meet the team

Dave Mannion, Copeland Oaks Chief Executive Officer, Copeland Oaks Chief Financial Officer

I work at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community because I love it," commented Dave Mannion, chief financial officer. Since 1995, Mannion has been responsible for overseeing financial compliance and safeguarding the corporate property and assets.

A graduate of Youngstown State University, Mannion brought to Copeland Oaks his experience in finance at Glenmoore Country Club and the Marriot Corp.

Mannion finds motivation in "living up to the expectations of all those that depend on me in the Copeland/Crandall community including residents and employees." He feels that working at Copeland Oaks has "made me a better person; one who is willing and passionate about serving a greater cause."

Defining attributes that set Copeland Oaks apart from other retirement communities, Mannion identified, "the purity and sanctity of our charitable mission, and the honesty and integrity of our intentions."

Mariann Mannion, RNC, Director Of Nursing

A graduate of Cuyahoga Community College, Mariann has been a Registered Nurse at Crandall Medical Center for the past 20 years. She is certified by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center in pain management, rehabilitation and geriatric nursing.

At Crandall, her clinical focus is pain management, safety, management of psychotropic drugs and interfacing with Health Management Organizations.

"I have practiced at Crandall for the past 2 decades because it is a pleasure to work with a team of health care professional who share the same focus: the highest possible quality of resident care. I find our elderly residents truly interesting and have learned many life lessons from them while providing care to then. I appreciate their depth of experience, their stamina and their wisdom," said Mariann.

Gaynette Hawkins, RN, Assistant Director Of Nursing

A graduate of Walsh University School of Nursing in Canton, Gaynette has worked at Crandall Medical Center since 1994. Her focus is human resources and clinical staffing for Crandall Medical Center.

Gaynette has completed the Nurse Manager Development Program presented by AOPHA. She is certified by the American Heart Association as a CPR instructor.

A mother and grandmother, Gaynette is very active in Zion Baptist Church in Alliance serving as Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher.

Gaynette explained, "As assistant director of nursing for clinical staffing, I focus on maintaining a team of healthcare professionals who are highly trained to meet the needs of residents at Crandall Medical Center with gentle warmth and kindness. Our goal is to employ the most competent and compassionate licensed nurses and nursing assistants to ensure a healthful, safe, comfortable and rewarding life for all who reside at Crandall Medical Center."

Anthony Nemes, B.A., LNHA Administrator, Crandall Medical Center, Senior Living Counselor, Copeland Oaks

Tony brings to Crandall Medical Center 15 years of experience as administrator of long term care/skilled nursing facilities in the Columbus and Warren areas. He also brings talents in marketing having represented a distribution pharmacy to nursing facilities throughout Ohio.

A native of the Youngstown area, Tony earned degrees in business management and social work from Youngstown State University.

“I love what I do,” commented Tony. “I truly enjoy working with senior adults and am committed to the life care mission of Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center.”

David Parry, Chaplain, Crandall Medical Center

Dr. David Parry is dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of the residents of Crandall Medical Center and their families. Chaplain Parry works closely with residents and their loved ones through compassion and counseling.

Serving Copeland Oaks/Crandall Medical Center since 2003, Chaplain Parry received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Prior to his ministry at Crandall, Chaplain Parry served as pastor at a church in Strongsville for 25 years.

Of his work with the frail elderly residents of Crandall Medical Center, Chaplain Parry has observed, "This stage of life has the greatest potential for spiritual growth."

He is motivated by "the faith of the people around me."

Dr. Parry feels that his greatest personal benefit from his ministry at Crandall Medical Center is "sharing in the wonderful life stories of our residents."