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 bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and had a career in nursing. Following her experiences assisting with her grandmother’s care needs, she was motivated to pursue her master’s degree 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 served 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). She belongs to the Caregivers Association of Chester County (Net-Care) and 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).
Kim Gately, BSW, MSW
Kim worked with older adults for 13 years prior to joining our team. Kim’s experience includes advocating for clients’ rights in a skilled nursing environment, completion of psychosocial evaluations, formulating appropriate and effective care plans, and extensive discharge planning. Most recently, Kim worked in a post-acute care rehabilitation facility where she focused on safe and appropriate discharge plans.
Kim has worked closely with home health companies, senior living communities, primary care providers, and hospice agencies to ensure positive client outcomes while maintaining their safety and dignity. She is passionate about coordinating appropriate care and services for her clients while ensuring their preferences and wishes are upheld. Kim has also assisted skilled nursing facilities with quality assurance reviews to ensure they are following company policy and procedures while also maintaining compliance with department of health regulations.
Kim received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, followed by her master’s degree in social work from West Chester University. She is an active member of the Aging Life Care Association®.
Katherine comes to us with over 25 years of experience in healthcare and previous owner of a Geriatric Care Management company in Upstate NY. Her career has spanned all levels of health care including acute care, homecare, rehab, nursing home and hospice. With her focus of communication with multiple care providers and family, assessing current and future needs, she is able to coordinate complex needs with attention to quality of life.
Parallel to her work, she has guided the care for her father who struggled with Parkinson’s, and now her mother with Alzheimer’s Disease who lives in NY. These experiences have increased her sensitivity to what adult children face, especially when living at a distance or while busy with their own work and family commitments. Katherine feels honored to have the trust and responsibility of her clients and family to support them during challenging times and often facing difficult choices for their loved one.
Katherine received her Master’s in Social Work from Syracuse University in 1993 and is an active member of the Aging Life Care Association, following their strict Code of Ethics and high practice standards.
Kendra Cituk, RN
Kendra Cituk, a Registered Nurse has years of experience working directly with the elderly. She is passionate about ensuring those that are most vulnerable are taken care of and afforded the comforts of care in an environment they choose.
Kendra started her career as a nurse aide in 1996, at the age of 17. She worked her way up through the nursing education system, obtaining her practical nurse license in 1999, her associate degree from Corning Community College, New York in 2009 and her bachelor’s degree in 2021 from Western Governors University, Utah. She is currently working towards completion of a master’s degree in nursing.
Kendra holds a Certification in Case Management (CCM) by the Commission for Case Management and is currently an active member of Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). She is experienced in Rehabilitation, Home Health Care Transition and Emergency Room Case Management. During her employment as a Home Health Care Transition Coordinator, she was recognized as being a top 10 employee nationally within her organization.