our dedicated staff
Stephanie Button is the Vice President, PACE CNY. Stephanie manages operations across both PACE sites – The Sally Coyne Center in North Syracuse and Catherine McAuliffe Health Center in East Syracuse. Stephanie has been with Loretto and PACE CNY for more than 15 years, and previously served as the Executive Director of PACE CNY. She also had several years of social services experience with nursing homes in the Bronx, Queens, and Newark, NY. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University, with a Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Bonaventure University.
Douglas Tucker, MD
Dr. Tucker completed his residency at Upstate Medical Center and is certified in internal medicine. He spent 12 years practicing internal medicine and was an attending physician at many skilled nursing facilities including Loretto. He worked for PACE in 2005-2006. Just prior to rejoining PACE as Medical Director in September 2013, he was the VP of Quality Improvement at MVP Healthcare’s corporate office. Dr. Tucker is committed to maintaining a high level of participant satisfaction with our program, and delivering the highest quality of care to our PACE participants.
Karen Anthony, MS, RN
Director of Clinical Operations
Karen Anthony, MS, RN, is currently the Director of Clinical Operations for PACE CNY, Loretto’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. A member of the Loretto team since 2006, Anthony has had a progressive career in various clinical roles, overseeing operations for one of the company’s fastest-growing programs, as well as extensive nursing education support. Prior to joining Loretto, Anthony held various roles in Home Health agencies, after spending 10 years as a registered nurse for Crouse Hospital. She has also spent a number of years as an instructor for Cayuga Community College.
Anthony received her BS in Community and Human Services from Empire State College, her MS in Nursing – specializing in Nursing Education – from Excelsior College in Albany, and received her RN degree from the Crouse School of Nursing. She is licensed to practice nursing in the state of New York.