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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.

Brian Alexopoulos, Senior Director of Continuing Care 

Brian joined Cedar Crest in 2008 after completing his state requirements for the administrator-in-training position and passing the federal examination in August to become a licensed nursing home administrator. Prior to fulfilling these requirements, he obtained his certified assisted living administrator's license and held the role of assisted living administrator at Cedar Crest. He started with Erickson Living in 2001 as a physical therapist at Oak Crest in Maryland. He has a bachelor's and a master's degree from Boston University. Brian was promoted in 2004 to rehabilitation manager and relocated to Cedar Crest to oversee the startup of the two campus departments. He was awarded the Erickson Rehabilitation Manager of the Year award in 2005 and 2006. Brian lives in Morristown, New Jersey, with his wife, Chris, and their two sons, Drew and Ethan.

Stefanie Mair, Director of Resident Life

Stefanie came to Cedar Crest in October 2004 to open our continuing care neighborhood, the skilled nursing and assisted living component for our continuum of care. Stefanie has 20 years' experience as an L.N.H.A. (licensed nursing home administrator). She also holds a master's degree in social work and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Stefanie was promoted to senior administrator in 2007 with additional responsibilities on the independent living side of the community.

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.

Donna Martin, Director of Finance

Donna has been the finance director at Cedar Crest since 2002. She earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the C.W. Post Center of Long Island University. Her entire career has been in the field of health care. She has three years of public accounting experience and worked in the New York Presbyterian Healthcare network for 13 years prior to joining the executive team at Cedar Crest. Her previous position was that of controller at Gracie Square Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital located on the upper east side of Manhattan. Donna resides in Wharton, New Jersey.

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. 

Dominick A. Maltese, Director of General Services

Dominick joined the Cedar Crest team in November of 2014. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a bachelor of science degree in business management. Dominick was previously employed with Aramark and has over 15 years of experience as a facilities manager while working throughout their various markets. Most recently, he was the facilities director at West Windsor-Plainsboro School District. Dominick lives in Succasunna, New Jersey, with his wife Susan and twin boys Dominick and Nicholas. 

Suson Tillman-Taylor, Director of Human Resources

As director of human resources, Susan is responsible for planning, directing, and delivering corporate and community HR services in support of Cedar Crest operational and business strategies. She brings more than 15 years of human resources leadership experience in health care and most recently was the regional manager of Team Member Labor Relations where she led human resources operations for two acute care hospitals and five long-term care facilities in Ocean and Monmouth counties. A native of New York City, Susan received her bachelor's degree in communications from SUNY, New Paltz, and her master's degree in adult and higher education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She and her family currently reside in Jackson, New Jersey.