Our Team

Directors, Officers & Staff

Staff Members

Chair, Board of Directors / CEO / President

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

Candace currently serves as the CEO/ President and Board Chair of PADONA overseeing the organization’s operations.  In addition to PADONA, she is the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Consulting for Affinity Health Services, Inc. located in Indiana, PA.  Prior to joining Affinity, she spent thirteen years as the Chief Operating Officer of multi-site organizations overseeing communities in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Her experience includes serving as an operations consultant with a mid-Atlantic accounting and consulting firm as well as a project manager with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania.  She has experience as both a provider and consultant working in all business sectors.

Candace is a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator licensed in both PA and MD. She is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, working with defense attorneys in senior living malpractice cases. She earned both her Bachelor of Science, Degree in Nursing and her Master of Health Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

Executive Director

Sophie A. Campbell (MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC)

In July 2022, Sophie joined PADONA full-time coordinating the organization’s professional development and educational programming and services. In this role, she plans and coordinates educational programming and resources for our membership, including directed inservice training and DON orientation, training, and mentoring for brand new and seasoned nurse leaders. She works closely with our stakeholders on industry initiatives affecting our membership. Most recently she worked as a Director of Clinical Advisory Services for Baker Tilly US, LLP a national accounting and advisory firm, where she assisted providers with clinical operations, education, management coaching, MDS evaluations, and mock surveys. Her provider experience includes serving a multi-site organization in the role of director of quality, education, and compliance / compliance officer as well as working in the roles of a CNA, registered staff nurse, supervisor, clinical manager, DON, staff development, admissions liaison, program manager and chief nursing officer.

Sophie earned her bachelor of science – nursing and master of science in nursing administration degrees from The University of Pittsburgh.

Administrative Assistant

LuAnn White

LuAnn joined the PADONA staff in December 2023, providing administrative support to our executive team, Board of Directors, membership, and business partners. LuAnn is typically the first point of contact for our members and business partners as they learn to navigate the various benefits of membership. She processes and records all membership, conference, certification and educational programming applications and payments. LuAnn is the conduit to help you find the resources you need.

LuAnn joined PADONA after retiring from the Naval Support Weapons System with 35+ years’ experience, holding positions in financial analyst, management, data systems, and inventory management. During her time with the federal government, she was a subject matter expert on the various services and programs under her purview.


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

Chair: Marie Goode

Chair: Sophie Campbell

Chair: Debbie Supplee

Chair: Mitch Haines

Have a Question?

Call or email us with any questions you might have.

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

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

LuAnn White
(814) 599-3717

Board Members

President Area I

Marie Goode (RN)
Director of Nursing, Medical Solutions

Marie’s nursing career began in 1993 with her foray into long-term care in 1995. She currently enjoys sharing her long-term care knowledge and experience working in facilities throughout Pennsylvania. She received her associate degree from Lock Haven University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Marie has been a member of PADONA since 2008 and has joined the Board of Directors in 2017.

Vice President Area I

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

Angela was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2022, bringing with her 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 previously served as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Affinity Health Services before moving into her current role assisting post – acute care providers as a Clinical Program Specialist for Real Time Medical Systems. Angela is a speaker and author holding certifications in healthcare compliance and wound care (National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy). She has also earned a Certificate of Training in Infection Prevention in the long-term care setting as well as a Certificate in Elder Law and Chronic Care from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Angela has been a member of PADONA since 1993.

Board Representative Area 1

Tracy Rapp (RN)
Director of Clinical Operations, Guardian Healthcare
Tracy joined the PADONA Board of Directors in February 2024, bringing both clinical and operational expertise in the post-acute industry. Her experience includes serving as an RNAC/Assessment Coordinator, Infection Preventionist, Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Director of Nursing. She is currently an accomplished clinical operations leader providing support for multi-site operators as the Director of Clinical Operations with Guardian Healthcare. Tracy began her nursing career in 1993 as an LPN, graduating from Clarion County Career Center and then earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Clarion University in 2004.

Vice President Area II

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

Karen received her associate degree from Catonsville Community College in 1987 and later received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 from Chamberlain College of Nursing. In 2013, Ms. Coleman was awarded her Master 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 earned her Wound Care Certification in 2007. Karen has spent her career at Homewood at Plum Creek where she began in 1990 as a Registered Nurse. She served as the Director of Nursing from 1997-2017, where she coordinated and directed all levels of nursing care within the retirement community campus. In 2017, she became a licensed Nursing Home Administrator assuming the role of Nursing Home Administrator/Executive Director in January of 2018. Karen has been a member of PADONA since 1999 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2019.


