Heather N. Kessler of Sinking Spring Pa., has been named Vice President of Health Services/NHA for Landis Homes. She has extensive experience in aging services, with her most recent position being Executive Director of Sanatoga Ridge Community and Buchert Ridge Community in the Pottstown, Pa., area. Prior to that, she was Assistant Executive Director of Westminster Winter Park and Westminster Baldwin Park in Winter Park, Florida. In both roles she oversaw the operations of large communities, with a wide range of accommodations and services. Prior to her time in Florida, she dedicated her career in leading in area aging services providers in the Lehigh County and Berks County areas.
Vice President of Operations/COO Evon Bergey commented, “Heather brings a wealth of experience that will serve residents and team members well, and she brings a passion that is contagious. I am thrilled that she has chosen Landis as her preferred place to continue her path of serving older adults.”
Her accomplishments include guiding the team in Florida to their first ever 5-star rating, developing a track record of high occupancy across all of the communities, and planning, opening, filling and operating a new neighborhood within the Westminster Winter Park community. Heather has provided leadership over all areas of Operations throughout her career, having a true passion for Health Care Services and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
She began her education with a BSW from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., before earning her NHA licensure through Marywood University in Dunmore, Pa. In 2020, she added a certification as a Certified Senior Advisor from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.
Heather shared, “I am honored to join the Landis Homes team. I have dedicated my career to working in non-profit, faith based Senior Living Communities, with a heart dedicated to service. I look forward to building relationships and serving at Landis Homes, while upholding the mission and values.”
Landis Homes is a Continuing Care/Life Plan Community located in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, PA. Since 1964 it has followed its mission of serving aging adults and their families by honoring and enriching their lives in a community of Christ-like love. Landis Homes is an affiliate of Landis Communities. For more information, go to LandisHomes.org