Team Leaders

Great Leaders set out to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Rachael Hock, MBA, LNHA

Interim Executive Director

As of January 1, 2023 Rachael was named St. Joseph Senior Living’s (SJSL) Administrator.  Previously, she had served as Assistant Administrator and in various other capacities at SJSL.  In her capacity as SJSL’s Administrator and as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (State of Ohio), Rachael oversees the daily operations.  That entails Nursing, Therapy, Dining Services, Social Services, Resident Activities, and Housekeeping/Laundry.

In 2013, Rachael began her SJSL career in Independent Living’s Dining Services area while attending college.  She graduated from Kent State with a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Nursing Home Administration.  Rachael obtained her Master Business Administration in healthcare management from Walsh University in 2019.  While finishing her collegiate work, Rachael worked in SJSL’s business office prior to having been appointed Assistant Administrator.

Rachael is married and lives in Canton with her dog and two cats.

Brian Harbert

Chief Financial Officer

Brian has worked in the healthcare industry for the past 25 years, the most recent four which were at St. Joseph Senior Living.  Brian graduated from Walsh University with a major in Finance.

Brian resides in Canton, as he has done his entire life.

Phyllis Schrader, RN

Director of Nursing

Phyllis began at St. Joseph Senior Living in 2018 as the Director of Nursing.  She oversees all clinical aspects of the facility and ensures compliance with the Ohio Department of Health.  She develops the plan of care for the residents.  Phyllis began her career in healthcare as a State Tested Nurses Aide.  She then worked as an LPN before attaining her RN license.  She also worked in critical care for many years.  Phyllis feels blessed to lead the clinical team of St. Joseph Senior Living.

Amy Casline, LSW

Director of Social Services

Amy graduated from Malone College with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work.  She has been a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio for 14 years.  Her career began in Child Welfare and Mental Health Services.  In 2018, Amy came to St. Joseph Senior Living as the Director of Social Services.  Her passion is helping others.  Her position at St. Joseph’s allows her to advocate for residents and their families, provide safe discharges for the Wellness Center, assist residents with services from auxiliary professionals, and engage residents in family through Plan of Care meetings.

Amy is widowed and lives in Canton, Ohio.  She spends her spare time with her children and grandchildren.

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Leatha White-McFarren

Director of Life Enrichment

Leatha joined the St. Joseph Senior Living team as the Life Enrichment Director with 24 years of experience in the senior healthcare setting as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/Therapy Manager.  Leatha and her team oversee Life Enrichment activities for the Long-Term Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living.

She has a passion for enriching the lives of our seniors through meaningful and purposeful programming.  In her spare time, Leatha enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, of 28 years, and her four children.                                                                

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Kelli Shaw

Director of Dining Services

Kelli Shaw is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at SJSL since December 2021.  She is responsible for providing nutritious and delicious meals for our campus and adhering to residents’ specific dietary needs.  Kelly started out as “the Happy Cart” girl, giving residents drinks and snacks at a local hospital.  Kelli worked her way up to the dietary supervisor.  She enjoys her line of work it feels good going home for the day knowing that you make a difference in someone’s life, even if it is through their stomach.

She lives in Perry Township with her Great Dane and enjoys spending time with family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Darla Holmes

Director of Housekeeping/Laundry Services

Darla started her career at St. Joseph Senior Living in 2014 as the Supply Clerk.  In 2018, Darla became the Director of Housekeeping and Laundry for the campus.  She supervises the daily operations of both departments to make sure it is running smoothly and staying within our guidelines.

Darla is married and lives in Canton.

Sheila James
Director of Business Development

Sheila is the Director of Business Development and Marketing.  She is responsible for external marketing and census development for the campus.

Michelle Mattern
Benefits and Recruitment Manager

Michelle is the Benefits and Recruitment Manager.  She is responsible for hiring employees and performing other Human Resource functions.

Paul Cherry
Director of Maintenance

Paul Cherry joined the SJSL team as Maintenance Director in November of 2022.  He has gained experience as a Maintenance Director by working for multiple facilities within Stark County.  Paul’s professional experience began in real estate, which led to his involvement in residential and commercial maintenance. In his capacity, he maintains the campus infrastructure with his team.  He maintains a safe and secure campus for both employees and residents.  He ensures all equipment is functioning properly and safely.  He oversees environmental compliance at Federal, State, and local levels.  He leads the training of all staff in Emergency Preparedness.

Paul is a 2008 graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity.  Over the years, he has worked in real estate while holding ministry positions.  He is married with four children and resides in the countryside of East Canton.