About The GreenFields’ Executive Team
The executive team at The GreenFields Continuing Care Community oversees the campus’ day-to-day operations and ensures the smooth and continuous flow of residential maintenance and care services. Learn more about our executive team below.
Christopher Koenig, PT, DBT, MBA, LNHA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Niagara Lutheran Health System
Chris Koenig joined the Niagara Lutheran Health System as president and CEO on April 19, 2016.
Chris previously served as vice president of post-acute care for Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMC). Prior to ECMC, Chris served The McGuire Group from 2007 through 2015, culminating in his role as administrator of rehabilitation, where he provided
oversight of all rehabilitation operations of six facilities across New York State and one facility in Detroit, MI; subsequently, Chris became
a managing consultant and partner of Rehab Ultra Consulting Group.
Additionally, Chris serves as an adjunct professor for State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Related Professions. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, Master of Business Administration, and a doctorate degree in physical therapy from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He is a recent graduate of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York Health Leadership Fellows Program, and his professional licensures include Nursing Home Administration (New York) and
Physical Therapy (New York).
Chris currently serves as: President, Board of Directors, Leading Age, WNY; Vice President, Board of Directors, Accountable Health
Community Foundation; President, Board of Managers, WNY Long-term Care IPA; Chair, Project Advisory Committee, Millennium
Collaborative Care; Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, and Cabinet Member, Leading Age of New York. Most
recently, Chris was selected by the Alzheimer’s Association to co-chair The Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
His professional accolades include the Lutheran Services in America Emerging Leaders Award, the Leading Age Thomas Clarke Memorial
Award, Business First’s 40 Under 40, and Business First’s Who’s Who in Healthcare 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Chris lives with his wife, Liz, and their two children in Clarence, NY.
Shoshone Dentice, MSHA, CCRA
Executive Director of Community Relations
Niagara Lutheran Health System
Shoshone Dentice joined the Niagara Lutheran Health System as Executive Director of Community Relations in 2016. In her current role, Shoshone oversees clinical business development, community partnerships, program planning and implementation, and special events.
Previously, Shoshone served as Health Systems Director of the American Cancer Society and Upstate Regional Business Development Director of the American Red Cross, Preparedness, Health and Safety Services.
She is a candidate in the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York Health Leadership Fellows Program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and Master of Science in Health Services Administration from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. Additionally, she has achieved an advanced certificate in clinical research and has published in The Journal of Women’s Health. In 2018, Shoshone was selected to receive the Distinguished Young Alum Award from her alma mater.
Shoshone’s community involvement includes the 11 Day Power Play Board of Directors, Buffalo Niagara YMCA Board of Managers,
Western New York Long-Term Care Council, Erie County Caregiving Coalition, Network in Aging and Healthcare Executives Forum.
She was recently selected by the Alzheimer’s Association to co-chair the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2020.
Shoshone lives with her husband, Don, and their two children in West Seneca, NY.
Laurie J. Jankowski, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Niagara Lutheran Health System
Laurie Jankowski is responsible for strategic execution and overall short- and long-term financial management of the Niagara Lutheran
Health System and subsidiaries. Laurie holds a bachelor’s
degree in accounting from SUNY Geneseo.
Prior to joining Niagara Lutheran in 1996, Laurie was a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s Health Care Consulting practice and a controller
for a multi-facility long-term care organization. In addition, she has served on the LeadingAge New York & Western New York Board of Directors, the New York State Department of Health Nursing Home Reimbursement Committee and New York State Long Term Care Joint Association Task Force on Medicaid Reimbursement Reform.
In addition, Laurie serves as the secretary of Western New York Long Term Care IPA and has been a board member since 2008.
Administrator of GreenField Terrace
Judy Kelly is responsible for the overall management of GreenField Terrace, which serves residents
with memory care and enhanced assisted living needs. This includes developing programs to allow
our residents to age in place.
GreenField Terrace received approval from the New York State Department of Health to allow a limited number of residents to have both
an enhanced and memory care need.
Judy has dedicated her nursing career to long-term care and has worked with serving the elderly for the past 40 years. In 1988, Judy joined
the nursing management team for Niagara Lutheran Health System. In 2014, Judy was appointed the Administrator of GreenField Terrace.
