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Luanne Fisher, Ph.D.
President and CEO

“What a privilege it is to work with leaders that create communities of hope by changing lives, providing world class service and lifting up our values and mission… Liberty Lutheran is about creating change, inspired by excellence and innovation”

Luanne B. Fisher is President and Chief Executive Officer for Liberty Lutheran. Collaboration is a cornerstone of Luanne’s successful business philosophy. Her visionary leadership and commitment to Liberty being a world-class organization is exemplified by operating with sound business practices, creativity and passion. Her compassion for those in need is matched only by her energy and dedication to Liberty Lutheran. Luanne’s strategic positioning is evidenced by the significant growth of the organization and the expansion of the Liberty Family of Services.

Luanne was named Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Lutheran in 2001 when Artman Lutheran Home, Paul’s Run and Lutheran Children and Family Service became Liberty Lutheran Services.

Awards received in 2012 include the Paul P. Haas Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for her service and commitment in the aging services field. In October of 2012 Luanne received the national Excellence in Leadership Award recognizing her exemplary leadership and dedication to excellence and innovation in the care and services of the aging, presented at the Leading Age Annual Conference in Denver.

Luanne has served on the LSA Board of Directors, serving on the Governance, Nominating, and 2011 President/CEO Search committees. In addition Luanne was a Dean’s Professor at the University of the Sciences and has been an Adjunct Faculty Member of Temple University. Luanne has served as Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Lutheran Agency Network, South East Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (SEPANPHA), Samaritan Counseling Services, KenCrest Centers, and Governance Committee for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Social Ministry Committee of the ELCA. She speaks nationally on many topics, including governance, culture building, management and strategic planning.

Luanne is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and holds a B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Temple University.

To contact Luanne Fisher:
Liberty Lutheran
7002 Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Joan Myers
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

“It is my privilege to be part of Liberty Lutheran, an organization dedicated to excellence, quality and innovation. With the collaboration of a dedicated team of talented staff, Liberty Lutheran continually asks core questions about who we are and what we do with a focus on the current and future needs of the populations we serve.”

Joan M. Myers is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Liberty Lutheran. Joan’s experience in direct service, administration and business planning is demonstrated in her strategic thinking and comprehensive view of the organization. Joan works with a staff team dedicated to excellence and innovation in delivering quality service to all customers.

Joan has more than 35 years of experience in long-term care for non-profit and for-profit organizations with 30 of those years in social ministry organizations of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Prior to working for Liberty Lutheran, Joan served as Executive Director of the Mary J. Drexel Home and was a board member on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (SEPANPHA) and Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania (LAMPa).

Joan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Arts and is a Pennsylvania-licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

To contact Joan Myers:
Liberty Lutheran
7002 Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

John Barnum
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

“It is a pleasure to work with Liberty staff that are aligned to achieve World Class results and advance Liberty’s objectives by striving to achieve consistent positive results in our many programs and services.”

John M. Barnum is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Liberty Lutheran. John oversees all aspects of financial operations, human resources, information systems, business development and contracts management for the multi-service organization. His leadership, management and oversight of the Liberty Lutheran Foundation Endowment Fund and role with the Investment and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors demonstrate John’s commitment to financial solvency and the health of the organization.

Before joining Liberty Lutheran, John had 19 years of experience in Healthcare and Senior Living Finance for both non-profit and for-profit organizations in addition to public accounting experience. He served as CFO for Stapeley in Germantown and CFO of Deer Meadows Retirement Community (formerly known as the Baptist Home of Philadelphia.) John’s experience includes capital development financing and strategic capital repositioning utilizing a variety of financing instruments.

John holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Widener University and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Pennsylvania.

To contact John Barnum:
Liberty Lutheran
7002 Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Ellen Corbin
Executive Director,The Village at Penn State

“I am extremely proud to represent The Village at Penn State in Liberty’s family of services. With the extensive experience of Liberty in the senior care industry, The Village at Penn State is now in a position for future growth. It is an exciting time to be part of the Liberty team.”

