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.


Admissions Coordinator

Liz Heath

After 25 years of working in the public relations field, Liz recently retired from Cayuga Medical Center. Her time at Longview came because she wanted to find a job she felt good about doing every day.

She feels that there is a lot to learn from the elder population that she can carry through her life. She enjoys building relationships that allow her to gain new perspectives, and hearing the wonderful stories the residents share with her.

Liz is a self-proclaimed people-person, who enjoys family time, travel, SCUBA diving, and she’s also a student pilot!


Spiritual Life Coordinator

Rev. Barbara Rhudy

After falling in love with chaplaincy and pastoral care while completing her residency at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, Barbara served as Associate Pastor of Homer Congregational Church, and as chaplain to many organizations.

As her desire grew to look for a new opportunity with older adults, she had a chance run in with the former spiritual life coordinator at Longview, who was leaving the position. A happy meeting!

Her greatest joy and privilege at Longview is interacting with the amazing residents. They have “humbled me and continue to teach me about kindness, gratitude, courage and humility.”

Barbara enjoys reading poetry, spiritual biographies, and is grateful for the many hiking trails in the Finger Lakes.


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