Remarkably Dedicated Team
When you choose Peter Becker Community, you can be sure that you will be served by a compassionate, integrated team of professionals and caregivers. Our team receives the finest training available, resulting in our selection of the “best of the best” to serve our residents. In addition to specialized training, staff members in all areas complete ongoing continuing educational programs designed to augment and broaden their skills. Beyond the skills required in caring for residents, our caregivers— RNs, LPNs, nursing assistants, therapists, dietary specialists, life enrichment and housekeeping personnel— possess a remarkable level of dedication and sensitivity to their residents’ well-being.
Senior Leadership Team
Suzanne Owens was hired as the President/CEO of Peter Becker Community in January of 2015. She has over 23 years in experience in management of senior living communities. Suzanne has been active for years in advocating for resident rights at both the state and national level through senior living associations. She is passionate about providing quality customer service to all residents and guests of Peter Becker Community. Her goal at Peter Becker is to insure that the community remains a wonderful place to live and to work.
Timothy McQuaid, MBA
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Timothy McQuaid was hired by Peter Becker Community in 2010. Tim and his department provide assistance to the Auxiliary in regards to financial matters. He is often found happily providing technical, computer and audiovisual help to residents and staff members. He participates in the Annual Resident Orientation. Tim currently serves on the board of the Bux/Mont Bridge of Hope, an organization that helps single parent families.
Harry A. McConnell, MBA
Chief Operations Officer
Harry A. McConnell has been employed by Peter Becker Community since 1996. Harry leads a committee of team members and community volunteers to coordinate the annual golf outing— funds raised during this event are contributed to the Benevolent Care Fund. He also coordinates the Annual Health and Wellness Fair— an event geared towards our residents, employees and members of the community to focus on their health and well-being. Harry currently serves on the boards of directors of Bux/Mont Bridge of Hope and the Montgomery Theater. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Gwynedd Mercy University since September 2004, teaching several health care courses.
Barbara A. Keller
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Barbara joined the Peter Becker Team in June of 2013. She is responsible for the planning, managing, and evaluating the marketing and sales functions of the organization. She provides oversight for communications and assists in service-related initiatives. Barb serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for GrandView Hospital Home Care, is a Co-Chair of the Caregivers Support Team of TriCounty Networking, and is a member of the Board of Managers for the Indian Valley YMCA.
David A. Merrick
Vice President of Mission Support
David A. Merrick is Vice President of Mission Support at Peter Becker Community. David oversees the strategic planning, development, implementation and administration of Peter Becker Community’s fundraising programs and activities. His management and oversight of the Advancement staff and Mission Support Committee leads the effort to secure sustained support for Peter Becker Community and all the people it serves.
David has over 30 years of experience in fundraising in a broad range of senior development and management positions in secondary and higher education institutions, senior resident communities, non-profit and corporate organizations. Special areas of focus include capital campaign planning and implementation, thorough knowledge of development programs and operations, strategies for cultivating and engaging leadership gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Additional areas of focus include assessment of development and communication programs to determine the most effective structure for an organization’s advancement operations and for engaging leadership, staff and volunteers in creating and sustaining a culture of giving.
David received his degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia.