The Laurels of Canton Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of Canton, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family, and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

The Laurels of Canton employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Canton is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

Shelly Fink, LNHA, Administrator

Shelly has been in the health care industry for 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to The Laurels of Canton. She attended Kent State University majoring in Gerontology and Nursing Home Administration. Her experiences range from independent living, assisted living as well as skilled rehab and long term care. Shelly got her passion for caring for the elderly when she helped with her grandparents especially her grandfather with Alzheimer’s. It was through this experience that she found her calling and has enjoyed her journey in health care helping to ensure quality of care and services for every family and guest. Shelly has spent numerous volunteer hours and sponsorship support in the community for organizations close to her heart, such as, the Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association,  and the Heart Association. We are thrilled for Shelly to be leading the team of professionals at Canton.

Sheila Dean, RN, Director of Nursing

Angie Neff, LPN, Director of Marketing

Erin Morabito, MSN, APRN-BC, Nurse Navigator

Erin is a Board Certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walsh University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. Prior to practicing as the Nurse Navigator at The Laurels of Canton, Erin practiced as a registered ICU nurse at Mercy Medical Center for over eight years. She has extensive experience treating geriatric patients and takes pride in keeping her patients healthy, active, independent and maintaining the highest quality of life. Erin is an active member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.