A Bucks County Quaker tradition for more than four decades.
Pennswood Village, a caring community guided by Quaker principles and traditions, leading the way in the provision of residential and healthcare services to those age 65 and older.
PURPOSES AND COMMITMENTS
We value each person’s right to self-determination and the dignity and worth of each and how they contribute to the Community. We:
- Welcome the diversity of women and men of all races, colors, national origins, religious beliefs and sexual orientations;
- Operate a continuing care retirement community and campus of Pennswood Village;
- Extend the Mission to the wider community beyond the physical campus;
- Employ, educate and nurture a staff who appreciate the aging process and who show an understanding and respect for this process in personal and professional interactions with those served;
- Recognize that residents and others served are a vital part of an ongoing association with corporate directors and staff who are united in a sense of responsibility to each other and the broad community;
- Provide opportunities for continuing growth and well-being in mind, body and spirit;
- Develop and sustain intergenerational relationships with neighboring schools and organizations;
- Make use of the cultural and educational advantages of its location;
- Collaborate with other organizations in the development of programs and services that enhance this Mission.
In 1973 a group of Bucks County Quakers envisioned a diverse, non-profit retirement community where residents could enrich mind, body and spirit. In 1980 the group’s vision became a reality, which is now home to an exceptional group of people who share a fellowship of inspiration, a thirst for knowledge and a love of activity.
Our community is guided in its philosophy and practices by Quaker values that begin with respect for the dignity of each individual, and a welcome for people of diverse faiths and traditions. The acknowledgment of this belief supports the quality of our care and services, and informs relationships among residents, employees and the board of directors.
Our care consistently receives the highest five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and our community was also recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes, as well as being rated Best Independent Living Community by U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023.
As a continuing care retirement community, Pennswood Village promises a continuum of care through all stages of life. Our contracts offer the most comprehensive level of healthcare coverage options and services available in a senior living community.
Quality healthcare services are available to residents of our campus as they require them, and include personal care residences at Barclay House and skilled nursing care at Woolman House.
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BUSINESS INTEGRITY GUIDELINES
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Board of Directors
Julie joined the Pennswood Village Board in 2022. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science Allied Health and a Masters of Art in Organizational Communication from LaSalle University. Julie is the President of Johnson Kendall & Johnson Benefits, Inc., part of Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc, located in Newtown, PA. she oversees direct accountability for the Employee Benefits Division, established ‘Passion with a Purpose’ to formalize the philanthropic and community service values of her organization, along with building insurance carrier relationships.
Inez joined the Board in 2023. She holds a B.S. in Education from St. Joseph’s University and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University. She has been an educator, guidance counselor and in private practice as a grief counselor. Inez has worked with Doylestown Hospital’s Hospice program, has served as Lay Chaplin at the Pine Run Health Center and worked with the Doylestown Hospital Cancer Support Group. Inez enjoys continuing education and has other certifications, too. She moved to Pennswood with her husband in 2019 and has been active with various committees and activities. She has served on the PVRA Health Care Advisory Committee and on the Health Education Sub-Committee of the Health Care Advisory Committee.
Jaclyn joined the Pennswood Village Board in 2016. She holds a BS degree in Hospitality Management from Penn State University and an MS in Human Resource Management from Holy Family University. Jaclyn is Vice President and Human Resources Director at The First National Bank of Newtown, where she has worked since 2004. Jaclyn is a member of Middletown Monthly Meeting where she is a member of the Audit and Trustees committees. Jaclyn and her husband, Ian, live in Wycombe with their two children.
Melissa joined the Pennswood Village Board in 2023. She earned a B.S. in Education from Chestnut Hill College, and M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision from Rider University. Melissa has 27 years of experience in teaching and educational leadership having served as a teacher at Newtown Friends, Assistant Head at Buckingham Friends, Director of Beginning and Lower Schools at the Swain School, and as Head of School at Princeton Friends. Melissa currently serves as an interim division director at The Philadelphia School. A highlight of her career was serving as the intergenerational program liaison between Newtown Friends and Pennswood Village, where she developed a deep appreciation for the community and its mission. Her husband, Thomas, is the Director of Information Technology at Newtown Friends. They enjoy spending time with their grown children, Joe and Annie.
Jeff joined the board in May 2019. He graduated from George School (1972), and Ithaca College (1977) with a BA in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. From 1979-2007 he worked in New York City developing custom software for financial, insurance, and transportation industries which included running his own firm from 1983 until his retirement in 2007. He moved back to Bucks County in 2007 and joined Wrightstown Friends Meeting where he is clerk of Trustees and a woodworking member of House & Grounds. Earlier in life, he was a member of Gwynedd Friends Meeting. Jeff works to develop websites and Twitter feeds for local groups with which he is an active member. He also sees the importance of working with renewable energy and reforesting.
