Park East Center
3800 Park East Drive
Beachwood , OH 44122-4316

216 831-4303

Our Leadership Team

Richard A. Washington
Center Assistant Executive Director

Richard joined Park East Center in January 2017 with over five years of experience in a CCRC healthcare setting. Richard graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining Genesis, Richard held positions in electrical construction as an Electrician and Operations Manager for 17 years. Richard has licenses and certifications as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, an American College of Health Care Administrators Member, a CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification, CPR/AED/First Aid Training, an IBEW Local #129 Electrician certification, Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training and an Ohio Notary. His daily focus includes utilizing his leadership and organizational skills to effectively manage and to provide the best quality of care to all persons served.

Sherman Cottom, LPN
Nurse Practice Educator

Sherman is the Nurse Practice Educator at Park East. He brings a total of 17 years of experience in healthcare to the team, including 11 years as a licensed nurse. His past experiences include med/surg, telemetry, LTAC, and travel nursing with LTC being recent to him in the past few years. Currently, Sherman is working towards his RN with plans to further his education as soon as he completes this achievement. In his spare time, Sherman enjoys traveling, watching the sunset on the lake, and he is an avid reader.

Jessica Gruen
Admissions Director

Jessica holds degrees from Miami University in Speech-Language Pathology and Latin American Studies/Spanish. She joined Park East Center in 2015 after a 3.5 year assignment with the Peace Corps. Jessica has a well-rounded background, highlighted with excellence in teamwork and customer service skills.

Briana Borden
Activity Director

Briana is the Activity Director at Park East. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s of science in Recreational Therapy. Briana has clinical experience with Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Metro Hospitals, and other well-known medical facilities.