ACTS Corporate Leadership

The following individuals are members of the ACTS Management Council. These dedicated individuals serve our company by embracing our retirement community's mission and share their exceptional leadership expertise in all aspects of the senior living industry: finance, health care, real estate, marketing and hospitality. Chaired by the leadership of our CEO, ACTS Management Council meets regularly for a review of upcoming operational events. 

Marvin Mashner, President and Chief Executive Officer, ACTS Management Marvin Mashner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gerald T. Grant, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, ACTS Management Gerald T. Grant
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
J. Mark Vanderbeck, Executive Vice President, Operations, ACTS Management J. Mark Vanderbeck
Executive Vice President, Operations
Karen I. Christiansen, Senior Vice President, Financial Services, ACTS Management Karen I. Christiansen
Senior Vice President, Financial Services
Lori M. Woodward
Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
Jeffrey J. Rathfon, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development and Managing Director of ACTS Mission Development Services, ACTS Management Jeffrey J. Rathfon
Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development and Managing Director of ACTS Mission Development Services
Howard C. Braxton, II, Vice President, Sales, ACTS Management Howard C. Braxton, II
Vice President, Sales
Gary J. N. Ginter, Vice President, Supply and Support Services, ACTS Management Gary J. N. Ginter
Vice President, Supply and Support Services
Peter J. Kress, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, ACTS Management Peter J. Kress
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Charles W. Coxson, III, Vice President, Florida Region, ACTS Management Charles W. Coxson, III
Vice President, Florida Region
Stephen V. Eggles, Vice President, Nutrition and Wellness Services, ACTS Management Stephen V. Eggles
Vice President, Nutrition and Wellness Services
Jefferson D. Kaighn, Vice President, Pennsylvania Region, ACTS Management Jefferson D. Kaighn
Vice President, Pennsylvania Region
Robert A. Westervelt
Vice President, Operational Audit and Compliance
James H. Petty, Vice President, Mid-South Region, ACTS Management James H. Petty
Vice President, Mid-South Region
Jonathan D. Grant, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region, ACTS Management Jonathan D. Grant
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Holly S. Schade, Vice President, Health and Home Services, ACTS Management Holly S. Schade
Vice President, Health and Home Services

Marvin Mashner
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mashner serves as the President and CEO of ACTS, and has over 40 years of progressive financial and managerial experience in both proprietary and not-for-profit single and multi-institutional health care organizations. He was appointed President of ACTS in 1991, COO in 1995 and CEO in 2005. Mr. Mashner presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CARF-CCAC, and is an "at-large" member of the Board of Directors of LeadingAge. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State University and was designated an Alumni Fellow by Penn State in 2007.

Gerald T. Grant
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Grant serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and been with ACTS since 1988. He currently serves as an officer and board member for various ACTS subsidiaries, and previously served as a member of the Financial Advisory Panel of the CARF-CCAC. Mr. Grant has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Penn State University and a Master's degree in Finance from LaSalle University.

J. Mark Vanderbeck
Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Vanderbeck serves as Executive Vice President of Operations. He joined ACTS in 1998 and has over thirty years of executive management experience in the senior living industry. He currently serves as an officer and board member for various ACTS subsidiaries, and has served in a variety of leadership positions for LeadingAge Florida, LeadingAge Pennsylvania and the national LeadingAge organization. Mr. Vanderbeck holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg State University and has completed post-graduate studies in Health Care Administration at the University of South Florida.

Karen I. Christiansen
Senior Vice President, Financial Services

Ms. Christiansen serves as Senior Vice President of Financial Services, and has been with ACTS since 1996, previously serving as Controller. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. She serves as a surveyor for CARF-CCAC, and is a member of its Financial Advisory Panel. Ms. Christiansen has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Gwynedd-Mercy College, and a Master's degree in Finance from Temple University.

Lori M. Woodward
Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Ms. Woodward serves as Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Public Relations. She has held a series of leadership positions in the senior living industry, including serving as chief executive officer of Hamlyn Senior Marketing in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In addition, she served as corporate vice president of marketing and sales for Springpoint Senior Living in Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Woodward serves on the board of directors for the Twilight Wish Foundation, and as an advisory board member of the Masonic Home of New Jersey. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and Business from Millersville University, and an M.B.A in Marketing from LaSalle University.

Jeffrey J. Rathfon
Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development and Managing Director of ACTS Mission Development Services

Mr. Rathfon serves as Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development, and has over 30 years of experience in the areas of real estate development, construction and physical plant management. He is responsible for identification of new development opportunities, design and construction of new facilities, renovations of existing facilities, and physical plant maintenance operations. For nearly a decade he was with Lotz Realty, Inc., and Lotz Designers, Engineers & Contractors, Inc., rising to the position of Vice President. Prior to joining ACTS in 1996, he served as Director of Corporate Real Estate for US Healthcare. Mr. Rathfon is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Landscape Design, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Eastern University.

