Kendal on Hudson Management Team


Steve Fishler

Steve Fishler

Interim Executive Director

Steve Fishler has more than 35 years of experience as a senior living administrator. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, certified by the state of California. Most recently, he was Executive Director of The Sequoias Portola Valley, owned and operated by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services. Before that, Steve served for 17 years as President and Executive Director of The Forest at Duke, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community with a programmatic affiliation with Duke University. During his tenure there, The Forest at Duke achieved CCAC/CARF accreditation and reaccreditation and maintained an average census of 95%.

Steve graduated with honors from the University of Arizona, Tucson, with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Health Services Administration. He also has a master’s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Long Term Care Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology, from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Jean Eccleston

Jean Eccleston

Chief Financial Officer

Jean , a Certified Public Accountant, is the Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all finance and accounting matters at Kendal on Hudson. She is also the CFO of the Kendal on Hudson Charitable Fund. In addition to her finance responsibilities, Jean oversees Information Technology.

Lisa Wacht

Lisa Wacht

Administrator, Health Services

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.

Chris Appel, R.N.

Chris Appel, R.N.

Director of Nursing

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.