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 has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Juniata College and a Master’s Degree from Temple 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, the Chambersburg Kiwanis Club, the Chambersburg Exchange Club, and the Borough of Chambersburg’s Parking, Traffic, and Streetlight Committee. Truhan currently 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 Tuttle is a native of Parkesburg, PA, and relocated to Franklin County to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree at Shippensburg University. Julianne worked as a direct care provider in long-term care for the past three years and has completed multiple Field Practicums, the most recent of which was at The Shook Home. She currently resides in Shippensburg.
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.
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 Walsh is the Director of Human Resources/ Corporate Compliance Officer of the Shook Home. She is also the HIPAA Representative of the facility. Walsh is a native and current resident of Chambersburg, PA with one daughter. 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).
Lehoma Theimer is the Personal Care Home Administrator of the Quarters at the Shook. She is a native of Newville, PA, but currently resides in Shippensburg, PA. Theimer is married with four children. She graduated High School from the Big Spring School District. Theimer began her nursing career in 1996 as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). In 2005, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Theimer earned her Personal Care Home Administrator License in October of 2014. She is also a member Healthy Franklin County Access to Healthcare Coalition.
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. 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.
Christy Lautenslager is the Shook Home’s Director of Rehab Services. She was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA. She graduated from CASD with membership in the National Vocational-Technical Honors Society and was represented in the 1989-1999 edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Christy graduated from Penn State in 2002 with a major in Occupational Therapy. She received her BS in Major Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State in 2005. Christy was also a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda – Zeta Pi Chapter, a national honor society for adult learners in continuing higher education. She is married with 2 children.
Board of Directors
George (“Ed”) Wenger, Jr., Esquire, is a partner with the law firm of Hoskinson & Wenger. 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Occupational Services, Inc. (past President), as well as the Studebaker National Foundation (past President). Formerly, he 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.
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 presently sits on the FCADC loan review committee. He is also a member of the Chambersburg Exchange Club and serves as Treasurer of the Chambersburg Exchange Club Foundation.
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.
Celeste V. Snavely is the Immediate Past President of the Shook Home Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Marymount University and has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing. Snavely is currently semi-retired and serves as a facilitator in Franklin and Fulton Counties for the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking Program through the non-profit Healthy Communities Partnership.
Janyce L. Collier is a Registered Nurse and the Nurse Administrator for the Practical Nursing Program aligned with the Franklin County Career and Tech Center. Jan has been a resident of Chambersburg for more than 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Portland, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, and a Diploma from U.S. Command and General Staff College. Her service in the military included an active duty assignment in the Army Nurse Corp in Nurnberg, Germany and as a reservist with the 99th Combat Support Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She serves the Shook Home Board (past president) and is also a member of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce’s Community Education Coalition steering committee and PEO – Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter BX (past president).
Troy Garman is a lifelong resident of Chambersburg. He has been a Realtor for over 15 years and works for RE/MAX Realty Agency. He is the current chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Community Development Corporation and on the Board of the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation’s. Troy sits on the Board of Directors for the Cumberland Valley School of Music and is also a member of the Chambersburg Exchange Club. He attends the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. Troy especially enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and two children Annabelle & Lee.
Luke Martin is a Certified Public Accountant at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC since 1990. He serves on the firm’s Technology Committee and has significant experience in the tax compliance and accounting areas of practice, as well as in providing business consulting 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 was a past president of the Shook Home Board of Directors. Luke currently serves as a board member for the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, the Chambersburg Development Corporation, and the Shalom Christian Academy. He is a member of the Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club, Franklin County Leadership, and the Greater Chambersburg 21st Century Partnership.
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. She is also a former board member of Here’s Hope Ministries. Debra attends Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church and enjoys international travel with her spouse.
Kathy Jacobson has been a resident in Chambersburg for 28 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 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 Buchannan 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 Penn State Mont Alto Advisory Board (President), the Greene Township Traffic Impact Committee (Chair), and was past President of the Board of Trustees of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church.
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, Falling Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She manages the County’s self-insured workers’ compensation, safety, internal emergency preparedness, 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 Market Manager for the F&M Trust Company, Ms. Franzoni handles a variety of duties including growth and management of the community office as well as business development in the downtown market area. 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 Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She is a graduate of the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University and has also completed numerous courses through the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association and 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, and the Shook Home. Currently, she is a member of the planning committee for the Franklin County Women’s Conference. Additionally, she has devoted many hours locally by assisting with reoccurring events throughout the community.