MEET THE TOWN SQUARE AT MARLTON TEAM
We’re led by highly skilled and compassionate senior care professionals. It’s the expertise and empathy of our staff that makes Town Square at Marlton really special. See below for our staff bios, or click here to learn more about career opportunities at Town Square.
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, Director of Business Development and Care Specialist
Linda Panarella has over 15 years experience managing personalized care for seniors and specializing in dementia care. Linda is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a PAC Certified Independent Trainer, and a Memory Bridge graduate. Prior to her career with Senior Helpers, she worked for over eight years as an Activity Director in assisted living.
Linda then served for five years as Director of Operations for Senior Helpers in Manchester, NJ, before becoming Director of Business Development for Senior Helpers and Town Square. Linda also served as a consultant for the construction and development of Town Square at the Jersey Shore — New Jersey’s first Town Square location. She’s proud to be an important part in bringing this new vital resource to NJ’s senior population.
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.
BSW, CDP, Marketing Manager
Jessica has over 15 years of experience in senior care and nonprofit industries, including residential group homes, subacute rehab, long term care, memory care, adult day care, and assisted living. She graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s in social work and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. After graduating she worked as Director of Social Services and a Director of Memory Care, and Adult Day Services before transitioning into Sales and Marketing leadership roles. Jessica is passionate about helping others and committed to making a difference. As a leader, she is focused on servant leadership, person-centered care, and growth. Jessica is honored to work in senior care, and believes that this is more than just work, it is a mission. To serve, to believe in, dream with and discover the potential in others, and those who serve them.
ADC, CDP, Enrollment Manager
Jennifer began her professional career in the senior care industry approximately 9 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 certified dementia practitioner.
Jennifer is so excited to be able 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.