Mike joined the Board in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Baltimore. Mike works at RSM Audit Services and has over 20 years of audit and consulting experience and is a leader in RSM’s national health care practice. In addition to audit and accounting matters, Mike has assisted his clients with management decisions along with facilitates sessions on health care and related accounting matters, and leads discussions on the latest pronouncements and emerging issue. Mike lives in Ivyland with his wife and two sons.
Liz joined the Board in 2020. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Boston University School of Law with a JD in Law and a graduate of Villanova University of Law with a L.L.M in Tax. Liz’s skill set comes from her background as Executive Director of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Executive Director of Bucks County Legal Aid Society, and private practice. Liz is also a certified mediator. She is a member and past clerk of Doylestown Meeting. She holds a great understanding of Quaker process and strategic planning. Liz resides in Doylestown with husband Ted Fritsch.
Charles joined the Board in July 2021. He is a mechanical engineer by degree and worked in the oil refinery business his entire career in a number of positions including technical and operations, all in leadership positions at an executive level. Charles is a member of Middletown Meeting (Delaware County). He is a member of the Community Advisory Panel for Delaware City Refinery, a Member of American Cancer Society Delaware Leadership Council and a spends time with various civic engagement activities for Toys for Tots, March of Dines, Meals on Wheels and ACS Relay for Life. Charles will serve on the Quality and Compliance Committee and Building Committee.
Kevyn joined the Pennswood Village Board in 2021. Kevyn is a graduate of Moravian College with a BA in English Literature. Later continuing education led her to an interest in psychology. She graduated with another BA from Stockton College in Social Services/Psychology. Her professional interests led to a career providing individual therapy and executive coaching. Kevyn remains active today in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Titusville, NJ. She shared that she considers her move to Pennswood Village to be one of the best decisions of her life. Kevyn has served on the PVRA Board of Directors and works with the Welcoming Committee.
Lance joined the Board in May 2014. His career has been in health care administration and he brings experience in all phases of financial operations in nonprofits. Lance is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from Temple University. He also has a BA in Political Science/Social Welfare from the College of New Jersey. Lance holds an accreditation from the Healthcare Financial Management Association as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional. During the 2019-2020 academic year Lance served as Executive in Residence for Temple University’s MBA and MHA programs in healthcare management. This role included advising students on careers, arranging internships and informational interviewing, and lecturing on selected subjects. Lance is active with the Langhorne Open Space Association at Heritage Farm and Langhorne Council for the Arts. He is a board member of the Historic Langhorne Association, helping to organize their archives and with property maintenance. Lance serves as Clerk of Middletown Friends Meeting at Langhorne. He is a charter member of the Bucks County Roadrunners Club and served as Membership Chairman for many years. Past board experience includes serving as Secretary of the Friends of the Delaware Canal. Lance and his wife, Pat, live in Langhorne Pa. Their son, Gregg, is a professional musician, directing the West Philadelphia Orchestra. His wife, Ariadne, is a teacher at George School. Their son attends Newtown Friends School.
Ron joined the Board in 2019. He is the founding Rabbi and now Rabbi Emeritus of Shir Ami, and is currently in his 40th year with the congregation. Rabbi Strom is proud to have preached, taught, studied, sung, prayed, programmed counseled and to have been spiritual leader of this vibrant, creative and loving congregation for almost four decades. Born and educated in Toronto, he graduated summa cum laude from York University and from Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati where he was ordained in 1977. He has been a regular participant as well as chair of the Newtown Ministerium, a member of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood, participant in local commissions from the Woods Schools, Bucks County Community College and has been active in local charitable work, including efforts on behalf of the Red Cross Homeless Shelter. Rabbi Strom has also served as chair of the Delaware Valley Association of Reform Rabbis. His life is especially blessed by his wonderful, 46 years marriage to Susan and by 4 their children and his 4 grandchildren.
Lorna joined the board in 2022. She graduated from Somerville University of Oxford with a doctorate degree in Chemistry and then eventually a received a MD at the British Columbia School of Medicine, with a specialization in Family Practice. Both she and the Clinic that she founded, have received many awards for their hard work in the community. The clinic opened in 2002, with the support of foundations, private donors and friends, it has been able to treat all patients free of charge ever since. This work has been immensely satisfying and the clinic remains very successful, seeing 9,000 patients/year in recent years. Lorna is an enthusiastic baker and photographer and has joined several committees since moving to Pennswood in 2015 such as Biographies, Peace and Social Justice, and the Health Care PVRA Advisory Committee.