Our Team

The staff at Friends Home works with an interdisciplinary approach to provide quality care and support that is customized for each resident. The Executive Director, who reports to our nonprofit Board of Directors, oversees the campus. In the supportive independent living and personal care home, there is a Personal Care Administrator, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Personal Care Assistants. Managed by the Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, the skilled nursing community has a Director of Nurses, MSW level Social Worker, Registered Floor Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants. Both have Activities Staff, as well as a Social Service provider. In addition, the skilled nursing community has its own Medical Director. All work together to ensure that each resident receives the care they need. A majority of the staff members live nearby in the Kennett Square area, and have provided care for the residents for many years. Click here to learn more about career opportunities with Friends Home

Leadership Team and Key Staff


Executive Director – Christine McDonald, MHA, NHA
Director of Marketing and Admissions – Dot Folz, MEd
Senior Advancement Officer/Director of Development – Wright Horne
Human Resources/Business Office Administrator – Sandi Singer

Dining Services

Director of Dining Services – Keith Baker

Friends Home Independent Living and Personal Care

Director of Personal Care – Dianne Goodwin, LPN

Linden Hall Skilled Nursing

Nursing Home Administrator – Charles Rogers, NHA
Director of Nursing – Cherrie DiMatteo, RN

Community Life/Activities & Volunteers

Director of Community Life – Betsy Bryant


Director of Facilities – Eric Lacey

Board of Directors

The following is a list of Friends Home’s 2018 Board of Directors. A majority of members of the Board of Directors are members of local Quaker meetings.

Margaret B. Jones, Phd
Karen-Lee Brofee
Ann O’Donnell
Robert G. Struble, Jr.
Peter Weygandt, MA, JD
Shirley Annand
Tom Brosius
Deborah Brumbaugh, Clerk (Board Chair)
Bob Norris
Stephen Metaxas

Willard H. Smedley, Emeritus
Thomas C. Marshall, Emeritus

Friends Home in Kennett is a member of Leading Age PA and Friends Services for the Aging (FSA).