Meet the Team
Jeffrey S. Truhan is the CEO & Administrator of the Shook Home. Truhan is a native of Lewistown, PA, and relocated to Chambersburg in 2007. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Juniata College and a Master’s Degree from Temple University, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree from Liberty University. Truhan is dually licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and a Personal Care Home Administrator. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Board of Directors at Keystone Health and the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a Field Instructor for the Department of Social Work and Gerontology at Shippensburg University.
Julianne Craig is a native of Chester County PA, and relocated to Franklin County to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree at Shippensburg University. Julianne formerly worked as a direct care provider in long-term care and has completed multiple Field Practicums, the most recent of which was at The Shook Home. She currently resides with her husband in Fayetteville.
Barbara Law is the Chief Financial Officer of the Shook Home. Barbara is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to joining The Shook Home in 1999, Barbara obtained eight years of accounting and audit experience, with the majority of those years focused in the insurance and health care industry. She has served on local nonprofit boards and acts as Treasurer of several volunteer organizations.
Barb is a native of Chambersburg and attended York College of Pennsylvania where she graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing and Behavioral Health. She has worked in long term care since first arriving at Shook in 2004. Barb is a Certified Director of Nursing for Long Term Care (CNDLTC) and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Director of Nurses and Administrators (PADONA). Barb serves on the Occupational Advisory Committee for the Allied Health Program and the Advisory Board for the Practical Nursing Program both at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. In addition, she serves on the Wilson College Nursing Department Advisory Board. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Nursing Education from Wilson College. Barb is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. She lives in Chambersburg with her husband Harold.
Karen Varney is ADON/Infection Control/Wound Nurse. Karen is married with two sons and a step-son and lives in Fulton County. Karen graduated in nursing in 2012 as a RN with an Associate degree from Allegany College of Maryland. Karen began her nursing career on the acute care floor, where she spent three years. Karen then began working as an Infection Control and Wound Nurse in long-term care since 2015. Karen has earned a certificate from APIC in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Director of Nurses and Administrators (PADONA), and a member of the local chapter, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Prior to working in nursing, Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and worked in the mortgage industry for twenty years.
Julius Kissel was born and raised in Edenville, PA. He attended the Chambersburg Area School District. Julius has been employed at the Shook Home for the past 20 years as Director of Plant Operations, overseeing the maintenance, laundry, and housekeeping departments. Prior to his employment at the Shook Home, Julius worked for 12 years at Brechbill and Helman, where he headed up the construction of the Quarters at the Shook. He has one son and 2 grandsons. Julius currently resides in Shippensburg with his wife.
Jeff Rock was born and raised in Chambersburg and has lived in Path Valley for the past 28 years. He graduated from The Chambersburg Area Senior High School and attended Shippensburg University and Wilson College. Jeff received his certification through The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (N.C.C.A.P.). He founded and operated The Unity Club of Franklin County, Inc., a recreational club for the mentally and physically disabled. Jeff has 30 years of experience working in the recreation/volunteer field. He also serves on the Gerontology Advisory Board at Shippensburg University.
Sandra Kwasnaza is the Director of Human Resources/ Corporate Compliance Officer of the Shook Home. She is also the HIPAA Representative of the facility. Kwasnaza is a native and current resident of Chambersburg, PA. She is married with one child. She graduated from High School from Chambersburg Area School District and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shippensburg University. She formally served on the Workforce Development Recruitment/Retention Subcommittee for The Greater Chamber of Commerce (Chairperson).
Danielle was born and raised in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School and began her nursing career in 2001 as Certified Nursing Assistant. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse from Franklin County Career and Technology Center in 2007. Earned her Personal Care Home Administrator License in May 2019 through Harrisburg Community College and was hired at the Quarters as a PRN LPN in 2017.
Margaret Lake began her nursing career in 1976 as an LPN after attending the Franklin County Vo-Tech Practical Nursing Program. She received an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Penn State University in 1993. As a student she was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Sigma Honor Society for adult learners. She has worked as a Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator since 2000 and joined the Shook Home in 2008. Margaret is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators.
Tammy Shaffer was born and raised in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Chambersburg Area School District, during which time she attended the Franklin County Career and Technical Center for Business Data Processing. Tammy completed her Dietary Manager Course at the University of North Dakota. She started working for The Shook Home as a dietary aide 26 years ago, and has held a variety dietary positions throughout that time. Tammy is a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional, and is ServSafe Certified.
