April 29, 2020 —Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (Jan. 14, 2020) — Richard Wortmann, Clerk of the Board of Directors, has announced that veteran health care administrator Lisa Marsilio has been selected as Kendal-Crosslands Communities‘ new CEO. Marsilio’s first day at KCC will be Jan. 21.
Marsilio 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.
Marsilio’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, Lisa worked collaboratively with patients, staff and local communities to achieve positive growth by focusing on best practices and quality outcomes.
“I am very excited to serve as CEO of Kendal-Crosslands Communities. I look forward to opportunities to support innovation, leverage technology and implement growth strategies to support person-centered care,” Marsilio said. “I truly believe that together we can transform the experience of aging.”
Marsilio 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.
“Time spent with Lisa during interviews and group gatherings makes us confident that Lisa will be dedicated to Kendal’s Values and Practices and embrace our history and traditions, while exploring with the community ways to innovate and lead positive change,” Wortmann said. “The Board looks forward to working with Lisa as we move forward with repositioning and strategic planning.”
Marsilio succeeds Phil DeBaun, now CEO at Foulkeways at Gwyneed, a Life Care Community in suburban Philadelphia.
About Kendal-Crosslands Communities
Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands are full-service Life Plan Communities affiliated with The Kendal Corporation. Kendal at Longwood opened in 1973, Crosslands in 1977. Both are accredited by CARF, a body that accredits organizations aspiring to excellence. The communities are located in southeastern Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia and 10 miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware. On Kendal at Longwood’s 170-acre site are 258 residences, clustered in one-story buildings. Across a common boundary to the north, the 243-acre Crosslands site has 260 residences in a combination of one- and two-story buildings. The central buildings in each community house the health center, dining facilities and a variety of community activity areas. KCC also includes Coniston and Cartmel, two residential neighborhoods for persons 50+. Residents who reside in these neighborhoods enjoy the freedom from many of the responsibilities of home ownership such as housekeeping, maintenance, and lawn care.
Kendal-Crosslands Communities is a member of the Kendal System, which is an affiliation of independent senior living organizations connected by a set of common values and principles operated in accordance with Quaker principles.