Marguerite Zitello, Owner

Marguerite Zitello is the owner and president, and oversees Our House. She has served the residents since 1978 and took over a president in 1999. She is a graduate of Bay Village High School and attended Cleveland State. A licensed cosmetologist, realtor and skydiver, Marguerite understands how to make things look their best, stage them for comfort and reach for the sky. She has served as a school board trustee and serves as president of the Senior Support Network.

Nadine Dutko, Welcome Director

Nadine has been with Our House for 11 years as Welcome and Activities Director. Nadine’s compassion is evident in her relationship with the residents and she takes pride in assisting every individual maintain their independence and active social schedule.

Jody West, VP Operations

Jody oversees the operations of Our House. Jody has been with the company for 17 years.

Mike Cotone, Finance Manager

Mike grew up in Columbia Station and is a graduate of Columbia High. He holds a business degree in accounting from Cuyahoga Community College. He also knows his way around the kitchen, enjoying 17 plus years of serving, which serves us him well in helping and supporting Our House residents.

Debbie Cosgrove, Human Resources Director

Debbie Cosgrove serves as the human resources director. A graduate of North Olmsted High School, Debbie earned her associate’s degree in accounting at St. Louis Community College. She has more than 20 years professional expertise in the financial industry, and also volunteers with the Fairview American Legion.


Buddy is the official Ambassador of Smiles.  Buddy’s four legs walk around Our House to oversee the entire operation while occasionally attending meetings and other functions.  Buddy, when outside, also sees folks to a safe exit down the rustic driveway on the property