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 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 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 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 Wound Care Certified (WCC) through the Wound Care Education Institute, 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. Barb is married with three adult children. She lives in Chambersburg with her husband and granddaughter.
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. 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).
Tracy Lawson is the Personal Care Home Administrator of the Quarters at the Shook. She is married with five children and lives in Falling Waters, West Virginia. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years working as a CNA, and Administrative Assistant and Administrator. She has both Bachelors of Science and Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Purdue University. In 2016, she obtained her Personal Care Home Administrator License.
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.
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 FCADC loan review committee. Currently, he is 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.
Janyce L. Collier, a Registered Nurse for 40 years, serves as the Director of the Franklin County CareerTech Practical Nursing Program. Her passion is educating adult students and watching them transform into compassionate, caring, critical thinking, and highly skilled Licensed Practical Nurses. Throughout the years, hearing from many residents/patients and families of their satisfaction with the quality care given by the LPN inspires her to continue the mission of the Program.
She has been a resident of Chambersburg for many years, is married, raised five children, and adores three grandchildren. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Master in Business Administration. She has served in the military as a nurse, on active duty and as a reservist. Her passions include nursing education, workforce development, and serving the community as a member of the Shook Board, Healthy Franklin County Leadership, Chambersburg Community Education Coalition, the Philanthropic Educational Organization, Pennsylvania Association of Practical Nurse Administrators, and Pennsylvania Academic Progression in Nursing. Inspiring persons to choose a career is nursing is a personal life goal!
She is appreciative of the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors to provide guidance to the outstanding leadership, staff, nursing personnel and all health care professionals working at the Shook Home and the Quarters at the Shook. They consistently provide HIGH QUALITY compassionate care to each resident and work together with their families and friends to ensure a home like environment. Her own family and friends have experienced the love at the Shook!
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 immediate past 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.
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 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 Regional Market Manager for the F&M Trust Company, Ms. Franzoni 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, 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.
Theodore (Ted) Guarriello is originally from North-Eastern NJ and moved to Chambersburg with his family business, Nursery Supplies, in 1993 in the capacity of Engineering Director. Ted rose to the position of VP of Operations and left the Business in 2006 to pursue other opportunities and now holds the position of Chief Information Officer of Keystone Health. 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 has a BSBA/IT Degree from Colorado Technical University, as well as Graduate Certificates in Finance and Accounting. He has ten U.S. Patents in Plastics, Construction and Telecommunications products and holds a Chambersburg Borough Master Electrician’s license. Ted and Jacquie, his wife of 30 years, have two daughters, Danielle and Laura, and two granddaughters.
Mark Long is the Director of Career and Technical Education/ Principal for the Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School. 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 Education through Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Mark has worked for the Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) for 21 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.
Mary Beth Shank is a Principal with the law firm of Salzmann Hughes, P.C. where she concentrates her practice primarily in the area of municipal law. She also serves as Franklin County’s solicitor, having been appointed to the position in 2010 after serving four years as an assistant solicitor. Mary Beth obtained her B.A. in Political Science from Grove City College and her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. Mary Beth enjoys staying active in her community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Keystone Rural Health Center and as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Franklin Foundation. Mary Beth is the immediate past president of the Franklin County Bar Association and formerly served as an elected member of Chambersburg Borough Council. Mary Beth lives in Chambersburg with her husband, John McPaul and stepdaughter Katelyn.