Phoebe Ministries Announces Staff Changes

Allentown, PA – Phoebe Ministries announces the following changes in staffing:

Star HighStarlette A. High, RN, BS, NHA, was promoted to Executive Director for the Phoebe Berks campus. Her responsibilities include directing and coordinating the overall operations of the campus which consists of 223 apartments, 51 cottages, a personal care community, a 120-bed skilled intermediate nursing facility, and an adult day center. As Executive Director, she oversees the development and implementation of all programs and service offerings.

Star has been a Phoebe employee for 15 years, most recently serving as the Village Wellness Director at Phoebe Berks. Prior to her appointment as Wellness Director, she was the Director of Nursing for Phoebe Berks Health Care Center.

A resident of Reinholds, High graduated from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing and Franklin and Marshall College with a BS in psychology. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and completed Phoebe’ s Ministry and Business Council Leadership Development program as a member of the inaugural class.

Gina BortzGina Bortz was appointed Director of Institutional Advancement at Phoebe Ministries. In this position, Bortz will manage Phoebe’s philanthropic and gifts services programs.

Previously, Bortz served as Director of Advancement for Easter Seals Eastern PA where she was responsible for all advancement, marketing, and volunteer coordination. While there, she doubled the number of foundation gifts, increased the number of President’s Council members by 20%, and exceeded aggressive fundraising goals.

A resident of Mountain Top, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Muhlenberg College and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Bonnie BeckBonnie Beck was promoted to the position of Regional Manager of Phoebe Ministries’ Retirement Housing Operations. In her new role, Beck will provide the overall operational management for Retirement Housing Services at Phoebe.

A resident of Hamburg, Beck previously served as Manager of Devitt House in Lewisburg, one of Phoebe’s eight affordable housing apartment communities for people over 65. Prior to her service with Phoebe Ministries, she managed a 199 unit PHFA Housing Community and has previous experience with HUD and Rural Development.

Donna SchudelDonna Schudel, AAC, MA was promoted to Community Life Director at Phoebe Richland. Schudel is responsible for directing and managing the Community Life department including the staff, events, and activities in long term, short term, and memory care.

Prior to this appointment, she worked as an activity professional on both the Phoebe Allentown and Richland campuses. Before becoming an activity professional, Donna was an arts and education administrator, instructor, and trainer.

A resident of Coopersburg, Schudel graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Arts with a Bachelor of Arts and received a Master of Arts from Columbia College in Chicago. She is a Certified Activity Director through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.