With experience, compassion, warmth and professionalism, the senior living leadership team at The Moorings at Lewes makes it a priority to ensure residents are living their best lives. Meet the talented team of professionals at The Moorings.
Carol Holzman, Executive Director
Carol has been with The Moorings at Lewes since January 2007. Beginning as director of resident services, Carol earned her Long-Term Care Administrator’s license in 2011. She has been the executive director at The Moorings since 2012 focusing on all three levels of care. In January 2015, Carol was elected to the Delaware Healthcare Facilities Association Board serving a three-year term. Carol has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Health Care Administration from Wilmington University.
Ruthanne Jacobs, Director of Nursing
Ruthanne has been a registered nurse for 32 years. A graduate of Beebe School of Nursing and Wilmington University, she started her career in the emergency room. While there, Ruthanne participated in public presentations to local schools concerning the CARES program. Ruthanne’s nursing journey followed home health and hospice until she discovered her passion for senior care in 2000. Since then, she has worked as a certified registered nurse assessment coordinator and has spent the last eight years as a director of nursing. She is a member of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration and the Maryland Culture Change Coalition. Ruthanne believes in challenging and changing the perception of older adults and shares with others the positivity, diversity and value of being an elder. She is an advocate for the Pioneer Network.
Karen L. Kerstetter, Sales and Marketing Director
Karen oversees all sales and marketing operations at the community, working directly with prospective residents to share the active and vibrant lifestyle of the community’s independent living neighborhood. She hosts monthly marketing events, provides community tours and engages in outreach efforts to continue to ensure The Moorings is represented as an esteemed and integral part of the local and surrounding areas. Karen has more than 13 years of experience in sales and marketing in the senior living, healthcare, pharmacology and construction industries, including as sales director for independent living at Westminster Village Continuing Care Retirement Community in Dover, DE. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied nutrition from the University of Delaware and resides in Lewes.
Jeff Smith, Director of Dining Services
Jeff has been with The Moorings at Lewes since January 2013. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in 1986 and his Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah in 1996. Jeff has worked in the food industry for over 30 years as a dietitian, manager and restaurant owner.
Chuck Rendulic, Director of Support Services
Chuck has been with The Moorings since 2007. He has worked in the maintenance field for more than 40 years with over 20 years at the director-level in healthcare facilities. As the Director of Support Services, he is responsible for maintenance, security, grounds and housekeeping. Chuck received a B.S. in Business Management from Wilmington University and has maintained the certification of Certified Healthcare Facility Manager since 2003.
Lauri P. Weeks, Director of Resident Services
Lauri acts as an advocate for meeting the needs, wants and conveniences of residents within The Moorings at Lewes community and the surrounding Lewes area, working to enhance their daily lives through activities, cultural opportunities and community-wide events and celebrations. She brings more than 12 years of experience in management, customer service, hospitality and marketing to her post. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Delaware and lives in Rehoboth with her husband and three children.