Community Management

Michael McPartlon

Michael has worked at Kingsway Community for over three decades and is a second generation owner/operator, having taken over the leadership of the organization from his father, Dr. J. Peter McPartlon, the company’s founder. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hobart College, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Union College, and is a New York State Licensed Administrator. 

“Each day I am amazed at the kindness, dignity, and respect shown by our staff to all of our residents. I am proud to lead such a great team."

A lifelong Niskayuna resident, Michael is on the Board of Directors of the Heritage Home for Women, Parkview Cemetery, and as a past Chair of the Board of the New York State Health Facilities Association.

When Michael is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, golfing, and relaxing with his family in the Adirondacks.

Lorraine Hobart
Director of Human Resources

After graduating from SUNY Potsdam with a B.A. in Human Resources Management and Business Economics, Lorraine has dedicated 21 years to the human resources field. As a dedicated resident of the Capital District, Lorraine is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management), NENYHCR (Northeastern New York Association of Healthcare Recruiters) and CRHRA (Capital Region Human Resources Association).

She has been part of the Kingsway family since April 2011 and values the hard work and dedication each staff member puts in every day to make sure our residents receive the best care available.

Patrick McPartlon
Director of Finance

Since joining Kingsway Community in 2011, Patrick has found continued fulfillment in managing and reporting on its systems of accounting and finance. As the head of the Finance Department, he is proud to oversee a team of professionals dedicated to providing excellent customer service to the residents and staff of Kingsway.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College and enjoys volunteering his time as a Board Member for the Joan Nicole Prince Home as well as the Town of Niskayuna ZBA.

Donna Brake
Director of Sales & Marketing

Donna has 28 years of experience in creating, implementing and improving sales, marketing and operational processes throughout the health care industry. She feels fortunate to have a career focused on maintaining the integrity and respect for aging seniors. She is proud to bring her experience and passion to Kingsway Community and to work with a team dedicated to providing the finest continuum of care for seniors in the Capital Region.

A Schenectady Kiwanis Board member, Donna holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Todd Markle
Facilities Director

As Facilities Director, Todd oversees the operations and upkeep of our five campus residences along with managing our maintenance, laundry and housekeeping teams. With over two decades of managing physical plant operations as well as holding a degree in business management, Todd has developed a keen awareness of how to keep our residents safe, comfortable and happy.   In addition to overseeing campus construction and renovation projects, Todd heads up our Kingsway Safety Committee, working closely with the Kingsway leadership team, as well as state and local authorities, to ensure our emergency preparedness plan is up to date and ready to deploy when needed.

Mark Licata
Director of Information Technology

As Information Technologies Director for Kingsway Community, Mark is responsible for managing computers, telecommunications and other areas of technology for the campus. During his 30 years as part of the Kingsway family, Mark has played a vital role in designing, installing and running the extensive technology infrastructure.

A graduate of SUNY Potsdam and Siena College, technology has been a lifelong passion for Mark, having worked in the field since high school.

Michael Farrell
Transportation Director

Michael is the man that makes Kingsway Community go. Literally! As Transportation Director, Michael oversees the scheduling, maintenance, and driving for all of Kingsway Community. His staff transports the residents of Kingsway to various points throughout the Capital District for doctor’s appointments, social outings and events. He considers himself very lucky to be a person that looks forward to coming to work every day and assisting the wonderful residents of Kingsway Community and has for over 25 years!

Renee Markle
Director of Resident Engagement

Renee “RJ” Markle has over 20 years of experience working with older adults and she appreciates that every Kingsway Community resident has something to contribute – whether it’s a musical ability, a passion for art, a penchant for puzzles or good conversation.  Renee is an Activity Consultant Certified (ACC) from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies and a Master's in Health Care Administration, with a concentration in Gerontology, as well as a certified Tai Chi Fitness Instructor.  Her focus is developing rich and diverse engagement programming so each resident is provided with ways to preserve wellness, strengthen the body, reduce stress, stimulate the mind and enjoy life.  “I started working with seniors because I loved spending time with my grandparents when I was younger and thought it would be wonderful to spend time with grandparents all the time, even if they weren’t my own.”

Sarah Marshall
Accounts Manager

Our personable Kingsway Community Accounts Manager is a graduate of SUNY Albany and has many years experience working in healthcare financial services and accounting administration.  Sarah enjoys providing residents and their family members with prompt service and information regarding any and all financial questions, from each of Kingsway's five senior living residences.