In the Spotlight promotes recent profiles of those who care and places importance where it belongs in a not-for-profit organization…on the quality of life of the people who live and work here.
“I think we are fortunate to have Associates at Pine Run who, not only manifest our Make Their Day! Philosophy, but who demonstrate our core values – passion for excellence, working collaboratively, and compassion – in everything they do.”
We are pleased to announce that an in-house candidate has been promoted to fill Barbara Bortner’s shoes as Move-in Coordinator. Sandy Cantone, our excellent Marketing Assistant for the past five years, and daughter-in-law to Joan Cantone of Holly Cluster, has accepted the position.
Sandy is determined to create a seamless move-in process for everyone. She recognizes the challenges of the whole experience and she takes pride in being a person who can stretch herself, communicate well with others, and get the job done. Sandy already elevates Pine Run interactions with top-notch service and mapping efficiencies. She is looking forward to looking at the processes in place and to determining what adjustments can be made to benefit all involved as she would for her own family.
Devon Jarmon, Executive Chef of the Pine Run Health Center, started his culinary journey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of fourteen as a dishwasher in a small restaurant. Chef Devon attended the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Climbing his way up the culinary ladder while working in high end restaurants and catering companies he was appointed Executive Chef at the age of 21.
Chef Devon currently resides in Upper Moreland, Pa with his wife of 5 years and their two boys ages four and one. During his free time he enjoys traveling, biking, as well as cooking for his family.
Tom Smith, Dining Services Director of the Pine Run Health Center, made his foray into the culinary scene after graduating with a degree in business management at Widner University. He has honed his skills working in many restaurants and senior living communities in the Delaware Valley. Tom hails from Southwest Philadelphia, but now lives in Aston, Pennsylvania. Tom enjoys golf, and he has two children who share his love of the Jersey shore. What does he like to cook? Anything with seafood!
We are pleased to have August “Gus” Munkenbeck, LPN, as the Director of Resident Care at The Garden. Gus has worked at Pine Run Community since 2011, including a previous supervisory rotation in The Garden. Gus has thirty years of healthcare experience primarily in long term care and he resides in nearby Horsham, PA. His passion and spirit, coupled with excellent nursing and management skills, will ensure continued quality of care for the residents and associates of The Garden.
Pine Run welcomes Ashley Overby, RN, a resident of Willow Grove and mother of two boys who are always on the go. Ashley enjoys training for and participating in endurance events and recently participated in and completed her first obstacle course race.
Ashley is joining Pine Run as our newest Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON). Ashley comes to us from St. Joseph Manor. Prior to that she held the position of Nursing Supervisor at Rockhill Mennonite Community.
Ashley joins a team of associates who are especially excited to have her. Together they will manage the Health Center’s various units to ensure our patients/residents receive the very best nursing care and services.
Ashley’s office is located on the 4th floor of the Health Center. She can be reached at 215.340.5251 or email@example.com.
Chef Marc is a skilled Culinary Arts Professional having received his education at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, His experience includes providing fine dining in various specialty clubs, restaurants and resorts for more than 20 years. We are excited to have Chef Marc demonstrate his innovative approach to providing a customized dining experience for the residents of Pine Run Lakeview.
Chef Marc lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania and enjoys golfing and traveling in his spare time. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.489.5880.
We congratulate Michelle Chamberlain, RN, as our new Director of Nursing for Pine Run Health Center. Michelle has worked in the nursing department for 2 years at Pine Run. She started as a PRN nurse and quickly was promoted to an ADON. During her time here she has assumed the role of interim DON and has been a constant force in the nursing department to move the department forward.
Michelle approaches her work in a manner of collaboration and teamwork. She prides herself on being available to residents, families and associates. Prior to her tenure at Pine Run, Michelle has 17 years of nursing experience and 11 years of experience in senior living.
Michelle resides in Hatfield with her husband and three daughters. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her children while they play soccer. Michelle can be reached at email@example.com or 215.340.5230.
Born in Doylestown Hospital, and a Pennsylvania resident most of her life, Kristin lives in Doylestown with her husband and 2 sons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and baking.
Kristin received her degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University and started her nursing career at Abington Memorial Hospital on a medical-surgical floor. After 2 years there, she switched to Abington’s adult ICU. Kristin’s family moved to Maryland for her husband to take a job and she fell into home hospice nursing, which she did—and loved for 5 years. Back in PA, Kristin took a job as a triage nurse for a very busy cardiology practice. After recovering from that experience, she accepted the job as part-time Clinical Educator at Pine Run Health Care—working alongside a high school friend. Pine Run is Kristin’s first experience in the long-term care setting. She’s enjoying the new learning opportunity and loves the warm, friendly environment at Pine Run and how they value and respect their employees; she plans to retire here…and then move in!
Daniel Neagley, HR Generalist, succeeds Heloise Lobo-Gallagher, who is now Pine Run’s dedicated Benefits Specialist at Doylestown Hospital. Dan’s experience in recruitment, benefits, and policies and procedures will complement and enhance our HR Department. Dan’s primary focus will be centered on Associate Relations and Policy and Procedures.
Dan is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a BA in Business Administration & Human Resources, and has a Masters Certification in Human Resources and ShRM-CP from Villanova University. Dan currently resides in Horsham and in his spare time jumps at the opportunity to push his physical limitations in the gym. Dan never passes up the chance to read a good Historical Non Fiction book.
We congratulate Aruni Muhandiram-Aratchi, RN as our new Assistant Director of Nursing. Aruni will join Michelle Chamberlain, RN, ADON in managing the Health Center units as a cohesive team to ensure patients and residents receive the very best care.
Aruni resides in Doylestown, enjoys going to the gym, and loves animals. Born in Sri Lanka until she was 12, she volunteered for many years with an orphanage there before coming to the United States.
We congratulate Kristen Rickabaugh as our new Nurse Manager, Special Care & Companion Services Administrator located in the Health Center.
Kristen has a strong sense of compassion and enthusiasm and is wonderful with people. Always knowing that nursing is where she wanted to be with her great sense of nurturing and compassion this has been a great fit for her. Kristen’s passion grew from her Mother and Grandfather with their inherent desire to help others and that desire just keeps growing!
Upon graduating from nursing school in 2000 Kristen found herself at Doylestown Hospital for six years. Kristen then worked here at Pine Run for ten years as a floor nurse Unit Manager and now in Special Care.
One of Kristen’s favorite things to do and one that she finds relaxing is to be at the beach with family. Sunday mornings is also family time making homemade waffles or pancakes and omelets.
Kristen’s office is in the Health Center and she can be reached at 215.340.5274 or extension 5274 for any questions you may have.