We’re a community in every sense of the word

Members of our community quickly discover they’re part of a thriving community, where staff and residents know each other’s names, share experiences, and care about one another. Every aspect of The Pines is grounded in community.

You’ll never know when you’ll find yourself having a laugh-filled evening at “Dancing with the Staff” or at a sporting event where the losers make a big breakfast for the winners—and everyone enjoys every minute. Most of all, The Pines is about new discoveries. We encourage creativity and collaboration among our staff, our residents, and each other. If your next chapter includes trying something new, then The Pines staff will try to find a way.

Take a tour and meet our exceptional staff. Contact us online or call (877) 302-5303 today to learn more.

Kathy Ardekani, MSW, NHA, CDP

Executive Director

With over 30 years of progressive operational experience in senior living, Kathy Ardekani has dedicated her professional career to raising and honoring the voice of older adults, families, and team members. She began her career as a social worker in a nursing home community. From this catalyst, Mrs. Ardekani served as a sales and marketing professional, executive director, and regional executive director. She has extensive experience facilitating building projects from inception and has started and integrated business lines within the elder care sphere.

Mrs. Ardekani expertise extends to restructuring traditional facilities into person-centered communities with a focus on today while preparing for tomorrow. She keenly understands the marketplace to position a community to honor the exigency of older adults, families, and team members.

Additionally, Mrs. Ardekani is a licensed nursing home administrator and certified assisted living and personal care home administrator. In 2019, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association honored her as the Executive Director of the year. In 2020 Mrs. Ardekani won the St. John Neumann Alumni award from Neumann University. She is currently a DBA candidate attending Johnson and Wales University.

Pat Polchak

Health Care Administrator

Pat is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with 25 years of experience working in long-term and sub-acute healthcare. She is customer-service driven and sincerely loves working with the vulnerable aging population. Pat has expertise in all aspects of healthcare management with a strong focus on census building and referral development. She also has an accomplished record of budget management, including staff retention, resulting in substantial savings.

Pat’s continuing education strengths include Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, Disaster Preparedness, Staff Education, and Labor Law. The healthcare programs at The Pines have earned strong results on state surveys and customer satisfaction benchmarks. In 2012, Pat was recognized as an outstanding administrator by her receipt of the American College of Health Care Administrators “Facility Leadership Award” and she is a founding member of the Ocean Regional Ethics Committee.

Georgina Bavais

Chief Financial Officer

Georgina joined The Pines in her current position in September 1997. Prior to joining the community, Georgina was employed by two different New Jersey retirement communities: as Chief Financial Officer at Winchester Gardens from 1996 to 1997 and as Director of Accounting at Applewood Estates from 1993 to 1995.

Georgina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Rutgers University, a Masters in Business Administration from Monmouth University, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Colleen Sweeney

Director of Sales & Marketing

Schedule a tour or call us at (877) 302‑5303 today to learn more about The Pines

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