LeadingAge PA Welcomes Five Esteemed Leaders to its Board of Directors

July 3, 2024

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 2, 2024) LeadingAge PA is delighted to announce the addition of five outstanding individuals to its Board of Directors. Their valuable expertise and diverse perspectives will be instrumental in furthering the association's mission to advance the evolving continuum of aging services in Pennsylvania.

The new board members are:
  • Brian Duke, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Jonathan Hollinger, CPA, President & CEO of Pleasant View Communities
  • Russell Mast, Vice President of Operations at HumanGood
  • Dr. Ashley Ritter, Director of Clinical Care Research at NewCourtland
  • Laura Roy, Executive Director at Lutheran SeniorLife of Passavant Community
"Welcoming these five talented professionals to our Board of Directors is a testament to our commitment to providing excellence and unwavering support to our aging services member providers,” said LeadingAge PA Board Chair and Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare Vicki Loucks. "Their combined experience and dedication will help LeadingAge PA continue to push the needle toward a stronger, more innovative aging services ecosystem so that older Pennsylvanians receive the care and support that they so deserve.” 

Having served as System Director of Senior Services with Main Line Health, Brian Duke led initiatives to ensure older adults have access to coordinated care across the continuum. He also served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging under Governor Tom Corbett. Duke actively contributes at the national, state, and local levels, developing strategies to care for older adults, support family caregivers, and foster community partnerships.

In July 2015, Jonathan Hollinger became the President and CEO of Pleasant View Communities, leveraging his extensive background in public accounting, healthcare, and non-profit management. With prior roles as CEO of Excentia, Controller for Greiner Industries, and Accounting Manager for Central Penn Management Group, Hollinger is equipped to maintain Pleasant View as a top-tier organization and leader in the continuing care retirement community.

As the Vice President of Operations at HumanGood since July 2019, Russell Mast provides coaching and support to executive directors at life plan communities in Oakland, CA; Summerlin, NV; and greater Philadelphia. He also co-chairs HumanGood’s National Inclusion Council and has extensive experience in the senior living industry since 2006.

Dr. Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Care Research at NewCourtland in Philadelphia. Dr. Ritter is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Ritter leads programs designed to address the complex health needs of older adults. Dr. Ritter is also the Co-Founder of "Those Nerdy Girls," a non-profit science communication platform that provides factual, practical information to guide health decisions.

Laura Roy has been the Executive Director of Lutheran SeniorLife's Passavant Community since July 2000. She also held positions as Director of Program and Service Enhancement for Lutheran SeniorLife and Assistant Administrator of St. John Specialty Care Center. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and certified as an Aging Services Professional.

Learn more about the other members of LeadingAge PA’s Board of Directors here.

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About LeadingAge PA
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing 400+ high-quality senior housing, health care and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities/Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, LIFE providers, home and community-based services, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable and ethical care for Pennsylvania’s seniors. For more information, visit www.LeadingAgePA.org.