OUR TEAM | Careers

At The Clark Manor House, in order to deliver quality services, housing and programs that promote quality of life and dignity amount senior adults, we strive to hire the best staff possible. This starts with our leadership team and continues with all 26 staff. We all treat our residents like family out of respect and with love. That is sometimes the difference between a living in an adult home with a family-like team versus a large, corridor-type living facility with a large staff. What’s even better is we have more nursing staff than required because we think it’s important the best level of care possible. If you ever have a question, please feel free to email our Administrator, Debbra Woodruff at clarkmanor@frontiernet.net.

Administrator | Debbra Woodruff

Debbra Woodruff has been the Administrator/Case Manager of The Clark Manor House for more than 15 years. She started as Administrator at CMH in 2003 and oversees the general operation of this adult home, coordinates care and services for all of our residents, and manages 25 staff. She has more than 40 years of nursing and management experience. Prior to her time at CMH, Debbra worked as a Home Care Nurse, Team Leader, and Director of Ontario-Yates Hospice for Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service. She started her career at Thompson Hospital on a surgical/medical team specializing in orthopedic and telemetry care. Debbra is a graduate of Bloomfield Central School and Wayne Finger Lakes Boces’ Practical Nurse Program and received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Finger Lakes Community College. Her favorite thing about working at CMH is that “it’s like coming to my second home. It doesn’t feel like a job. I get to enjoy seeing and listening to our residents and their life stories and provide them the utmost respect and care.” In her spare time, Debbra loves to travel to Florida to her vacation home where she can relax in warmer weather and spend summers camping with family and friends. She and her husband, Michael, have three adult children and four grandchildren, along with a yellow lab named Colby.

Assistant Administrator | Stacie Cooley

Stacie Cooley is our Assistant Administrator and has been with The Clark Manor House (CMH) since 2010. She started as the Nurse Coordinator and was recently promoted to Assistant Administrator in 2018. Stacie provides excellent care for our residents and assists with all operational and staffing needs; filling in for Debbra in her absence. She has more than 20 years of nursing experience and received her nursing degree from Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing in 1994.

Before coming to CMH, Stacie worked for Thompson Continuing Care Center in the Gardens (the dementia floor) for seven years and in the Meadows (long term care) for another seven years. She gained a lot of knowledge, experience, and compassion caring for people and their loved ones living with long-term care needs and dementia.

Stacie believes “being a nurse is about giving the best care you can, and I feel that Clark Manor House allows a caregiver to do that, making caring for a person not just a ‘job’.”

Stacie and her husband, Denny, have one son and five cats. She’s not the crazy cat lady…ok, well maybe. Besides cats, she likes to grow pumpkins, and likes steam trains. Her husband loves trains and they go to the Pageant of Steam in Hopewell every year. They also love driving around in their 1956 Pontiac in the summer.

Executive Chef | Ed Benziger

As the Executive Chef at The Clark Manor House, Ed Benziger is one of the main reasons residents love living here. Ed has been the Executive Chef at Clark Manor for more than 12 years. His favorite part of working here is interacting with the residents.

Prior to making our residents happy, he owned and operated Benziger’s at the Gould in Seneca Falls for three years and Benny’s in the hamlet of Cheshire for nine years. Ed studied under chef Vic LaMagna as Sous Chef at Lincoln Hill Inn – a celebrated local restaurant that hosted many famous musicians who performed at the nearby performing arts center. He has been cooking since he was 16 when he got his start at Ponderosa. He is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy.

Ed enjoys being outside, gardening, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family. He and his wife have two daughters and a grandson that bring joy into their lives.

Careers | Yes, we are currently hiring!

We are currently looking to hire one or two Part-Time Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and a Part-Time Cook, as well as Per Diem LPNs/RNs to fill in for staff as the need arises. If you are interested in working for the Clark Manor House and are ready for a rewarding career, please contact Debbra by calling 585-394-0965 or emailing your resume to clarkmanorhouse@frontiernet.net.

Part-Time LPN: Hours are 3-11 pm every Friday, every other Saturday and Sunday, and every other Monday for a total of 40 hours per pay period (every other week). You can add hours to this shift if you want to work every other opposite Monday night from 11 pm-7 am.Some holiday coverage is expected.

Part-Time LPN: Hours are 11 pm-7 am every other Monday night for a total of 8 hours per two week pay period. Some holiday coverage is expected.

Per Diem LPN: This position requires a nurse who can work varied shifts as needed when regular staff is not able due to vacation, personal time off or sick days. If you currently work somewhere else but are looking for a way to earn additional cash, let’s talk. RNs may also apply.

Part-time Cook: We are looking for a part-time cook to work primarily on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 3 pm. This is currently a temporary relief-cook position with the possibility of becoming a regular position. There will be opportunities to fill in on other shifts per diem. We prefer someone who has some experience, but will train the right candidate.


Sally Maxson
– President

Chris Hubler
– Vice President

Barb Davis
– Secretary

Greg MacKay
– Treasurer

Board Members
Roy Beecher
Joyce Bradley
David Brassie
Donald Cheney
James Exton
Sandra Echert
Eileen Gage
Bob Palumbo
Carol Peters
Marty Jones Wallace
Brian Wheeler