MEET THE TOWN SQUARE PRINCETON TEAM
Town Square is growing in members every day. As we grow we are always staging to hire new employees to support our programming. If you are an Activity Assistant, a CHHA or a CNA we invite you to apply or call for more information. We are also developing a core of volunteers who love spending time at Town Square. If you love engaging people and would like to explore volunteer opportunities, please call.
Specific to their roles in providing reminiscent activities, successful engagement, and personal connection, all Town Square staff members will be trained to deliver our unique programming as well as specially trained using the standards of leading experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
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.
Town Square 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 at 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 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 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.
CALA, Center Director
Janine has 20 years’ experience working in Finance, Operations Management, and Human Resources, and she has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She believes in Servant Leadership focusing on the growth and well-being of the people and the communities to which she belongs. She developed and has been involved in many programs to promote employee and member engagement and satisfaction.
Janine’s passion for senior care began while contributing to enhancing the quality of life for the senior population, working in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing communities. She is certified with the State of NJ as an Assisted Living Administrator (CALA).
Janine brings dedication, creativity, passion, and possibilities as she joins Town Square of Princeton.
ADC, CDP, Interim Enrollment and Marketing Manager
Jennifer began her professional career in this 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 has a purposeful and meaningful engagement while at our center with focus on maximizing their strengths and abilities. She looks forward to spending time and building relationships with both our members and their families.
Nicole Paulucci began her career in the Recreation field approximately 7 years ago as an Activity Coordinator, and later became the Program Supervisor for the Princeton Recreation Department. Among her duties was administering adaptive opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities for the greater Princeton community. Through this important work, Nicole has built critical community relationships with children, teens, parents, and seniors within the community. Nicole is currently enrolled at EWU online Recreation Therapy program. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Iona College in Speech and earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science/Sports Admin. from Montclair State University.
Nicole is very passionate about enhancing and improving the quality of lives of the members at Town Square by providing a multitude of opportunities and activities. She strongly feels Town Square is a place that allows families and caregivers to be at ease that their loved ones are in a warm and friendly environment filled with a day of social and confidence boosting activities. Nicole is excited about spreading her positive energy with the members, their families, her teammates, and is hopeful about making a difference in their lives each day while also showing her creativity. She could not think of a more rewarding experience than working at Town Square.
Administrative Business Coordinator
Barbara is usually the first face you see when you enter Town Square Princeton. Her welcoming demeanor and warm smile is ever present.
She has an Associates Degree in Human Services and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Barbara has spent over 20 years in the nonprofit world in religious organizations and a homeless shelter. Barbara has a passion for working with the senior population and enjoys interacting with our members on a daily basis. She appreciates being able to utilize her business knowledge with the people skills she has obtained over the years.
Barbara is married to her husband, Scott, and has 3 adult children. She loves animals and was the president of a no kill animal shelter.