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Michele Dendera

Director of Nursing


Michele received her A.A.S. from SUNY Orange in 2006; her B.S. in Human Development with a concentration in Psychology in 2017 and her B.S.N in 2019. Michele is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. In the 1984, Michele started her career as a resident counselor and worked her way up to Residential Manager while working for NYSARC, Inc. Michele completed her A.A.S. and entered in the nursing field while continuing to support persons in the Human Services Field. Michele has worked for several NYSARC, Inc. agencies as a Nursing Coordinator, Education and Training Nurse, and Nursing Director. Michele has also worked at a local hospital and served as Assistant Director of Nursing in one of the areas’ local nursing homes.