Harbor House is pleased to welcome Lawrence Jones as our new Executive Director. He is thrilled to be joining a successful team in providing support for family members of patients being treated in Rochester hospitals. Lawrence was drawn to this position due to his personal experiences as his daughter Frieda’s caregiver and advocate when she had heart replacement surgery in late 2017. His introduction to healthcare hospitality houses began when he was a guest at Family House in Pittsburgh and continued when he stayed at additional houses in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and New York City. Thankfully, between good medical care and her resilient spirit, Frieda has recovered well and is back in college, completing her bachelor’s degree.
A Rochester resident for over 25 years, Lawrence previously worked in the not-for-profit sector with the Landmark Society of Western New York, promoting the preservation of historic homes and neighborhoods. In the for-profit sector, he worked developing affordable housing for families and seniors, including the award-winning Fairport Apartments rehabilitation.
Lawrence lives with his wife Vera and son Franklin in the Highland Park neighborhood of Rochester. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, kayaking and local history.
We at Harbor House are looking forward to partnering with Lawrence as the house grows and moves into the future. His drive and excitement can only mean good things for the Harbor House