 Sunnybrook Road, Kent, Ohio 44240
(330) 677-4040

Our Team

John McAninch

Executive Director

John McAninch has been a part of The KentRidge since the community opened in 2005. John began his career in the Culinary department as Executive Chef. Through the years of service in the Culinary Arts he has won many awards of excellence. In February of 2017 he decided to make a change in his career as a Senior Living Director to follow his passion for assisting family with their senior living needs and he now is the Executive Director for our community.

John enjoys spending most of his free time with his wife Mikki and their two children. John hobbies are gardening, cooking with his children, camping and spending time with family and friend.

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GayLynn Timmons, LPN

Wellness Director

Coming Soon

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Derek DiRuzza

Senior Living Director

Bio coming soon!

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Jeri Stauffer, RN

Care Coordinator

Jeri returns to The KentRidge after a two-year retirement. Nurses just never seem to stop being a nurse. During those two years Jeri continued nursing by consulting, training, auditing charts and reviewing group home management. She plans to spend a year or two with The Gables and then may truly retire.

Jeri resides in Stow with her husband Bob and her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Between the two of them they have three children and seven grandchildren. Jeri’s hobbies include crafting, reading and gardening.

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Brian Albrecht

Culinary Director

Chef Brian comes to us with over 20 years of culinary experience. He was worked at The KentRidge since 2007, and is Serv Safe certified. He lives in Summit County with his wife, Stacey, and their two children. He enjoys hiking and spending time with his family when he is not at work. Brian believes that every meal at KentRidge should be a memorable experience.

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Lisa Moore

Resident Services Director

Lisa Moore has both personal and professional experience working with seniors. While her career has included retail, law enforcement and party planning, it was as a volunteer with her church’s Senior Saints group where she found her niche. This led to a position in the Activities department at a long-term care facility, and ultimately in 2010, to her current role as Activities Director at KentRidge.

But it was her childhood in a close-knit family that spanned four generations that had the greatest influence on her. Having watched first her grandmother and then her mother willingly and lovingly take care of their elderly relatives, Lisa was inspired to find some way to provide that same level of comfort and attention to other seniors in need. Now, as Activities Director in the Special Care Unit, Lisa wants to give those residents the feeling of living in a safe, caring environment.

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Kaylin Miller

Resident Services Director

Kaylin Miller began her formal career as an activities director at an area assisted living facility in 2009, a position she held for three years during which time she completed Part I and II of the MEPAP (Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals). She then joined the KentRidge team as Activity Director in 2012.

But it was her earlier experience working at a family-owned pharmacy in Mantua where she interacted with many senior customers, combined with the stories her sister shared from her work as a nurse’s aide, that initially fostered her interest in working with that age group. As the Activities Director at The KentRidge, her goal is to provide residents with a variety of interesting and enjoyable opportunities.

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Katie Daugherty

Business Office Director

Katie Daugherty was employed at The KentRidge in 2014 but left in 2015 for a brief period of time before returning back to what she enjoys doing; working at The KentRidge. She returned because she loved the warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere that The KentRidge has. She enjoys coming to work every day and making a difference in the lives of her staff and residents.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog Cruzer, going camping with her family, and reading.

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Jim Sharlow

Plant Operations Director

Jim Sharlow is a long-time student of the specialty and skilled type professions. He studied Industrial Arts at Kent State University and Electrical Engineering Technology at Stark State College before assuming his first position as a maintenance supervisor in 2001.

Since 2003, Jim has been responsible for the maintenance in several area long-term care facilities. In 2005, he joined the staff at The KentRidge. Jim oversees all the maintenance needs to ensure the residents’ safety and well-being.

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Derek Lowell

Environmental Services Director

After 18 years as the manager of environmental services in the automotive industry, Derek made a change and joined the John Carrol University as a manager of the housekeeping staff for the past 5 years working for GCA. When he joined The KentRidge in September 2014 he was able to embrace the true meaning of teamwork necessary to truly focus on those that matter most, the residents. He has truly embraced the philosophy of care, trust, and respect The KentRidge is known for and strives to uphold those standards providing an environment reminiscent of home for our residents.

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