Phoebe Ministries Announces Staff Changes

Allentown, PA – Phoebe Ministries is pleased to announce the following changes in staffing:

Melanie Kohler has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Pathstones by Phoebe. She is responsible for the overall operations of the Continuing Care at Home program and oversees the development and implementation of comprehensive programs and service offerings to help members stay well and maintain their highest level of independence.

Pathstones by Phoebe is a groundbreaking endeavor by Phoebe Ministries and will launch this summer. Pathstones offers a personalized plan for care coordination and the services of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the comfort and security of a member’s home. Like a traditional CCRC, Pathstones by Phoebe members pay a one-time entrance fee and monthly membership fees. Fees depend on the applicant’s age and the plan selected. They cover the cost of future services, but are generally lower than the rates at a traditional CCRC. Monthly fees will not go up if a new level of care is needed.

Employed by Phoebe Ministries since 2002, Kohler was previously the Director of Information Technology. In this role, she was responsible for the organization’s security and risk management, process improvement and overall technology innovation.

A Lehigh Valley native, Kohler holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Cedar Crest College and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from DeSales University.

Jennifer Miller, PHA, was appointed Administrator of Meadow Glen Personal Care Community at Phoebe Richland, which is slated to open in October 2015. She will oversee the licensing and opening of the new community. Miller is also responsible for the administration, programming and management of Meadow Glen, including the health, safety and well-being of residents.

Designed as an addition to the current Phoebe Richland campus, Meadow Glen is a 75,000 square foot, two story building and will have a connection to the Health Care Center.

Previously, Miller served as the Personal Care Home Administrator at Green Hill Manor in Reading where she successfully re-established their license and assured the provision of quality services. She also successfully licensed and opened a 12 bed secured dementia unit at Green Hill Manor after overseeing a complete renovation.

Miller graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development and is licensed as a personal care home administrator. She is a resident of Pottstown.

Cheyenne Bennett, MSW, LSW, was promoted to Social Services Director for Phoebe Richland Health Care Center. She is responsible for the rehabilitation center’s discharge planning process and provides psychosocial support in skilled care to promote life enhancement and resident centered care.

Employed by Phoebe since 2007, Bennett was previously the social worker for Phoebe Richland Health Care Center. She earned her Master of Social Work from Marywood University Graduate School and has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Lock Haven University, PA. She is a resident of Bethlehem.