Nursing Home Staff at Pleasant Ridge Manor

Our nursing home staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of each person with compassion, dignity, and respect. At Pleasant Ridge Manor, our health care team understands that every person has their own unique needs and goals.

Robert V. Smith

Executive Director
N.H.A.

Robert V. Smith, N.H.A., has been the Executive Director of Pleasant Ridge Manor for over twenty years. A licensed nursing home administrator, Bob ... View Profile »

David Lesseski

Medical Director
D.O.

Dr. David Lesseski, D.O. is the Medical Director for Pleasant Ridge Manor. Pleasant Ridge Manor provides a team of skilled, caring physic... View Profile »

Nancy Payne

Admissions Coordinator

Nancy Payne is the Admissions Coordinator. Nancy has worked at Pleasant Ridge Manor for over 30 years. Please call Nancy with any of your ques... View Profile »

Mary Beth Pfister

Director of Social Services and Community Relations
M.S.

Mary Beth Pfister, M.S., is the Director of Social Services and Community Relations. MaryBeth has worked at Pleasant Ridge Manor for over 30 y... View Profile »

Craig Heuser

Social Services Coordinator
M.Div

Craig Heuser M.Div. Craig is a Social Services Coordinator at Pleasant Ridge Manor. During yours or your loved one’s stay, you will be assign... View Profile »

Michelle Denniston

Social Services Coordinator
M.S.W.

Michelle Denniston, M.S.W.  Michelle is a Social Services Coordinator at Pleasant Ridge Manor. During yours or your loved one’s stay, yo... View Profile »

Carrie Still

Social Services Coordinator
B.S.W.

Carrie Altadonna is a Social Services Coordinator at Pleasant Ridge Manor. She is also the Alzheimer's Support Group Coordinator and meets with fam... View Profile »

LeeAnn Krahe

Director of Activities and Volunteer Services
B.S., CTRS

LeeAnn Krahe, B.S., CTRS, is the Director of Activities and Volunteer Services.  Acknowledging that recreation is an important part of everyon... View Profile »

Jane Dorler

Assistant Director of Activities
B.S.

Jane Dorler, B.S., is the Assistant Director of Activities.  Jane plans the diverse activities, community outings, and special events that our... View Profile »

Wendy Carr

Clinic Manager
L.P.N.

Wendy Carr is the Clinic Manager.  She co-ordinates all of the in-house clinic appointments offered at Pleasant Ridge Manor. Additionally... View Profile »

Pat Shea

Director of Environmental Services

Pat Shea is the Director of Environmental Services. Pat and his staff maintain the clean, safe environment that our residents enjoy. Pat is availab... View Profile »

Christian Schultz

Director of Information Technology

Chris Schultz is the Director of Information Technology. Chris and his staff plan, coordinate, direct and design IT related activities of the organ... View Profile »

Christine Laughlin

Director of Food & Nutrition Services
CDM, CFPP

Christine has been working in our Food & Nutrition Department for twenty years. Skilled in cooking, baking & cake decorating, she makes sur... View Profile »

Leanne Hayes

Director of Nursing
R.N. DON

A US Air Force Veteran, Leanne began her RN career in 2007 having supervised in numerous nursing homes after serving as a Direct Support Person for... View Profile »

Stacey Schnars

Assistant Director of Nursing
R.N. ADON

Stacey joined our PRM family as an LPN and worked with us for 5 years  until she graduated from Penn State Behrend as an RN. Stacey worke... View Profile »

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