Meet our team at Traditions of Hershey

Meet our team at Traditions of Hershey

Devon Bennett at Traditions of Hershey

Devon Bennett
Executive Director

Devon joined the Traditions of Hershey Team in the middle of November 2021. Devon has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in PA since 2020 and is also an Assisted Living Administrator, Personal Care Home Administrator and Certified Dementia Practitioner. He spent the last 2.5 years previously as an assistant administrator at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehab in Columbia before being asked to take a regional HR role for their acquisitions corporate team in Maryland. He has 10 years of experience in Long Term Care ranging from social services, admissions, recruiting and human resources. Most recently Devon has served as the Associate Executive Director for a 88 acre CCRC in Chester County.

Devon is looking forward to working with the amazing team at Traditions of Hershey to provide top notch service to residents of the Traditions of Hershey and the surrounding community.

Devon lives in Mont Joy with his wife Marissa and in their free time they enjoy going on random outings. Devon is also a PIAA basketball official and high school girls’ basketball coach.

dbennett@traditionsofhershey.com

Briana Wells from Traditions of Hershey in Palmyra, Pennsylvania

Brianna Wells
Sales & Marketing Director

Bri Joined Traditions with over 5 years of healthcare and customer service experience. She has worked in hospitals, restaurants and home health. Bri enjoys advocating for families and seniors to ensure quality care.

She currently lives in Etters with her Fiancé and 3 cats.

bwells@traditionsofhershey.com

Becky Weaver at Traditions of Hershey

Ashley Painter, RN
Resident Care Director

Inspired by the geriatric population since 2006, Ashley started her career as a CNA. Seven years later, she decided to further her education and become a nurse. Caring for, learning and growing with the elderly generation is her passion. In Ashley's spare time, she likes to do crafts or cook a delicious meal. Currently, Ashley and her little family reside in Jonestown PA where she purchased her first home two years ago. She has two children, a son who is 18 and a daughter who is 12. They are her motivation. Ashley is excited to be a part of the team at Traditions of Hershey.

apainter@traditionsofhershey.com

Dustin Barna at Traditions of Hershey

Dustin Barna
Maintenance Director

Dustin joined Traditions of Hershey In 2009. He started out as a kitchen utility worker and worked his way up to be lead cook. Dustin saw an opportunity to grow with Traditions and was promoted to Maintenance Director. He loves interacting with the residents and making sure they are comfortable living here at Traditions of Hershey.

Dustin lives in Palmyra with his wife, son and two dogs.

dbarna@traditionsofhershey.com

Karen Lincoln at Traditions of Hershey

Karen Lincoln
Director of Food Service and Housekeeping

Karen joined Traditions with over 20 years of food and customer service experience. She has worked in restaurants, Assisted Living Communities and in the catering business. Karen is very much at home in the kitchen with cooking, baking and supervising. Karen has been with Traditions since July 2009. She was raised and still resides in the Lebanon area. Karen is a mother of three children and has three grandchildren.

kalexander@traditionsofhershey.com

Khrista Dechert at Traditions of Hershey

Khrista Dechert
Business Office Manager

Khrista joined Traditions of Hershey as a part time weekend receptionist in 2017. She loves interacting with the residents and staff. When the position of Business Office Manager became available, she was excited at the opportunity to bring her many years of financial and administrative experience with various non profit organizations, to Traditions of Hershey!

Khrista lives in Jonestown and is married and has two sons and two dogs.

kdechert@traditionsofhershey.com

Kelly Nelson at Traditions of Hershey

Kelly Nelson
Resident Life Director

Kelly joined the Traditions team with a background in nutrition and over 15 years experience working in Independent and Assisted Living communites. Through her experiences, Kelly has experience in planning events and activies, food service and assisting with residents day to day needs.

She was a part-time team member at Traditions in the Dining and Food Service Department in 2013. She is very excited to be back at Traditions as the Resident Life Director.

Kelly lives in Lebanon and has three grown children, a granddaughter and a rescue dog.

knelson@traditionsofhershey.com

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