Joshua Wissinger is a native of Franklin County PA and grew up in Chambersburg PA. Josh attended the Chambersburg Area School District and the Franklin County Career and Technology Center for Information Technology Systems. Josh graduated from York Technical Institute with an Associate’s Degree Computer Systems Specialist. Josh formerly worked as a Windows Systems Administrator for the Federal Communications Commissions and for Telecommunications Administrator for Franklin County Government. He currently resides with his Wife and Son in Chambersburg, PA.
Board of Directors
Bret (“John”) Elbin is a former Vice President and Middle Market RM (Ret.) at M&T Bank. Elbin is originally from Fulton County, PA and relocated to Chambersburg in 1988 when he became employed at the bank. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama. Elbin formerly served on the Franklin County Area Development Corporation’s Board of Directors and FCADC loan review committee. Currently, he is a member of the Chambersburg Exchange Club and serves as Treasurer of the Chambersburg Exchange Club Foundation.
Mark Long is an Assistant Superintendent for the Chambersburg Area School District. Mark has lived in Chambersburg since 1988 with his wife, Debra, and two children. Mark has a Bachelor’s in Education through Shippensburg University, an Instructional Technology Certification through Penn State University, Master’s in Education through Wilkes University, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership through Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Mark has worked for the Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) for 24 years and loves being able to interact with and influence students. Mark is the Chairman of the Board for the Costa Academy through the partnership with CASD and the Orchards Restaurant. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Principals Association and a member of the Chambersburg Exchange Club.
George (“Ed”) Wenger, Jr., Esquire, is a partner with the law firm of Hoskinson Wenger & Rife. Wenger has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Franklin County Bar Association since 1974. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctorate from Dickinson School of Law.
Wenger has served on the Board of Directors of Occupational Services, Inc. (past President), as well as the Studebaker National Foundation (past President). He also served on the Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. Board of Directors (past Chair). He was also Past President of the Franklin County Bar Association. Additionally, he has been a member of the New Franklin Ruritan Club for over 30 years. Wenger served 28 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Michael E. Kugler is currently Vice President of Orrstown Bank. He has over 35 years of experience in the local banking industry. Kugler is a lifelong resident of the local area. He is a graduate of Hagerstown Community College, as well as numerous Banking Schools. Kugler has a long relationship with The Shook Home serving on its Board of Directors beginning in 1992. Currently, he serves as Treasurer and chairs the Finance Committee. In addition to the Shook Board, Kugler currently serves on the Boards of Keystone Health and Downtown Chambersburg, Inc (President). Previously, he has served on the Boards of The American Red Cross, Easter Seals Society, Cumberland Valley School of Music, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes, and The United Way.
Roxi Seilhamer began her insurance career with the Strickler Agency in 1987. In addition to providing expertise as the agency’s Human Resources Manager, Roxi serves a specialized commercial client base. Her primary focus is on public entities, educational institutions, social service programs, and specialized contractors. Her professional designations include Certified Insurance Service Representative, Certified Insurance Counselor, and Certified School Risk Manager.
In addition to her current Board Member position, she is also a long-time volunteer Company Advisor for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Roxi is also a volunteer instructor for the PA Hunter-Trapper Education Program sponsored by the PA Game commission.
Janyce L. Collier is a Registered Nurse, currently serving as the Director of the Franklin County Career and Tech Center Practical Nursing Program. Jan has been a resident of Chambersburg for more than 20 years. Her education includes a BSN from the University of Portland, MBA from Oklahoma City University, a MSN from St Joseph’s College of Maine, and a Diploma from the U.S. Command and General Staff College. Her service in the military included an active duty assignment in Nurnberg, Germany and as a reservist with the 99th Combat Support Hospital. She serves the community with membership on the Shook Home Board of Directors, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce’s Community Education Coalition Workforce Development, and PEO – Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter BX, and Sigma Theta Tau International, Chapter Omega Eta at Wilson College. She is devoted to educating and preparing the next generation of nurses for Franklin County.
Troy Garman is a lifelong resident of Chambersburg. He has been a Realtor for over 17 years and works for RE/MAX Realty Agency. He is on the board of directors of the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation and the Community Development Corporation. He also serves on the board at Cumberland Valley School of Music and he is the treasurer of Chambersburg Area Band Promotion Assoc. which services the CASHS Marching Band. In his personal time, Troy enjoys spending time with his family, boating, wakeboarding, scuba diving, and he also plays & sings in a local rock and roll band ‘Nite Fuel’.
