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 as Director of Culinary Services in October 2021. He previously served in culinary services at Kendal at Hanover, and he also served as Interim Assistant Director of Hospitality at Kendal Affiliate Collington from 2016-2021.

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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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Flora Ferguson

Senior Human Resources Director

Flora has worked in the Human Resources field for about 15 years. She began her career as an HR Generalist at Penn Medicine in 2007. She SHRM-CP certified, has an undergrad degree in Health Services Management from Devry University, and a master’s degree in human resources management acquired from Temple University.

Sara Helmers

Director of Recreation

Sara has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University. She has experience working in senior living and her past volunteer work speaks to how deeply she cares about all kinds of people. Sara is active in the local theatre community and brings her passion for music and drama to her work at Barclay Friends.

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Maria Kiwagama

Director of Nursing

Maria is a master of the nursing profession with over 10 years of clinical management, quality improvement, and nursing education experience. She oversees all Barclay Friends nursing over our 96-bed facility, including both the two long-term units and our one sub-acute rehabilitation unit.

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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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Dave Raible

Director of Development

Dave brings nearly 20 years of experience in development and fundraising to his new role. In this position, Dave will work with the marketing team and advance Barclay Friends’ fundraising and development efforts by forming connections with individuals who will be a great asset to the community.

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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. 

Kelly McCool

Senior Director of Admissions & Marketing

Kelly has a wealth of experience in Marketing and Admissions acquired from working with a national nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral health needs. She enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. It is our pleasure to welcome her to the team.