Howard C. Braxton, II
Vice President, Sales

Mr. Braxton serves as Vice President of Sales, and has been in the field of senior housing and retirement living since 1992 with experience in skilled nursing, acute care and rehabilitation sales and case management. He is a member of LeadingAge, LeadingAge PA, ALFA, and the Alzheimer's Association. In 2010 and 2011, he also served as Board Vice President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Marketing and Public Relations Society. Mr. Braxton is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

 

Gary J. N. Ginter
Vice President, Supply and Support Services

Mr. Ginter serves as Vice President of Supply and Support Services, and has been with ACTS since 1989. He provides leadership and guidance to the procurement, transportation, security, print center and distribution functions. Mr. Ginter has over 30 years of experience in healthcare procurement and supply chain management, and is a member of the Association of the Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree from Rider College (University) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern University.

Peter J. Kress
Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Kress serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and has been with ACTS since 1996. Before joining ACTS, Mr. Kress was President of his own software consulting company for over 10 years. He serves as a commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) where he chairs the standards committee, and also serves on the advisory board of the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services which certifies aging services professionals. Mr. Kress is actively involved in national collaboration promoting the use of electronic health records for seniors and frequently speaks on the topic at regional, national and international conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Covenant College and a Master of Arts in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Mr. Kress has also completed graduate studies in divinity and theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Charles W. Coxson, III
Vice President, Florida Region

Mr. Coxson serves as Vice President, Florida Region, and has been with ACTS since 1998, previously serving as the Executive Director of Indian River Estates East and West. He has extensive management experience in the healthcare field, is a licensed nursing home administrator, and served as a trustee and executive board member of LeadingAge Florida. Mr. Coxson is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Stephen V. Eggles
Vice President, Nutrition and Wellness Services

Mr. Eggles serves as Vice President, Nutrition and Wellness Services, where he oversees the culinary service operations for ACTS. Mr. Eggles has been with the company since 1989, and previously served as the Vice President of the Mid-South Region, Executive Director of Brittany Pointe Estates and Normandy Farms Estates in Pennsylvania, and Tryon Estates in North Carolina. He is a member of the LeadingAge North Carolina, serves as chairman of the public policy committee and is a surveyor for CARF-CCAC. Mr. Eggles holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University and a Masters degree from Eastern University. He is also a licensed nursing home administrator.

Jefferson D. Kaighn
Vice President, Pennsylvania Region

Mr. Kaighn serves as Vice President, Pennsylvania Region, and has over 25 years of executive management experience in the senior housing field, and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Mr. Kaighn has been with ACTS since 1994, having served as an Administrator of Health Services and Executive Director at various ACTS properties. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Kaighn served as Executive Director at Granite Farms Estates and Group Executive Director for Delaware County, PA. He is a member of the Board of LeadingAge PA and is the former Board Chair of LeadingAge PA-Southeastern Chapter. Mr. Kaighn serves as a surveyor for CARF-CCAC, and is a past member of the CARF-CCAC International Standards Advisory Council and training mentor. He also previously served in the AAHSA House of Delegates and on the Annual Conference Committee for LeadingAge and LeadingAge PA. Mr. Kaighn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern University.

Robert A. Westervelt
Vice President, Operational Audit and Compliance

Mr. Westervelt serves as Vice President of Operational Audit and Compliance, where he oversees industry compliance regulations and other governmental requirements related to Medicare and Medicaid programs, billing, and other operational compliance requirements. Mr. Westervelt has been with ACTS for 22 years and holds a BS degree in Health Planning and Administration from Penn State University and an MBA from Eastern University. He previously served as ACTS Corporate Director of Operations Analysis and Internal Audit.

James H. Petty
Vice President, Mid-South Region

Mr. Petty serves as Vice President of the Mid-South Region, which is comprised of five communities: Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, South Carolina; Plantation Estates in Matthews, North Carolina; Tryon Estates in Columbus, North Carolina; Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia, and Magnolia Trace in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Petty is a licensed nursing home administrator and has been with ACTS for 17 years, including serving as Executive Director at Park Pointe Village. He holds a BA from Gordon College and a MBA from Augusta State University.

Jonathan D. Grant
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region

Mr. Grant serves as Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region, where he oversees the operations of four ACTS communities in the states of Delaware and Maryland: Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware; Country House, in Greenville, Delaware; Manor House in Seaford, Delaware; and Heron Point in Chestertown, Maryland. Mr. Grant has been with ACTS for 29 years, beginning as a member of the wait staff. He previously was the Executive Director at St. Andrews Estates, an ACTS community in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Grant holds a BA and MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Holly S. Schade
Vice President, Health and Home Services

Ms. Schade serves as Vice President of Health and Home Services, where she oversees resident centered health services in all ACTS communities, as well as the coordinated oversight of ACTS Home Health Services, ACTS Signature Hospice and the development and growth of ACTS Home and Community Based Services. Ms. Schade has been with ACTS Retirement-Life company for 19 years and has served as a skilled care nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Information Systems medical liaison, and as the Executive Director at Spring House Estates, an ACTS community in Lower Gwynedd, Pa.  Ms. Schade is a registered nurse, and holds a BS from Philadelphia University and an MBA from Eastern University.