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Patricia Lutzky has more than 35 years of management experience in the not-for-profit field and has been part of the Peconic Landing team for almost 26 years. 

She is a graduate of the New York Institute of Art and Design’s interior design program and has used her passion for interior design to become an leader in the community’s overall design and physical vision.

She has served the organization since its inception in 1997, starting as the marketing coordinator—and Peconic Landing’s third employee. Thanks to her tenacity and dedication, she moved up to director of member services, then vice president of member services and, in 2022, her current role of senior vice president of independent living.

Lutzky is a member of the Southold, NY, Housing Advisory Commission, which reviews and makes recommendations regarding the town’s housing fund. 

Today, Lutzky is known among the Peconic Landing team members as “The General” and is widely respected by both residents and employees across the community’s campus. 

Lutzky’s leadership areas encompass a broad range of member services, including transportation, cultural arts programming, wellness and fitness programs, member communication, family and guest concerns, customer service, social accountability and more than 30 clubs and committees. She takes a hands-on approach to ensure that all residents are offered a variety of opportunities to stay happy, healthy and engaged. 

In 2014, Lutzky was awarded LeadingAge New York’s Professional of the Year Award, which honors a senior living professional’s contributions to the well-being of older adults and efforts toward creating high-quality experiences in his or her community. Upon her winning, the Peconic Landing team put their creative skills to work to show Lutzky how proud of her they were by making a video as a testament to the dedication and joy that she has brought to Peconic Landing and the many lives she has touched in a positive way. 

The McKnight’s Women of Distinction program is jointly administered by McKnight’s Senior Living, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Home Care. PointClickCare is the Diamond sponsor of this year’s program. PharMerica is the Silver sponsor. Additional sponsors include American HealthTech, Healthcare Services Group, Omnicare, Sentrics and ShiftKey.

Visit this web page to see lists of honorees from 2023 and previous years.