Our Care Team

Administration

Rev. Clarence Rumble

Rev. Clarence Rumble

Founder

Mercy House was inspired by Father Clarence's experience with a terminally ill family member. His duties as both a Pastor and a caregiver forced him to find a facility to help with the situation. He discovered a home for the terminally ill in Syracuse, NY, that offered a loving environment and dignified treatment for their residents. This ignited a passion to bring this type of community care shelter to the Southern Tier. This vision was brought to reality with the opening of Mercy House in March 2016.

Linda Cerra

Linda Cerra

Executive Director

Linda joined the Mercy House project in November of 2014 as co-chair of the fundraising/marketing committee and served on the Board of Directors. She was appointed Executive Director in February 2017. Linda is responsible for managing all operations of Mercy House as well as marketing and fundraising. Linda embodies the “Be the Difference” attitude as the team leader in ensuring the residents and their families receive the best care and hospitality during their time spent at Mercy House. Previously, Linda held the position of Managing Director for Benchmark Global Management Company for nineteen years and traveled across the US in her position.

Amy Roma, RN BSN

Amy Roma

Director of Resident Care

Amy joined as Director of Resident Care at Mercy House of the Southern Tier in November of 2016. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg University. She had previously worked for the UHS Health Care System for 32 years. Amy's passion has always been to take care of the sick and elderly and finds that she can do both at Mercy House. It is a wonderful home for the terminally ill and she feels privileged to be able to be a part of this very important ministry along with the staff and volunteers.

Ann Lomonaco

Ann Lomonaco

Volunteer Coordinator

Ann joined Mercy House in June of 2017. Serving as the Volunteer Coordinator at Mercy House is definitely a career highlight for Ann. Ann has thirty plus years working for non profit organizations which includes her position as Director of Volunteers at Lourdes Hospital as well as other non profit organizations.

One of Ann's favorite quotes is from Marianne Williamson - "In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."

In Memoriam

Sister Joanna Monticello, MSC, LCSW

Sr. Joanna Monticello

Director of Spiritual Care & Social Work

7/18/49 - 1/27/19

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Sister Joanna. Sister Joanna joined Mercy House in January of 2016 as Director of Social Work and Spiritual Care. She was a comforting presence to the residents, their families, the staff and volunteers at Mercy House. She will be greatly missed. Please keep Sister and her family as well as the Mercy House Family in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time.

Tess Dzuba

Tess Dzuba

Menu Planner

Tess joined the Mercy House team in January of 2018 as Menu and Event Planner. She has a combined background in Culinary Arts, Business and Real Estate. She worked as Corporate Advisor in Production Control at IBM Corporation for 19 years. She purchased Pat Mitchells Inc. in 1995 where she began her career as owner operator of a successful wholesale/retail Ice Cream manufacturing business consisting of numerous retail outlets and a Café/Restaurant. Tess is committed in meeting all the dietary needs of both residents and their families.

Board of Directors

President Cheryl Monachino
Vice-President Peter Newman
Treasurer Robert Gomulka, CPA
Secretary Christopher Roma, Esq
Ex-Officio Anthony R. Paniccia
Emeritus Rev. Clarence F. Rumble
Member Tom Collart
Member MaryAnn Fritsch, RN, MSN
Member Stacie Hansen, RN
Member Rev. Mark Kimpland
Member Julia Miller, MD
Member Jim Peduto
Executive Director Linda Cerra

Resident Care Aides

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Judy

Resident Care Coordinator

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Paula

Resident Care Coordinator

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Rita

Resident Care Coordinator

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Terry

Resident Care Coordinator

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Donna

Resident Aide

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Joann

Resident Aide

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Kyle

Resident Aide

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Lynda

Resident Aide

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Melody

Resident Aide

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Milenny

Resident Aide

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Pam

Resident Aide

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Sara

Resident Aide

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Stacy

Resident Aide

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Tara

Resident Aide

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Terry

Resident Aide

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Theresa

Resident Aide

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Tiffany

Resident Aide


We take pride in our care

Our Residents receive quality care 24/7 in a home-like environment from our Resident Care Aide Team who is committed to providing compassionate care with dignity, respect and honor. The team goes above and beyond to ensure all residents are comfortable and never alone. They feel blessed to be able to help residents and their families cope with the end of life journey. The entire team is proud to be part of Mercy House, and feel very fulfilled in knowing they are part of this wonderful service for our community.

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Our Volunteers

We are truly blessed with over 200 active volunteers who share their valuable time and talents with our residents each and every day. The volunteers are an integral part of the Mercy House mission. They work side-by-side with staff members to provide loving care to each resident and their family.

Volunteers help with cooking, serving residents' meals, working at the reception desk, cleaning and help with any other tasks as needed.

All volunteers go through a background check and training onsite at Mercy House. Training sessions are provided in each area and volunteers will shadow experienced volunteers before their first shift.

If you are interested in volunteering at Mercy House, please call Ann Lomonaco, Volunteer Coordinator at (607) 321-1857 or apply online at our website under the Volunteer tab.



Volunteer Spotlight!

April 2019 – Stacy Terentieva

Mercy House of the Southern Tier

Stacy Terentieva is a senior at Binghamton University studying Mathematical Sciences with a Spanish minor and is on the pre-medical track! Stacy joined the Volunteer Team at Mercy House in January of 2018. Since she has an interest in palliative treatment and care, she knew that Mercy House would be a great place to spend sometime.

“I really wanted to get involved with Mercy House in order to get a closer look at palliative treatment and care. Medicine is full of uncertainty, so unfortunately we do not have the cure for everything. Therefore, it is extremely important for an aspiring physician like myself to learn how to provide empathy, compassion and help to those suffering from a terminal illness.”

You will find Stacy at Mercy House two days a week – an evening and a morning shift - sittng with Residents, helping them with their meals and assisting Staff with whatever needs to be done for the Residents. Resident Care Aides, Theresa and Lynda shared, “she interacts very well with the Residents; has a great hands-on approach with a positive attitude; and is always willing to help out”.



Past Volunteers of the Quarter

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December - 2018
Holiday Volunteers

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September - 2018
Rob Hutcheson

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April - 2018
Chris Wurth

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January - 2018
Sheila

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September - 2017
Ginny Spencer

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April - 2017
Don Noreika

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April - 2017
Carla Noreika

2016

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November - 2016
Terri Blosser