New EAP Service Information

posted Jan 30, 2019, 8:50 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Jan 30, 2019, 8:50 AM ]

JCC's Career Advantage Program

posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:01 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 11:01 AM ]

JCC is conducting  information sessions for JCC's Career Advantage Program. This program is designed for working individuals who are attempting to balance family, work, while seeking a degree. Financial aid is available for this program. Additional information is available on the attached file below.

Jamie Hilliker Appointed to Assistant Residential Manager

posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:52 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark

We are please to announce the appointment of Jamie Hilliker as the Assistant Residential Services Manager for STEL's Gowanda Community Residence program  Jamie been employed with STEL since July 2017 and has held the position rehabilitation counselor at the Gowanda Community Residence. Jamie is a graduate of State University of New York at Fredonia and earned Bachelor of Science  degree in Social Work.

Please join us in welcoming Jamie to her role as assistant residential manager.


posted Dec 21, 2018, 9:16 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 9:16 AM ]

We would like to thank the following staff members who have offered/volunteered to take extra shifts and to fill gaps at other program sites.
Perkins Hall:
Kim Brant
Corey Taylor
Owen Seabolt
Wayne Seabolt
Ryan Waller
Daniel Cross
Carol Ryan
Pam Mescall
Ina Wright
Kelly Kuhaneck
Janine Tomczak

Olean CR:
Anne Marie M
Bobbie Wymer
Peggy Bulson
Tom Pilon

Tasha Johnson
Stacey Thomas
Lor Karalus

Park Ave. CR :
Marissa Cussins
Cheryl Fricker
Tara Wood
Jessica Houshel
Alicia Genovese
Larry Rivers

Supported Housing:
Ina Wright
Jennifer Mason
Janet Stowell
Bill Kaiser

Emily Garey
Kristie Kleine
Kelly Kuhanek
Tiffany Meyers
Corey Taylor
David Cassell

N. Main/Prendergast CRs:
Rachael Weaver
Kristin Lockwood
Steve Kingberg
Alex Perez
Gail Coyle
Diane Fiason
Sue Erlandson
Kim Johnston
Cindy Baker
Kassandra Miranda
Jean Taber

Gowanada CR:
Mary King
Pam Mescall
Jamie Hilliker
David Cassell
Caroly Ryan
Janine Cmpbell
Hope McCoy
Stephanie Campbell

Wellsville Region:
Linda Howland
Connie Morris
Kim Gates
Samanatha Allen
Mary Lynn Fanton
Linda Saunders

Southern Tier Meadows:
Charmaine Patterson
Tammy Winder
Kristin McGuay
Kathy Kachelmeyer
Debbie Welka
Cheryl Priest

Again, thank you!

Charmaine Patterson Appointed to Administrator

posted Nov 28, 2018, 8:16 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark

Charmaine Patterson was selected as the new Administrator for Southern Tier Meadows Adult Care Home in Fredonia, NY. Char been employed with STEL since September 2013 and has held the positions of attendant, assistant administrator, and resident coordinator while employed at Southern Tier Meadows.

We welcome Char to her new role as Administrator and wish her the best of experiences.

Open Enrollment Meeting Dates STEL Health & FSA Plans

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:18 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 10:57 AM ]

Attention: All Full Time Eligible Employees,

Open Enrollment is upon us. Listed below are the dates and times for open enrollment meetings. We encourage ALL eligible staff to attend a session. Representatives from Northwest Insurance will be available to review plan benefits and answer questions .

Open Enrollment is the time when employees may  enroll themselves or dependents on the STEL Health Plan. Furthermore, it's also the time to enroll  or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan. NOTE: FSA accounts do NOT automatically re-new. Existing FSA plan participants are required to re-enroll.

Good News:
  1. The  2018/2019 STEL Health Plan benefits and employee contributions will remain the same as last year.
  2. Additional Wellness Incentives options will be available this plan year giving employees more choices to earn points.
  3. Dental & Vision Plan allowances will increase. Dental benefits will increase from a maximum of $1,000/per year per participant to $1,500/per year per participant. Vision benefits will increase from $100/ per year per participant to $200/ per year per participant.
  4. Opt Out Benefit Bonus will increase from $2,000 to $3,000 per year.

Tuesday 11/13
  • 1:00 pm Forest Ave Office
  • 2:00 pm N. Main CR
  • 3:00 pm Predergast Ave CR CANCELLED

Thursday 11/15
  • 9 AM Southern Tier Meadows - Fredonia
  • 10 AM Managers Meeting - Dunkirk Office
  • 10:30 AM Admin Office
  • 1 PM Park Ave. CR - There will not be a Northwest rep available at this meeting, Mark Wasiewicz will present.

Friday 11/16
  • 11:00 AM Wellsville CR
  • 2:00 PM Olean CR

Wednesday 11/21
  • 1:00 PM Aldrich St CR
  • 2:00 PM Perkins Hall CR Downstairs Training Room
If you should have any questions, please contact Mark Wasiewicz at or 716-366-7792 x 212.

New Employee Benefit: T-Mobile Discount

posted Aug 23, 2018, 2:19 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark

Message from T-Mobile

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Get the hook up with T-Mobile Amplified™—exclusive savings of up to 33% off for you and your family and not available in stores. Make the switch and score unlimited talk, text, data and premium features.


Discounted T-Mobile wireless services, No Service Contracts, No roaming charges, No Overages, simplified rateplans, 0% financing on phones, Special offers on phone and tablets, 20 day return period



Smart Phones, Tablets, Mobile Broadband, plus much more!



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Netflix free on select plans, Stateside International calling, call for pricing.


New Customers: Visit or Call 1-855-570-9947 with promo code 35697TMOFAV  

(offers are not available in retail stores)


Existing Customers on simple choice plans only:

Visit to apply for your discount 


Additional Questions? Please Contact Ralph Schomberg your Account Rep

See attachments below.

Cindy Baker Appointed to Assistant Residential Manager

posted Apr 19, 2018, 12:52 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 1:20 PM ]

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Baker to assistant residential manager for the Prendergast  Community Residence program. Since March 2015 Cindy has served as a rehabilitation counselor at the residence.

Congratulations Cindy!

Jamestown Community College - Career Advantage Program

posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:52 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 8:54 AM ]

Jamestown Community College is excited to share the Career Advantage program, specifically designed for busy adults.

The program blends the convenience of classes one night per week with the flexibility of online learning, individuals can complete their associate’s degree in two years. There are three program options beginning in the fall of 2018:  Business Administration, Early Childhood Education and Human Services. Please view the attached flyer or for complete information on JCC's website at

Please share this information with anyone who might be looking for this type of opportunity.  JCC is accepting applications now. 

See JCC informational flyer below.

Scott Edwards Appointed to Supported Housing Manager

posted Feb 14, 2018, 6:47 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 6:47 AM ]

On Monday, February 12th Robert Roth, Assistant Executive Director announced the appointment of Scott Edwards to Supported Housing Manager. Mr. Edwards will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of STEL's supported housing services in Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties. Mr. Edwards began his employment at STEL in October 2009 and most recently served as Assistant Supported Housing Manager since February 2011. Congratulations Scott!

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