Dr. Christa Patrick

Medical Director

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

Executive Director

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. 

Kelly Gehman

Therapy Program Manager

kelly_gehmanKelly Gehman, COTA/L, is the Therapy Program Manager at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center.

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.

Melinda Peiffer

Director of Human Resources

mindyMelinda Peiffer has been employed at Cedar Haven for 17 years as the Director of Human Resources. During her employment at Cedar Haven she has been involved in several in-house committees such as the Safety Committee and Advisory Committee for the Nursing Assistant Trainees.

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.

Theresa Simaska

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.

Gary Lehman

Director of Finance

gary_lThe Director of Finance of Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is Gary Lehman who has been overseeing the business operations of the Facility since 1983; having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Lebanon Valley College that same year. He has witnessed and been a part of many changes over these 32 years – not just in the Facility but also in government regulations which affect nursing home reimbursement. When not at work, he may be seen gardening at his home in South Lebanon Township. He enjoys listening to “the oldies”, especially the Beatles, and solving the most challenging Sudoku puzzles. He has been happily married for 31 years to “his better half” Kim, and has 2 lovely daughters, Breyana and Erika who live and work in the Washington D.C. area.

Mary Carsey

Business Office Manager

Mary Carsey joined the Cedar Haven Team in June 2018 as Business Office Manager.  She received her Master’s Degree in Community and Economic Leadership in 2012 from Alvernia University and her undergraduate in Business Management from Albright College in 2004.  She has worked in Corporate Finance for the past 20 years and is enjoying the change of pace working with the residents and their families. 

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.

Kelly Troutman

Director of Social Services

kelly_tKelly was born and raised in Pine Grove, PA. She attended Kutztown University post graduating Pine Grove Area High School to pursue a degree in Psychology. Kelly graduated Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Kelly has worked in the long term care field for over 10 years. Prior to coming to Cedar Haven, Kelly had worked as a Social Service Director for HCR ManorCare in Pottsville, PA for over 7 years. Kelly began her position at Cedar Haven on July 6th 2015 and is very excited to be here and very thankful for this new opportunity.

Kirstie Myers

Director of Therapeutic Recreation

Kathy Carpenter

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.

Debra Muraira

Director of Health Information

debra_mDebra Muraira has been employed at Cedar Haven for 40+ years because of the loyalty and pride that she has for the facility. She is currently the Director of Health Information. Prior to this position Debra worked in the Medical Records and Central Supply Departments.

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.

Derek Hartranft

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Derek Hartranft joined Cedar Haven in January 2019. Derek has over 15 years of experience working in the nursing home field. Derek’s began his career in skilled nursing as a dietary assistant, then went on to being a maintenance assistant and was promoted to maintenance director, the title he has held for the past 7 years. Derek is a hands-on leader who you will see throughout Cedar Haven, assisting his department. In Derek’s spare time, you can find him training/coaching at the gym, as he is also a certified powerlifting coach. Derek enjoys spending time with his family, dogs and enjoys being outdoors or riding his motorcycle.

Theresa Adigwu, NP

Clinic Providers, Mental Health

Dr. Stoltz

Clinic Physicians, Optometry

Provides care at our in-house clinics

Eugene Smolens, DPM

Clinic Physicians, Podiatry

Dr. Smolens received his degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency at Oxford Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and has practiced Private Podiatric Medicine with a Podo-Geriatric specialty since 1978. Dr. Smolens is licensed to practice Podiatric Medicine in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Jacob Form, DPM

Clinic Physicians, Podiatry

Dr. Jacob Form received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He received his post-doctoral training at the Tri-county Hospital in Springfield, PA. Dr. Form has help hospital staff membership at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, the Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital, and Horsham Clinic. Dr. Form joined Lifecare Podiatry in 2006.

Jahangir Habib, DPM

Clinic Physicians, Podiatry

Dr. Jahangir Habib received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He is board certified by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and is an Associate of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA). Dr Habib is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA) and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM).