Meet the leadership.

The Broadview team is composed of talented individuals who personify dedication, compassion and service:

Ashley Wade

Ashley Wade

Executive Director

Ashley has worked in senior living for more than 17 years, with communities throughout the mid-west. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Sycamore Creek Senior Living, Spectrum Retirement Communities in Pickerington, OH, responsible for all facets of operations of the community. She was previously associated with Friendship Village Columbus, Kendal at Granville and Hillhaven Retirement, where she held regional and community marketing director positions, managing the sales and marketing teams and executing advertising and public relations efforts. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She relocated to White Plains, New York, from central Ohio to join the Broadview Team. She, her husband and two children are enjoying exploring Westchester and surrounding counties!

Ashley is an official trained provider through the SAGECare program, a cultural competency training program organized by SAGE.

Amy Post

Amy Post

Marketing Director

Amy has 17 years of senior living experience. She previously served as director of cultural arts and transitioned into retirement sales counselor at The Knolls Retirement Community in Valhalla, NY. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry design and sculpture. Amy is a native of Westchester County and lives in North Salem with her husband, two sons and dachshund, Sawyer.

Amy is an official trained provider through the SAGECare program, a cultural competency training program organized by SAGE.

Tina Rao Witthoefft

Tina Rao Witthoefft

Residency Counselor

Tina brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and administration experience to the Broadview team. She previously served as community sales director at Brightview on New Canaan – Senior Assisted Living & Memory Care in Connecticut. She also has experience as a retirement sales counselor at The Knolls Retirement Community in Valhalla, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Tina is also a licensed realtor in Connecticut with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and has 10 years of experience.

Tina is an official trained provider through the SAGECare program, a cultural competency training program organized by SAGE.

Raina Maasik Woo

Raina Maasik Woo

Marketing Coordinator

Raina Woo joined the Broadview team in September 2018 with 11 years of senior living experience as a Marketing Coordinator. Previously, Raina worked as an Activities Director for independent and assisted living residents of Five Star Premier Residences in Yonkers, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from State University of New York at Oswego and an Associate’s degree in marketing from SUNY Orange Middletown, N.Y.

Raina is an official trained provider through the SAGECare program, a cultural competency training program organized by SAGE.

Kate Abate

Kate Abate

Director of Resident Services and Intergenerational Learning

Kate is a credentialed Gerontologist (MSG) with a Master of Science in Gerontology from the University of Southern California.  Her research focuses on resident lifestyle, intergenerational culture, and community development. She helps build community vitality by incentivizing healthy and social experiences through environmental design, integrated wellness, and creative engagement.

In addition to her Gerontology degree, Kate has a bachelor’s degree in politics, international relations, and economics minor from Scripps College in Claremont, CA, as well as completing post-baccalaureate studies in Psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.  Kate spent a semester living on campus at Purchase College studying philosophy and anthropology, and she is thrilled to be back on campus in her role as Broadview’s Director of Resident Services and Intergenerational Programming.

Kate is also a wellness professional with significant experience as a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, crisis counselor, yoga teacher (RYT-500), and an accomplished Olympian athlete in bodybuilding.

Prior to her work in Gerontology, Kate ran a person-directed wellness business for 10 years (formerly in Los Angeles) focused on the implementation of behavioral and environmental health, nutrition, and fitness. She also served for several years as director of operations with a business process consulting firm specializing in outsourcing, before transitioning to person-centered care management and advocacy for older adults at RAINN.org.  Kate’s passion for wellness lifestyle design and her strength in creative problem solving converge to form a cohesive and robust method to experience meaningful longevity.

Connie Hewitt

Connie Hewitt

Human Resources Director

Connie Hewitt has recently joined Broadview at Purchase College as our new Human Resources Director.

Connie has worked in HR for over 20 years, both as a full-time employee
and as a consultant, in a variety of industries including technology, consumer products, banking, professional services, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations.

Immediately before joining Broadview, Connie worked as a consultant as the HR Director at United Hebrew in New Rochelle, a skilled nursing and assisted living facility, and managed a department of three professionals. At United Hebrew Connie realized how much she enjoyed working with seniors. Prior to that she worked at two independent schools, and developed a genuine passion for educational institutions as well, believing that education improved her own life significantly. So when the opportunity came up to work at a new senior living community at Broadview, on the college campus of SUNY – Purchase, it was a great opportunity for her to blend both interests into one career choice.

