MEET THE TOWN SQUARE JERSEY SHORE TEAM
Kevin Herman, MSPT, Owner and President
Kevin Herman has been helping improve the lives of our senior population for over 25 years. He began his career in this industry as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and soon realized he wanted to further his education, deciding to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. Kevin received his Master’s in Physical Therapy and quickly returned to the senior care world. Throughout his Physical Therapy career, he worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury and then spent the majority of his time working in homecare with the elderly population. While working in homecare, he identified a need for supportive services to help individuals remain at home and transitioned naturally into owning and operating Senior Helpers for 14 years. Kevin continues to own and operate Senior Helpers and feels that Town Square is the next natural step to fill the needs of seniors who want to continue living as independently as possible. 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.
Linda Panarella, CDP, Director of Business Development and Care Specialist
Linda Panarella has over 15 years of experience managing personalized care for seniors and specializing in dementia care. After five years as Director of Operations for Senior Helpers in Manchester, NJ, Linda became Director of Business Development for Senior Helpers and Town Square. She also serves as a consultant for the construction and development of the first Town Square in NJ. Linda is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a PAC Certified Independent Trainer, and a Memory Bridge graduate. Prior to her career with Senior Helpers, she was an Activity Director for over 8 years in Assisted Living. Linda’s passion in senior care is to first provide engaging and fulfilling activities while providing a sense of purpose and belonging. Additionally, she is compelled to offer support and education for families who are on the same journey through dementia she experienced with her own mother. To realize those goals, Linda will direct the family and community services in our Jersey Shore Family Center.
Faithe Bland, CALA, CTRS, Center Director
Faithe Bland recently started with Town Square and comes with over 25 years of experience in senior care in many environments, including assisted living, home care, long-term care, rehab, and adult day care. Her former roles have a wide spectrum of practice in administration, marketing, customer relations, and operations. Additionally, her education focus includes Human Resources with a concentration in Business, as well as a Masters in Therapeutic Recreation. In her new role as Center Director, she will manage all operations and lead the Town Square team in delivering exceptional programming and experiences for our members.
Amanda Reeves, Activity Director
Amanda has worked as an Activity Professional since 2014 in a variety of environments, including Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and assisting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is certified as an Activity Director and a Dementia Practitioner.
Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College where she completed an internship at Gears Senior Center. It was there that Amanda discovered her passion for working with the geriatric population and creating recreational programs to enrich their lives.
Amanda brings her creativity, positive nature, and enthusiasm every day to Town Square at the Jersey Shore, as she facilitates meaningful reminiscence programming, provides engaging opportunities for seniors to pursue new and past interests, and supports members in making connections with one another.
Town Square is currently hiring a full time Administrative Business Coordinator. Positions for Program Assistants or Activity Assistants, and Personal Care Assistants will open next to complete our staff, prior to opening in mid-July.
Specific to their roles in providing reminiscent therapy, 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.