Doug Domes – 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.
Todd Gadd – Vice President
Todd Gadd was led to be involved with a comfort care facility following an opportunity to serve others on a short-term mission 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.
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, NY. In addition to his professional work as an Inspector of Machine Shops, Wil is well known to the community for his service as a volunteer firefighter, his service as both as the President & Vice President of the Attica Booster Club, and for Co-Chairing the first ever “Golfing for Gateway” fundraiser.
Wil believes in “Making a Difference in Our Little Part of the World”.
Amy Stein – Director
Graduating from Erie Community College in 1984 Amy earned a degree in occupational therapy giving her unique skills in people centered care. Amy has applied those skills throughout the years in many ways. She has worked at schools for children with special needs and cared for the elderly. Amy also was a stay at home mom caring for both her own children and several foster children over the years. Amy enjoys living in the “country” in Corfu, NY spending time with her grandchildren and volunteering with the Office for the Aging. She and her husband, Al, run a small farm-based business producing maple syrup and raising animals.
Greg Scholand – Director
Greg joined the Board of Directors in January 2020. He first became involved with Gateway Home through volunteer work on a project helping to prepare the home, and he was immediately impressed by the organization and its mission — community members coming together to help their neighbors during a time of special need. He is an attorney practicing in Buffalo, where his practice focuses on land use and zoning issues, environmental regulatory compliance, and municipal permitting. In his free time, he enjoys canoeing, outdoor activities, and blacksmithing. He resides in Alden with his wife and son.
Sharon Hoy – Director
Sharon joined the Board of Directors in August of 2019. She is a longtime resident of Bennington, married 56 years to husband Jim, three children and four grandchildren who all live in the Attica/Bennington area. She has been a member of the Bennington Fire Department and Rescue Squad for over 40 years. Retired from the post office, has a need to keep busy and recently decided to volunteer at Crossroads in Batavia. End of life comfort care is needed and I am glad we have a home opening up in Attica. She is honored to help the dedicated staff to make this home the best it can be for the residents’ and their families.
Carolyn Gadd – Director
Carolyn Gadd lives in Alden, NY with her two daughters Alyssa, and Madison. She has been a volunteer for Gateway Home since 2016 helping to spread the word of Gateway Home outside of Attica. She has also hosted fundraisers in Alden on behalf of Gateway Home, volunteered at various Gateway events and works at the Darien Lake Concert concession stands to raise money for Gateway.
Carolyn has 25 plus years of experience working in a business environment where her experience is utilized as Treasurer for Gateway Home.
Carolyn feels fortunate to be in an organization that allows her to help others and apply her skills to make a difference in the life of others.
Ron Janiszewski – Executive Director
Ron brings 40 plus years of health care experience to the team. He has managed in the clinic, nursing home, home care, and hospice environments. He believes in a hands-on management philosophy and in mentoring people to be the best they can be. Ron came to Gateway to help make a difference in peoples lives.
He lives in Amherst with his wife of 30 years, Marge. They have one son, Adam. In his spare time, he likes gardening, travelling to Nascar races and other sporting events as well as spending time with his family.
Denise Bissell RN, BSN, MS – Director of Resident Care
Denise initially came to Gateway Home as a volunteer. She and her husband Merlyn are a regular presence for Gateway at the Darien Lake concert concessions.
She brings 29 plus years of nursing experience to her position. Denise is an empathetic and caring nurse who relates well to the families and perspective residents in helping to calm their fears and tribulations.
Sue Herman – Office Manager
Sue joined our team when we opened our doors in December 2019 and handles the day to day office tasks such as bookkeeping, mail and telephone. She also helps coordinate our volunteer scheduling and is often the voice behind the One Call messaging system. She is a graduate of Canisius College and is a certified public accountant. She previously worked for Farm Credit East as an agricultural income tax preparer. Sue keeps her hands in agriculture by continuing to do some on-farm bookkeeping as time permits. She enjoys volunteering with Attica Youth Athletics and is a member of the Attica Central School Board of Education.
Sue lives in Attica with her husband, Don and son, Isaac. Sue and Don also have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. She is excited to add her creativity and enthusiasm to help promote Gateway Home’s mission.