Each and every leader at Pine Run Retirement Community is dedicated to one shared goal: making Pine Run the destination for healthy senior living.

Executive Director, Maria Santangelo

Maria has been with Pine Run Retirement Community for over a decade. She leads the Pine Run leadership and management teams to maintain our mission of being a forward-thinking senior living and health care community, engaging wellness, exceptional care, and independence. She ensures our standards and values are reflected throughout every level of living and develops strategic plans so that Pine Run remains positioned for success as a department of the Doylestown Health system.

Maria is a certified, licensed Occupational Therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy; and is a dissertation away from a Doctorate in Health Care Administration. She is uniquely familiar with Villager and Resident needs, having joined Pine Run originally as the Senior Director of Villager Services; and she remains the Administrator of Record for our Home Care Agency.

Shortly after graduation from college, Maria joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Nepal. That opportunity created a thirst for international travel that has taken her to the Middle East, Asia, South America, Europe, and the Baltics. She has traveled back to Nepal several times as part of a humanitarian effort with Habit for Humanity and worked with former Peace Corps trainers to aid the country after a devastating earthquake.

In 2020, Maria established the Ama Chhori Foundation of Hope, a not-for-profit dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls. Its mission is to educate and empower them to reduce the cycle of poverty so they can not only sustain themselves and their families; but thrive.

Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Maria lives in nearby Jeffersonville with her dog, Doodle, and is a doting aunt to several nieces and nephews.

A stalwart proponent of servant leadership, it is Maria’s personal mission to ensure that seniors are treated with respect and dignity, and that Pine Run moves forward to accommodate their needs and desires so they may continue to live their very best lives.

Senior Administrator of Personal Care, Kate Gilbert

Kate began her career as the Admissions Coordinator for Pine Run Health Center in 2000. In 2003, she joined the Pine Run Lakeview family as the Director of Admissions and Social Services, where she consistently achieved budgeted census for more than 12 years. Kate attained her Personal Care Home Administrator’s license in 2011. In 2018, she joined the Senior Leadership Team, directing Pine Run Lakeview (located in Doylestown Borough on Lower State Road, just minutes from Doylestown Hospital) and The Garden at Pine Run, our Personal Care Home (located on our Ferry Road Campus).

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts from of the University of Rhode Island and visits twice a year to get her “Ocean State” fix.

At home in New Britain with husband, Skip, and daughters Riley and Brogan, Kate loves to grow zinnias and dahlias, her favorite flowers. She also enjoys knitting and spending her summer weekends in Avalon, New Jersey with extended family.

Nursing Home Administrator, Sandra Stiles

Sandy joined the Pine Run team as Nursing Home Administrator for the Pine Run Health Center in February of 2020. She is responsible for the leadership and overall operation of the Health Center, including resident care, staffing, Life Enrichment, Social Services, Admissions, and operations. Sandy also ensures that the Pine Run Health Center meets or exceeds all Federal, State, and Local regulatory requirements.

She has worked in healthcare throughout her career,  both in CCRCs as well as nursing homes in Montgomery County. With a background in finance and operations, Sandy relishes her Administrator role because of the positive impact that she has every day on the lives of the Pine Run Villagers and residents, as well as their families.

Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Albright College and an Associate in Business Administration from Ursinus College. She is an Adjunct Instructor at Penn State University for the Nursing Home Administrator course.

She lives in Montgomery County with her husband, Clint and their yellow lab, Mustang. They are a close knit family and enjoy spending time with their grown children and grandchildren. Sandy enjoys sports, being outdoors, and visiting the beach.

Senior Director of Villager Services, Ceil Krajewski

A 30+ year Pine Run Associate, Ceil is the official liaison between Villagers and Management, ensuring transparent communication between the Villager board and Pine Run. As an advocate for Villagers’ dignity, well-being, and continuity of care, she ensures that Villagers live safely in their apartments and cottages or move through the appropriate levels of care within our continuum based on their needs.

Ceil is a Certified Aging Services Professional. She has worked in — or managed — almost every department at Pine Run. This rich history with our organization makes her uniquely well qualified to ensure that Villagers receive all of the services and amenities they moved to Pine Run to enjoy.

Born in Philadelphia, Ceil was raised in Bucks County and raised her two sons here, as well. She loves yard sales, antiquing, gardening, and spending time with her young grandchildren. Ceil lives in nearby Perkasie with her pug, Napoleon, whom many of you know personally.

An abiding love for her beloved grandparents brought Ceil to senior living. Feeling that this is where she naturally belongs, it is her mission to have a positive impact on those who live and work at Pine Run.

Senior Director of Environmental Services, Chris Garges

Chris has worked in senior living for more than 20 years. He ensures the efficient operations of the Housekeeping & Laundry Department on the Ferry Road and Lakeview campuses. He is also responsible for the operations of the Security and Transportation Departments for the entire continuum.

Chris studied graphic design at Montgomery County Community College. He worked in construction for several years. While senior living was not an intentional career choice, Chris fell in love with the people, and his livelihood became his vocation. Here at Pine Run, Chris has been honored by his peers for going the extra mile and stepping in wherever he is needed. In fact, he is a certified mixologist; you’ll frequently see him bartending at Pine Run events to the delight of Villagers and their guests.

