Chairman of The Board

Susan Piscator (RN, MS, NHA)
Executive Director
Susan received her BS degree from Geneva College. While holding the position as Director of Nursing at a long term care facility she received her license as an Administrator subsequently holding positions as Assistant Administrator and consequently Administrator. In 1981 she founded deBeer Piscator, Inc. a management firm for nonprofit health care organizations and in 1988 established PADONA holding the positions as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

President Area I

Terri Gabany (RN, BSN)
Director of Nursing
, Grove Manor
Terri has been a registered nurse for 30 years and in long term care for 20 years. She received her BSN from Penn State University in 1996. Previously she was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a diploma RN. Terri works at Grove Manor as the DON and in 2011 Grove Manor received the Excellence in Quality Care Award through the Department of Aging and the National Quality Bronze Award. As a Board member is the Committee Chair for the Bylaws and serves on the Scholarship and Education committees.

President Area II

Candace L. McMullen (RN, NHA, MHA, CLNC)
VP of Operations & COO
, Homewood Retirement Centers
Candace joined Homewood in April 2014 and oversees the total operations of Homewood's five senior living communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Prior to joining the Homewood team, Candace served as the Senior VP of Operations/Chief Operating Officer of Affinity Health Services, Inc. for five years where she oversaw the operations of seven senior living providers and also served a number of senior living organizations in a consulting role. Candace also worked with ParenteBeard, LLC as a member of their Senior Living Services Group and as a Project Manager with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania. She has experience in the provider setting as an RN, Staff Development Coordinator, Quality Assurance Nurse, Director of Nursing, and Nursing Home Administrator in all sectors. She is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who has worked with defense attorneys in senior living malpractice cases.

President Area III

Lois M. Pasco (MSN RN, NHA)
Administrator of Health Services
, Fort Washington Estates
Lois received her RN degree from Abington Hospital School of Nursing in 1988, her BSN and MSN/Nursing Administration from La Salle University. In 1999 Lois received her NHA license. Her experiences in long-term care include staff RN, nursing supervisor, RNAC, VP of Nursing, DON and an NHA. She has been the NHA and the Director of Health Services for a non-profit CCRC located in Newtown PA. Recently she was the Corporate Director of Medical Audits for a not for profit organization with 21 CCRC communities. Lois is currently the Administrator of Health Services for Fort Washington Estates. She is a member of ANA/PSNA and Sigma Theta Tau International. She holds her Geriatric certification with ANCC, (RN-BC) and with AANAC (RAC-CT). As a Board member Lois represents Area III and Chairs the Membership Committee.

Vice President Area I

Sophie A. Campbell (MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT)
Director of Clinical Advisory Services
, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Sophie Campbell, is a director in the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP healthcare consulting group with greater than 35 years of operational and consulting experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on long-term care, and experience in acute care and acute rehabilitation. Her expertise includes operational and clinical areas for healthcare providers, including staff development, MDS accuracy and training, documentation compliance, management training and monitoring, OBRA survey preparation and response, development of performance improvement and clinical compliance programs, preparation of responses to RAC audit requests and findings and development of QAPI programs. Sophie also has experience in admissions management, care planning and management, restorative nursing program development and management, infection control program management, short-term rehabilitation unit conversions and hospital based TCUs. Sophie is certified as a rehabilitation nurse and as a resident assessment coordinator.

Vice President Area II

Sara Good-Wiest (BSN, RN)
Director of Nursing
, Pleasant View Retirement Community
Sara joined Pleasant View Retirement Community in November 2012 as the Director of Nursing. She began her career in the long term care industry over 26 years ago as a certified nursing assistant. A cum laude' graduate from Cedar Crest College in 1997 with a BSN, Sara is currently enrolled in the NHA program at York College. Sara's first position as a Director of Nursing was in 2004. As a CWOCN, Sara went on to work at KCI for seven years presenting CEU programs related to wounds and wound care as well as supporting nursing staff in LTC with the use of the wound vac. Sara has worked for both profit and not for profit organizations. She is currently a member of the LGH/ECF task force in Lancaster County and is an active participant on the hospital readmissions subcommittee.

Vice President Area III

To Be Announced Soon


Wendy Hildenbrandt (RN, BSN, QDCS, CNDLTC)
Director of Nursing
, Lifequest Nursing Center
Wendy has been a registered nurse since obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Cedar Crest College in 1989. She has spent her career in long term care working as a CNA, Unit Manager, RN Supervisor, Staff Development Coordinator, CNA instructor, Human Resource Development Coordinator, and DON in both personal care and skilled care settings. She holds certificates as a Certified Dementia Care Partner and a Certified Nursing Director in Long Term Care. She has prior experience as a support group facilitator through the Alzheimer Association and in certifying neighbors through the Alzheimer Foundation Excellence in Dementia Care .She has been an active member of PADONA for over 10+ years. She is currently the DON at Lifequest ( a 140 bed skilled nursing facility on almost 200 acres in Bucks County).


