About Us

The Webster Comfort Care Home management team is a group of citizens who believe in the dignity and value of every person, and who care about our community. United in our desire to provide hospice-based care, our role is a privileged one. We believe in individualized care to accommodate the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the home’s residents. We also wish to embrace each resident’s family and friends with love and support that would continue throughout the grieving process. Partnering with local hospice agencies, we provide complete and comprehensive around-the-clock care.

Our Staff

Janet Jones-Brower – Executive Director

Janet came to the Rochester area to attend SUNY at Brockport. Upon graduation, began her career at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Athletics Department as an educator and coach. Through her 27-year career, she advanced from the coaching ranks to athletic administration gaining experience with budget management, staffing and facilities.

In 2007, Janet accepted the position of Director of Health & Safety at the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross. Responsible to provide CPR/First Aid and Water Safety training throughout Greater Rochester and the six surrounding counties, she gained experience with fundraising and event management.

Janet lives in Webster with her husband Bernie and enjoys traveling, golf, reading and the outdoors.

Maisy Buckley – Volunteer Coordinator

Maisy Buckley is our Volunteer Coordinator. She joined us as a volunteer in April 2010. Her background is in customer service and administrative support. Maisy lives in Webster with her husband Sean, their three children, Lily, Sean Jr. and Maryclare. Maisy enjoys her role at WCCH and feels lucky to work with such a dedicated group of people.

Mary Barnhart, RN – Primary Nurse

Mary is a registered nurse of 30 years. She graduated from Monroe Community College in 1982 and Alfred University in 1989. Mary worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for 20 years, mostly in obstetrics and gynecology. Seventeen years ago, after caring for family and friends at home, Mary joined Lifetime Care extending her career into hospice care.

Mary lives in Rochester with her daughter and beautiful granddaughter. She also has a daughter and granddaughter in Oswego. Mary is blessed with a large extended family covering the United States.

Per Diem Nursing Staff (4pm-7am coverage seven days a week)

  • Bernice Bommele
  • Bonnie Epner
  • Peggy Felipe
  • Kathy Fulton
  • Julie Barcomb-Knapp
  • Karen Huttemann
  • Fiona Morris
  • Carrie Ogi
  • Eleanor Scott
  • Sandy Thayer

WCCH Board of Directors

Randy Powers, Chair

After high school, Randy served in the United States Marine Corps and then attended the University of Colorado obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired after 30 years of working in various technical and managerial positions in the Aluminum Industry. A Webster resident since 2000, Randy stays busy with sailing, cross-country skiing and long distance bicycle touring. He became a volunteer at Webster Comfort Care after losing his wife of 37 years to cancer.

Ellen Lindahl, Vice Chair

Ellen Lindahl is a registered nurse who worked in various medical management positions at MVP Health Care for over 20 years. Her regular work now is as a clinical director at a wellness company and health insurance broker. Ellen has been volunteering at the WCCH for the last 2 years working the 7a-11a shift every Wednesday. Her father passed away in an inpatient hospice unit several years ago and because of her very positive experience at that time, she has always wanted to become more personally involved in a hospice home. Working first as a volunteer and now also as a Board member has helped to fulfill this desire. Ellen has lived in Webster since the early 90's and raised her 2 daughters in her home right around the corner from the WCCH. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys gardening, golfing, biking, and traveling. She logs lots of miles with one daughter living in Philly, another about to move to South America and with her fiancée living in CT. She is thrilled to be part of the extraordinary WCCH community!

Kay Coleman, Secretary

David (Dave) Knauss, Treasurer

Dave and his wife Anne moved to Webster from Wilmington, Delaware 42 years ago after both graduated from the University of Delaware. Dave, with a degree in Engineering, went to work for Xerox in manufacturing, and Anne for Lawyers Cooperative. Following a 33-year career in many business disciplines at Xerox, Dave retired to pursue work in consulting and community service, while Anne went on to earn her CPA and joined Xerox, where she still works today. Both earned their MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Dave and Anne have two sons, Jeff, 41 and Bryan, 39 and two beautiful granddaughters, Jackie and Emily.

Dave enjoys golf, gardening, and biking and tries to stay in shape at Penfield Fitness. Last year he completed a 350 Mile bicycling tour from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, Pa. via the C&O Canal and rode 100 miles around Cayuga Lake last summer.  He also helps Anne raise and show her five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, two having earned AKC Championships. They also have a registered Therapy Dog, Tucker, and frequently visit hospitals and senior homes to help provide animal therapy and comfort to the patients.

Donald (Don) Young

Don earned his BS Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1961. He married his wife, Carole, in 1963; they have two adult children and six grandchildren. Eastman Kodak employed him for thirty-one years. He was the Quality Director, Motion Picture Films, retiring in 1991. After retirement, Don worked part time doing tax preparation and bookkeeping for Erb Financial. Activities include table tennis, golf, music and reading.

Jo Zimmerman

Jo is retired from New York State, in the Office of Children and Family Services, after 39 years of service in child welfare and early childhood education. She has been a resident of Webster for the past 8 years. Jo has two children and two grandsons. She has been involved in many advisory and professional boards in the areas of early childhood, foreign language, and nutrition education.

Liz Hill

Elizabeth Hill retired from the American Red Cross as the Director of Chapter Advancement.  With more than 25 years’ experience in development, public relations and special events she managed the long-term financial development, marketing and communications programs for Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region.  This included a direct mail acquisition and renewal program, major gifts, planned giving, grant foundation and corporate development, special events, and cause-related marketing. She also has experience in her field during times of National disasters and was deployed as a Chief Development and Communications Officer following Hurricanes Charley, Katrina and the Continental Airline Disaster in Buffalo.  Liz is a mother to two grown children and is the grandmother of 3 beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, golf and traveling with her husband.

Linda Dorsey

I have been a resident of Webster for over 30 years, married to Doug Dorsey for 33 years, and have one daughter who was married this June.  I earned my bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego and an MBA from RIT.   I held a variety of financial related positions at manufacturing companies over 38 years.  I retired from Thermo Fisher (NalgeNunc, Int’l) in 2012 as their controller after 18 years there.

I am an active member of Webster Golf Club where I participate in many of the ladies tournaments as well as on the charity committee.  I also enjoy downhill skiing during the winter primarily at Bristol Mountain.  Since our retirement we have begun doing some traveling most recently to Italy, Greece and Turkey. 

Dick Schaff

Dick retired from a career in law enforcement 14 years ago. He states "law enforcement was appealing because it gave me, among other things, the opportunity to help people. It is my belief that we all should give back and help others, and this has carried over into my personal life." Throughout the last twenty five years, I have volunteered at various times for the Alzheimer's Association, Respite and the WCCH. The WCCH has been most meaningful because it has enabled me to give comfort and support to residents and families during the most difficult times in their life. Dick is married with two grown children and spends time with his 3 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys exercising and playing golf.

Natalie Anderson

Bill Fulton

Laura Haseley