Landis Communities announced the appointment of Mona Frey of Conestoga, Pa., as the new Executive Director of Welsh Mountain Home. Frey is a nurse (LPN) with more than 25 years of experience. She also holds a Personal Care Home Administrator’s license (PCHA) and is a Certified Medication Technician Trainer along with holding certification in dementia support group facilitation. Her nursing and leadership experience includes serving as a Nursing Care Coordinator, Primary Care Nurse, Memory Support Coordinator, Director of Wellness (Personal Care) and Assistant Administrator of Personal Care. Most recently she was Director of Wellness and Assistant Director at Legend Senior Living’s Lititz location.
Vernon Musser, chair of the Welsh Mountain Home board, commented, “We are excited to have Mona join Welsh Mountain Home. Her experiences will certainly be an asset to the organization. She brings years of experience in personal care and will help us continue serving people in line with our core values and mission.”
Landis Communities Vice President of Community Initiatives Evon Bergey added, “As the current health care environment continues to evolve so does Personal Care. We sought a candidate experienced and comfortable with this changing dynamic. Mona understands this environment well and is comfortable with this reality. Her skills and passion to serve will be a critical component to our ongoing mission of caring for residents at Welsh Mountain Home.”
Mona and her husband live in Conestoga and enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and ethnic foods. When talking about her new role, Frey comments, “I am honored and humbled to be serving the Welsh Mountain Home community. As the culture of personal care changes and evolves; I am excited to get to work on training and empowering team members to deliver even higher levels of quality care to the residents. I also look forward to connecting with the surrounding community and sharing about the wonderful services and compassionate care we provide every day. As I look back at my career path, I am most grateful that this opportunity allows me to be able to serve Christ and this community.”
Mona is Executive Director, Welsh Mountain Home
As the Director of Operations for Welsh Mountain Home, Tom oversees the dietary, personal care, maintenance, housekeeping and activity departments within the facility. Tom was called by the Lord in February of 2014 to serve the residents of Welsh Mountain Home after serving his elder family through hospice. Prior to his work at Welsh Mountain Home, Tom came from the Internet Marketing Industry where he focused his abilities on senior level operations and finance for the previous 13 years.
When not involved in operations at Welsh Mountain Home he enjoys golf and football. His favorite pastime is watching the Philadelphia Eagles football team with his family.
Tom graduated from Millersville University with a degree in Business / Finance. Tom also received his Personal Care Home Administrator's license from Penn State University. He resides in Ephrata with his wife, Libby, two daughters, and one cat, Daisy.
Tom is Director of Operations / Asst. PCHA, Welsh Mountain Home
Melody joined the Welsh Mountain Home team in November 2010 as the Director of Human Resources and Relations. She is honored to work for an organization that values all people regardless of their background, economic status or disability. She enjoys working with a team who strive to provide a caring, homelike environment for the residents of Welsh Mountain Home. Prior to coming at WMH, she was employed by a non-profit organization, working with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities which included over 10 years of experience in Human Resources field.
When not involved in her work at Welsh Mountain Home, Melody enjoys gardening, spending time with family & friends and traveling. She is a member of the Petra Church in New Holland, PA.
Melody is Director of Human Resources & Relations, Welsh Mountain Home
Jane joined the Welsh Mountain Home team as a Part-Time Dietary Aide in 2008 which transitioned into the Full-Time lead cook . Jane felt God was leading her to serve the Residents of WMH, leaving her long time position as a sportswear manufacturer. Jane accepted the Dietary Manager position in May 2014. She feels blessed to be part of the WMH family for the past seven years. Jane and her Husband reside in the Welsh Mountain area. They have a daughter and two granddaughters. They have attended Bethany Grace Fellowship for the past fifteen years.
Jane serves as the Dietary Department Manager at Welsh Mountain Home
Ashley joined the Welsh Mountain Home team in January 2017 as a Personal Care Aide and was promoted to Personal Care Manager in March of 2018. She enjoys being involved with the residents care needs and is honored to be able to serve at the Home. Ashley comes to us with over a decade of experience working in the Human Services and Long Term Care fields with an education background in Counseling from Lancaster Bible College.
When not involved in her work at Welsh Mountain Home, Ashley enjoys traveling to learn about our nation’s history and hiking with her husband and black lab, Dexter. She currently resides in Leola, PA and attends Victory Church.
Ashley serves as the Personal Care Department Manager at Welsh Mountain Home