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."
Steven Wisniewski, Chief Financial Officer
Steven has more than 18 years experience in senior living finance and administration. Dedicated to providing affordable senior independent living apartments, long term care and community outreach progarms, Steven has traveled the country teaching start up communities the core values of aging services.
"I have always thrived in organizations whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of seniors, meeting their needs through housing, health care and other programs. I have never considered my role in finance to be a conflict with my desire to serve others. An organization, no matter how benevolent, needs to be financially sound in order to attain the goals and vision it has set for itself and to serve those who have entrusted it with their lives."
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."
Suzanne Lemley, Vice President, Human Resources
Suzanne joined Martins Run after a 30-year career in Operations and Human Resources for various industries, including health care, information technology and transportation. In her role, Suzanne serves as Martins Run Compliance and Privacy Officer. Suzanne holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources, an undergraduate in Organizational Management and is an experienced Development Dimensions International training organization (DDI) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) facilitator. She also has taught classes at the local community college.
"Since I joined Martins Run, I have learned so much from the residents. The staff and residents have been so welcoming. The organization values their employees and residents alike. I am very humbled to be a part of Martins Run."