Our Executive Team
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Horst Management Services President
Horst Management Services Vice President of Operations
Chris has over 25 years of experience in Healthcare and Senior Care services. She is actively involved in the Lebanon County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as advocating for seniors in various capacities. Chris received the 2016 ATHENA award from the Lebanon Valley Chamber in recognition of her professional excellence, community service, and leadership. She is focused on optimal health and welfare of the Columbia Cottage residents and ensuring the Cottages are a great place to live and work. Chris is also a member of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Board of Directors.
Regional RN, Columbia Cottage Communities
Cindy’s diverse nursing experience and true passion for learning, teaching, and helping others are key to her role as Regional RN for Columbia Cottage communities. Her focus includes planning, developing, evaluating, and directing the nursing staff and ensuring resident care is exceptional and consistent with regulations.
Regional Director of Memory Care Services
Merri brings decades of healthcare and senior living experience to her role of Regional Director of Memory Care Services. Merri has spent the majority of her career working with people living with Dementia, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. There is nothing more important to Merri than providing staff with innovative and successful strategies that enable them to assist individuals with Dementia. These skills will allow persons with Dementia to “live their best” each day.
Regional Project Manager
Denelle joined the Horst Group Family in 2003. As the Regional Project Manager, she is the liaison between the Cottage Management Teams and Horst Senior Care in the implementation through completion of projects. Denelle specializes in timely communication, and is truly the historian of all matters related to Columbia Cottage. Denelle is married with two adult children. She is also a United States Army Veteran.
Horst Management Services HR Business Partner
Kaitlyn has 10 years of long-term care experience. Kaitlyn graduated from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences with her Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2016 . She is actively working on her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and plans to graduate in May 2020. Kaitlyn is focused on creating an optimal work environment for new and existing staff and supporting efforts to ensure residents receive top notch quality and compassionate care.
Horst Group CEO & Columbia Cottage Owner
Randall is part of Horst’s fifth generation of ownership, though he joined Horst in 1983. Before taking over as President & CEO, Randall was President and General Manager of Horst Construction and Horst Excavating subsidiaries, as well as Senior Vice President of the Horst Group. He became President & CEO of Horst Group in 2001. Horst Group has owned and managed Columbia Cottage since 1998