Presbyterian Senior Living Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

DILLSBURG, PA—Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), a leading not-for-profit provider of senior and retirement care services based in Dillsburg, has named Dan Davis as president and CEO. Davis will fill the position currently held by James Bernardo, due to Bernardo’s planned retirement at the end of the year. Prior to his appointment, Davis served as PSL’s senior VP and COO.

“We are delighted to announce the unanimous election of Dan Davis, incumbent COO, of Presbyterian Senior Living,” said Anne Drennan, chair of the PSL board of trustees. “We concluded [that] his deep knowledge of senior living services and willingness to try new product lines to better meet the expectations of our many stakeholders, ensures he is the best candidate to drive forward the PSL strategic plan. Dan has a sound record of encouraging our workforce to be creative in their respective roles. We congratulate Dan and his family.”

Davis has been with PSL for 21 years, and he has more than 30 years of aging services leadership experience. He will assume the role of president and CEO on November 1, 2022.

“I am excited and humbled by the opportunity the PSL board of trustees has provided for me to serve as the president and CEO for Presbyterian Senior Living,” said Davis. “It is truly an honor to be named as only the fifth CEO for this wonderful organization that has served older adults for 90+ years, and follow in the footsteps of visionary leaders Bill Swaim, Al Shartner, Steve Proctor and Jim Bernardo.  These are very large shoes to fill, and with the help of the incredible team at PSL, I am confident that we will continue to build upon the legacy of PSL and create a brighter future for aging services.”

Davis was selected after a nationwide search, with the assistance of WittKiefer (a global executive recruitment firm). “On behalf of the search committee, we are confident that following a nationwide search spanning several industries, that we have the right person at the right time to effectively lead PSL forward,” said Susan Reimann, chair for the PSL CEO search committee.

Davis has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Science in organizational development and leadership from Shippensburg University. He has also served on the board of directors for LeadingAge PA and Forgotten Voices International.