Personal Care Administrator
Jennifer has always loved making a difference in the lives of elderly, and began her career in personal care at the age of 14 as an evening receptionist. She continued pursuing her passion over the years, working in dietary, activities, direct care, marketing, and human resources departments.
She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and then continued her education at Penn State University. She received her Personal Care Home Administrator’s License in 2010 and continued serving the elderly as the Administrator for a 100 bed personal care home, including a dementia wing.
Jennifer joined the Walden’s View family in July of 2019. She has embraced the mission to continue striving to seek out new and fun ways to enhance the lives of her residents, families, and staff.
Tabatha Linsenbigler, LPN
Memory Care Administrator
Prior to fulfilling a career in nursing, Tabatha worked in a hospital setting working as a technical partner for many years. This is where she obtained hands on skills and techniques for caring for other people and became passionate about the health care industry. While working in a hospital setting she obtained her associates degree in anesthesia. In 2012 Tabatha successfully completed LPN school and began to work in a personal care home caring for the needs of elderly residents. After caring for elderly residents Tabatha found a sense of gratitude working in hospice care for 4 years designed to give supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness focusing on comfort and quality of life. In July of 2018 Tabatha joined the Neighborhoods of Walden’s View overseeing the care of 40 residents and staff as the director of nursing.
Director of Resident Care – Personal Care
Since 1998, Linda Pipes has made it her passion and purpose to care for the needs of others. Throughout her career she has been exposed to many different aspects of the health field, ranging from working with individuals at Forbes Regional hospital, a pharmacy technician, and is now the Director of Resident Care at Walden’s View where she takes pride in ensuring the needs of all residents are met and surpassed.
Linda holds over 25 unique certifications encompassing (but not limited to) the following areas: HIPPA laws and regulations, resident rights, abuse, and staff effectiveness. As the Director of Resident Care, Linda plays a critical role in maintaining the high quality of life standards that can be expected by residents at Walden’s View. She does this by directing staff, meeting with residents and their families, and providing all residents with an independent and active lifestyle. Linda’s goal is to provide a safe, positive, and empowering environment for all the residents, families, and staff at Walden’s View.
Director of Resident Care – Memory Care
Michael has over 20+ years experience providing hands-on care and support for residents with cognitive and behavioral deficits. He has spent the last 10 years training and overseeing memory care coordinators on various dementia units. Michael continuously betters his knowledge and training techniques by maintaining dementia care certifications through the Alzheimer’s Association and other various programs. Michael’s philosophy is to treat each resident as if they are your only resident and you are a guest in their home. The result is improved resident engagement and better morale, which leads to better care outcomes. Michael continues to train care coordinators to care and to honor our residents, in order to provide respectful, high-quality care. Residents should be treated humanely and with dignity, while coordinators work with nurses and physicians to keep them safe during their time of need. Alzheimer’s support groups led by Michael assist families with a better understanding of the disease process & successful coping skills. Most often times, Michael’s faithful friend, his pet therapy dog, Logan can be seen following close behind him.
Betty Bogi, LPN
Betty’s 25+ year career as a nurse began at the Vietnam Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA working in the acute terminal unit. Betty then made the transition to Home Care nursing for the past 10 years before joining Walden’s View in January 2020. She is fully dedicated to ensuring that the nursing and care plan needs of all personal care and memory care residents at Walden’s View are being exceeded, and that our residents are receiving the quality of care that translates to a higher quality of life and maximum independence.
Senior Solutions Specialist
With over 15 years’ experience in helping families find solutions my number one concern is always our potential residents well-being. Transitioning to personal care can be a challenging time for families and residents, but it doesn’t have to be. My goal is to help each of our residents and families find a solution to live a rich and rewarding life that is meaningful at every level It is my honor to help you through this process and show you how positive and rewarding this next chapter of your loved ones life can be.
Julie has been at Walden’s View as the Social and Events Director since 2018. Her prior work experience includes managing a 5 classroom preschool (yes, 150 three-to-five year olds everyday), being an account manager for Coca-Cola, and serving as a Nutrition Supervisor at a local hospital. She has taught Jazzercise for over 23 years and loves teaching new people. Julie grew up just 1 mile away from Walden’s View and enjoys exercising and running, having completed over 20 half marathons and 2 Triathlons. Julie prides herself on being a “people person” and loves spending her days with our residents. Julie also accompanies our residents on off-site excursions, making them smile and making sure everyone is having fun. She is a mother of five children and a grandmother of one.
Director of Dining Experience
A 1993 graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Art, Craig went on to do an internship at Nemacolin Resort & Spa where he also served as Chef-de-Parte. In 1998, Craig took an Executive Banquet Chef position at Chestnut Ridge Resort. In 2000, he became the Executive Chef at the Gateway Clipper Fleet in Pittsburgh, where he served until 2002. Since then, he has worked as a chef at Magee Women’s Hospital and Ba—– Memorial Hospital, and more recently as a personal chef for a retired couple residing outside of Pittsburgh. Craig has received numerous accolades throughout his distinguished carrer, culminating by being selected the Gov. of Pennsylvania Personal Chef in 2002. Craig is most excited to draw on his culinary background to bring joy and flavor to the lives of the residents at Walden’s View.
Business Office Manager
Prior to my position as the Business Office Manager at Walden’s View of North Huntingdon, I have held a lot of work hats! I began, as most teenagers do, as a fast food worker. Moving onto waitressing, and then into the healthcare field. I was a Nurses Aide at a skilled facility for 3 years, prior to moving to Houston, Texas, in my 20’s, I was employed in the apartment industry, starting as a leasing agent and making my way up to managing a complex. I returned to PA, after marrying and have 2 wonderful children. Once back in PA, I was “just a mom” for a few years, before getting back into the workforce. I headed right back into health care, going into dietary and laundry! Now, several years and a few personal care homes later, I am here working with wonderful co-workers and residents. This is where my heart belongs. I love intermingling with everyone, and putting a smile on their face, which they do for me in return! And, to add a great highlight, I became a first time grandmother in 2019!/p>