Our Leadership Team 

The core members of our leadership team have dedicated their lives to caring for seniors. Together, the team has decades of experience in health care, skilled nursing and assisted living operations. Our strong operational foundation, coupled with our own personal experience, has helped us to understand the fundamentals of providing quality services and care and to provide the latest and best practices in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Eleanor Alvarez, Owner/CEOEleanor Alvarez, Ganzhorn Suites CEO

Eleanor owns and operates a locally based health care consulting and recruiting services firm that supports over 900 facilities nationwide. A Central Ohio resident with over 30 years of health care experience, Eleanor has a track record of success opening and operating skilled nursing and assisted living communities.

Her commitment to The Ganzhorn Suites is deeply personal . . . The Ganzhorn Suites is named in honor of her grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

Read more on Eleanor’s personal commitment. »

Phil Hoffman, Chief Financial OfficerPhil Hoffman, Ganzhorn Suites CFO

As CFO of The Ganzhorn Suites, Phil oversees all financial and capital matters for the company and its operations, manages banking and lender relationships, investor reporting, and asset management functions, as well as leads the company’s new business opportunities. 

Phil began his career with a private investment firm focused on permanent debt executions with a specialty in seniors housing finance.  He has served in various roles since and has extensive experience with procuring and structuring permanent, bridge and mezzanine debt solutions for seniors housing commercial real estate. 

Phil is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Economics Management.

Jody Linton, LNHA, CADDCT, CDP, Director of OperationsJody Linton

With more than 25 years of experience, Jody began her career working in memory care.  From managing Alzheimer’s/Dementia units to Corporate Director of Alzheimer’s Services, Jody oversaw units across the country.  Her experience includes  design and development, policy creation, recruitment, management and operations of the centers.  As a next step in her senior care career, she managed a variety of healthcare facilities including nursing homes and assisted living centers. Her successful management led to many deficiency free surveys, low staff turnover, exceptional financial management, exceptional patient and family satisfaction along with her center being one of the first to meet all 5 star requirements.  And finally, in 2015 her true compassion for dementia guided her to the LeaderStat team to assist in opening and operating The Ganzhorn Suites.  

Deborah Taylor, Director of Marketing

Deborah Taylor, Ganzhorn Suites marketing director

Deborah has 20+ years of experience in the senior living field working for a variety of national and regional post-acute and assisted living providers. She started her career in admissions and marketing for a leading skilled nursing and assisted living center in Northeast Ohio and quickly rose on to several different regional and corporate marketing and business development roles. Deborah also spent several years as a consultant, assisting providers throughout the U.S. with marketing and business development initiatives. Deborah’s true passion is connecting prospective residents, family members and referral partners with resources that not only meet their needs, but also exceed their expectations.

Anne Farley, Community Relations DirectorAnne Farley, Ganzhorn Suites community relations director

Anne joined The Ganzhorn Suites team in Powell, Ohio after working in the home care and hospice arena. Her passion for helping older adults and serving as a resource for families is what drew her to the senior care industry in the first place. As a licensed social worker and licensed funeral director, Anne excels at assessing each client’s situation and connecting them to the right resources to meet their unique needs. Anne is also active in a variety of community and civic organizations including the Board of Directors for Source Point (formerly the Council for Older Adults), leading the outreach committee for her church and serving as the Director of Events and Volunteer Engagement for the Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).