Michael Perlock, Administrator

My name is Michael Perlock and I am the Administrator of Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehab. I have worked in Skilled Nursing since I was 16, starting out as a dietary aid. After graduating from Misericordia University, I began working in the business office and eventually began an Administrator in Training program. I have been working as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for the past 10 years. As the Administrator of Ridgeview my goal is to ensure the highest possible quality of care for all of our residents.

Amy Dziczek, RN, Director of Nursing

My name is Amy Dziczek, I am the Director of Nursing at Ridgeview Healthcare. I have had experience as an RN in long-term care for 22 years and acted as a DON for 10 years. When I am home, I love spending time with my children. I immediately felt at home when I started at Ridgeview a few months ago. The atmosphere is welcoming and a wonderful place for anyone’s family to stay should they ever need our services. The staff make certain to go above and beyond each day to make our residents happy and comfortable during their length of stay. As the DON, I will always guarantee my resident’s quality of care is superlative and if there is any issues, I will do everything in my power to resolve it. I am gratified for the chance to make your loved ones stay with us congenial, and please always reach out to me if needed.

Damian Streisel, Director of Facilities

My name is Damian Streisel and I am the Director of Facilities at Ridgeview Healthcare. I have been with the facility for two years now. I have 17 years of experience in the maintenance field both in Industrial maintenance and healthcare maintenance. I have been Director of Facilities for 8 of those years in the healthcare field. My departments include maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry. My job is to ensure the building is safe, maintained, clean and all systems are in proper working order for the safety of our residents and staff.

Angela Whyne, Human Resources

My name is Angela Whyne and I am the Human Resources Manager at Ridgeview Healthcare. I have been with the facility for several months and have over a 2 years of experience in human resources. My daily tasks involve handling payroll and dealing with any issues that may occur with our facility’s staff. I work to resolve problems as quickly as possible to make certain our resident’s care is never interrupted or affected. I also am involved with the hiring of our staff. In doing this, I certify that I am only hiring the best caregivers and nurses to take care of your loved ones. Our standards and expectations of staff go beyond measures, so it is guaranteed that our residents receive proper treatment and care. Outside of work, I enjoy being with my friends, and take up a hobby in craft beer. I am always here if there is any questions!

Corey Pronio, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing

Hello, my name is Corey Pronio and I am the Assistant Director of Nursing at Ridgeview. I worked at the facility for 9 years, first as a PCA. In 2015 I received my LPN license. In 2019 I received my RN license and was promoted to Unit Manager. When I am not at work, I enjoy going to concerts with my friends. My goal is to make sure all needs of our residents are met each day in the level of care they receive both medically and individually. The most important thing to me is that our residents are shown the same compassion and care they are given by their family because when they come to stay with us, they become part of our family. I am always available to answer any questions you have for your loved ones. It is a pleasure to work with your loved one, I am always available should you need to reach out.

Katarina Quick, LPN, Assistant to the Infection Control Preventionist

My name is Katarina Quick. I am an LPN here at Ridgeview Healthcare and I assist our Infection Control Preventionist among other duties. I have been working at Ridgeview for close to 6 years. I started in the Dietary Department in 2018. I became an LPN in 2019 and started my nursing career as a floor nurse at Ridgeview. When I am at home, I love to spend time with my two dogs, family, and friends. I enjoy listening to music and being outdoors. Ridgeview has a very homelike and family-oriented environment with excellent staff that go above and beyond for our residents daily. We strive to ensure the best quality of care. It is a pleasure to care for and get to know our residents. My goal is to help Ridgeview strive for excellence and ensure the quality of care here remains.

Rebecca Kerr, Admissions

Hello, my name is Rebecca Kerr. I am the new Admissions and Marketing Director at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehab Center. I have been in the LTC world since 2018. While I started in social work, I soon realized that admissions and marketing was my passion. I love being able to speak to families and potential residents and ensure them that our facility is here for them during difficult times. It can be scary going to a nursing home, even if it is just for short term care. I strive to be able to answer all questions about SNF’s and our facility to take some of the stress off the families and residents to make their transition as smooth as possible. Please reach out with any questions regarding Ridgeview Admissions and Marketing!

Marie McElhenny, Appointments/Transportation Coordinator

My name is Marie McElhenny and I am the medical appointment schedule and also the transportation coordinator at Ridgeview. My duties are to schedule both new and follow up appointments/procedures for our residents by the request of our doctors and CRNPs. I then compile a weekly transportation schedule for my excellent staff who are trained drivers. They will ensure that your loved ones will safely get to and from their appointments. I am always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have related to my department. Outside of work, my favorite hobbies are singing, dancing, decorating, and spending time with my family.

Theresa Leffler, Occupational Therapist, Director of Rehab

I am married with four children, and have been an occupational therapist for 14 years. I have worked at Ridgeview since 2018 and have been the director of Rehab since 2021. In house therapy at Ridgeview with 1 Certified occupational therapist assistance, 2 physical therapy assistants, 1 speech therapist, and consistent PRN physical therapist. Able to treat a wide variety of diagnoses with availability of electrical stim, diathermy, ultrasound as well as nu step and omnicycle.

Joan Payne, Director of Social Services

My name is Joan Payne. I am the Director of Social Services at Ridgeview Healthcare. I have twenty six years of experience in Social Services in a variety of disciplines including healthcare and long term care. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work Degree from Temple University and Bachelor of Science Degree from Lycoming College in Pre-Med, Biology and Psychology. I have also attended Penn State and completed the Nursing Home Administration Courses to pursue my NHA license. Most of my free time is dedicated to operating my small business, while I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. At Ridgeview we are a community of caring professionals who are dedicated to supporting the well-being of our residents following the core values of compassion, creativity, integrity, quality and respect. I am happy to assist our residents and their families to make their stay at Ridgeview a pleasurable experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Cassy Mazack, Dietary Manager

My name is Cassy Mazack and I am the Dietary Manger at Ridgeview. I worked at the facility for six years and begun as a cook and kitchen aide. Prior to my role present, I was a full time kitchen aide. I look to ensure our resident’s dietary needs are maintained by overseeing the management of the kitchen. I manage daily food operations daily, assist in the recruitment of dietary staff and interact with our residents to make sure of satisfaction in their meals. I also make sure to understanding our resident’s health concerns and dietary requirements, to ensure food preparation follows strict health guidelines. When I am not at work, I love to be outdoors, and I enjoy reading and cooking. Please call me at thew facility with any questions.

Gayle Miller, Medical Records

I have been with Ridgeview for 25 years. I began as a housekeeper and then became the Housekeeping Supervisor of the facility. Following, I transitioned to Medical Records. I ensure that all files are kept and maintained for new and current residents. I also maintain the archives of past residents. If anything is needed in my department, I can be called to discussed the process of obtaining records needed for your loved one. Working at Ridgeview is always enjoyable. All staff cares for our residents and goes above and beyond to ensure that they are provided with the best possible care. In my free time, I love to do puzzles and spend time with my family.

Maria Oberto, Business Office

My name is Maria Oberto and I have been the Business Office Manager at Ridgeview for a little over the year. Prior to my current position, I worked as an office manager, and the Account Executive in home health staffing. I graduated from DeSales University with a bachelor’s in History and from Saint Joseph’s University with my master degree of Healthcare Administration. My role involves a variety of tasks, but most importantly, ensuring that the daily financial needs of the residents are secure and they are receiving the highest quality of care. Being able to see and speak with all our residents everyday makes coming to work enjoyable because we get to know each other on a personal level and it is a privilege I will always be grateful for. Outside of work, I spend time with my family and enjoy baking and doing puzzles. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns!


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