MEET THE TOWN SQUARE AT MARLTON TEAM
MSPT, Owner and President
Kevin’s guiding principle is the belief that everything we do and every decision we make is an opportunity to improve the life of another.
Following this belief, Kevin has been helping improve the lives of our senior population for over 25 years. He began his career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and soon realized he wanted to further his education and pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. Kevin proceeded to earn his master’s in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University and quickly returned to the senior care world. As a certified physical therapist, he delivered care in areas such as Cardiac Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury, spending the majority of his time working in homecare with the elderly population.
While in homecare, Kevin identified a need for supportive services that help aging individuals remain at home. This realization led naturally to the next chapter in his career: opening Senior Helpers Cherry Hill in 2007 and later Senior Helpers Ocean County, which he continues to own and operate today.
The opening of Town Square at the Jersey Shore and Town Square at Princeton represents yet another new chapter in Kevin’s accomplished career. His leadership at the center is guided by his belief in its mission, to pioneer services that help seniors lead more independent and fulfilling lives.
CDP, Regional Director of Vision and Programming
Linda has been in a management position at Senior Helpers and Town Square for 10 years. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a PAC trained Trainer, and a Memory Bridge graduate. She has over 18 years’ experience specializing in senior care, first as an Activity Director in Assisted Living and then as Director of Operations for Senior Helpers of Ocean County, before launching into her business development and leadership role with Town Square.
She is often a presenter for training and for educational workshops for dementia care and other topics about aging well. Her passion for supporting caregivers with education and resources arises from her journey through dementia with her mother.
Linda served as an active collaborator for the construction and development of all three of New Jersey’s Town Square locations—Town Square at the Jersey Shore, Town Square at Princeton, and Town Square at Marlton. She’s proud to be an important part in bringing this new vital resource to NJ’s senior population. Linda thrives on cultivating mutual relationships with our members and their families. “We are fellow human beings making human connections that emerge when we come along side one another—when we are present with each other—when heart meets heart.
LNHA, Regional Center Director
Kristen Heaney has been Center Director for Town Square at the Jersey Shore since February 2022. She was promoted in September 2022 to Regional Center Director for all of our NJ Town Square locations. Kristen has over 25 years of experience in the senior living industry, including long-term care, subacute rehab, and assisted living.
Kristen graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in recreation management and is a licensed nursing home administrator. After graduating, she worked for a few years as an activity director and a director of memory care before becoming an administrator.
Over the past 22 years, Kristen has worked for the Hackensack Meridian Health post-acute care division. While with Hackensack Meridian Health, she has been part of five new community development projects and has experience with executive leadership and operations.
Kristen is honored to be a part of the Town Square family and continues to be as excited each day as she was the first time she walked in the front doors into Glenner Park.
Regional Director of Business Development for Town Square and Senior Helpers
Lisa is an experienced healthcare professional with nearly two decades of expertise in various roles. Lisa has a diverse background that includes serving as a Director of Marketing, Life Enrichment Leader, Hospital Liaison, and Transitional Care Manager. Lisa obtained a Marketing undergraduate degree from Rowan College. Lisa’s experience in these positions has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry and the unique challenges it presents.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Lisa cherishes the moments spent with her two teenage daughters. Equally significant is Lisa’s relationship with her husband, an active member of the US Army. Recognizing the sacrifices, he makes for their family and the nation, Lisa prioritizes quality time with him. Lisa also has a German Shepherd, Gunner that she adores.
Lisa is ready to enhance the lives of those she serves at Town Square and Senior Helpers and is dedicated to ensuring that they feel valued and cared for. She is passionate about providing compassionate care not only to the individuals she serves but also to their families.
ADC, CDP, Center Director
Jennifer began her professional career in the senior care industry 10 years ago as an activity professional, and later grew to become a memory care coordinator. She has experience in multiple settings including long-term care, subacute rehab, and assisted living communities. Prior to working in the field, Jennifer volunteered for several years at local long-term care facilities. She knew at a young age that she had a passion for memory care and went on to become both a certified activity director and a certified dementia practitioner.
Her career with Town Square began just over a year ago at our Princeton Center where she first served as Interim Program Director and then Interim Enrollment Manager before being promoted to Center Director for the opening of Town Square at Marlton, our third location in central NJ.
Jennifer is so excited to bring her creative and positive approach to Town Square. Her mission is to ensure that each member gets purposeful and meaningful engagement while at our center with a focus on maximizing their strengths and abilities. She looks forward to spending time and building relationships with both our members and their families.
Chinwendu is fondly called Chi (Chee) by our team. She has a long-time love for Recreation especially geared toward those who are progressing through a journey of aging. From high school, she was an assistant activities director, then accepted an Activity coordinator position while she was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Rowan University. She hopes to advance her career in psychology and is pursuing her master’s in social work.
Chi’s primary goal is to continue to be a beacon of joy to everyone around her. Her true happiness comes from being able to engage with the elderly population and learn about who they are, so she can continue to tell their stories. Because she is enamored with the mission and history of Town Square, Chi wants to stay with Town Square indefinitely and grow in her career. “Everyone deserves to smile” is the quote that she lives by and is excited to bring that energy and empathy every day to members and their families at Town Square.
Administrative Business Coordinator
Kim started her professional career in Real Estate then spent the next 25 years raising her son and daughter and being an active volunteer in their school over the years managing the Rec Hall, the Basketball Snack Bar, and other school sports activities. She is especially proud of the school’s support of Cathedral Kitchen in Camden.
When she moved close to Town Square at Marlton she was curious about the opening and after looking into the company was completely moved by this new concept for senior care. “Town Square warmed my heart and every day I get to see families relieved and overjoyed to have a place like this for their loved ones.”
In her leisure hours, Kim enjoys spending time with her dog, cooking, crocheting and other handcrafts. She looks forward to being an integral part of the Town Square team, working toward helping our members thrive and growing a community of care.