Albright Leadership

Creating fuller, brighter lives.

The simple idea of making life more meaningful has shaped the way the leaders and staff at Albright approach their relationships with residents, families, colleagues, hospital partners and providers.

Unlike many larger corporate providers or conglomerates, Albright’s hands-on executive team engages on a personal level to understand the needs of its staff and residents.

Shaun Smith – President and Chief Executive Officer

Shaun Smith has been with Albright Care Services since 1997. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President. His previous positions include the Vice President of Community Services, the Vice President of Therapy Services, and the Administrator of the RiverWoods Nursing Care Center. Shaun has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marywood University, Scranton, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Syracuse University. Prior to joining Albright, Shaun was the regional Vice President for Therapy Services at Nova Care.


Fran Ashby – Vice President, Donor Relations and Philanthropy

Fran Ashby joined Albright Care Services in 2011. She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received a Master of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University. Fran served most recently as the Director of Community Relations and Development for Bloomsburg Hospital. She has worked in development for more than 20 years, including positions at Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities


John Blessing – Vice President of Finance/Treasurer

John Blessing has been with Albright Care Services since 2011. He most recently served as the Controller. His previous positions include controller and chief financial officer of VNA Health System, Shamokin, manager of accounting and controller at Sunbury Community Hospital, and senior accountant at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Accounting from Bloomsburg University.


LouAnn Shively – Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Compliance Officer

LouAnn Shively has been with Albright Care Services since 1999. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Penn State University. She is a licensed speech pathologist and nursing home administrator. LouAnn previously worked for Nova Care as a district manager, as well as Geisinger Medical Center as a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Lauren Dieter – Executive Director, Normandie Ridge

Lauren has been with Albright Care Services since 2015 as the Nursing Home Administrator at Normandie Ridge, and was most recently the Director of Systems Improvement for Albright. She holds a bachelor’s degree in long term care administration from York College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has worked in long term care for the last 15 years.

John McDonough – Senior Director of Business Development and Analytics/RiverWoods Interim Executive Director

John McDonough joined Albright Care Services in 2011. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University, a BA in Communication from Muhlenberg College, and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Prior to joining Albright, John worked for the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce and Bloomsburg Health System.

Pam Kennedy – Executive Director, Albright LIFE

Pam Kennedy has been with Albright Care Services since 2014, previously serving as the Community Service Administrator. Pam graduated with an associate degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Lancaster, and studied at Millersville University. Her role includes assisting with the maintenance and operation of Albright LIFE programs, including planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating the services provided to ensure high quality services and financial management.


Sue Jamison – Donor Relations and Community Outreach

Sue Jamison has been with Albright Care Services since 2006, having served as pastor of several parishes in the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Sue has also worked in a variety of counseling and behavioral health settings.

Vanessa Hales

Vanessa Hales – Donor Relations and Leadership Giving

Vanessa Hales joined Albright Care Services in 2019. She is a graduate of Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and received a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. Vanessa has worked in development for more than 11 years, including positions with Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger and Geisinger Health Foundation in Danville. Previously, she managed community and school partnerships for KC Distance Learning, Inc. in Bloomsburg.


Carol Klose – Assistant to the President/Corporate Secretary

Carol Klose has been with Albright Care Services since 2001. She has an Associate’s degree in Executive Secretarial Science from Williamsport Area Community College. Previously, Carol was the Assistant to the President at Pennsylvania House.

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