Our Team

Our Team

Directors, Officers & Staff

Chair, Board of Directors / Executive Director

Candace L. McMullen (RN, NHA, MHA, CLNC)
Executive Vice President of Business Development & Consulting, Affinity Health Services

Candace currently serves as PADONA’s Executive Director where she oversees the organization’s operations.  She also serves as the Board Chair. In addition to PADONA, she is also the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Consulting for Affinity Health Services, Inc. located in Indiana, PA.  Prior to joining Affinity, she served as the Vice President of Operations for a non-profit senior living organization overseeing five communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  She previously worked as a consultant with a mid-Atlantic accounting and consulting firm as well as a project manager with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania. Candace is a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator licensed in both PA and MD.  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.

Executive Director of Programs & Services

Sophie A. Campbell (MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC)
Executive Director Educational Programming & Services, PADONA

Sophie is employed full time for PADONA and brings experience in both operations and consulting. Most recently she worked as Director, Clinical Advisory Services for Baker Tilly US, LLP a national accounting and advisory firm where she provided operations assessments, education, coaching for management and staff, MDS evaluations and mock surveys. She also has operational experience with multi -facility organizations in the role of director of quality, education and compliance and as compliance officer. While in operations she held the positions of CNA, registered staff nurse, supervisor, clinical manager, DON, staff development, admissions liaison, program manager and chief nursing officer. She is an approved provider of directed in-service education by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

President Area I

Marie Goode (RN)
Director of Nursing, Medical Solutions

Marie has been in nursing since 1993. In 1995 she began her journey in long term care. She received her Associate Degree from Lock Haven University and her Bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently enjoys sharing her long term care knowledge and experience working in facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Marie have been a member of PADONA since 2008 and has enjoyed her role on the board for the past several years.

President Area II

Deborah Kennedy (RN-BC, BSN, CNDLTC, GRN)
Corporate Records & Reimbursement Manager and Extended Care Support Manager, Presbyterian Senior Living

Deborah is the Corporate Records & Reimbursement Manager and Extended Care Support Manager (Regional Nurse) for Presbyterian Senior Living providing reimbursement oversite as well as clinical and regulatory compliance support for all levels of living for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree and has been a nurse for over 40 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 in the past. In addition to being active with PADONA she also is a member of PANAC & AAPACN.

Contact: DKennedy@psl.org

President Area III

Debbie Supplee (MSN, RN-BC)
Director of Nursing, White Horse Village

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 DON. I currently am the DON at White Horse Village. 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).

Vice President Area I

Kathleen LaVan
Director of Nursing, Oakwood Heights Village

Kathleen is currently the Director of Nursing at Oakwood Heights Village.  Since 1995, she has been working in the geriatric field serving in a variety of different roles.   She currently holds a Masters of Science in Nursing degree.

Vice President Area II

Jessica Sharer (RN, MSN, CNDLTC)
Vice President of Clinical Excellence, Presbyterian Senior Living

Jessica has over 25 years of experience in skilled nursing care and aging services in a variety of roles including ADON, DON, Clinical Support Manager. She has been employed with Presbyterian Senior Living since 2009 and is a certified nursing director of long-term care. She serves on the Saint Francis University Nursing Program Advisory Board. She received her Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing at Mount Aloysius College, and completed her Master’s degree in Nursing Education and Leadership at Saint Francis University. Jessica is responsible for leading Presbyterian Senior Living in the development of clinical programs and services which improve the health and wellness of the people served in the role of Vice President of Clinical Excellence.

Contact: jsharer@psl.org

Vice President Area III

Joanne McMinn (RN-BSN, CDP, CNDLTC)
Assistant Director of Nursing, Pocopson Home

Joanne started her nursing career at Pocopson Home in 2011 as a nursing assistant while attending LPN school. Once graduating from LPN school and passing her boards, she was promoted to a full time LPN position. She enrolled in RN school as quickly as possible. She completed RN school and was promoted to a full time RN position on the short term rehab unit at Pocopson Home. While on this unit she started working on her BSN. In 2016 she was promoted to a unit manager position. She completed her BSN in May 2016 from West Chester University. She remains currently in the unit manager position. She became dementia certified in 2017 as one of her units is a secured dementia unit. She also holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in Psychology from West Chester University.