Ellen Corbin is the Executive Director of The Village at Penn State. She oversees the operations for Liberty’s university-based retirement community in State College, PA. Ellen joined The Village at Penn State in 2004 as the Nursing Home Administrator and Personal Care Home Administrator and was instrumental in the opening of the Health Care Center there. She was promoted to Executive Director in February of 2013.

Ellen has worked in the health care industry for 28 years, with 25 years being devoted to health care management and 15 of those years in the Senior Living industry. Ellen holds a Bachelor’s of Nursing and a Master’s of Health Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. Ellen also earned a Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Management and is a Certified Educator in Nurse Aid Training. Ellen is a Licensed Registered Nurse, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Personal Care Home Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania.

Prior to The Village at Penn State, Ellen worked as a Director of Nursing for a retirement community and served on the corporate ethics committee and corporate recruitment and retention committee. She also served on the community advisory boards for the health professions and Licensed Practical Nursing Program at the local Vocational-Technical School.

To Contact Ellen Corbin:
The Village at Penn State
260 Lions Hill Road
State College, PA 16803

William Hines
Executive Director, Paul's Run

“I consider myself fortunate to be a part of Liberty Lutheran. Our family of services is comprised of caring, compassionate, and informed team members who place our residents as their highest priority. Our reputation as an industry leader is rooted in the belief that every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of the people we serve.”

Bill Hines is the Executive Director of Paul’s Run, a continuing care retirement community located in Northeast Philadelphia.  His knowledge and insight have been attained through a career that spans more than 20 years within the senior care industry.

With a background in hospitality management and environmental services, his expertise ensures that residents enjoy rewarding and fulling experiences on a daily basis. At Paul’s Run, Bill has built a culture of excellence that provides staff with the tools they need to excel while providing the best possible service and care to residents.

Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from Syracuse University; he is also a graduate of Montgomery County Community College. He is a credentialed Personal Care Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dana O’Donnell
Executive Director, Artman

It is an honor to work with such competent and caring people.  I am proud to be part of Liberty’s family, where care and doing the right thing is always at the forefront.”

Dana O’Donnell, Executive Director of Artman, is responsible for all operations in both personal care and skilled nursing. A registered nurse with more than two decades of experience in senior services, Dana has made remarkable contributions to the success and empowerment of those she has worked with and served within several of Liberty’s family of services.

Dana came to Liberty Lutheran in 2001 as the Director of Nursing at Artman. She later joined Liberty at Home in 2008 and ultimately was promoted to lead the organization in 2009. Dana joined The Hearth at Drexel as Executive Director in 2018.

Dana received her R.N. degree from Frankford School of Nursing in Philadelphia, and is certified in wound care and dementia care. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Home Care Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration.

To contact Dana O’Donnell:
250 N. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA, 19002

Dana Guyton
Executive Director, The Hearth at Drexel

Working for Liberty Lutheran, an organization where every individual matters has been a blessing. It is my privilege to be part of a team dedicated to building relationships and supporting the population we serve with care and compassion.

Dana Guyton is Executive Director of The Hearth at Drexel and has served in that role since March of 2022. Her ongoing mission is to ensure that residents live in a home environment where they receive the resident directed care that they deserve. Her goal is to ensure her team treat each resident according to his or her individual needs.

Prior to her current position, Dana was the Personal Care Administrator at Paul’s Run Retirement Community and responsible for all aspects of service to the one hundred residents residing there. Before her Personal Care Administrator role, Dana gained health care experience in operations in long-term healthcare where she had oversight for multiple resident service functions.

Recognizing Dana’s leadership abilities, she frequently was asked to be a co-trainer for all staff throughout Liberty on Liberty Lutheran’s Core Competencies. Those competencies include communication/Listening, Customer Service, Leadership, Team Orientation, and Emotional Intelligence, to name a few.

Dana is certified as both a Personal Care Administrator and as an Assisted Living Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania.

To contact Dana Guyton:
The Hearth at Drexel
238 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Wendy Petro
Executive Director, The Manor at York Town

“It’s an honor to be part of the talented Liberty Lutheran team, and a pleasure to work for a company that has such a warm, welcoming and caring culture.  I am excited to represent The Manor at York Town in their family of services and know we will thrive as a community under Liberty’s world class leadership.”

