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

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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!

Gina Ward, Appointed to Associate Director, Community Housing & Support Services

posted Jan 26, 2018, 1:42 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark

On Thursday, January 25th Robert Roth, Assistant Executive Director announced the appointment of Gina Ward to the newly created position of Associate Director, Community Housing & Support Services. Ms. Ward's responsibilities will include the administrative oversight of STEL's supported housing, COMPEER, Work Force Supported Employment, Home and Community Based Community Services (HCBS). Additionally, Ms. Ward will have a major support role in our Health Home Care Management services in Cattaraugus County. Previously, Ms. Ward has served as a Supported Housing Manager since November 2003. Congratulations Gina!


posted Dec 13, 2017, 7:53 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:53 AM ]

Consistent care is critical & New Yorkers w/mental illness depend on it. @NYGovCuomo@BringItHomeNYS

Every NYer deserves a stable home w/strong supports. @NYGovCuomo our most vulnerable NYers need adequate funding @BringItHomeNYS #BringItHomeNYS


Bring It Home: Better Funding for Better Care

posted Dec 13, 2017, 7:49 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:49 AM ]

Hi Everyone,

We're encouraging all staff members to participate in ACL's effort to INCREASE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN NEW YORK STATE.

The #BringItHomeNYS campaign on Social Media is an effort to promote this important cause.

Here are two web pages to learn more about this initiative:
Media kits will be distributed to each program/department week. Each kit will contain:
  1. #BringItHome Highlight Sheet (see attached)
  2. #BringItHome Instruction Sheet (see attached)
  3. Two different Bring It Home signs 4 each.

What is STEL asking you to do?
  1. We would like everyone to take individual and/or group pictures and post the picture to your social media accounts like FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram. 
  2. THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT: Use the highlight sheet for specific #tags, @, and sample wording for posts. 
  3. Forward your pics to me for our media vault. Promote your posting to all your social networking contacts.
Attached you will find samples of the materials that will be included in your media kit. Your media kit materials will be in color.

If you should have any questions about this matter, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing all your pictures and social activities.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this very important matter.

Linda Howland Appointed to Assistant Residential Manager Wellsville CR/TAP

posted Dec 12, 2017, 2:55 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 2:55 PM ]

Linda Howland has been promoted from rehabilitation counselor to assistant residential manager for the Wellslville CR/TAP programs. Ms. Howland recently been rehabilitation counselor with STEL since March 1997. Her service over the last 20 years has been exemplary. Michele Henry states "Ms. Howland is an important part of our team. She has consistently provided high quality services to our consumers and promoted an ideal culture for our rehabilitation services. Additionally, Linda is well liked and respected by her coworkers and managers. We look forward to working with her in her capacity as an Assistant Residential Manager.

Please congratulate Linda on her new position!

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