The Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (PADONA) Appoints New President

DILLSBURG, PA–The Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (PADONA) has announced Deb Kennedy as PADONA’s new President of Area II. In this role, she will act as one of three regional presidents for the statewide organization.

PADONA, which represents and provides guidance for directors, nursing supervisors and consultants in long term care across the state of Pennsylvania, selected Kennedy based on the strength of her decades of service in nursing.

Deb Kennedy has spent over 30 years in various nursing positions at Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Dillsburg, PA, which has been providing retirement and senior care services for more than 85 years.

In Kennedy’s new role, she will use PADONA’s reach to improve nursing care across the state through education, healthcare services, and resources offered by the organization. She plans to continue to apply lessons learned at PADONA in her role at Presbyterian Senior Living, while also drawing from her nursing experience at PSL as she takes on her new leadership role at PADONA.

“I believe PADONA has helped keep the team at Presbyterian Senior Living up to date with the latest going on in the industry, which will help PSL continue to provide the highest quality of care to residents,” said Deb Kennedy, new PADONA president and Health Center Support Manager at Presbyterian Senior Living. “Because PSL is a large, diverse organization it has helped me see different things going on in the industry. Then, I’m able to bring those insights learned on the ground at PSL back to PADONA to continue to improve care.”

Fellow Presbyterian Senior Living staff member, Jessica Coover will be taking Kennedy’s most recent position on PADONA’s Board of Directors.

Prior to Deb Kennedy’s role as Health Center Support Manager at Presbyterian Senior Living, Kennedy was previously the Director of Nursing for Westminster Woods of Huntington, a PSL community.

Based in Dillsburg, Pa. and founded in 1927, Presbyterian Senior Living is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior care in the country with 30 locations throughout the mid-Atlantic. Presbyterian Senior Living fulfills its charitable purpose and mission by providing a full range of high-quality healthcare, housing, and other related community services directed primarily to people 55 and over.