Michele Fitch Smith

Executive Director, Vice President of Operations

Michele formerly held the position of Director of Communications for the Holiday Inn Express Horseheads and Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview. Michele has experience in the senior housing industry as well as an extensive sales and business development background. Michele is active in the local community and currently is a member of the Horseheads Rotary Club. She holds an A.A.S. degree from Corning Community College in Liberal Arts.

Lisa Huntley

Human Resource Manager & Controller

Lisa is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financial Reporting, Payroll and Human Resources. Lisa formerly held the position of Controller at Bethany Village. Prior to Bethany Village, Lisa was an Accounting Representative at Elmira Savings Bank. Lisa has over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry as well as 5 years in the senior housing industry. She holds a B.S. degree from Elmira College in Accounting.

David Adams

Director of Facilities

Dave brings years of hands-on building maintenance skills along with machine repair and troubleshooting techniques. Dave most recently worked as a Mechanical Technician for FM Howell & Company in Elmira, NY.

Landy Chapple

Director of Marketing and Sales

Landy is responsible for business development as well as creating an understanding of the value of independent living to potential residents, their families and the professional community. With a background in sales, Landy joins Appleridge from WENY-TV owned by Lilly Broadcasting. Prior to her Account Executive position with WENY-TV, she spent 5 years as Department Manager of Barnes and Noble in Ithaca, N.Y. She holds an A.S. degree in Business Administration.

Renee Sullivan

Director of Dining Services

Renee joined the Appleridge team in April 2017 as the Dining Room Manager and was promoted to Director of Dining Services in July 2017. Renee is responsible for overseeing the Appleridge dining room and kitchen staff, providing an elegant dining experience for residents. She also organizes all catering for both in-house and outside events. She has an extensive background in the food service industry and has held several supervisory roles throughout her food service career. Renee previously worked at Corning Inc. as a cook for one of their internal cafe's and worked many formal events.

Marcie Rice

Director of Recreation & Wellness

Marcie has returned to Appleridge where she formerly worked as an assistant in the Recreation Department and Adult Day Club. Most recently she worked as a Recreation Director and Volunteers Coordinator at Longview in Ithaca, NY. Marcie holds a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation from SUNY Cortland.

Kimberly Pound

Director of Business Development & Public Relations

Kimberly Pound joined the Appleridge team in January 2014. She held both the Marketing Coordinator and Business Development Manager position previous to her recent promotion to Director of Business Development and Public Relations. She is responsible for managing all public relations and content delivered to ensure a consistent brand messaging as it relates to Appleridge Senior Living.