Shaker Pointe at Carondelet Names New Executive Director During Strategic Transitions in Leadership

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet Names New Executive Director During Strategic Transitions in Leadership

April 26, 2021

COLONIE, N.Y. – Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, an active living community for individuals 55 and older, announces the appointment of Kathy Welden to Executive Director. Welden will succeed the current executive team as of July 1, 2021.

Shaker Pointe is under the dual leadership of Executive Directors Sister Lauren VanDermark and Sister Kay Ryan. As members of the property’s Sponsor, the Sisters of St. Joseph, VanDermark and Ryan have been an integral presence from the Founding Vision, the development, expansion, and entire operation of the Shaker Pointe community.

With Shaker Pointe and Parkland at full occupancy, the climate is optimal for this strategic transition in leadership.

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in leadership within senior living as a long-time Executive Director at Coburg Village in Clifton Park and a variety of roles at The Wesley Community in Saratoga.

“We are confident that Kathy will carry the torch and continue the excellent work and mission of the Sponsor. She brings to the table her extensive industry experience and will lead Shaker Pointe into the future,” said Pamela Koniszewski, director of sales and marketing, Shaker Pointe at Carondelet.

Sr. Lauren VanDermark & Sr. Kay Ryan“We also are grateful for the devotion and vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph, including Sister Lauren and Sister Kay. We welcome Kathy and look forward with a sense of hope and excitement to the next chapter in the Shaker Pointe journey.”

To learn more about the mission and services of Shaker Pointe, click here.

About Shaker Pointe at Carondelet: Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a 55+ community committed to providing a residential living experience to inspire intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth within a community of neighbors. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Shaker Pointe provides maintenance-free living in a state-of-the-art community that is engaging, comfortable and safe. More information is available at

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