Our Care Staff

Get to know our key staff responsible for providing direct care to our residents.

Director of Resident & Tenant Services

Brenda Eyer, RN, BSN, DO

After obtaining her nursing and medical degrees (she is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), Brenda entered into extended care with focus on nursing education, case management and nursing management.

Her love for education has extended beyond her multiple degrees, and is an adjunct professor in her spare time.

Brenda feels empowered to help residents learn about the aging process, and to continue educating her team on best practices.


Clinical Social Worker/Case Manager

Kim Owen, LCSW

After 13 years of living in the West Coast, Kim returned home to Ithaca, a place “where we raise our children, where we want to write the rest of our story.”

Passionate about her work with the aging population, she enjoys talking with residents and impromptu catch-up sessions. She also speaks highly of the teamwork among her colleagues, which she calls “impeccable” even on the most challenging days.

Kim is a licensed social worker with a gerontology certificate from Ithaca College. Her hobbies include Crossfit, living a healthy lifestyle and being a mom to her sport-loving kids.


Case Manager

Nicole Cokely

Nicole started her time with Longview as a case management intern in 2012. While working at Longview, she attended Ithaca College to obtain a degree in Legal Studies.

Her favorite part about Longview is the the long list of unique people she’s interacted with over the years. She is amazed that Longview has drawn people from every corner of the world with such diverse backgrounds.

On her free time, Nicole loves to spend time with her family and friends, and catching up on current events.


Spiritual Life Coordinator

Rev. Rebecca Schillenback

Rebecca is a Recorded Quaker Minister, and a recent graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. She serves as one of the pastors at Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting, a pastoral Quaker church. She received her supervised ministerial training as a hospice chaplain, during which she discovered a calling to provide spiritual care and presence to people in the midst of difficult changes and life transitions, feeling that those times reveal a deep kinship between all people who share in this human condition. She is also a certified celebrant, and has been offering officiant services for weddings and funerals for people from diverse faiths and backgrounds for the last five years.

Rebecca lives nearby in Brooktondale with her darling husband and two rascally sons. She can often be found reading out loud by the woodstove in the winter, gardening in the spring and summer, and putting up food for the winter in the fall. Currently she is learning how to play the banjo, and taking a self-directed Spanish class. She feels absolutely blessed to live in such a beautiful area, and to have found her way to this position with the Longview community.


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