Connie earned her B.A. with a major in Sociology at Smith College in
Northampton, MA. She obtained her CP certification from the Society for
Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has had her PHR (Professional
Human Resources) certification for over 15 years. Connie has volunteered at SHRM and served on the Sothern Connecticut Chapter of SHRM as their past Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for over five years.
Connie lives in Greenwich, CT and is involved in a number of volunteer
activities for her college, including interviewing local high school students. She currently volunteers on the national domestic abuse services (DAS) hotline run out of the Greenwich-YWCA, having done so over twenty years.

We are glad Connie has joined to help with hiring our first employee team at Broadview, shape our benefits offerings, and help us create Broadview to be an employer of choice.

Stephen Mandracchia

Stephen Mandracchia

Food and Beverage Director

Stephen V. Mandracchia, a chef who has worked in some of the most prestigious clubs, hotels and restaurants, as its new Director of Food and Beverage.

The Mamaroneck native, who started his career in the family’s commercial seafood business, has more than 25 years of experience as an executive chef and director of food and beverage.

Introduced at an early age to some extraordinary chefs including the late Anthony Bourdain, Mandracchia said his passion for food, hospitality, and service led him to work at The Mayflower and Watergate Hotels in Washington DC, where he apprenticed under Chefs Agostino Buggio and the Late Chef Jean Louis Paladin.

Upon returning to New York, he became known for his progressive cuisine and business acumen. He was granted membership to the prestigious formal French culinary societies Les amis D’ Escoffier and La chaine de Rotissiuers. There he was also ranked as one of the top 25 Ice Sculptors and Food Artists in America. He has appeared on The Apprentice, Good Day New York and Good Morning America and has been featured in numerous culinary and print media. He is a recipient of three NY Times stars, The Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, and Michelin Designation.

Crystal Manson

Crystal Manson

Environmental Services Director

Crystal Mason has recently joined Broadview at Purchase College, as our new Environmental Services Director.

Crystal previously worked in Facilities and Environmental Services at large healthcare institutions, including The James Cancer Center at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, and Cri Research Campus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She brings over 30 years of expertise in Environmental Services to the Broadview Team.

Prior to joining Broadview, Crystal was the Senior Operations Manager at Wexner Medical Center, a 1,000-bed regional cancer research and treatment center.  Her duties there included the management of   a department of 300 employees, with 30 direct reports. Her additional experience includes employment with the University at North Carolina serving as Operations Manager and was a member of the team earning the recognition of a Campus of Distinction’. Crystal believes that service to others is the best way to improve the well-being of all people.

Crystal earned a BA, Human Services/Administration from Kaplan University, Des Moines, IA and Master’s in Public Policy and Management, from The John Glenn College of Public Affairs, at Ohio State University. She is Six Sigma Certified, and holds certificates in CHEST, Ohio State University, Diversity and Inclusion, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her tenure at the Wexner Medical Center, Crystal served on the Acute Leukemia Committee.

Charlotte Manor

Charlotte Manor

Administrative Services Director

Charlotte is a native Westchester County resident who has dedicated over 12 years of her career to the non-profit industry, consistently demonstrating her commitment to providing excellent service and exemplary leadership. Her diverse professional experience spans various organizations, with notable contributions to the New Rochelle YMCA, where she held the position of Associate Membership and Marketing Director. During her tenure at the YMCA, Charlotte showcased her exceptional skills by effectively managing operations and providing day-to-day leadership for the maintenance, fitness, and front desk staff.

In addition to her impactful work at the YMCA, Charlotte has also made significant contributions to various other community service and religious organizations within the Westchester, NY area. Prior to her involvement in the non-profit sector, she successfully operated a business that specialized in marketing and design services for local churches and organizations in New Jersey. Charlotte’s well-rounded professional background also includes several years working in technology organizations such as Gartner and Sprint/Nextel.

Charlotte holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Iona University. Furthermore, she has acquired a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College, further enhancing her expertise in leading and managing teams effectively.