Debra Diller Brechbill is the President of Shippensburg Storage Units, Inc. which she owns and operates. She is a native of Chambersburg, PA where she splits her time between Chambersburg and Tucson, Arizona. She holds a practical nursing license as well as a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Wilson Collage, a MBA from Frostburg University, and a Masters in Health Service Administration from St. Josephs College. She formerly was a physician practice administrator and consultant. Debra is an active member of The Exchange Club of Chambersburg, previously serving on the board and as previous President of the Exchange Club Foundation. Debra attends Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church and enjoys international travel with her spouse.
Kathy Jacobson has been a resident in Chambersburg for more than 30 years, and proudly considers herself a “Chambersburger”. Kathy graduated from The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor in 1980 with a degree in sociology. After working as a legal secretary in Baltimore, she went on to work as a communications analyst at the National Security Agency for a number of years. Currently working as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and COO at SFM Clinical Trials in Scotland PA, she enjoys educating patients about participating in clinical trials and being the liaison between the pharmaceutical companies and the patient. Kathy has been an active member of the community with church programs, Bible studies and Christian Women’s Clubs. While living in Washington, PA, she helped establish an emergency call center for the community’s elderly and disabled citizens.
Lance S. Kegerreis is President of Dennis E. Black Engineering Inc.,
Chambersburg, PA, a local Civil Engineering and Surveying firm, where he has been employed since 1994. He is a graduate of James Buchanan High School (1988) and the Pennsylvania State University (1992), where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer, holding licenses in PA, MD and WV. Lance is very active in the local community where he serves on the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation Board of Directors (President), The Chambersburg Memorial YMCA Board of Directors, the Greene Township Traffic Impact Committee (Chair), and was past President of the Board of Trustees of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and past President for CADC and Penn State Mont Alto Boards.
Loretta McClure has served as Franklin County’s Risk Manager for more than 20 years, working with all County government operations including the former county nursing home. She manages the County’s self-insured workers’ compensation, safety, security, and information compliance programs. Loretta has a well-rounded background in insurance, specializing in workers’ compensation, was a licensed insurance agent for many years, and has an Associate in Insurance. Loretta is an active member of her local church, serving as certified lay speaker and finance chairperson.
As the Chambersburg Regional Market Manager for the F&M Trust Company, Ms. Franzoni oversees the management of the community office locations in the Chambersburg market area. She is responsible for the development of consumer and business customer relationships, community involvement activities, and employee development within the market. She assists customers with the management of their finances and borrowing needs as well as a variety of other specialized services.
Ms. Franzoni has more than 20 years of retail banking experience. She is a graduate of Kaplan University holding a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She is a graduate of the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking through the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association and has also completed numerous courses through the American Bankers Association.
Summer is active in the community and has served in various volunteer roles for the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, The Capitol Theatre, and the Shook Home. Additionally, she has devoted many hours locally by assisting with reoccurring events throughout the community.
Theodore (Ted) Guarriello is a Chambersburg resident and Chief Information Officer at Keystone Health. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and I.T., as well as Graduate Work in Finance and Accounting. He is originally from Bergen NJ and moved to Chambersburg with his family business. Nursery Supplies, in 1993. In 2006, Ted left his position as the company’s Vice President of Operations to pursue other opportunities including several small business ventures and teaching at Hagerstown Community College, ultimately to find a career home at Keystone in 2012. Ted also serves on the board of Cumberland Valley School of Music and has served on the board of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. He holds ten U.S. Patents in Plastics processing, Construction and Telecommunications technology. Ted and Jacqui, his wife of 30+ years, are the proud parents of two daughters, Daniells and Laura, and three young granddaughters.
Luke Martin is a Certified Public Accountant at SEK & Co, CPAs and
Advisors. He has been with the firm since 1990. Luke serves on its
Technology Committee and has significant experience in the tax compliance and accounting areas of practice, as well as in providing consultation services to small businesses. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Shippensburg University. Luke is affiliated with the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past president of the Shook Home Board of Directors and is the current incoming Chair of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He
also sits on the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation and the Shalom Christian Academy boards. Luke is a member of the Chambersburg Chamber Foundation and a past board member for Shalom Franklin Co leadership, Lions Club and Greater 21st Ptr.
Celeste V. Snavely is a graduate of Marymount University. She has an extensive background in sales and marketing. In addition, Celeste serves as a Certified Freedom from Tobacco Facilitator with Healthy Communities Partnership. With over ten years of experience in the field, she works with individuals and businesses alike to promote healthier lifestyles in Franklin and Fulton Counties.