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Robert Haggard, MD

Facility Medical Director

haggard_231x231Dr. Haggard received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He performed his internship and residency at the David Grant USAF Medical Center at the Travis AFB in CA. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Haggard has been practicing with the Fredericksburg Community Health Center since 1993.

Shelby Margut, MD

margutDr. Margut received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She performed her internship and residency at the Lancaster General Hospital Family Practice Residency Program. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Margut has been practicing with the Fredericksburg Community Health Center since 2007.

Myron Miller, MD

miller_164x109Dr. Miller received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of medicine in Champain-Urbana, IL.  He performed his internship and residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Methodist Medical Center.  He is board certified by the American Board of Family medicine.  Dr. Miller has been practicing with the Fredericksburg Community Health Center since 1990.

Carol Sears, MD

sears_jonestown_156x156Dr. Sears received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in PA.  She performed her internship and residency at the McKeesport Hospital.  She is board cerified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Dr. Sears has been practicing with the Fredericksburg Community Health Center since 1995.

Pamela Weaner, MD

weanerpam_237x178Dr. Weaner received her medical degree from the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY.  She performed her internship and residency at the Family Practice Residency, Harrisburg Hospital, PA.  She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Dr. Weaner has been practicing with the Fredericksburg Community Health Center since 1997.

Kathleen Jesiolowski, FNP

weanerpam_237x178Kathy received her RN/nursing diploma from St Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia. She then earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She has lived more than half her life in Lebanon working in a variety of nursing positions from staff nurse to nursing instructor then nurse practitioner in local nursing homes and hospital. After raising four children, she graduated from DeSales University in Allentown with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a background of thirteen years caring for adults as a primary care provider in a local internal medicine practice prior to her employment as the Wednesday Provider for Cedar Haven. Her special interests include health promotion and improving the quality of life in the aging population.

Steven J. Zablocki

Executive Director

Steven J. Zablocki has joined the Cedar Haven team in September of 2017 bringing with him over 20 years of Long Term Care experience, 14 of those as a licensed Administrator. He comes with a degree from the University of Scranton in Health Administration with a minor in business and a minor in Gerontology. Steven’s career in Health Care started in the 1990’s as a volunteer in nursing homes around his childhood neighborhood in Queens New York, eventually getting his first paid job working in Recreation.

Steven is a hands-on leader who you will see throughout Cedar Haven, assisting wherever and whenever he can.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys spending time with his family and pets. He also loves the technology side of life, from new gadgets to solar panels. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and dining out.

Marcia Krause

Administrative Services Director

Marcia Krause has 37 years progressive experience in various phases of Cedar Haven administration. During this time Marcia was excited to be a part of the opening of unit 4-F, the construction of the Living Legacy Garden and the development of the REC Trail that is enjoyed by many residents and their families.

Marcia attended Penn State University and has been a licensed Nursing Administrator since 1992. She served as the Co-Chairman of the Cedar Haven Fall Frolic for over 25 years and takes pride in seeing the many projects that were completed with Fall Frolic proceeds.

Marcia is the Team Captain for Katie’s Klique Relay For Life Team and a member of Broken and Beautiful Together M.S. Walk Team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, kayaking and watching Penn State football.

A lifelong resident of Lebanon County, Marcia resides in South Lebanon Township with her husband and boxer dog, Bella. Her son Tyler, a recent graduate of Penn State is currently a 2nd Lieutenant in the PA Army National Guard.

Angie Reigle, RN

Director of Nursing

Angie began her career in nursing 30 years ago going through the CNA certification program at Cedar Haven, eventually receiving her LPN license and working both here and at other facilities in the area. Angie then pursued her RN degree and before working as a hospice case manager as well as in long term care. Angie returned to Cedar Haven in 2016 as a Casual Supervisor before coming aboard full-time as a Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator in 2017. Angie lives locally with her husband. She has 3 grown children, Laura, Ben, and Madison, and 2 grandkids, Audra and Jacob. Angie enjoys spending her free time with her family, antiquing, and traveling to Sanibel island any chance I get.            

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.

