Meet Our Executive Team
You won't find a friendlier retirement community than Martins Run. When the residents talk about the atmosphere, the word they use most often is "warmth." The residents enjoy welcoming new people and making new friends, and the staff knows everyone by name. The management is committed to keeping Martins Run the comforting, safe and enjoyable community it has always been. We thought you'd like to meet some of them.
Linda Sterthous, Chief Executive Officer
Linda has been with Martins Run in the capacity of CEO since 1998. She has more than 20 years of experience in health care administration and planning. Before coming to Martins Run, Linda was Vice President of The Partnership Group, consultants who assist employees dealing with eldercare issues. She has also been Program Director of Geriatric Rehabilitation at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.
"I often tell people this is the best job I've ever had. The diversity of the work, the chance to work with a great staff and board is terrific, but the best part of this job is the residents. The residents are a warm and wonderful group of people. I love talking with them and hearing their stories. They inspire me every day."
Lorraine DellaFranco, C.A.S.P, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Services
Lorraine, who has been at Martins Run since 1996, is a past president, board member and service honoree of the Marketing and Public Relations Society of Pennsylvania. Lorraine also served on the Executive Board of the Care Consortium of The Main Line. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on industry topics.
"I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living. And being able to help older adults experience a more vital and active life is very rewarding. Too often seniors are dismissed, and people seem to forget that their stories are our history. We must remember that their age is a triumph, not a defeat. The best part about working with the residents every day is that we become an extension of their families."
Lynn Plasha, Vice President, Health Services
Lynn joined Martins Run in October, 2012. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator with close to 25 years experience working in senior living settings. Lynn has spent most of her career in lifecare communities. Plasha received her Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration from York College of Pennsylvania.
"I am so pleased to join Martins Run and enjoy seeing our Mission and Values at work every day. I like working in an environment that supports the needs of residents while giving them the freedom and flexibility to live life to the fullest. I love spending time with the residents, their family members and our staff and hearing their stories. It's the best way to connect and learn about each other."
Dan Birdlebough, Sr. Human Resource Director
Dan comes to Martins Run with a wealth of experience as a Human Resources professional. Before joining Martins Run, he was the Human Resources director at an area senior living community for 13 years, and prior to that was the Human Resources Director for Marriott hotels in the Boston area. He received his Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
"Joining the Martins Run community has been tremendously gratifying. As a long-term advocate for senior living, I was delighted by the abundant opportunities for recreation, educational advancement and creative expression offered at Martins Run, and by the diverse interests exhibited by its residents. Be it through a university lecture, cultural event, fitness class or concert, Martins Run is about finding fulfillment in a flexible, supportive environment and in the company of good friends."
Luke Dorey, Senior Director of Plant Operations
Luke has worked with retirement communities for over 23 years, and will be bringing his expertise in plant operations and management to the Martins Run community. An advocate of continuing education, Luke recently received a certification in Project Management from Penn State Abington.
"I am gratified to have the opportunity to work at Martins Run. Though I have a passion for facilities and project management, I also derive great satisfaction in working with the residents and assisting them in whatever capacity I can."
Mike McGlone, Chief Financial Officer
Mike joined the Martins Run community in 2012, and assumed his role as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. He brings almost 25 years of experience in healthcare & financial management to Martins Run.
“I am grateful to work each day with, and for, the residents of this community. Since my first day on campus, I have been impressed by the warm and caring environment here at Martins Run. The residents are a wonderful group who share their knowledge and wealth of life experiences, and our staff are caring individuals who truly want to be here, and provide quality service. It’s a pleasure to provide financial services to the great family here at Martins Run.