Your Dedicated Team at Wyomissing

Purpose Through Serving

From the daily tasks we perform to the time we spend engaging with you, we know that we are providing our best when we are serving you. We get to know who you are, your preferences, and focus on how we can best meet your needs. We are committed to providing higher standards in all of our actions, creating a family atmosphere, and delivering person-centered care.


Outstanding Team Members

Columbia Cottage Wyomissing is in a class all on its own. Our engaged, caring team creates a warm, fun-loving environment, even as they look for opportunities to interact with residents on a personal level every day. Our employees make the biggest impact on residents’ lives, and we intentionally seek out outstanding individuals to be a part of our outstanding team. Read below to meet some of the qualified staff you can see working diligently at Columbia Cottage Wyomissing.
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Merri Ney

Columbia Cottage Wyomissing 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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Robin Gibson

Columbia Cottage Wyomissing Resident Services Director

Robin joined Columbia Cottage in 2013 after a 25-year career in Skilled Nursing. Robin is informed on the daily holistic needs of each resident. She ensures residents’ superior care by collaborating with the nursing team and Caregivers. Robin’s easy-going, fun spirit – coupled with her expertise - wins the trust of residents and staff alike.
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Mary Farrell

2018 Caregiver of the Year

Mary Farrell has worked for the Cottage for 5 years. She is a Coordinator and handles the training of new employees for day shift. Mary gives 100% every day to ensure those who live at the Cottage are well cared for and happy. The dedication, compassion, and love that she shares doesn’t go unnoticed.
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Kristy Brown

Food Service Director

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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Richard Wanner

Maintenance Director

Rick is always ready and willing to fix anything. In addition to making repairs and managing facility maintenance, Rick prepares apartments to receive new residents. He enjoys working with and for the residents: in addition to making their apartments look like new, he’ll help residents hang pictures, set up cable, and help them feel comfortable in their new home.