Whisper Woods at Smithtown Announces Executive Director, Desiree Krajnyak-Baker

SMITHTOWN, NY–Desiree Krajnyak-Baker has been named executive director at Whisper Woods at Smithtown, a Benchmark Senior Living Community. Krajnyak-Baker will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the community, providing leadership to associates and ensuring residents receive top quality care.

The new community is set to open summer 2018 in Smithtown, NY, and is designed to meet the growing demand for assisted living and memory care services on Long Island.

Krajnyak-Baker brings more than 18 years experience in the senior living industry. She worked for Sunrise Senior Living as an executive director, regional director of operations and vp; Benchmark Senior Living as a vp, regional director of operations; and Brookdale Senior Living as a regional director of operations. Her love for seniors started in the fourth grade when her class adopted a woman who lived in a local senior living community. She became like a grandmother to her, and the experience led to a fulfilling career centered on the importance of being truly present for her residents and their families.

She is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam with a bachelor’s degree in economics and math. A New York native and Long Island resident for over 12 years, Krajnyak-Baker looks forward to serving her hometown and putting people and purpose at the center of everything she does.