Kendal on Hudson Management Team


Patricia Doyle

Executive Director

Pat serves as chief executive officer of Kendal on Hudson and is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership in alignment with Kendal on Hudson’s vision and values. Pat reports to the Board of Directors of Kendal on Hudson and is accountable to the President of The Kendal Corporation for operating the community in harmony with the Values and Standards and the guidelines of the Kendal System Affiliation Agreement.

Gower Lane


Gower is responsible for all our operational areas including maintenance, environmental services, dining, transportation and security. He also serves as our life-safety officer.

Health Services

Lisa Wacht


Lisa and her team have responsibility for the operation of the Health Center including the Adirondack, Clearwater and Resident Care Center and are also responsible for all health and wellness programs. Lisa works closely with Syna Kandarappallil, D.O, our Medical Director and Chris Appel, R. N., our Director of Nursing in establishing all health and wellness policies, procedures and programs. Other key members of the Health Services staff include Stacey Conway, Director of Social Services; Patti Munson, Resident Care Director.

Director of Nursing

Chris Appel

R. N.

Chris is responsible for nursing care throughout our Health Center where she has achieved, in partnership with the Kendal on Hudson team, a consistent 5 star rating by the Federal Government and the selection as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes.

Human Resources

Tina Finnegan


Tina’s responsibilities include all human resources including staff recruitment and retention, benefits, policy administration and Labor Law compliance. Tina also plays a key role in the development and implementation of education and staff training programs.

Sales and Marketing

Gemma Maver


Gemma is responsible for the marketing at Kendal on Hudson as well as managing all public relations and community relations activities and supporting Kendal’s philanthropic efforts.