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Providing for the Present, Preparing for the Future

At Kendal~Crosslands Communities, leadership has the responsibility of providing for the present and preparing for the future. Both are necessary for meeting the needs of residents and staff while securing the ongoing financial strength of the community. Below are listed our Senior Management Team working at the community.

Lisa Marsilio

Lisa Marsilio

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa has extensive experience leading health care organizations. From 2015 to 2019, she served as COO of Caron Treatment Centers, a nationally known, not-for-profit provider of addiction and behavioral health care for more than 60 years. During her tenure, she streamlined the admissions and intake process, analyzed fiscal efficiency, championed ethical marketing practices, expanded research programs and promoted the use of outcomes-based treatment. Lisa’s experience also  includes three years as CEO/Executive Director of a post-acute care network created to serve the University of Pennsylvania Health System and six years as a Vice President and Administrator with the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In those roles, she worked collaboratively with patients, staff and local communities to achieve positive growth by focusing on best practices and quality outcomes. Lisa also served for six years as an adjunct faculty member of the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College in Allentown teaching courses on health care delivery systems, regulatory compliance and marketing. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College and master’s degree in business administration from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Ed Plasha

Ed Plasha

Director of Finance

Ed has been the Director of Finance since 2002.  Prior to this role, he was the Director of Finance for another local retirement community for 11 years.  He holds a degree in Business from Millersville University and he passed the Certified Public Accountants exam in November of 1988.  In addition to his activities at Kendal~Crosslands Communities (KCC), Ed has been engaged in other initiatives.  He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of RCHPPA, a self-insurance health care consortium providing health insurance coverage to staff and other dependents of KCC, as well as other long term care providers.  He also served on the Garnet Valley School Board for 12 years where he was chair of the finance committee.

Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor

Chief Health Services Officer

Donna has been the Chief Health Services Officer since April 2016.  Prior, she served in several leadership and management positions over the past thirty two years as a Nursing Home Administrator, Executive Director, and Vice President of Operations for a Maryland faith-based not-for-profit life plan community organization, Integrace (formerly EMA Episcopal Ministries to the Aging) and Bayleigh Chase (formerly known as William Hill Manor).  She holds a degree in Business Administration from Salisbury State University and has completed several local, regional, and national leadership programs.  Donna is a 2015 LeadingAge Leadership Academy Fellow.  She is a licensed nursing home administrator in PA and MD and holds a certification from AADNS as a QAPI Certified Professional.  Previously, Donna was a member of the Talbot County Commission on Aging from 2004 to 2015, a past member of the Continuing Care Advisory Committee of Maryland Department on Aging, and was an active member of LeadingAge, Maryland.  Donna has also been involved in a wide range of community service activities in the past prior to relocating to Pennsylvania.