Wendy Hildenbrandt (RN, BSN, QDCS, CNDLTC)
Director of Nursing, Morningstar Senior Living

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 Qualified Dementia Care Specialist 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 15+ years. She is currently the DON at Morningstar Senior Living in Nazareth PA.


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.

Contact: jptrjn@yahoo.com

Board Representative Area I

Angela Huffman (RN, WCC)
Clinical Program Specialist, RealTime Medical Systems

Angela brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and long-term care fields. She began her career as a Quality Assurance State Surveyor for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  Angela also served as both an Assistant Director and Director of Nursing for two skilled nursing facilities. She gained over 25 years of experience as a Clinical Services Consultant and Compliance Field Investigator serving a region of 68 long-term care facilities across 8 states. Angela’s compliance and risk management experience led her to serve as a specialized nurse paralegal conducting comprehensive medical record reviews and analysis for defense counsel. Angela served as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Affinity Health Services for the past 5 years and is currently serving Post Acute Care providers as a Clinical Program Specialist for RealTime Medical Systems.

Angela holds certifications in Healthcare Compliance, Wound Care Certification thru the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, completed Certificate of Training in Infection Prevention in the long-term care setting and most recently earned a certificate in Elder Law and Chronic Care from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Board Representative Area II

Karen Coleman (RN-BC, NHA, MSN, CNDLTC)
Executive Director, Homewood at Plum Creek

Karen received her Associates Degree from Catonsville Community College in 1987. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 from Chamberlain College of Nursing. In 2013 Ms. Coleman received her Masters of Science in Nursing with a major in Nursing Education from Walden University. Since 1992 she has been Board Certified as a Gerontological Nurse and since 2007 she has been Wound Care Certified. Karen joined Homewood in 1990 as a Registered Nurse and served this organization as Director of Nursing from 1997-2017. Ms. Coleman was responsible for the direction and coordination of all levels of nursing care on the Homewood campus. Ms. Coleman became licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in 2017 and assumed the Nursing Home Administrator/Executive Director role at Homewood at Plum Creek in January of 2018. Karen has been a member of PADONA since 1999.

Board Representative Area III

Christopher Evans (RN, CNDLTC)
Director of Nursing Services, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network at Good Shepherd Home Bethlehem

Chris received his Associates Degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2006. The majority of his nursing career has been in Post-Acute Rehabilitation, and Acute Rehabilitation Nursing. Chris has held nursing positions including staff nurse, RNAC-MDS Coordinator, RN Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing-Rehabilitation Program Coordinator, and Director of Nursing. Chris joined Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in 2018 as a Registered Nurse in their Acute Rehabilitation Hospital. In January of 2020 he accepted the role of Director of Nursing at Good Shepherd’s Bethlehem Home. He has been a member of PADONA since 2013.

Contact: chevans@gsrh.org

Administrative Director

Candace Jones
Administrative Director, PADONA

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.

Vendor Advisory Representatives

Mitch Haines - Brockie Pharmatech
Robin Nagy - Columbia Ancillary Services
Director of Nursing, St Anne Home

Rebecca has been a nurse for over 30 and a DON in long-term care for over 20 years. She obtained a BSN, MSN and CRNP from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 and a DNP from Waynesburg University in 2010. She has been adjunct faculty at Waynesburg University, Carlow University and Westmoreland County Community College. She was Manager, Clinical Quality Assurance for Focus Care 2011-2016. CRNP experience includes community health nursing. Experience includes a CMS Contracted Reviewer for various insurance plans throughout the eastern United States in 2015. Rebecca is looking forward to working with many of the members in her new role as Professional Development Nurse Educator and co-committee chair for the Education Committee.


Committees meet on an as needed basis via toll-free telephone conference. To join a committee or for further information please contact cmcmullen@padona.com.

Chair: Marie Goode

Chair: Sophie Campbell

Chair: Debbie Supplee

Chair: Mitch Haines

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President/Board Chair
Candace McMullen
(814) 617-1435

Directed in Service & Continuing Education
Sophie Campbell
(724) 601-7873

LuAnn White
(814) 599-3717

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