The Ralston Center, home to and close partner of the Penn Memory Center, recently welcomed new Executive Director Lynette M. Killen. Killen, a leader in geriatric services, has spent her entire career centered around service to older adults.
Penn Memory Center and Ralston Center have historically been close partners seeking to improve the lives of older adults in the Philadelphia area, and PMC looks to continue this important work with Ralston and its new leadership in the future.
Killen was chosen by the Ralston Board of Managers for her history of service to older adults. Prior to Ralston, Killen was CEO of Chandler Hall Health Services, Inc., a Quaker-based long-term care residential community and hospice in Bucks County, for 14 years. She has also worked as an administrator for geriatric services at Albert Einstein Medical Center and held director positions in social work for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Methodist Hospital.
Killen’s educational background includes a Master of Social Work, Specialty in Aging, from West Virginia University, an MBA, Administration, Health and Medical Services Administration, from Widener University, and a Master in Aging Services from the University of Baltimore, Erickson School.
“In Lynette, our search committee found a passionate advocate for older people, an energetic builder of relationships, a tested administrator, and a person of great integrity. We are thrilled that she will lead Ralston Center into its third century,” read an announcement from Neville Strumpf, President of the Ralston Board of Managers.