Light Hill


SUZANNE UNDERHILL, RN – Executive Director
A native of Canandaigua, Sue worked at the VA Medical Center as a RN and Advanced Illness Care Coordinator before retiring and accepting the role of Light Hill Executive Director. Her experience with veterans and their families taught Sue many valuable lessons about end-of-life care. Sue is blessed to have a husband and daughter who support her dream and are very involved with the home as volunteers.

MARY KATHERINE KILLEN, MBA – Assistant Executive Director
MK is a two-time graduate of St. Bonaventure University and joined Light Hill with a wealth of marketing and fundraising experience. She brings her passion, vision and organization to the home. MK enjoys her time outside of work volunteering with other community organizations and walking or kayaking around the Finger Lakes. She shares her home with her two cats and her office with her standard poodle, Fern.

MARIE BROWN – Volunteer Scheduling Manager
Marie has had the unique opportunity to both volunteer at Light Hill and also be a family member of a resident. She says the joy and peacefulness she feels when she walks through the doors of Light Hill is beyond compare. Along with Crystal, Marie looks forward to helping Light Hill volunteers fulfill our mission of care and compassion. Marie shares her life with her wonderful husband, children and a rescue dog.

CRYSTAL MARTIN – Volunteer Training Coordinator
Crystal is an engineer turned manager who started volunteering after a 30-year career in corporate America. After a rewarding and fulfilling two years volunteering at Light Hill, she joined the Light Hill staff. Crystal’s current role allows her to mentor and train new volunteers as they join the Light Hill family.  Crystal shares her passion and love with all the delightful people at Light Hill, her wonderful husband of thirty years and a Ridgeback.

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FERN – Light Hill Mascot

Fern enjoys greeting guests with a wagging tail, searching for crumbs under the dining room table and sleeping away the afternoon on “her” couch. Fern brings comfort to all who need it and keeps a watchful eye on things. She’s a low-allergy friend to all who enter Light Hill!

Thank you Allyson, Alynda, Carrie, Cheri, Debbie, Kate, Linda, Linda, Lynn, Mary Lynne & Vera!