Our management team is committed to maintaining Peconic Landing’s legacy of exceeding members’ expectations.
“We’re motivated to succeed by a results-oriented philosophy that’s founded in empowerment. The Peconic Landing team provides residents with security, peace of mind and opportunities to learn and grow so they’re empowered to explore their passions and lead fulfilling lives.”
Robert J. Syron has been a catalyst for Peconic Landing’s rapid evolution into a preeminent lifecare retirement community. Responsible for overseeing the community’s operations and assets, he also serves 400+ members and 200+ employees. Since taking the helm in 2003, Mr. Syron has cultivated excellence by fostering a team-oriented culture, implementing long-range strategic goals and improving employee and member satisfaction.
Mr. Syron has 24+ years of management experience and degrees in Health Science & Public Administration and Healthcare Management. He is a recipient of the James W. Sanderson Memorial Award for Leadership in Long-Term Care from LeadingAge NY. In addition, Mr. Syron also earned his Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) certification through the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services and the University of North Texas, an honor held by approximately 2,000 individuals in the country.
“Our mission isn’t about individual recognition or getting awards; it’s about achieving excellence to make a difference in residents’ lives.”
Gregory J. Garrett joined Peconic Landing in 2006 and became Executive Vice President/Administrator of Health Services in 2009.
Mr. Garrett is a licensed NYS Nursing Home Administrator, Certified Aging Services Professional, Certified Nursing Home Administrator and a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for LeadingAge New York and is president of the organization’s CCRC cabinet. Mr. Garrett holds a master’s in Health Service Administration and a B.A. in Economics. He was awarded the Thomas Clarke Award (Young Administrator of the Year) by LeadingAge NY. Professional affiliations include: Intercounty Health Care Facilities, LeadingAge and LeadingAge NY.
“I don’t think of what I do as a job. I think of it as a mission. At Peconic Landing, we don’t just want to do things well, we strive for excellence – to be innovative and really make a difference.”
Patricia Lutzky has served Peconic Landing since its inception in 2002 and became Vice President of Resident Services in 2008.
Ms. Lutzky has over 25 years of management experience in the not-for-profit community. She holds a master’s in Business Administration, a B.A. in English and Literature and an AAS in Liberal Arts. In 2014, she received the Professional of the Year Award from LeadingAge New York. In 2007, she earned her Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) certification through the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services and the University of North Texas, an honor held by approximately 2,000 individuals in the country.
“We have an open door policy at Peconic Landing, and we interact with residents on a daily basis. It’s extremely gratifying when members tell us they think we’re doing an exceptional job protecting their investment.”
Steven G. Carroll has been Chief Financial Officer at Peconic Landing since 2004. His responsibilities include oversight of a $24 million budget and acting as chief liaison for the NYS Department of Health, the NYS Department of Insurance, bondholders and CPA firms. Mr. Carroll’s background includes more than 25 years in the accounting industry with both public and private firms. He holds two master’s degrees (Education and Taxation) in addition to a BBA in Accounting.
“We believe in a preventive approach to medical care and treat people, not just their symptoms and/or disease processes. To accomplish this, I follow the acronym SLEUT –Sit. Listen. Evaluate. Understand. Treat.”
Dr. Bellamy Carter Brook became Medical Director in 2010. He is Board Certified in Family Practice, providing care in Geriatrics and Urgent Care Medicine. With offices in both the nearby hamlets of Cutchogue and Riverhead, Dr. Brook is also affiliated with Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury.
“We know that little things can make a big difference in the lives of residents. Through constant interaction, we listen to and learn about what really matters to them. That ongoing process motivates us to keep striving to be better.”
Darryl Volinski was named Director of Environmental Services at Peconic Landing in 2006.
Mr. Volinski has an extensive managerial background in construction and maintenance, including 13 years as director of operations with Belvedere Property Management (Robins Island Preserve). A former Suffolk County police officer, he’s also been an exemplary 33-year member of the Greenport Fire Department and Rescue Squad EMT, where he is currently an Officer of Relief for the Engine Hose Company. He has served terms as chief and fire warden as well.
“The daily gathering of the members in our five dining rooms and cafe areas for a warm and inviting meal is always the highlight of my day. Listening and learning about their individual tastes and preferences helps us to deliver a hearty and delicious dining experience each and every day.”
William Bjornholm brings to Peconic Landing more than 20 years experience operating fine dining establishments throughout NYC.
William has had the pleasure of managing restaurants that have bred celebrity chefs such as Geoffrey Zakarian (Iron Chef, Chopped), Tom Valenti (author, restaurateur), Adam Godgell (Chopped), and Franck Delatrain (The Martha Stewart show, James Beard award). William has also worked many years in Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and finds working at Peconic Landing the perfect opportunity where he can bring both his love for culinary arts together with his passion for caring for people. William is a graduate of The College of Staten Island with a B.S. degree in Business Management.
“Since we’re the only equity-based lifecare community in New York, educating people about that model and its many benefits is the cornerstone of what we do. We’re helping people make major life decisions, and that process is energizing and extremely rewarding.”
Laurelle Cassone has been an integral part of the Peconic Landing team since 2002. Previously employed by an Internet provider, she now manages our sales team and uses her exceptional skills as a retirement counselor to show prospective residents why Peconic Landing is their best choice.
“My new role allows me to work closely with members to ensure their safety, well being, and happiness with every aspect of life at Peconic Landing.”
Diane Radigan has been promoted to Resident Services Director at Peconic Landing. Previously, she served as our community’s Development Officer. In her new position, Ms. Radigan provides additional support in daily departmental operations, oversees communications with members to ensure they are well-informed throughout initiatives such as new construction, and assists the Vice President of Resident Services in delivering services and promoting member satisfaction.
Ms. Radigan attended the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
“We have a simple philosophy at Peconic Landing: Happy Employees Make Happy Residents. It is rewarding to see our staff embracing the residents and touching their lives so positively on a daily basis.”
Jane Willsey brings a wealth of experience to Peconic Landing. Jane has worked for the past twenty years as a Director of Human Resources, focusing on healthcare and the unique issues that pertain to it. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. When Jane refined her focus to Human Resource and Healthcare, she continued her education at St. Josephs College and obtained a Human Resource certification. Jane has been a member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for over twenty years and has earned numerous distinctions within the Human Resources community. She is known for her fairness and thoughtful insights into employee relations.