June Bummer (RN)
Older Adult Psyche Nurse
, Sacred Heart Hospital
June graduated from Allentown Hospital School of nursing in 1978 and worked as a CNA while in school. Her positions in long term care include charge nurse, supervisor, restorative nurse, RNAC (obtained certification from ANAC), ADON, DON and Admissions nurse. She is certified as a gerontology nurse and parish nurse currently working the night shift on the Older Adult Psych unit at Sacred Heart Hospital. June is on PADONA's board, Treasurer and Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Board Representative Area I

Marie Goode (RN, BSN)
Director of Nursing
, Pinecrest Manor
Marie received an Associate of Nursing degree from Lock Haven University and a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been working in Long Term Care for 25 years. Positions held include 11-7 Supervisor, Unit Coordinator, ADON and DON since 2008.Being a hospital based nursing facility, Marie was instrumental in implementation of the current EMR and E-MAR systems and remains very active in information technology. She has been a member of PADONA since 2008.

Board Representative Area II

Deborah Kennedy (RN-BC, BSN, CNDLTC, GRN)
Health Center Support Manager
, Presbyterian Senior Living
Deborah is the Health Center Support Manager (Regional Nurse) for Presbyterian Senior Living providing clinical and regulatory compliance support for 7 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree and has been a nurse for over 30 years with experience in Acute Care /ICU, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Long Term Care. She was a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care for 16 years with certifications as CNDLTC, board certified RN in Gerontology, and a Geriatric Resource Nurse. She has been a CARF/CCAC surveyor for 4 years. She is a coordinator for NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) and was a speaker at the national conference in 2016.

Board Representative Area III

Debbie Supplee (MSN, RN-BC, CWCA)
Director of Nursing
, Pocopson Home, County of Chester
Began Nursing Career at Pocopson Home in 1986 as an LPN. In 2005, earned RN and Associates Degree from Delaware County Community College. BSN from University of Phoenix in 2012, and MSN from UOP in 2014. Positions held at Pocopson Home include Unit Charge Nurse, Staff Development Instructor, Nursing Supervisor, ADON and currently the DON. I developed the skin and wound care protocol at Pocopson Home and I continue to oversee this program. We proudly maintain our wound rate well below state and national average. Member of ANA/PSNA and Sigma Theta Tau International. Received board certification from ANCC in geriatrics (RN-BC). Wound Certification from ABWM (CWCA). Fellow of the American College of wound care specialists (FACCWS).

Web Content Creator

Susan Keogh (BS)
Human Resources Associate
, Palisades School District
Susan has a BS Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from Delaware Valley College. She then received her Master Certification in Human Resource Management from Villanova University. Susan is currently the Human Resources Associate at the Palisades School District. Since 2010, she also works part-time with PADONA as their Webmaster.

Administrative Director

Candace Jones
Administrative Director
Candace has worked at PADONA for 23 years maintaining membership records, program registrations and the distribution of continuing education contact hour certificates. She also performs bookkeeping for PADONA transactions, maintains all records and distributes minutes from committee conference calls.

State Liaison

Linda Chamberlain (RN, BSN, MS)
Division of Home Health
, PA Dept of Health
Linda has a BSN from Seton Hall University (NJ) and an MS in Organizational Science from Villanova University (PA). She has held progressive nursing and administrative positions in LTC for over 20 years (including educator, DON, special projects manager, corporate nurse and administrator). Her regulatory positions in State government have included 13 years in the Division of Nursing Care Facilities as a nursing home surveyor and field office supervisor and most recently as Director, Division of Home Health. She has also served on a variety of national, state and county task forces, committees and advisory boards in long term care. Linda has been an active member of PADONA since its start in 1987 serving as a board member, area vice-president, state liaison, education coordinator and journal editor.


Committees meet on an as needed basis via toll-free telephone conference. To join a committee or for further information please send an e-mail to:

ByLaws Chairperson: Terri Gabany

Convention Chairperson: Linda Chamberlain

Education Chairperson: Candace McMullen

Finance Chairperson: June Bummer

Journal Chairperson: Linda Chamberlain

Membership Chairperson: Lois M. Pasco

Nomination Chairperson: Debbie Supplee

Scholarship Chairperson: Wendy Hildenbrandt

Vendor Advisory Chairperson: Mitch Haines

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