Our award-winning nonprofit is expanding its leadership team with the appointment of Serena Foy as director of human resources and Deloris Herry as administrator of home care.
“With exceptional staff like Deloris and Serena on our team, Westchester families can continue to expect the best possible care for their loved ones on our campus and in the community,” said Rita Mabli, president/CEO, in her announcement.
In her new role, Foy will oversee the recruitment, orientation, and retention of 600+ employees on United Hebrew’s campus of senior care services, which include skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care. She brings over 15 years of human resources experience in an array of settings. Her expertise spans hiring and employee relations, labor relations, payroll management, employee benefit administration, and training, coaching, and staff development.
Over the course of her career, she served in a variety of senior HR roles at nursing homes in Brooklyn and Harlem. Most recently, she served as the corporate director of human resources and labor relations for Kings Supermarkets in New Jersey. There, she oversaw recruitment for staff in 25+ stores.
“I’ve loved working with a diverse group of people most of all,” notes Foy. “But now, I can’t think of a better place to be than back in the healthcare industry at United Hebrew,” she says, where she helps to recruit, hire, and onboard staff who will care for and support the residents. “This is really going to be so rewarding. My goal is to help maintain the amazing organizational culture that exists and uphold the incredibly high standards of care here.” Foy earned a bachelor’s degree in human services at the College of New Rochelle.
Deloris Herry, a 20-year veteran of the home care industry, will oversee United Hebrew’s Certified Home Health Agency, certified by Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), the nation’s leading home health accreditor. She is responsible for ensuring that all home care clients receive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services of the highest quality possible, in the comfort of their own homes.
“United Hebrew has a great reputation in the community and my goal is to sustain it,” explains Herry. “My focus will be on training and care coordination. We want our top-notch nurses to be able to tell the patient’s story, as in: What is their situation? What’s the care plan? Are they working toward their goals?” She adds that collaboration — partnership and close communication between nurses, therapists, and the patient’s physician — is key to achieving the best possible clinical outcomes.
Prior to joining United Hebrew, Herry served as director of patient services at Family Home Care Services of Brooklyn & Queens, where she directed day-to-day operations, including recruiting, orienting, and supervising staff. Before that, she served as administrator of patient services at Elite HHC LLC Licensed Agency in Brooklyn, overseeing agency operations and continuous quality improvement activities. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Long Island University.
“We’re fortunate to have attracted these two talented individuals who bring a breadth of experience to our team” notes Mabli. “We recruit the best and hire the best — with great results for our residents, who receive the best care in every way.”