Wendy Petro, Executive Director of The Manor at York Town, is responsible for overseeing the operations of Bucks County’s finest independent living community.  Wendy began her career at The Manor at York Town as Project Coordinator in 2000 just as construction began. Upon completion of construction in 2001, Wendy was promoted to Business Office Manager.

Owing to her leadership abilities, strong financial background, and knowledge of the community, Wendy was named Executive Director of The Manor at York Town in 2006.

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics from the University of Delaware.

To contact Wendy Petro:
The Manor at York Town
2010 York Road
Jamison, PA 18929

Rose Richardson
Executive Director, LCFS’s West Philadelphia Senior Community Center

“I am very proud that the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center stands as a phenomenal resource for seniors in West Philadelphia. Our team is exceptionally dedicated to providing programs that promote the health and well-being of our members, and I am very fortunate to work with a great group of people.”

As Executive Director, Rose Richardson is responsible for the overall operations and expansion of programs at LCFS’s West Philadelphia Senior Community Center. With more than 20 years working in senior services, Rose joined the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center in 2016 as the Program Manager, prior to eventually becoming WPSCC’s Director that same year, and Executive Director in 2018.

Rose earned her graduate degree from Lincoln University and her undergraduate degree from Cheyney University, the nation’s oldest historically black college. She is a member of the West Oak Lane Senior Citizens Advisory Council, a Deaconess at her local church, and the president of the Philadelphia Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.

To contact Rose Richardson:
West Philadelphia Senior Community Center
1016 North 41st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

David Brown
Vice President of Human Resources

“Working for Liberty Lutheran and its family of services is a blessing! Being a part of lifting up our mission, vision, and values is something that is both inspiring and rewarding. It is an honor to serve staff who make a difference in the lives of others. We strive to be an employer of choice, serving employees in the same way that we serve our residents and clients, with the best services, benefits, and environment humanly possible.”

David Brown is the Associate Vice President of Human Resources for Liberty Lutheran. He oversees a 12 person staff responsible for serving Liberty’s 1,100 employees.

David began his career with Liberty Lutheran in 1991 at Artman. He spent two years as Personal Care Administrator, and four years as Nursing Home Administrator before becoming the Director of Human Resources in 1999. In 2001, when Liberty Lutheran was formed, David assumed the responsibility of Human Resources Director for Liberty Lutheran’s corporate offices. In 2005, he moved to Paul’s Run Retirement Community to serve as their Director of Human Resources, while continuing to oversee human resources for Liberty. In 2010 he was promoted to Associate Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing the entire Human Resources operation.

David is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), serving on the Board of the local South Eastern PA Chapter.  He has served on numerous LeadingAge committees as well as being a presenter for their annual state conference.  He has also presented for LeadingAge PA’s annual financial conference and other human resources related associations. He is currently an adjunct for York College’s Nursing Home Administration training course.  He is an active leader in the Lutheran community, serving as a member of his church’s spiritual care committee.

David received his degree in business administration from Millersville University and his Nursing Home Administrator’s license and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certificate through Villanova University.

To contact David Brown:
Liberty Lutheran
7002 Butler Pike,
Ambler, PA 19002

Patty Cline
Director of Advancement

“I am amazed and inspired by the people I encounter across all of Liberty’s family of services. They enrich and strengthen Liberty with their compassion and unique gifts.”

Throughout her career, Patty has successfully increased awareness, visibility, funding, and revenue for several major non-profit organizations that bring comfort to those who cope with great physical or economic challenges. She joined Liberty in 2013 and has brought to her position more than 30 years of leadership experience in fundraising, fiscal management, board and staff development, public relations and program development.

As Director of Advancement, Patty leads a team of experts responsible for fundraising, communications and community outreach for all of Liberty Lutheran. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and certification in fundraising from the University of Pennsylvania.

To contact Patty Cline:
Liberty Lutheran
7002 Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

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