Pursue More from Life
The essence of pursuing more means living with intention.
It’s about identifying and seeking out what matters most to you, and grabbing hold of it.
At Moravian Manor Communities, opportunities abound for anyone to pursue what
matters to them and enable them to live life their way.
Innovators in Senior Living & Health Services
With decades of combined experience working at Moravian Manor Communities and overall industry experience, our leadership team’s expertise and innovative spirit have served as a robust catalyst for “anticipating and accommodating the changing lifestyles, expectations and needs of the people we serve.”
J. David Swartley, MBA, NHA | President & CEO
David joined the Moravian Manor Communities family in 1991, serving in varying positions of Controller, Director and VP of Financial Services, and Executive Vice President. In 2008, he was named President & CEO by the Board of Trustees, overseeing all operations and guiding the growth of Moravian Manor Communities to include its two campuses today. David loves the family feel of the community, and daily interaction with residents and staff is what makes the job most satisfying. David also is a current board member of Hospice & Community Care, Lititz recCenter, and CARE; past board member of Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster and First Deaf Mennonite Church; and volunteers within the First Reformed Church in Lancaster City.
Gary Gaissert | VP, Operations
Gary joined Moravian Manor Communities in 2015 as Vice President of Operations and has more than 35 years of experience in the construction field. He is responsible for the oversight of all facility operations as well as campus expansion and project management, including the current Warwick Woodlands project. Gary currently is President of the Board of Directors of Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity and serves on the Manheim Township Fire Council. Prior to joining Moravian Manor Communities, Gary represented Brethren Village’s interest during a major capital building expansion project.
Cindy Meier, MBA | VP, Finance
Cindy joined Moravian Manor Communities in 1997 and has held the positions of Staff Accountant, Business Office Manager, controller, and currently Vice President of Finance. She is responsible for the leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing and budget management functions as well as compliance and all accounting and billing functions. During her tenure here, Cindy completed her MBA from Penn State. Within the community, Cindy served as Treasure for her church as well as stewardship coordinator for four-year terms each, and volunteers with Peter’s Porch food pantry.
C. Lynn Swisher, MBA, PhD | VP, Health Services
As Vice President of Health Services, C. Lynn Swisher supervises all levels of resident care at Moravian Manor Communities. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and holds a RN degree, MBA in Healthcare Administration, and a PhD in Psychology. She also is board certified in quality assurance and risk management as a CHCQM, with The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Dr. Swisher also serves on the consulting staff of Saxton and Stump, LLC, Lawyers and Consultants. Before joining Moravian Manor Communities in 2016, Dr. Swisher served in administrative roles within the long-term care field for multiple centers.
Moravian Manor Communities is governed by an elected Board of Trustees who are experts in their respective fields. This group jointly oversees operations and proactively cultivates long-range strategic planning and development that fulfill the organization’s mission and vision to anticipate the future, and the ever-changing needs of those in search of retirement and health care communities.
June 2019 – September 2020 Board of Trustees
Dr. Joseph McSparran (Board Electee), Chairman
Rick Jackson (Synod Electee), Vice Chairman
Daniel Garrett (Eastern District Board Appointee), Secretary
J. Timothy Roland (Board Electee), Treasurer
Ben Atwater (Board Electee)
Deepa Balepur (Board Electee)
David Bennett (President, Eastern District Board)
Brian Black (Eastern District Board Appointee)
Mark Breland (Eastern District Board Designee)
Geoff Eddowes (Board Electee)
Mark Hirschman (President, Residents’ Association)
Karen Mailen (Eastern District Board Appointee)
David Pusey (Synod Electee)
Rick Rankin (Board Electee)
Stacie Reidenbaugh (Board Electee)
Bernadette Taylor (Board Electee)
Dianne Zimmerman (Synod Electee)
Virginia Boyle | Director of Social Services
Jackie Brendle | Facility Operations & Transportation Supervisor
Susan Brennan | Assisted Living & Personal Care Administrator
Donovan Carper | Director of Nursing
Kerry Dering | Activities Director
Michele Dombach | Director of Development
Gary Gaissert | Vice President of Operations
Dale Kachelries | Director of Maintenance
Bill Kehler | Dining Services Director
Cindy Meier | Vice President of Finance
Nicole Michael | Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing
Michael Wolfe | Director of Information Services
Patti Shelley | Accommodation’s Director
Jennifer Shutt | Director of Community Life
J. David Swartley | President/CEO
C. Lynn Swisher | Vice President of Health Services
Rev. Richard Thierolf | Chaplain
Because Moravian Manor Communities values the opinions and suggestions of residents, residents are encouraged to participate in the Residents’ Association and help shape life within the community. The president of the Residents’ Association holds a seat on the board of trustees to ensure the voices of residents are present and heard throughout strategic planning and development discussions. The Moravian Manor Communities Residents’ Association is robust with a large population of residents regularly attending meetings and providing their unique insights and input.
The 2019-2021 Resident Council Board Members are: Mark Hirschman, President; Bob Newell, Vice President; Lucille Meinsler, Secretary; and Don Lund, Treasurer.