Saint Mary’s Home of Erie Announces Recent Appointments


Saint Mary’s Home of Erie, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, recently announced two new appointments.

Robert Orton has been promoted to the position of vice president, Operations after serving at Saint Mary’s as the director of Support Services for 16 years. In addition to his current responsibilities, he will assist the president/CEO and the Administrative Team on special projects.

Orton previously held positions as an EMT, maintenance supervisor, and was a volunteer firefighter. He is a member of multiple organizations and committees including the Healthcare Committee of the Northern Tier Health Care Coalition, the HVA Senior Living Alliance Board, and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association.

Additionally, Paula Garczynski has been named director of Human Resources. She will be responsible for directing and managing the Human Resources department and functions for both Saint Mary’s East and Saint Mary’s at Asbury Ridge.

Garczynski previously worked at Adecco Employment Services and most recently was the director of Human Resources at Seaway Manufacturing. Paula studied Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences with a concentration on the human resource management and psychology modules at Penn State Behrend. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1884, Saint Mary’s Home of Erie is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community that has served the Erie community for more than 135 years.