The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester has found its new executive director in Jennifer Karsten, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
Karsten will be the 19th person to fill this role at the personal care community for seniors.
A graduate of McGill University, Karsten has spent most of her career in nonprofit executive and board member roles across the region.
Most recently, she served as a director at Pendle Hill in Wallingford. While at the Quaker study and retreat center, she led the organization through a number of strategic initiatives, including a campus master planning process, expansion, and a capital campaign.
In recent years, she has also developed an interest in senior care, learning more about the evolving needs of both seniors and their family members “in the transition to a meaningful, engaging, and inclusive senior community.”
The Hickman Friends Senior Community was founded at the end of the 19th century by Lydia Hall and Sallie Sharpless. It is led by Quaker traditions and principles and provides accommodations, personalized care, and assistance for seniors in West Chester.
Read more about Jennifer Karsten in the Daily Local News here.