Kenmore NY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- The Board of Trustees/Directors has promoted Randy Gerlach president and CEO of Schofield Care. Mr. Gerlach's appointment follows Edward Gray's announcement this month of his retirement after forty-three (43) years as President of Schofield Residence, Inc. and its affiliates, Schofield Home Health Care Services and the Schofield Foundation. "It has been an honor and a privilege to have worked for, and with, so many fine and wonderful Schofield employees, volunteers and board members, along with professional associates and colleagues," stated Mr. Gray who will retire on Nov. 1, 2017. The board and I are indebted to Ed for his leadership over the past 43 years," added James Phillips, chair of the Board of Trustees/Directors. "We will use the foundation he helped to create to continue the vision and mission that Dr. Jenny Schofield started 107 years ago. We have confidence in Mr. Gerlach to move Schofield Care forward and continue building a caring and compassionate long-term care system to meet the needs of our clients and our community." "I am honored to lead Schofield's legacy of caring into its next chapter," noted Randy Gerlach. "We have recently revised our mission, vision and core values to reflect our vision to develop healthcare, residential living and community based services to benefit adults of all ages." Schofield appoints Gerlach President and CEO During the last 2 years, Mr. Gerlach served as administrator of Schofield Residence, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility offering short-term rehab therapy and long term care as well as a dedicated Hospice unit in partnership with Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Prior to joining Schofield Care, Mr. Gerlach was administrator of a large nursing home in the city of Buffalo. He has extensive experience in health care management and nursing home administration locally and throughout New York State. Mr. Gerlach is president of the New York State Health Facilities Association, District 10 and a member of the board of directors of the New York State Health Facilities Association. Mr. Gerlach also serves on the American Health Care Association Life Safety Committee and is on the Board of Upstate New York Transplant Services. He is a resident of Williamsville where he lives with his wife, Claudia. Schofield Care, is an independent community-based not-for-profit long term care and home health organization founded in 1910 and located at 3333 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore. The organization's award winning services provide care each week to more than 700 clients, patients and residents in Erie and Niagara counties. Schofield Care and its affiliates employ 500 staff and train hundreds of allied health professionals annually.