Alexandra graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physiology from Michigan State University in 2013. She discovered her passion for serving the senior population while pursuing her second bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration at Northwood University and furthered her education at Madonna University with a concentration in geriatrics. Her love of working with seniors and health care studies made working in senior housing a natural fit for Alexandra. In 2016 she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Michigan. Her belief is that our seniors have worked hard all their lives and deserve the opportunity to sit back and enjoy their retirement in a caring environment. She has worked in many different roles at Pomeroy Living since 2014 and became a member of the Pomeroy Living Orion family in 2018. Alexandra lives in Holly Michigan surrounded by her family and friends.
Lorene joined the Pomeroy Living Orion Team on Day 1 in 2017. Living locally, she witnessed the community being built and knew that she had to become a part of this family.
Being a resident of such a close knit town like Lake Orion since 1996, Lorene is still amazed at the various connections that she has within the Senior Living Community.
Prior to being at Pomeroy Living, Lorene worked as a dental assistant for 30 years, including a Lake Orion Dentist for the last 15 years. Although she saw hundreds of patients at the office, her favorite patients were always the seniors. They had a way of brightening up her day, and she felt that she made a difference in theirs.
Speaking of seniors, after residing in Wisconsin for over 65 years, Lorene’s father moved in with Lorene and her husband in July, 2022. Since she was born and raised in Wisconsin, Lorene’s roots are hard to hide on Sundays while cheering with her father for their beloved Packers.
The joy of Lorene’s life is her family, especially her 3 grandchildren.
Melissa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from Madonna University. As an extension of that degree, Melissa obtained an Activity Therapy Certificate, as well as a Dementia Care Certificate. She continued her education by then becoming a certified Dementia Practitioner. For over 20 years, Melissa has been fulfilling the lives of her residents daily through her positive attitude and life enrichment activities.
Her love for the senior population came from quality time spent with her grandpa and the mentoring he provided. She cherishes all the memories, including driving her to and from school, and basketball practice, and of course attending all her basketball games. Eventually the roles were reversed when Melissa became his transportation, taking grandpa wherever he needed to go.
Living in Lake Orion, Melissa saw Pomeroy Living Orion being built and knew it would be an incredible experience working with the seniors and making a difference in the lives of everyone in the community where she lives.
Lois graduated from Hatley High School in Mississippi. After high school, Lois traveled to Michigan to be with her sister for what was only supposed to be one summer. When Lois arrived, she began working in the banking industry. After 17 years, her department was transferred out of town but Lois chose to stay home and raise her son Sam. Once Sam was in school full time, Lois decided she needed to get back to work. She accepted a part time job as a housekeeper in a nursing home where she worked her way up over the course of another 17 years.
Lois joined the Pomeroy Orion Team in 2020 after being told about the position from Melissa Houston, her former coworker and our current Life Enrichment Director. Lois fell in love with the community and the people inside from day one! Lois comes into work every day with a positive attitude and a passion for getting to know the seniors on a personal level. As long as it will make someone happy, the word “NO” is not in her vocabulary.
For Lois, family is everything. Her 11 year old grandson, TJ is her whole world. She enjoys spending every free moment she has spoiling him.
As a Pomeroy Living Orion medical director, Dr. Salloum stays current with the latest trends in geriatric care and our patients benefit from his 22 years of clinical experience. He received his medical degree from the Damascus University School of Medicine in Damascus, Syria in 1992. Dr. Salloum completed his residency program at Grace Hospital/Wayne State University in 1998.
Dr. Salloum is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a professional member of the American Medical Director’s Association and the American College of Physicians. He has been practicing as a hospitalist since 1998, allowing him vast patient care knowledge and experience. He not only specializes in the care of hospitalized patients, but tends to the medical care of nursing home, assisted living and hospice patients. He also provides care to patients living in senior living communities.
In addition to being Pomeroy Living Orion medical director, Dr. Salloum is the medical director of Select Specialty, and he has hospital privileges at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital and McLaren Oakland. His well-rounded professional training and vast experience help him assess each patient’s needs and assist in the creation of an appropriate medical plan.
Sherry grew up in both Michigan and Wisconsin, and still has family in both states. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, cooking & baking, and playing with her beloved pups, Scout & Emma. Much like our residents, on cold winter days she can be found leaning over a jigsaw puzzle with a glass of wine. Prior to working in Senior Living, she spent 25 years in Hotel & Hospitality Sales. She enjoyed many adventures during this time and never dreamed she would end up switching gears. When the pandemic changed the world, she found an opportunity at an independent community in the Flint area. It didn’t take her long to realize she had found a new passion. She joined the Pomeroy team in June of 2021, and has felt right at home since!
Mike grew up in Lapeer Michigan. He met his wife of 33 years at Church, and they both have a great love for the outdoors. They have created many memories over the years with camping and hiking. Mike is an ordained minister and enjoys singing; when he was in High School he sang acapella in a traveling singing group. Mike has always enjoyed working with his hands and made a career out of fixing the things other people couldn’t. Mike has worked in Senior Living for almost 10 years and joined the Pomeroy team in July of 2021.
Roger graduated from Dorsey Culinary College 11 years ago in the top of his class. As a part of the program, he completed a 12 week externship in senior living cuisine. That’s when he decided to work in this field and has enjoyed it immensely. “Cooking for our residents and seeing the smiles on their faces is so gratifying to me and that keeps me going.” He has a catering business and is also a DJ. Entertaining is in his blood, which is a bonus for the residents. He is still very active with Dorsey Culinary College as he is part of their advisory committee to further the education of future chefs.