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. Additionally, per license, the skilled nursing community has its own medical director.  Together, they ensure that each resident receives the care they need.

A Director of Community Life, Coordinator of Montessori Enhanced Living, our Health and Wellness Specialist, as well as a Performance Arts Associate, ensure that all residents have well-rounded programs with opportunities to begin or develop varied interests and skills.  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 Admissions – Christine McDonald, MHA, NHA
Senior Advancement Officer/Director of Development – Wright Horne
Human Resources/Business Office Administrator – Sandi Singer

Dining Services

Director of Dining Services – Jessica Juarez

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 – Laurie Wilson, RN

Community Life/Activities & Volunteers

Events and Volunteer Coordinator – Tracey Gable


Director of Facilities – Dennis Jones

Board of Directors

The following is a list of Friends Home’s 2022 Board of Directors. A majority of members of the Board of Directors are members of local Quaker meetings.

Elaine Amoss
Shirley Annand
Karen-Lee Brofee
Ann O’Donnell
Robert G. Struble, Jr.
Shirley Annand
Tom Brosius
Deborah Brumbaugh, Clerk (Board Chair)
Christine McDonald
Stephen Metaxas
Bob Norris
LaToya Meyers
Teal Rickerman
Brent Thompson
Alexia Vaughan
Dave Park

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