Matthew Sherman, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

As our Assistant Director of Nursing, Matthew brings years of healthcare experience to Cedar Haven. He graduated from Boyertown High School and became a CNA in 1996. He worked for Manatawyn Manor before graduating from Reading Hospital School of Nursing. Matthew worked at Reading Hospital on several specialties including the cardiac interventional recovery unit, PCU unit, and CHF unit. He also worked in home health and as a Supervisor at several other long-term care facilities before joining our team at Cedar Haven. Matthew lives in the local area with his wife and five children.

Deborah Schaeffer, RN

Director of Staff Education

Deborah Schaeffer joined the Cedar Haven Team as an RN working as a Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator in 2018.

She has worked as LPN prior to obtaining her RN Associate Degree in 2009. Her most recent experience was in Long Term Care Short stay unit as RN. She earned a Registered Nurse assessment certification in 2015 and was awarded Excellence in Nursing Education in 2017. 

Deborah has  15 plus years experience  in Acute Care experience and received a Nursing Service Excellence award in 2010. Deborah is a member of AANAC and PANAC associations, which alert her to recent regulations and guideline changes in Long Term Care.

Deborah is excited to become Cedar Haven’s Director of Education and to bring her clinical and mentorship skills into the role.

Deborah enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include reading and antique shopping. 

James Lynch, RN, CIC

Director of Infection Control

Jim Lynch, RN, CIC is the Infection Control and Employee Health Nurse at Cedar Haven Healthcare.

Jim was an RN Supervisor at Cedar Haven for 5 months prior to his present position in Infection Control. He was a Medical Laboratory Specialist in the US Army and worked for the Health and Human Services Department and Hershey Foods as a lab technician as well. Jim was an LPN in long-term care for more than 20 years and received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in 2004, graduating with honors. He received Certification in Infection Control from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology in 2015.

Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth and is an avid cook. He also plays guitar and enjoys all types of music.

Linda Bittman

Director of Admissions

Linda joined our team in December, 2019. She graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science. She spent 25 years working for Maidenform as Director of Product Development and Compliance. She then obtained her license to become a Nursing Home Administrator in 2011, a Certified Assisted Living Administrator in 2016 and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Linda and her husband moved to Cornwall, PA from northern NJ in late 2018. Together they have four boys and one grandson. They attend LCBC Church and enjoy traveling, having thus far toured 17 countries.

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.

Mary Jane Kalbach

Billing Specialist

maryjaneMary Jane Kalbach graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Early in her working career she worked at Cedar Haven as a nurse’s aide.  Building her career in the business world, she gained knowledge in her field as a customer service manager in a retail setting for eleven years. Also, she was a Payroll Manager working for a local quarry processing payroll for their three quarry locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.   She enjoys hiking, knitting, reading, and spending time with family especially with her seven grand nieces and nephews.   She was quoted as saying, she felt like she returned home when she came back to work at the “Haven” in her current position in November 2002.

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.

Marie Anderson

Director of Therapeutic Recreation

marie_aMarie Anderson is the Director of Therapeutic Recreation at Cedar Haven Health Care Center. She is a 2001 graduate Of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science. She is a certified validation group practitioner and currently pursuing activities director certification. She has been employed with Cedar Haven since 2009 and is focused on the quality of life of life for our residents.

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.

Stephanie Robinson

Environmental Services Director

Stephanie has been with Healthcare Services Group for 9 years. She started out as a housekeeper/laundry worker and was promoted to Environmental Services Director in April 2015. She have been in and out of many facilities over the past few years helping to manage the EVS departments. She is very knowledgeable in all things environmental– she enjoys her job and does it well. Stephanie has lived in Berks County her entire life and is a Wilson High School graduate. She has 2 children and 2 step sons. Stephanie enjoys going to her kids basketball games and track meets, shopping, spending time with her family and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles during football season.

Camelia Popa, MD

Clinic Physicians, Mental Health

cameliaPosition: Psychiatrist for Senior Adult Services at Mt. Gretna

Education: M.D. – University of Craiova, Romania

Employed at Philhaven: 2010

Clinical Specialties: Board Certified in General Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry

Provides care at our in-house clinics

Dr. Alley

Clinic Physicians, Optometry

Provides care at our in-house clinics

Dr. Kyran Mitchell – Vohre Wound Team

Clinic Physicians, Wounds

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).