President Area II

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

Deborah has been a nurse for over 40 years with experience in acute care/ICU, inpatient rehabilitation, and post-acute care. She is currently the Corporate Records & Reimbursement Manager and Extended Care Support Manager (Regional Nurse) for Presbyterian Senior Living. In her role, she provides oversight of reimbursement systems and clinical / regulatory compliance support for all levels of retirement living. Prior to her current role, she served as a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care for 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior University and is certified as a CNDLTC, Gerontology Nurse, Geriatric Resource Nurse, and RAC-CT. Additionally, she has prior experience as a CARF/CCAC surveyor. In addition to being a 30-year plus active member of PADONA, she holds memberships with PANAC & AAPACN. Deb assumed her position on the Board of Directors in 2019.


Board Representative Area II

Zackary Stringer (RN, CNDLTC)
Assistant Director of Nursing, Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg
Zackary received his diploma in nursing from Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 2013. He has worked in the post-acute industry throughout his nursing career and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Nursing Services for Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. In addition to his current role, he has experience as an RN Supervisor and Transitional Care Manager. In 2023, he was awarded a Leadership Development Scholarship and successfully earned his Certification as a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care. Zackary’s board tenure began in February 2024.

President Area III

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

Debbie began her nursing career at Pocopson Home in 1986 as an LPN. During her time there, she held positions of Charge Nurse, Staff Development Instructor, Nursing Supervisor, ADON, and DON. She currently serves as the DON at White Horse Village, where she is proud of their wound program which maintains acquired rates well below state and national average. Debbie is also a member of ANA/PSNA and Sigma Theta Tau International and received board certification from ANCC in geriatrics (RN-BC). In 2005, she earned her associate degree from Delaware County Community College, a BSN degree from University of Phoenix in 2012, and MSN from UOP in 2014. She has been a member of PADONA since 2007 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2015.

Vice President Area III

Christopher Evans (RN, CNDLTC)
Director of Nursing Services, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network at Good Shepherd Home Bethlehem
Chris was re-appointed to the Board of Directors in 2022 having previously served 2016-2018. Much of his nursing practice has been dedicated to post-acute rehabilitation and acute rehabilitation. 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 and in January of 2020 was promoted to the role of Director of Nursing at Good Shepherd’s Bethlehem Home. Chris received his associate degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2006 and his BSN in 2023 from Chamberlain University. He has been a member of PADONA since 2013.


Board Representative Area III

Kimberly Ratliff (RN, CNDLTC)
Director of Nursing, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line

Kim joined our Board of Directors in December 2023 and brings over 35 years of nursing experience to the organization. Since 1996, she has served as a Director of Nursing in the post-acute industry. She is currently the Director of Nursing with Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line, where she has been actively involved in the Revising the Teaching Nursing Home project. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Messiah College and is a Certified Nursing Director in Long Term Care. Kim is a 30-year member of PADONA.


Jessica Sharer (RN, MSN, CNDLTC)
Vice President of Clinical Excellence & Reimbursement, 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, and 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 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 and clinical reimbursement which improve the health and wellness of the people served in the role of Vice President of Clinical Excellence. Jessica has been a member of PADONA since 2010 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2019.


Member At Large

Debra Wright (RN, RAC-CT)
Quality Improvement Specialist, Quality Insights
In February 2024, Debra was invited to return to the Board of Directors as a member at large, having previously represented the Area II membership. She earned her diploma as a Registered Nurse in 1994 from Geisinger Medical Center and later earned her BSN Degree through Lackawanna College in 2020. She holds certifications in Geriatric Case Management and Resident Assessment Coordinator. In addition to her current role with Quality Insights, Debra also provides supportive services with RKL and Liberty Healthcare Management. She has also served as a Board Member with PANAC since 2021.


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 is currently the DON at Morningstar Senior Living in Nazareth PA. She holds certifications 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 since 1997 and was appointed as Board Secretary in 2015.

Vendor Advisory Representative

Mitch Haines - Brockie Pharmatech
Customer Service Administrator

Mitch has worked in the medical sales industry for over 35 years specializing in respiratory ventilators, medical supplies, surgical needs, and now pharmacy services where he has spent the last 20 years representing Brockie Pharmatech. In his Customer Service Administrator role, he is highly involved with sales and marketing of Brockie’s premier pharmacy services, onboarding new clients, and providing ongoing client support including purchasing and maintenance of the medication carts used across Brockie’s partner facilities. Mitch has been a member of PADONA since 2006 and began his service on the Board of Directors in 2013.

Vendor Advisory Representative

Robin Nagy - Columbia Ancillary Services
Director Business Development / Customer Service

Robin joined PADONA in 1996 and began her appointment to the Board of Directors in 2017. Her experience spans over 35 years within the post-acute industry. She began her career as a Mobile X-Ray Technologist with Keystone Mobile X-Ray later becoming MXI. In 2011, Robin joined the Columbia Ancillary Services Inc. team transitioning into her current role as director of business development / customer service and expanding her experience into oxygen and durable medical equipment.


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

Chair: Marie Goode

Chair: Sophie Campbell

Chair: Debbie Supplee

Chair: Mitch Haines

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