Kasey Perkins joined the Aurora House as a per diem nurse in 2019 and quickly moved into the care coordinator role that same year. In June 2021, she took on the role of Executive Director for the organization. Kasey brings her nursing background to this role and a passion for hospice. She is committed to providing dignity, comfort, and care to the residents and their loved ones at Aurora House.
Previous to her time at Aurora House, Kasey was a nurse in the neurosurgery unit at Strong hospital. She also has a background in fundraising, management, and relationship development.
Lucy Engert-Chambry joined our team as the Care coordinator in July of 2022. Lucy is a registered nurse and has a well-rounded diverse nursing background. She worked in acute care for 18+ years, dabbling in a little bit of everything during that time, including hospice and nursing education. She then transitioned into a specialty, worked in oncology for several years, and fell in love with end-of-life nursing and hospice. She settled into hospice full-time in 2012, not long after losing her mom to pancreatic cancer. She is outgoing and energetic and loves sharing her personal and professional experiences. She truly has a heart for hospice. Lucy is married with three children and resides in Bergen.
Peggy Hurst joined our per diem team in February 2018 after volunteering with us for over seven years. She is retired from Unity Hospital after working many years in Critical Care/ ICU. Peggy enjoys her interactions with our residents and uses her time with our volunteers to provide guidance and support.
Megan Francisco joined our team in May 2021. While pursuing her first Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at RIT, she completed a summer internship at Advent House, another local comfort care home in Monroe County. Quickly realizing after this experience that she had a heart for hospice care, she decided to attend the University of Rochester’s accelerated nursing program to get her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, graduating in 2018. She started her career at Strong Memorial Hospital, working for a year and a half in the Neuromedicine ICU before transferring to Strong’s inpatient Palliative Care Unit, where she currently works part-time. With a deep passion for hospice care and an admiration for all the comfort care homes provide for the community, Megan brings a big heart to the organization and experience in caring for a wide variety of hospice patients.
Community Education Opportunities
Aurora House is proud to offer a welcoming learning environment for students from Roberts Wesleyan College, St. John Fisher, Genesee Community College, The Harley School, and many other local High Schools. Individuals with life challenges are welcome, working on projects that fit their skill set and comfort level.
You are welcome to contact our Executive Director with questions regarding learning opportunities or our model of care, by calling 585-617-4863 or via email.