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Lynette Killen Named Executive Director of Ralston Center

Philadelphia, Pa., March 6, 2018 – Lynette M. Killen, a leader in geriatric services, has been named executive director of Ralston Center. The announcement was made by Neville E. Strumpf, Ph.D., FAAN, President of Ralston Center. Killen will join Ralston March 19th.

From 2003 to 2017, Killen was CEO of Chandler Hall, a Quaker-based, long-term-care residential community and hospice in Bucks County, where she oversaw 300 employees and a budget of $18 million. Previously she served as administrator for geriatric services at Albert Einstein Medical Center for 11 years. Earlier she held director positions in social work for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Methodist Hospital. Killen has consulted in the aging and social services field and advised the Trumbower Hospital Foundation.

Killen 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. A native of Annville, Pa., Killen earned a bachelor’s degree at Shippensburg State College.

“In Lynette we have found a passionate advocate for older people, an energetic builder of relationships, a tested administrator and a person of great integrity,” said Strumpf. “We are delighted that she will lead Ralston Center into its third century.”

Strumpf has served as the organization’s acting executive director since August.  Relinquishing that role March 31st, Strumpf will continue to lead Ralston’s governing board.

Killen resides in Newtown Square, Pa., with her husband. They have two adult daughters.