Erin Kershaw, RN, BSN, MSA, CMC
Our co-founder and owner, Erin Kershaw, RN, BSN, MSA, CMC knows the challenges of caring for aging loved ones. In fact, some clients refer to Erin as a “rented daughter with expertise.” This is because she spent years helping her parents as they navigated medical appointments and living arrangements for her grandmother who lived out of state. She helped with remote coordination of care by local providers to ultimately address end-of-life care needs.
Erin earned her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania and had a career in nursing. Following these experiences assisting with her grandmother’s care needs, she was motivated to pursue her Masters in Long Term Care Administration as well as a specialized Certification in Gerontology from West Chester University.
An advocate for geriatric care and long term care, Erin serves on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter board of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and was the Unit Leader for the Philadelphia Unit of ALCA for several years. Erin also holds the designation of Care Manager Certified (CMC) by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) and belongs to the Chester County Faith Community Health Ministry Network.
Lisa M. Kane, MSW, LCSW
Lisa is an expert in care management across of spectrum of care platforms, from acute care to home care. Lisa has extensive experience and skills in crisis intervention and counseling techniques, and she applies her skills from the education arena to community and clinical settings.
Prior to joining our team, Lisa served as a social worker at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital and also as the Stroke Program Manager at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center. She was responsible for psycho-social evaluation, coordinating therapeutic services, discharge planning, and insurance coverage. She particularly enjoys providing support to her patients and their families during and after hospitalization.
Lisa has been a Geriatric Care Manager for the past two years and enjoys working closely with her clients, helping ensure successful transitions to the next level of care. She primarily facilitates services so clients can remain at home as well as providing comprehensive placement services when their safety and well-being necessitates assisted or skilled nursing care. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Policy and Practice from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an active member of Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA).
Mary Catherine Lain, BS, MS, CMC
Mary Catherine’s career and personal experiences make her a seasoned expert on caring for adults with disabilities as well as assisting family caregivers of the elderly. Her experience spans caring for adults with disabilities and those living with various neurological disorders. Her expertise is in leading teams that foster an atmosphere of respect, compassion, and care for seniors living with dementia or physical disabilities. Mary Catherine has also led caregiver support groups, creating a referral and support center for family caregivers.
This expertise, coupled with personally caring for both of her aging parents, fostered Mary’s belief in treating all individuals with care and compassion. Her focus is on ensuring safety and quality of life for caregivers as well as their loved ones. She earned her BS in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in 1991 and her MS in Psychology from Villanova University in 1994 and is currently an active member of Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Mary also holds the designation of Care Manager Certified (CMC) by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM).
Sandy Myers, BS, CMC
Sandy has more than 25 years of expertise assisting clients and their families in securing quality care and support, both in-home and in senior living communities. She began her career in case management that ultimately led to her role as the Director of Community Living for a non-profit agency spanning throughout Bucks, Chester, and Delaware Counties in PA.
Sandy brings her skills in the assessment and development of individualized care plans to meet each person’s unique needs. She has extensive experience with managing applications and approval submissions for a variety of funding sources, including Medicare, Medicaid, other waivers, and private insurance. She understands the importance of quality care and how to navigate obstacles with both home care and in the long-term care industry. Sandy earned her degree in Public Health from West Chester University and is currently an active member of Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Sandy also holds the designation of Care Manager Certified (CMC) by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM).