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Leadership Matters

The Legacy at Home is guided by a board of directors made up of some of the most prominent citizens in the Greater Dallas area. These volunteers are business leaders and experts from a broad range of professions. The Legacy at Home’s management team consists of seasoned professionals with a wealth of home health and health care experience who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and customer service possible.

Our Leadership

Jerry Rasansky

Chair of the Board of Trustees
The Legacy Senior Communities

Dot Haymann

Chair of the Board of Directors
The Legacy at Home

The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving seniors and their families for 65 years, has announced the election of Jerry Rasansky as chair of the board of trustees. Rasansky has served the organization in various roles, including chairing the board for The Legacy Preston Hollow – Dallas Home for Jewish Aged. Rasansky is stepping into this leadership role at a pivotal time of growth for the organization, as The Legacy Midtown Park (the organization’s rental continuing care retirement community) recently started construction in Dallas. Rasansky also begins his new position as the organization recently completed a series of formal strategic planning sessions to affirm and strengthen the organization’s mission and values, as well as cohesively define goals and strategies for the next five years.

“We are excited about the future of our organization and are thrilled to announce Jerry as chair of our board,” said Melissa Orth, president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. “Jerry has demonstrated integrity and dedication to our organization for a long time and has strong connections to the Jewish community. We are aligned in our vision for the organization, and I personally look forward to partnering with him to ensure we provide compassionate care and excellence in everything we do.”

“As a child, I can remember visiting the Dallas Home for Jewish Aged Golden Acres campus on many occasions. Those experiences helped me understand our responsibility to care for our aging community. I am honored to serve as chairman for an organization that provides an exceptional lifestyle and exemplary care every day,” said Rasansky. “I want to thank Marc Stanley and Carol Aaron, who served before me. I am inspired by their exemplary leadership and will build upon the strong foundation that they have established.”

Stanley is the former chair of the board for The Legacy Senior Communities and will now step into the role as chair of the board for The Legacy Senior Communities Endowment Foundation. Aaron is the chair of the board of directors of The Legacy Midtown Park.

“I have tremendous confidence in Jerry’s ability to lead. He brings a terrific skillset to the board and has shown a real commitment toward the organization and the community overall,” said Stanley. “I’m grateful to have served with an amazing executive staff and committee that was dedicated to our mission, and I look forward to growing our endowment so that we can be in a better position to provide financial assistance as we move the organization towards the future.”

Dot Haymann is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, where she started her career.

In 1968, Dot and her husband Basil founded Euro-Africa Diamonds. In 1978 they moved to the United States where they founded Transversal Diamonds and Verilyte Gold. In 1986, both companies were sold to a publicly traded company, Town & Country. In 1991 she founded Sun Ports International. Sun Ports International created a new industry providing Shade and UV protection for schools, childcare facilities, water parks, the recreation areas, and hail protection for the automotive industry. In 2004, Sun Ports merged with Shade Structures; now both are divisions of USA Shade and Fabric Structures who, today, is the largest manufacturer of Shade Canopies and Fabric Structures in the country. USA Shade and Fabric Structures has over 250,000 structures installed from coast to coast with a value of close to $1 billion.

Dot brings her many years of business experience and energetic attitude to The Legacy at Home.

Board of Directors

  • Dot Haymann
    Chair
  • Barbi Cohen
  • David Eisenberg
  • Amy Korenvaes
  • Helen Risch
  • Robert Rosen
  • Cary Rossel
  • Larry Strauss
  • Maddy Unterberg
  • Don Zale

Management Team

As The Legacy at Home Administrator, Charlene oversees the Skilled Home Health services, Personal Attendant Services, and the Grant Program. Charlene has been a home health administrator since 2010, with more than 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry. During that time, she has held numerous positions including registered nurse, quality assurance coordinator, clinical trainer, and director of nursing.

Charlene is a proven leader who prides herself on providing quality, cost effective care. She thrives on establishing a strong rapport with team members, patients, doctors, and referral sources. She excels at ensuring all patients get the healthcare and support they need and deserve. She strives to build a strong and productive team while ensuring they meet their professional goals. She does this by fostering a positive work environment and bolstering team spirit.

When Charlene isn’t working she enjoys crafting, outdoor fitness boot camps, reading, or spending time with her three adult children, six chickens, and husband.

  • Jessica Haecker, Executive Director
  • Lisa Wolgamott, Director of Home Health Services
  • Deanne Yount, Director of Personal Care Services

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