Your Dedicated Team Of Professionals

Friendly, Familiar Atmosphere

We are dedicated to creating a family atmosphere while delivering high standards of quality in person-centered care. We encourage everyone at Columbia Cottage Collegeville to foster close relationships with those around them, and that starts with getting to know some of the friendly Cottage staff.

Columbia Cottage Team Members

When you walk the halls of our Columbia Cottage building, you can count on a friendly smile and greeting from people who know you by name. Because of our strong sense of teamwork and our comprehensive “Get to Know You” process, each Caregiver gets to know who you are, your preferences, and how we can best meet your care needs. We deliver the highest standards of care because each person is determined to bring his or her very best, each and every day.

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Merriy Ney

Columbia Cottage Collegeville Managing Director

Merri brings decades of healthcare and senior living experience to her role of Managing Director. She has a nursing degree and unique experience in managing assisted living and at-home services. She is adept at serving as a liaison between families and care staff.
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Christa Killoran

Columbia Cottage Collegeville Resident Services Director

Christa Killoran has been a nurse and advocate for Seniors and their families for 22 years. Christa started in senior care when she was 15 and continued to work through High School in dining and activities. Her love and compassion for the Residents is what convinced her to go to school for Practical Nursing. She worked in Skilled Nursing for many years but was frustrated that she wasn’t always able to devote quality time to the residents and families. Assisted Living seemed to be the answer for her. Christa currently lives in Lansdale, PA with her husband and four children. Casey, the oldest and the only boy is 21 and plans to enlist in the Army this summer, Chelsea 17, Cayla 15 and Chloe 8. All four children share their parents’ love of music and are active in music and the arts in some form.
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Kristy Brown


Kristy’s special recipes for homemade sauce, salad dressings, and Italian meatballs keeps the residents excited about what the next meal will bring. She has a background as the General Manager of a chain of Italian restaurants and brings her experience in Italian cuisine with her.
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Katie Harley

2018 Caregiver of the Year

Our residents and their families voted Katie as 2018 Caregiver of the Year. Katie demonstrates kindness and enthusiasm every day. She began working at the Cottage early in 2017 and quickly moved through the ranks from a homemaker to a med tech to her current position as a coordinator. In 2017, Katie received the “Rising Star” award. From caring for residents to communicating with families, you can always count on her to accomplish it with a positive attitude and loving spirit. Katie gives 100% to make Columbia Cottage a happy home for all her residents.
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Tom Kershaw

Maintenance Director

Tom is always ready and willing to take care of a resident’s request. Whether it’s handling repair requests or preparing apartments for new residents, Tom is available and capable. Tom is very attentive and caring to our residents: he hangs their pictures, sets up cable TV, and makes sure our residents have everything they need.
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