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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.

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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.

Carmen VanSyckle - Life Enrichment Coordinator

Carmen joined our team in April 2024.  She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University.  Her background includes working in the Activities Department at Kelsey Memorial Hospital in Lakeview and at Spectrum Health United Hospital in the Medical Records Department as a Health Information Analyst. Most recently Carmen was a cook at the Greenville Public Middle School.  Carmen has a love and respect for older adults that began with her grandparents.  She plans programs, daily activities and schedules guest musicians and other performers.

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Volunteers Complete Our Team

Clay Street Center has 13-15 wonderful volunteers.  They are an essential part of our team.   Each day, between one and three volunteers help with lunch, 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. 

Co-founders Story

 

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.

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On June 5th, 2017, Clay Street Center officially opened.
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