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.

Greg Scholand – Secretary

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.

Dina H. Goodenbury – Director

Dina served in the United States Air Force in Medical Administration Management for about 8 years. Her Air Force career took her to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Offutt Air Base Nebraska and here in NY to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Dina worked at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center for 13 years. After several knee surgeries Dina decided to jump back into Health Care. Over the last few years, she has worked her way back into the medical field and found that Medical Administration was where she belonged. She worked with Pembroke Family Medicine/Oak Orchard Health for nearly 2 years and Lakeside ENT until she landed at Gateway Home.

      Although, she is new to comfort care she is very eager to learn, support and work with our staff giving our residents the best possibly care we can while supporting the families through this journey. Dina’s compassion, empathy, and desire to help others are the driving forces behind her support for the Gateway Staff, volunteers, residents, and their families.

Carolyn Gadd –Treasurer

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.

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.