Meet Our Staff
Sally Fox Bolek MSN RN - Director
Sally earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Nazareth College, a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Michigan and completed post-graduate coursework in Gerontology. Sally has worked more than 40 years in nursing with experience in palliative care, hospice, dementia, cardiac care, oncology, home health services and more. She directs the center as well as conducts initial and continuing assessments, administers medication, and develops individual care plans for each member.
Theresa Williams-Ralph - Assistant Director
Theresa has over 30 years of experience working in health care at Greenville Chiropractic, McNinch Chiropractic and Forest Hills Podiatry. She has years of personal experience caring for older adults in her own family as well. Theresa has been with Clay Street Center, volunteering her time, since before it opened. Theresa handles all financial transactions including insurance and billing paperwork, coordinates the volunteer schedule, provides hands-on care to members, and helps provide a calm and therapeutic environment.
Dawn Long - Enrichment Coordinator
Dawn joined our team in September 2022. She came to us from Hathaway Hills Assisted Living where she was the Life Enrichment Manager for 5 years. Her background includes Environmental Services at Spectrum United Hospital and running her own licensed day care for children for 7 years. Dawn is creative, kind and compassionate. Her love for older adults is apparent in every interaction she has with our members. Dawn plans and conducts a wide variety of daily activities, leads stretching and exercise classes and schedules guest musicians and other performers.
Volunteers Complete Our Team
Clay Street Center has 13-15 regular volunteers. They are an essential part of our team. Each day, between one and three volunteers help with activities and provide friendly and fun conversation for our members. They treat our members with dignity and respect and often say they receive much more joy and love from donating their time than they give. Our entire team is excited to be giving back to this caring community and is committed to serving older adults in the greater Greenville area.
Sally had a life-long dream of opening an Adult Day Center to help seniors continue to live at home, remain as independent as possible and have full, meaningful lives. When her father was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, it was time to make the dream a reality. Resa Remus Stariha, a Greenville native, with a degree in finance, offered to be co-founder.
Danish Festival Weekend 2016, the brainstorming began. They found an ideal building in Greenville near the Flat River Trail. With the help of family and friends, they were able to begin renovations. They hired Theresa Williams-Ralph to help run the center and recruit volunteers to assist with the daily programs. Thanks to a generous grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation, a Life Enrichment Coordinator, was added to the staff in February 2019.