Leadership Team

Staff at the Community Level

Barclay Friends employs a compassionate, experienced staff and maintains an environment focused on the innate worth and dignity of each person.  Our leadership staff is dedicated to serving the older adults who call our community home, as well as helping staff members grow and excel in their roles.

Linda Sterthous

Linda Sterthous

Executive Director

Linda began work at Barclay Friends in July 2017 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Martins Run in Media from 1998 until its affiliation with Wesley Enhanced Living in 2015, when she became Executive Director there. As head of that organization, Linda’s responsibilities included strategic planning, financial management, budgeting, board relations and oversight of the leadership team. Linda graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Health Planning and Administration and has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Temple University.

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Taimi Ando

Director of Culinary Services

Taimi joined Barclay Friends in October 2021. He began his career with Kendal in 2014 as a hospitality intern at Kendal at Hanover.  Taimi was a student at Penn State when he gained experience in the community’s dining, housekeeping, facilities and grounds keeping departments. He also served as Interim Assistant Director of Hospitality at Collington from 2016 to 2021.

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Jennie Bury

Chief Financial Officer

Jennie joined Barclay Friends in 2013. Her experience includes over 10 years in public accounting, specializing in audits of skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and not-for-profit organizations. She oversees all the financial concerns at Barclay Friends.

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Luke Dorey

Senior Director of Operations

Luke has over 20 years of experience in health care facilities management, including plant operations, grounds, maintenance, environmental services, and project management. Luke oversees the Maintenance and Environmental Services Departments.

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Elsabet Haile

Director of Recreation

Elsa has been working in the field of geriatrics since 1994 and has nine years of experience as a certified nurse’s assistant. She brings a background in music therapy and therapeutic recreation. She also has nine years of combined experience as a music therapist and recreation director among older adults with dementia.

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Maria Kiwagama

Director of Nursing

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Lauren Paules

Director of Social Services

Lauren is a licensed social worker with her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work. She has been with Barclay Friends since 2018 and has previously served as the Social Services Associate. She ensures the psychosocial needs of all residents are met while providing supportive contact to encourage each resident’s highest level of well-being. Additionally, Lauren facilitates the discharge planning process for residents with plans to return to the community following their stay at Barclay Friends.

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Laura Smith

Senior Director of Health Services

Laura joined Barclay Friends in September 2016. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse who has served as Nursing Supervisor and Director of Nursing for skilled care, short-stay rehabilitation and secure dementia care neighborhoods, as well as a personal care area. She also brings experience with hospice and palliative care. 

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Diane Williams

Director of Personal Care, PCA

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Faith Woodward

Senior Director of Admissions and Sales

Faith worked for Kendal at Crosslands for ten years before joining Barclay Friends in 1994 as the Director of The Barclay. Faith plans and implements the marketing of Barclay Friends and is responsible for admissions.