Raised in rural Skippack, Pennslyvania, Chris and his wife, Kari, live in Spring Mountain with sons Justin, Anthony, and Dominic. Three dogs round out the lively household. Daughter Taylor and her significant other live nearby with granddaughter Vayda.

A huge sports fan, one of Chris’ favorite experiences was attending an NFL Pro Football Camp coached by professional players. At the end of the week, he received the Best Defensive Player Award. Receiving this award in front of hundreds of other players and his family members was a singular honor.

Chris lives by his own creed: He doesn’t believe in choosing sides. He feels that the only side one should choose is that of doing the right thing. He is a man whose greatest riches are his life experiences, and his service to our Villagers and Residents keeps his cup full.

Senior Director of Information Technologies, Mark Malecki

Mark Malecki has been an IT professional for over 20 years. He is responsible for Pine Run Community’s technology, managing telecommunications, informational systems, and CATV for both the Ferry Road and Lakeview campuses. He also serves on our Corporate Compliance Committee, ensuring that Pine Run is compliant with HIPAA and HITECH rules.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a Bachelor of Science from Delaware Valley College (now University), and is a Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA). He is also a member of the International Avaya Users Group.

Mark was born and raised in Bucks County and lives in Point Pleasant with his wife, Diane, and their two mini dachshunds, Hunter and Penny. He’s an avid outdoorsman and CrossFit enthusiast.

Senior living was a choice Mark made early in his career; his first job was as a dishwasher at nearby Heritage Towers. He feels that working with seniors and interacting with them in their homes is not so much a job as it is a series of life experiences.

Senior Director of Dining Services, Dave Fogel

Dave has worked in Dining Services for senior living for almost 25 years. Directing Pine Run’s programming for the entire continuum includes financial management, outstanding customer service, menu and production management, safety and sanitation, staff management, and operations management. From Lakeview’s dining room and charming bistro, to the four Health Center private dining rooms and public Cottonwood Cafe, to the Community Center’s Main Dining Room and Bar & Grille, all operations must be seamless, the hospitality outstanding, and the food exceptional.

Dave has an Associate Degree in culinary arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in food service management, and an MBA in international business. He belongs to the Association of Nutrition &  Food Professionals (ANFP). While employed by Sodexo/contracted here at Pine Run several years ago, Dave was recognized as Sodexo’s Regional Manager of the Year.

Born on the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island, Dave moved with his parents to Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania after his father returned from Vietnam. Dave was raised on a 20-acre farm, and he now lives three miles from his childhood home in Bally, Pennsylvania with his 136-pound golden retriever, Tankamin. He enjoys spending time at his Lycoming County cabin reading, fishing, and watching the wildlife. An avid traveler, Dave has visited 42 states and 26 countries.

Dave is happiest at Pine Run. He feels a sense of responsibility to give back to those who have gone before him and to make a difference in their lives. It’s an important life lesson he’s passing on to his nephew, Luke: Paying it forward fills you up.

Senior Director of Healthy Living, Kevin Mallon

As an integral member of the team that designed Pine Run’s new Fitness and Aquatic Center, Kevin is responsible for creating a holistic wellness environment that helps individuals establish a physical vibrancy that allows them to thrive in all areas of their lives (physical, emotional, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, social and occupational). Emphasis is placed on supporting and inspiring all who live and work at Pine Run towards their personal optimal well-being through innovative fitness options and cultivating a growth mind-set throughout our lives.

Kevin joined the Pine Run team in March 2019 as Director of Fitness and Aquatics and has since transitioned to his new position as Senior Director of Healthy Living. Kevin’s degree is in Exercise and Sport Science from Ursinus College. He holds training certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is a certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), and a member of the Senior Exercise Professionals of PA (SEPPA). He also utilizes Alexander Technique in his work – a re-education and coordination of the body accomplished through physical and psychological principles.

With 17 years of experience in senior living, Kevin is dedicated to working with, and empowering older adults to build resiliency and pursue their passions and unique abilities. He views each person as the captain of their own ship that he can help serve as an advocate in mind, body and spirit

A resident of Doylestown, Kevin, and his wife and three children enjoy sports and the great outdoors. Kevin, a certified Rescue Diver, spends warm weather weekends at the shore scuba-diving shipwrecks off the Jersey coast for exploration, as well as spear-fishing and lobster catching.

Senior Director of Plant Operations, Harry Snyder

Harry Snyder is the Senior Director of Plant Operations at Pine Run, responsible for overseeing the capital improvements, construction, maintenance, buildings, and grounds across the Ferry Road and Lakeview campuses for Villagers, staff, and guests. Harry has over 30 years of experience in commercial/industrial and senior living property development and operations. He is past president and co-founder of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA), one of the premier trade organizations representing Senior Living communities in the Commonwealth.

Harry lives with his family in nearby Hatfield. Zeus the German Shepherd and Pickles the kitten keep them all busy! They enjoy spending time with their kids – and grandkids – when they’re not working. Harry is also an avid wood turner and makes custom pens, bottle stoppers, and rings.