Judy received her AAS degree in nursing from Erie Community College.
Executive Director of Environmental Services
Nicholas Kwasniak is responsible for buildings and grounds and any remodeling or new construction projects for the Niagara Lutheran Health System.
With more than 15 years of mechanical and engineering experience, Kwasniak has a strong record of accomplishments. His expertise is focused in delivering operational performance while meeting new energy incentives and strategic goals.
Prior to joining Niagara Lutheran Health System in 2014, Kwasniak worked for Siemens Industry in Buffalo.
Nick attended HVAC/R trade school and holds a New York State Stationary Engineers License.
Jacquelyn P. Bixler, MJ-LEL
Chief Human Resource Officer
Jacquelyn P. Bixler is Chief Human Resource Officer of Lineage Group. In her role, Bixler oversees human resource functions for Niagara Lutheran’s affiliate The GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster, and Schofield Care in Kenmore.
With over 40 years of experience, Bixler most recently served as Vice President of Human Resources for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where she managed labor relations, recruitment, and benefit and salary administration. She is a graduate of Genesee Community College , SUNY Empire State and most recently graduated with a Masters of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University School of Law. She resides in Medina, NY.
Executive Director of Development and Marketing
David McMullen serves as Executive Director of Development and Marketing for the Niagara Lutheran Health System and Foundation. In this role, he manages the organization’s fundraising, marketing and advertising, pastoral care, volunteer, and Niagara Lutheran Health System Guild functions.
Under David’s leadership, the Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation has raised over $22 million for
the needs of the residents, families, and staff of the Niagara Lutheran Health System. Since 2005 the Foundation’s Leadership Council annual giving campaign totals have grown from $199,000 to $720,000.
Prior to joining Niagara Lutheran in 2005, David’s international business career took him to 50 different countries while managing global marketing programs for manufacturers in the aerospace, motion control, power tool, and metal fabrication industries. During his tenure at Unipunch Products, the company was named Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
David earned a B.A. degree in international business and department scholar recognition from SUNY Potsdam. He has served on the board of directors for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and on boards of numerous community organizations including the Old Fort Niagara Association and the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra.
In addition to his business activities, he regularly performs on trumpet in several community music ensembles, and was a featured soloist with the Clarence High School Bands at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo in 2018.
Administrator of GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center
Meghan Schobert joined Niagara Lutheran Health System in July of 2016 as the Director of Admissions at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center. Since then, she has taken over multiple responsibilities and most recently became the Assistant Administrator in 2019. As of September 2020, she is responsible for oversight of all functions at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, which provides skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and outpatient therapy.
She began her career in healthcare with Medline Industries in Wisconsin before moving to Buffalo with her family. She has spent the last 15 years focused on long-term care.
Meghan graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1996 with a Bachelors in Marketing and Business Administration. Most recently, Meghan received her Healthcare Administration degree through Saint Joseph’s College in 2020.
Chantal White, MSW-LNHA
Executive Director of GreenField Court & Greenfield Manor
Chantal White is the executive director of the GreenField Court, an assisted living facility and the GreenField Manor, an independent
living facility. In this role, Chantal oversees the operations of both facilities, including resident care.
Chantal has more than 15 years of experience as a nursing home, assisted living and independent
living administrator. Prior to these leadership roles, Chantal was a hospital and nursing home social worker.
Prior to joining the GreenFields team, Chantal worked at Alice Hyde Medical Center for 13 years.
Chantal holds a master’s degree in social work and a nursing home administrator’s license.
Steven Chizuk, MBA, CHFP
Chief Financial Officer
A graduate of Canisius College with BS and MBA degrees, Chizuk most recently served as Director of Budget for Erie County Medical Center Corporation for the past twelve years, where he managed all aspects of an annual budget which exceeded $500M. Previous health care posts included Accounting Manager at Erie County Medical Center Corporation, Practice Administrator with Niagara Frontier Psychiatric Associates, and Senior Accountant at Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Steve has also served the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) as President of its Board of Directors and Treasurer.
He resides in Lancaster.