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Meet Our Team

Donald B. Felter, Jr.President of Housing
Don oversees The Village communities, as well as Rochester Regional Health’s affordable and subsidizing senior housing communities. He has more than 20 years of hospitality management experience, much of it gained from his time working with Marriott Hotels. He is a member of LeadingAge, and serves as vice president and housing cabinet representative for LeadingAge New York.
Michael M. MatteoSenior Director of Operations
As Senior Director of Operations, Mike leads a team of more than 120 dedicated professionals from a variety of departments at The Village, including Transportation, Environmental Services, Front Desk Operations, Life Enrichment, Maintenance and Grounds, Resident Relations and Food Service. He enjoys the day-to-day interaction with residents, families and staff members. Prior to joining the Rochester Regional Health team in 1994, Mike was the Director of Catering for Canopy’s Restaurant School; he has also been an executive chef with Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
Jeff SweeneySenior Director of Assisted Living & Memory Care
Jeff oversees the overall resident experience for The Village’s Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, including resident care and staff supervision. He has more than 15 years of resident care leadership experience. Prior to joining the team in 2010, Jeff was Vice President of Human Resources and Assisted Living at the Fairport Baptist Homes. He is a licensed New York State nursing home administrator and also holds a position in the LeadingAge New York Assisted Living Cabinet.
Michele Smits Director of Sales
Michele oversees the Sales Department for The Village. Her team of sales representatives are responsible for assisting prospective residents and their families through the decision-making process. Michele has worked in the sales industry for more than 20 years and has been in the health care industry for more than 15 of those years; in the areas of sales and marketing management, as well as account management.