Serving the needs of older adults has been a constant theme in my life since my high school days, when I began volunteering in a skilled nursing facility. I am a licensed social worker and certified personal care home administrator, with extensive leadership experience in the health care/social service sectors. Whether as a Senior Vice President of a health system, or in a more operational leadership role in a community for seniors, my goal remains to empower older adults to live the senior phase of their lives with purpose, dignity and fulfillment. I seek to integrate the professional experience I have had, both in direct service or in leadership positions in order to develop programs and services to enable older adults to find meaning and purpose in their lives.
I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and a Master’s degree in Psychology from The Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. My interests include music: piano, guitar and singing, participating in a folk ensemble; caring for my two dogs; reading; walking and swimming; home designing; and, learning languages (I speak German and Italian, and have begun to learn Spanish). I enjoy spending time with my husband, as well as other friends and family members.
Oaks of Bensalem is a unique community, staffed by people who are authentic, compassionate and deeply committed to serving each person encountered. I am very happy to serve in leadership at Allegria at Oaks, as together we create new possibilities by transforming the experience of senior living!