Staff

Robin Knight, LPN

VP of Personal Care Services

Robin Knight, director of Personal Care Services, has worked for St. Paul’s since 2011. St. Paul’s is the managing partner of Partners in Senior Care. Robin has served in personal care administration for more than 25 years and as an LPN since 1981. She resides in Emlenton with her husband Stephen. Her favorite pastimes are baking, antiques, and family activities.

Samantha Solyan, LPN

Administrator

Samantha Solyan is the Administrator at The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley where she has worked since 2010. She holds an associate’s degree from LTI and earned her LPN from Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. She has served the residents as a personal care attendant, the head nurse and accepted her current position of administrator in fall 2017. "I am thrilled to put my education and experience into practice to better serve our residents and families."

She lives in Sharon where she enjoys baking, cooking and watching movies. 

Cheryl Redmond

Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Redmond, administrative assistant, joined The Ridgewood Shenango team in 2014. Cheryl has two daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandsons. She enjoys swimming and working outside — mowing, weeding, and gardening.  She also loves music, especially live performances. Cheryl resides in Hermitage. She likes her job because, “I get to meet new people all the time. I always stay busy and the days fly by. I leave at night knowing I haven’t changed the world, but maybe made someone else’s day easier.”

Marissa Hedderick

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Marissa began her career at RWSV as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and before she accepted the Life Enrichment position held the title of Lead PCA. Marissa’s essential responsibilities as Life Enrichment Coordinator will be to provide creative and social activities that meet the needs of the residents through planning, organization and implementation. She will also play a lead role in planning and hosting other events throughout the year such as the Christmas Tea and the Family Picnic.

Vicky Pregi

Chef

Vicky Pregi joined the staff of The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley as its chef in the fall of 2014. A 2001 graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary School where she earned her degree in culinary arts, she previously worked at The Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh and then Café 422 in Youngstown. She also holds a certificate in dietary management. Vicky has three stepchildren with her husband, Dan. She enjoys golfing, hiking, canoeing, cooking, and canning.

Leo Smargiasso

Maintenance

Leo Smargiasso has managed the maintenance work at The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley since 1998. He likes the outdoor work and being around the residents. His hobbies are fishing and hunting. He and his wife, Trudi, have two daughters and two grandsons.