Lynette M. Killen

Executive Director

Lynette Killen brings a career of leadership, service and advocacy for older people to Ralston Center, where she became Executive Director in March 2018. Previously she was CEO of Chandler Hall Health Services, a long-term-care residential community and hospice in Newtown, Pa., for 14 years; administrator for geriatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia, for 11 years; and director or assistant director of social work at two other Philadelphia hospitals. She has consulted in the aging and social services field and advised Trumbower Hospital Foundation on philanthropic matters. Lynette holds three master’s degrees: in social work, from West Virginia University; in business administration, from Widener University; and in aging services, from the University of Baltimore, Erickson School. Among many volunteer governance roles, Lynette has chaired the board of Philadelphia Senior Center and currently chairs the advisory council of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging.

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Eric Wilden

Director of Engagement

Eric Wilden joined Ralston My Way in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from Ursinus College in 1992 and lived in Salt Lake City for 10 years, where he started his nonprofit career with environmental and conservation groups, and in fundraising at the University of Utah. Later he enrolled at Boulder Colorado’s Naropa University, founded by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, where he earned a Master of Divinity in 2003.  After graduation, Eric moved to Philadelphia where he worked for Clean Water Action and the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM) before joining Ralston My Way.


Jean Papaj, MBA

Jean Papaj

Director of Communications and Marketing

Jean joined Ralston Center in 2014 to implement a new branding strategy and create successful print and digital communications to support current and emerging programs. She received her MBA from SUNY Buffalo and is a communications, marketing and sales professional with over 30 years experience in entrepreneurial, for profit and nonprofit organizations in health care, education and information. Jean also serves as a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty in the areas of management, marketing, communications and public relations.

Allison Cooper

Allison Cooper


Adia Sanders

Adia Sanders

Member Services Coordinator

Jacqui Anderson

Caregiver Relations Coordinator

Administrative Assistant


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