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Dr. Christa Patrick
Dr. Christa Patrick, Cedar Haven’s Clinical Medical Director, provides high-quality direct care for our residents. Dr. Patrick and her team make rounds at Cedar Haven and are available on-call when they are not in the building.
George C. Stauffer, MBA, NHA
George is a licensed and professional Executive Director and Administrator and has practiced and been licensed in 5 states. His extensive experience includes Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers, Retirement Communities, Assisted Living, Personal Care, Sub-Acute Care in Acute Care Hospitals, and Rehabilitation Hospitals.
He has worked with large multi-state and national healthcare organizations as well as single facility for profit and not for profit centers. George is committed to working with others in providing a safe and comfortable environment to both the Residents and staff. George enjoys his family and vacationing with them at the beach.
Salena Karkanica, RN
Director of Nursing
Kathrine Thompson, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
Kimberly Santiago, RN
Director of Nursing Development
Kimberly is currently serving as the Director of Nursing Development at Cedar Haven. She is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College, where she received an Associate of Science in Nursing. Employed with Cedar Haven since 2004 and over the course of 12 years, Kimberly expanded her knowledge and experience at Cedar Haven and within the nursing field by working in various departments such as dietary, therapy, therapeutic recreation. Kimberly’s nursing career began as an RN Charge Nurse and Administrative Nursing Supervisor. Her continued involvement and dedication to the lives of the residents at Cedar Haven is evident in her performance and character.
Kimberly is a Brooklyn native who is fluent in her native Spanish language. She is married to Mr. Joey Santiago, and they have two sons, Kaiden and Kruz. She is an active member in her church and enjoys spending her time with friends, family, cruising throughout the Caribbean, and taking part in DIY projects.
Crystal Arment, LPN
Director of Care Management
Crystal has been with Cedar Haven since August 2018 and has been an LPN since 2008. Having worked in Admissions for many years, Crystal brings a wealth of knowledge to this department. She lives in Manheim with her husband Brian. Together they have two children and love playing with their dog Bob. She enjoys traveling, spending time at the bay, outings with her family and hanging out with friends.
Therapy Program Manager
She has been a Licensed, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since 2002 with a degree from Penn State University. Kelly has continued to grow and expand her knowledge with continuing education in areas such as Fall Prevention strategies, Fall Related Brain Injury in older adults, Dementia Staging, Continence Management, Independence and Mobility as it relates to ADLS, CMI and Medicare Changes, and Documentation in Long Term Care
Prior to joining the team at Cedar Haven in 2005 Kelly’s experience included long term care and post-acute rehab at Reading Hospital. Since joining the Cedar Haven Therapy team, she has moved from Staff Therapist, to Assistant Manager, to Program Manager. Kelly has now been the Program Manager for almost 9 years, managing a large and diverse staff, organizing all therapy services, ensuring open lines of communication between therapists/family/staff/physicians, providing therapy education in-services within the facility to residents, families and staff, and serving in the community with admissions as a liaison for Cedar Haven at Health Fairs, Sr. Centers and community events. Kelly also provides supervision of students from Penn State and Central Penn College Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs, and has assisted in data collection for Elizabethtown College Occupational Therapy program research projects.
Kelly is married to her husband Brian. Together they have 2 sons, Hank and Grant. She volunteers as a coach for their sons’ little league baseball teams. She also enjoys bike riding, fishing, sports, shopping, singing and crafts.
Director of Human Resources
Melinda graduated from Mansfield University and was a member of the field hockey team. In her spare time she enjoys staying active and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Theresa Simaska joined the Cedar Haven team in April of 2005. Theresa completed the Nurse Aide Trainee program and additionally worked as scheduling coordinator before becoming Director of Talent Acquisition.
Theresa is a 2005 graduate of Abeka Christian Academy. She has a daughter, Starlette and they both reside in the Lebanon area. They enjoy the beach, vacationing, dining out, shopping, spending time outdoors and several after-school activities. Theresa enjoys volunteering and has a strong passion for helping others. She is a member of Hershey Free Church.
Director of Finance
Business Office Manager
Mary lives in Schuylkill Haven with her two children. In her free time she is the Music Director at her church where she directs 3 choirs. She enjoys being a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, camping – basically anything to do with her family.
Director of Social Services
Director of Therapeutic Recreation
Director of Central Supply
Kathy Carpenter has worked at Cedar Haven for the past 20 years. Her employment began in the Therapeutic Recreation department, where she worked for 3 years before transferring to the Maintenance Department. After 11 years in Maintenance, Kathy moved to Central Supply, where she has made significant contributions to the success of Cedar Haven.
Kathy has been married for 42 years. She has 3 sons and 6 grandchildren, as well as 2 dogs. Her spare time is spent enjoying the outdoors with her grandchildren. Her family particularly enjoys fishing, kayaking, hiking, and vacationing in the mountains.
Director of Health Information
She has two sons, Colton who will be entering his last year of law school in August 2015 and Slade who is a Crew Chief with the USAF stationed in South Carolina. Debra also has a grandson, Shawn.
Debra has lived in Lebanon County all of her life and is a member of the Avon United Methodist Church where she has various responsibilities. She enjoys being active and is an avid cyclist.
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Theresa Adigwu, NP
Clinic Providers, Mental Health
Clinic Physicians, Optometry
Provides care at our in-house clinics
Eugene Smolens, DPM
Clinic Physicians, Podiatry
Jacob Form, DPM
Clinic Physicians, Podiatry
Jahangir Habib, DPM
Clinic Physicians, Podiatry