Todd Gadd – President

Todd Gadd was led to be involved with a comfort care facility following an opportunity to serve others on a short term mission’s trip to the Dominican Republic. This was following the passing of his mother during her illness in which her family had the privilege to take care of her at home until her passing. He has been part of the group that has organized Gateway Home and is now serving on the Board of Directors. Todd is married to Brittany and has two children; Cooper and Chloe. He grew up in Attica and currently lives in Cowlesville, NY. Being involved with such a much needed organization whose purpose is to only help others has been very rewarding.

Doug Domes – Vice President

Doug has lived his life as a resident of Attica with wife Rosie of 48 years. He has four children who have blessed him with 16 beautiful grandchildren. As a businessman in the timber industry, Doug knows trees to be God’s only renewable natural resource for all of us to use wisely and has learned to respect this resource.

Doug recognizes the value of a human’s heart, soul, and body and as a result sees “Gateway Home” as a chance to give back or pass onto those in need the blessing God has bestowed on him. He wants to help those who are facing their last days, weeks, or possible months on this earth not fearing their ultimate departure from this earth. Doug believes it is important for them to know they are loved and valued by being cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The bible states the Golden Rule as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Showing love and caring for others is the means by which we all should live.

Jamie Charters – Treasurer

Jamie came to Gateway with familiarity and experience with Crossroads House, another comfort care facility. He has been a caregiver for eight years and counting, a board member for the past three years, and has experienced a family member and friends pass through. Jamie works for Lifespan, a non-profit company in Monroe County and coordinates the Financial Manager volunteers in their Financial Management Assistance Program. Their volunteers help older adults & caregivers work through the financial challenges this age group faces at no cost.

Jamie resides in Bergen with wife Mickey, who he met at Crossroads. He finds it an honor to be part of this unique opportunity that will serve Attica and the surrounding area.

Mary Audsley – Executive Secretary

Mary has been an active volunteer for Gateway Home since its inception. She served as the Fundraising Coordinator through many exciting events! She is the Volunteer Coordinator and has recruited over 100+ community members to support and help Gateway Home. Mary is also a Resident Care Volunteer and an “End of Life Doula” at Crossroads House – Batavia, NY.

While her professional background has been in Education, retirement has allowed Mary to build a second career in Comfort Care. She believes in the dignity and value of every person and wants to help families make the most of their limited time together.

Mary joined the Board of Directors at Gateway Home in January, 2018 and looks forward to providing compassion, care, and unconditional love to the residents and their families.

Gordon M. Brown, Esq. – Director

Gordon was first asked to serve as legal adviser at the inception of Gateway and organized the Not-for-Profit Corporation.  He has formally served on the Board of Directors since October, 2016.  Attorney Brown is an Elder Law Attorney in private practice in West Seneca, New York and is a life-long resident of the Town of Orangeville, Wyoming County.  As an Elder Law Attorney, and having recently personally cared for family members in their final days , he recognized that there was a critical need for a Comfort Care Home for Wyoming County and surrounding community residents.  Therefore, he was pleased to support and aide the opportunity that Gateway Home-Comfort Care, Inc. could provide the Community.

Jane Conable Schmieder, Esq. – Director

Jane joined the Board of Directors in August of 2017.  She lives in Bethany in a 200 year old home with her husband Bernard and their 7 year old granddaughter.  They have raised 5 kids there.  Jane is a family court attorney in private practice for 24 years in Genesee and Wyoming Counties.  She is a volunteer at Crossroads House in Batavia and has a strong commitment to the local comfort care home movement.

Marcie Ellmore – Director

Marcie has been a Gateway Home volunteer since September 2016. She has served as the Thank You Committee Chair and also as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee!

Professionally, Marcie is a Business Analyst in the International Trade Software field and she joined the Gateway Board in September of 2018. Marcie resides in Varysburg with her husband Brian and her son Joe.

In addition to her work with Gateway, Marcie is a Resident Caregiver at Crossroads House in Batavia, and is a trained End-of-Life Doula. Marcie believes it is an honor and a privilege to hold vigil with the dying, and to bring comfort  and peace to them in their final journey.

 

William (Wil) Young – Director

Wil joined the Gateway Board in September 2018 bringing with him experience as a Resident Caregiver and End-of-Life Doula at Crossroads House in Batavia.

Wil grew up in Attica and is a long time resident of Varysburg. In addition to his professional work as an Inspector of Machine Shops, Wil is well know to the community for his service as a volunteer firefighter, as having served both as the President & Vice President of the Attica Booster Club, and for helping Co-Chaired the first ever Golfing for Gateway event!

Wil believes in “Making a Difference in Our Little Part of the World”.