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The ones who care beyond compare.

Spanning multiple cultures, generations, educational backgrounds and areas of medical expertise, our multilingual team delivers care that’s as human as care gets.

M. Emelyne Cherenfant


Emelyne graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Social Work, minoring in Gerontology, and a Master of Social Work. Prior to moving to New York State, she served as Secretary and Vice President of Florida Healthcare Association, District 5.

Kristen Ahrens

Assistant Director of Rehabilitation

Carmelita Lowery

Jade Knaster

Director of Rehab

Jade earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University at Buffalo. She is committed to helping patients recovering from mental or physical injuries and ultimately sending them back home stronger and healthier. “I work with a wonderful team of committed, hardworking, and passionate individuals,” she says. “In the rehab department we work together to bring the greatest benefits to our residents.”



Kelly Kasperek

Linda Chase

Activities Director

Linda attended Jamestown Community College, has become a part of the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP), and has been a certified Activity Director since 2001. She has worked in the field of skilled nursing and rehabilitation since volunteering as a teenager, and loves her work at the Center.

Knowledge is health.

For the absolute highest quality of care, Buffalo Center staffs medical providers on each unit who stay in constant communication with leadership throughout the day. Team collaboration is our forte, and this commitment helps us maintain an unbeatable continuum of care.

Our team also works hard to keep therapies as consistent as possible, tracking all communications through an advanced electronic medical record system. This ensures immediate transmission of information across the entire care network.