Our 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 Chagrin Falls, 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 Chagrin Falls 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 Chagrin Falls 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.

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Mark Calabrase, LNHA


Mark has been involved in long term care in various capacities virtually his entire life. He is from a family who built, owned and operated skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Mark worked in long term care as a carpenter, accountant and an attorney. He received his bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Baldwin-Wallace University and a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Mark has always had a passion for helping others and being an administrator allows him to do that in a direct way.

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Vanessa Anderson, RN

Director of Nursing

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Tabetha Bland, PTA

Rehabilitation Services Director

Tabetha join the team at The Laurels of Chagrin Falls in October 2017 as a physical therapist assistant. She was promoted to rehabilitation services director and social services designee in November 2020.

Tabetha has experience in multiple settings that include MRDD workshops, outpatient physical therapy, private practice and pediatrics, but she believes geriatrics is her true calling and life's work. She began working in skilled nursing facilities in 2000 as an environmental aide before earning STNA certification and then graduating as a practical nurse. Tabetha continued her medical education by earning a degree in physical therapist assisting from Kent State University.

In her free time, Tabetha enjoys spending time with family, volunteering for her local fire department, and dabbling in gardening. Additionally, she describes herself as a "seasoned specialist" in shopping. :)

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Jason O'Brien

Director of Marketing

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