Your Dedicated Team Of Professionals

Building Relationships Is Priority

Once you are here, you are family. This means you can always count on a friendly smile and greeting from a familiar face. Because of our team-centered mentality, each Caregiver here gets to know who you are, your preferences, and how we can best meet your needs. Building a strong relationship with you and with your family is our top priority!

Outstanding Team Members

We are dedicated to providing higher standards in all of our actions, creating a family atmosphere, and delivering person-centered care. That can only be done with a highly qualified, friendly team who are passionate about people. This is what you find at Columbia Cottage Linglestown.

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Karen Mackley

Columbia Cottage Linglestown Managing Director

Karen Mackley joins the Linglestown team as the Managing Director with over 23 yrs of experience in Senior Care. She opened Columbia Cottage Hanover in 2006. They were one of the first communities in Pennsylvania to license as Assisted Living in 2011. She has opened several other communities in the Harrisburg area. She counts it as a privilege to serve her residents and families.

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Tracy Klein

Memory Care Director

Tracy Klein is a Licensed Personal Care Home Administrator and Certified Dementia Practitioner with a background in providing recreational programming in senior living communities. She is an experienced long-term care professional who works with people in varying stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias; she has a compassion for and desire to work with older adults.
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Kimmie Caputzal

Resident Services Director

Kimmie Caputzal has been with Columbia Cottage since August of 2009, when she started as a Homemaker in our Hershey location. As the passion for caring for the elderly grew, Kimmie advanced within the company and in 2019 became a Registered Nurse. In March of 2022 Kimmie transferred to our Linglestown location to work as the Resident Services Director. In her spare time, Kimmie enjoys working on her family farm where they have a variety of animals, but her favorite being the honeybees.
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Cindy Miller

Director of Community Relations

Cindy Miller is the Community Relations Director. She joins the Linglestown team with over 40+ years in healthcare. Prior to Columbia Cottage, she was the Regional Director of Marketing and Sales for several communities along the eastern coast. She has been a consultant providing support and training on sales and marketing techniques. She is involved in several community organizations that support seniors.

Cindy’s goal is educating families on the admission process, developing a strategic marketing plan, advertising, event planning, and cultivating business partnerships. Her commitment to older adults is to support and provide quality care plans which will meet each seniors’ personal needs.

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Tia Harris

Executive Chef

Chef Tia began her “Culinary” training early in life, as a child at her Grammy Ethel June’s apron strings. Raised in Central PA, she has always had a passion for good ole home cooking, Pennsylvania Dutch Style.

At the age of 16 she decided her future pursuit by enlisting in the US Army Delayed Entry Program as a Culinary Specialist. Upon graduating from High School, she left for US Army Basic Training to be followed by Advanced Individual Training and finally Airborne School.

Chef Tia’s Honorable Military career spanned 12 years Active Duty, plus 6 years as a DOD Contracted Advanced Culinary Instructor at the Joint Center of Culinary Excellence, Ft. Lee, VA. During her Active-Duty career, she experienced several deployments, and assignments that took her around the globe and back. She credits her amazing Grandmother and the US Army with her success personally and professionally.

Aside from “Foodie” interests, Tia has a passion for American Football (Steeler Nation!!!), and she found herself in the greatest position (MLB) to have played for 4 seasons in the WFL/IWFL Women’s Professional Football Leagues “Cape Fear Thunder” while attending college in NC.

If you don’t find Tia happily creating in her “State of the Art” Linglestown kitchen…. you’re sure to find her online shopping (for eye shadow) lol or relaxing with her awesome cats, TomHardy and Sassyfrass.

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Joe Chest


Joe Chest joins the Linglestown team as the Maintenance Coordinator. He is new to the healthcare field. His background includes working in the Hotel industry and with a major food retailer as the Maintenance Director. In his spare time, he enjoys working with inner city kids, camping at local state parks, and spending time with his friends, family, and grandkids.

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