About Us

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Why Accord Care Community?

At Accord Care Community, we believe each patient is a valued individual with unique needs, strengths, abilities and tendencies. We are dedicated to preserving those unique characteristics in each patient with a model of wellness that treats the whole person. Each patient has the right to live a lifestyle that optimizes independence and dignity. Above all, we hold tremendous respect for the wisdom, inner strength, and the special graces that come with age.

We are privileged to provide a balance of a comfortable, homelike environment, while managing the medical conditions present in chronic illnesses. Our Rehabilitation Unit is focused on patient recuperation. Our goal is for patients to return to their previous way of life. Our team of rehabilitation experts guide patients on a healing path with Patient-Centered Care Plans which include active collaboration between caregivers, physicians and families.

Whether an accident, acute illness or surgical procedure, our therapists, nurses and physicians are by your side. 

Our goal is to get you back to your life, as quickly as possible, with better quality of life than before.

“They (Accord Management) answered all my questions and they keep us informed. I asked how I could help at night and on the weekends and they showed me what I could do to help his rehab.” (Former patient’s family member)”

Meet The Team

A health challenge is a disruption to a loved one’s independence, creating uncertainty and fear. Accord Care Community is an extension of our patients’ family and support network. When a loved one faces a health challenge, we are focused on returning them to independence, so they can engage once again in activities they love.

“Accord is more like family. They are never too busy to help you while you’re there.” (Former patient) 

We include the family in the entire process and welcome input and involvement from family members. Accord administrators and management personnel are accessible for any questions. We share your values and concerns about the care your loved ones receive. We treat patients as family.

“I did my research. I visited some places and my brother visited others. I asked people I knew and I’ve been to many facilities myself. I asked neighbors and friends. I heard of Accord and it was close. I took a tour of the facility and we decided on Accord for my dad.” – Jeanette

It’s important to us you are confident in your decision to send a loved one to Accord Care Community. Accord is the premier provider serving the communities of Lakewood, North Olmsted/Olmsted Falls, Strongsville, Brook Park, Berea, Middleburg Heights, North Royalton, Parma and surrounding communities.

We are across the street from Southwest General and proud to be a Premier Partner to further their excellent reputation for care.

Corporate Staff

Shelly Szarek-Skodny

Chief Executive Officer

Jean Wendland-Porter

Regional Rehabilitation Director

Bridgett Bazzanotti

Regional Financial Services Director

Middleburg Heights Community

Shelly Szarek-Skodny, LNHA

Executive Director

Erin Soltis

Financial Services Director

Carolynn Fountain

Director of Nursing

Chelsea Guy

Case Manager and Social Service Director

David Wullschlager

Human Resource Director

Shante Caldwell

Nutrition Service Director

Deborah Kemokai-Wright, RD/LD


Karen Dapsis

Medical Records

Rutanya Armstrong

Staffing Coordinator/Central Supply

Debbie Lettie, ADC

Life Enrichment Director

Katie Ross

Housekeeping and Laundry Director

Peter Klimchuck

Facility Maintenance Director

Melanie Toney, RN

MDS Nurse

Debbie Wood

Administrative Assistant

Orrville Community

Jim Schnell, LHNA

Executive Director

Rose Leonard

Director of Nursing

Kathy Bright

Assistant Director of Nursing

Kimberly Turner

Human Resource Director

Diana Stoll

Purchasing and Central Supply

Earnistine Hardnett

Housekeeping Laundry Director

Carlin Lehman

Facility Maintenance Director

Jennifer Reichert, ADC

Admissions Coordinator

Violet Kahrig


Mary Nicholas

Medical Records

Brandy Malinowski, MDS

Clinical Manager

Deborah Kemokai-Wright, RD/LD