Assisted Living & Memory Care
Executive Director Mary Zolno joined Pomeroy Living in January 2019 but has been the Executive Director at our Sterling Assisted & Memory Care community since July of 2018. Mary brings to this position over 35 years in Executive Administration in the hospitality industry with a strong background in customer service, employee relations and financial oversight. Mary’s passion for Senior Living came as the result of spending time researching senior communities for her mother from Assisted Living to Memory Care creating a desire to ensure families were able to receive the highest quality of care from someone who understood their concerns.
Mary is focused on providing families and residents with a superior quality experience taking into consideration the need for open communication, compassion and first class care. Pomeroy’s standard for all aspects of resident care is each staff member should provide the level of care they would expect for the ones they love.
Mary has been married to her wonderful husband Roy for 34 years who continually supported her in the care of her mother and father. They are the proud parents of 3 young men all living in the metro Detroit area. They love to travel and are avid dog lovers and owners.
Kathy graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and grew her career working with all different ages ranging from kids to seniors. Kathy started in Senior Living in an Independent Facility and eventually gained experience in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Communities as well. Kathy strives to plan a balanced activity calendar with something physical, social, and cognitive every day to build the whole body. When not at work Kathy enjoys biking, camping, and watching hockey. Kathy is married and has 2 adult children.
Jim Bryant has been the Maintenance Director at Pomeroy Living Sterling Skilled since 2007. Jim has a total of 33 years of experience in maintenance in long term care. Before becoming involved in nursing facilities, Jim was a journeyman carpenter. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge as well in electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling. His strongest area is fire safety and knowing the federal regulations of the Life Safety Code as it pertains to a nursing facility so that safety systems are properly inspected and up to date. Jim also oversees the Emergency Preparedness at our facility ensuring facility staff are educated on our protocols by conducting training and drills with staff.
Robyn graduated from Nexcare Training Institute with her LPN license in 2010. Robyn has had various roles in the nursing world, Wound Care Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, ADON, Admissions Director, Instructor at Dorsey Business. There is nothing Robyn loves more than caring for people. After losing her mother, Robyn decided that the world of nursing needed more compassionate people, and since has made it her passion to improve the care people receive.
Tammy graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. After graduating Tammy dedicated her career to helping and educating families looking for placement for their loved ones. This dedication comes from her experience with her own mother who she lost 13 years ago. She made a promise to be the shining for those she encounters.
Tammy joined Pomeroy Living in 2018 as the Leasing Director. She comes with 25 years of experience in the senior care industry and sees her career not as a job but as personal fulfillment.
Tammy was born in Michigan and is married with 2 lovely boys who fill her days with joy and happiness. During her free time she loves to workout, go fishing, biking and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
Michelle Burse started off at the age of 16 as a cook for a senior community. She has worked her way up for the past 25 years in senior living with having nearly every job from dishwasher, porter to now the Executive Chef. Michelle knows that importance of ensuring resident happiness through their appetite, which is her main goal. The fulfillment that Michelle sees as our seniors are engaged in conversation while being catered to during meal service is truly satisfying.
Sparkle Jackson LNHA,MPA,LLBSW
Sparkle Jackson is a graduate of Central Michigan University where she received a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Public Administration. She has committed herself to the nonprofit industry for over ten years, serving as a supervisor for Saginaw County Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter, consultant for small businesses and grant writer.
In effort to close marginal service gaps in Long Term Care (LTC), Sparkle transitioned to LTC management in 2018 as Social Service Manager. She successfully passed federal and state Nursing Home Administration licensure test in 2020 and has operated in the capacity of a LNHA since.
Sparkle remains active in many ways- as a former board member of Saginaw County Soup Kitchen and current general board with The Physicians Assistants of Color. Serving the healthcare industry is her devoted passion and distinctive pleasure.
Sherry Watt has been the Recreation Director at Pomeroy Living Sterling Skilled for almost two years. Before Sterling Skilled, Sherry spent another four years as a Recreation Director at another skilled nursing facility. Sherry’s outgoing personality, true passion for the elderly population and her “out of the box” ideas to make a difference in our resident’s lives is what truly sets her apart.
Sherry walks the halls in her personal ice cream truck, created a dog smooching booth on Valentine’s Day and made our courtyard into Olympic Decathlon stations.
Prior to spreading cheer to the elderly population, Sherry was a high school paraprofessional teaching literature and drama to the emotionally impaired.