Your Dedicated Team Of Professionals
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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.
Memory Care Director
Resident Services Director
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.
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.
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.