Veterans at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette will soon have another Marine amongst their ranks as Ryan Engle takes over as the home’s administrator this month.
Engle has served as the Michigan Veteran Health System vice president of business services since January 2016, working on business processes, policies and budgeting for Jacobetti and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Prior to working for MVHS, Engle lead operations and project management for General Mills’ Yoplait brand.
"I am very pleased Ryan Engle is the new administrator at Jacobetti,” said Brad Slagle, MVHS Interim CEO and former Jacobetti administrator. “He brings a passion for service to his country and to veterans. He is an outstanding leader and will be an asset to the home and to the community."
Engle served as an infantry officer and deployed to Afghanistan as a rifle platoon commander and machinegun platoon commander. His military awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat V.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Engle has completed graduate coursework at Grand Valley State University and expects to receive a certificate in long-term care from Ferris State University in June.
“I am humbled and beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with the amazing Jacobetti team to continue the mission they have been fulfilling for decades: serving America’s heroes,” Engle said. “My family and I are also excited to become a part of the Marquette community.”
The Jacobetti Home for Veterans is home to nearly 200 former service members and dependents. It provides a wide range of nursing and long-term care including skilled nursing, a memory care unit for those suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementia and a domiciliary unit. The Home has a staff of 210 and an annual operating budget of $21 million.