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Meet the Cedar Crest Leadership Team

Get to know the executive team that governs our community.

Todd DeLaney, Executive Director

Todd has held positions at four different Erickson Living communities in three different states over his 11 years with the company. Prior to joining the team at Cedar Crest, he served as the associate executive director of Brooksby Village in Peabody, Massachusetts and the executive director of Seabrook in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Other past positions range from director of continuing care to several leadership roles supporting independent living operations. Todd became a licensed nursing home administrator in July 2010 and is dually licensed in both Massachusetts and New Jersey. He also holds a certified assisted living administrator license, which he acquired in 2006. Todd completed a master of business administration degree with a focus in health care administration from Seton Hall University in 2009. He and his wife Ann Marie have two children.

Kristen Compton, Associate Executive Director

Kristen joined the Cedar Crest team in March of 2017. Reporting to the executive director, Kristen is responsible for oversight of resident satisfaction, employee engagement, and the General Services department, which encompasses maintenance, engineering, housekeeping, grounds, transportation, reoccupancy, and security. Prior to joining the Cedar Crest team, Kristen served as a nursing home administrator in sub-acute care, where she and her team developed a sacred space where patients could heal not only their bodies, but also their spirits. Kristen holds a master’s degree in theology and a bachelor’s degree in education. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator, as well as a licensed massage therapist.

Kenneth Scala, Director of General Services 

Ken joined the Cedar Crest team in May of 2019. He spent the majority of his career in the event industry, serving the past 15 years as both an operations and senior operations manager. Ken has a strong background in all levels of logistics and brings a real focus in planning, coordination, and timely execution to his role as director of General Services. He and his wife Anne have two children.

Joseph Pisano, Director of Finance

Joe joined Cedar Crest in 2018 as the director of finance. He brings over 20 years of health care expertise to the community. Joe's past experience includes acute and long-term care, assisted living, and other knowledge of the continuing care environment. He has spent the past 11 years in health care quality improvement, working on initiatives for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Joe and his wife Angela have two grown children and reside in Caldwell with their two dogs. 

Raymond Guarino, Director of Sales

Raymond started as the director of sales at Cedar Crest in December of 2004. Ray received his master of business administration degree from Jones International University in Colorado and bachelor of business administration from Abilene Christian University in Texas. After serving four years in the United States Air Force, he started his sales career. Ray has 15 years of sales experience in both business-to-business sales and personal sales with the past 10 years in sales management. Ray and his wife Tara have two sons and reside in West Milford, New Jersey.

Katy Corrado, Director of Human Resources

Katy joined the Cedar Crest team in June 2018, bringing 20 years of progressive human resources experience to her role as the director of human resources. Katy is responsible for community staff recruitment, employee engagement, compensation planning, performance management, and talent management. Previously, Katy was senior HR manager at Verizon, where she was the human resources business partner for employees in business sales, finance, marketing, communications, and operations. A New Jersey native, Katy lives in Roxbury with her husband, Joe, and their 3 children. Outside of work, she is a Girl Scout leader and CCD teacher. 

Paul Cimins, Director or Dining Services

Paul brings 30 years of culinary excellence to every engagement he hosts. Paul graduated from the elite Culinary Institute of America and was formerly a gourmet chef at the prestigious Sheraton Tara Hotel as well as Marco Island Marriott Resort in Florida. He owned Culinary Delicacies and was the executive chef specializing in food and catering for some of New Jersey’s premier corporations. Paul lives in Roxbury, New Jersey, with his wife Adrienne and two children. 

Katelyn Baczewski, Director of Nursing

Katelyn began her career at Cedar Crest in 2014 as a charge nurse and held positions as clinical manager and associate director of nursing before being named Cedar Crest's director of nursing. Katelyn attended Excelsior College in Albany, New York, where she graduated valedictorian of her nursing class, with an award for academic and clinical excellence.