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Maria Fletcher
NHA Administrator

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. I graduated from Immaculata College in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in English and a Certificate in Theology.  When I graduated from college, I tried other careers but didn’t feel at home until I started my career in long term care in 1996. As soon as I began working in long term care, I felt at home.  My passion is serving the elderly. I became a Nursing Home Administrator in 2002 and have worked in a variety of diverse settings.   I love being a Nursing Home Administrator because no two days are the same and the people make the difference.




Joanna Cavacini
Director of Nursing (DON)








Elise Adler
HR Director

Elise has been in the HR field since 2001. She moved from NJ to PA in 2009 and has been employed at LifeQuest since 2010. Prior to her time at LifeQuest she was the HR Representative at B. Braun Medical in NJ, a medical device manufacturer.
Elise is passionate about Resident/Child care and quality customer service. She strives to help employees have a meaningful and gratifying experience while employed at LifeQuest.
She is an avid animal lover and enjoys listening to a wide range of music, you can always count her to know all the words to any song!
Elise resides in the Lehigh Valley.





Lynne Douglass
Director of Social ServicesLynne Douglass

Lynne Douglass, our Director of Social Services, has been a social worker for more than 25 years. She has worked with the senior population at LifeQuest Nursing Center for the last 9 years.

Prior to her time at LifeQuest, Lynne held multiple leadership positions in the mental health system in West Virginia. She also has worked as a home care and hospice social worker in the Palm Springs, CA area.



Tara Croak
HR CoordinatorTara Croak

Tara was a former longtime employee of 12 years with LifeQuest in the role of Scheduler/Payroll Coordinator in the LifeQuest Nursing Center building. Tara returned to LifeQuest in 2021 as the Corporate HR Coordinator.

Tara is a team player who is always willing to help out. She is passionate and caring to Residents and employees. She enjoys listening to country music and relaxing with her dogs. She has 2 adult sons and 1 grandson along with 2 grand-dogs.

Tara resides in the Lehigh Valley with her husband.



Rick VittiRick Vitti
Activities Director

Rick Vitti has been leading the Activities Department since 2007.

Rick is certified through the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals. He has over 20 years of experience in his field and has worked in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania.



Alyssa MengelAlyssa Mengel
Therapy Program Manager, Select Rehabilitation

Alyssa graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in 2011. She began working as a COTA in the rehab department at LifeQuest in 2012 and was promoted to Therapy program manager in 2020. She has ample experience with sub-acute and long-term rehabilitation, with additional knowledge in dementia training and positioning in wheelchair and other various seating devices.
Alyssa was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley and is married with two children. People know her as being compassionate, creative and always having a smile on her face. She loves helping others, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Alyssa and the rehabilitation team at LifeQuest are eager to assist patients in achieving their highest potential and enhancing their overall functional abilities.



Matt Linsenbigler
Director of Plant Services

Matt has worked in the Healthcare field for over 15 years, working in Pharmacies, Hospitals, and Skilled Nursing facilities. He was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley however moved to San Francisco for 5 years where he worked and eventually married my wife.

Matt traveled a lot for work and was able to see many amazing cities: Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego, Denver just to name a few. Traveling became tiresome and home was calling so he moved back to the Lehigh Valley and now live in Easton, PA with his wife Shannon and their pup, Jameson.

Matt likes to golf in his free time and always enjoys relaxing watching movies.