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Tracey Aungst, Executive Director 

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Tracey Aungst

Tracey is the Executive Director responsible for the daily operation of The Birches Personal Care. She has worked in senior living for twenty seven years. Tracey worked as a Personal Care Assistant and Medication Technician while in college and enjoyed her time as an Activities Director in both Skilled Nursing and Personal Care. She received her license as a Personal Care Home Administrator in 1999 and also has her credentials as an Assisted Living Administrator in Pennsylvania. Tracey has a BA in Psychology from Albright College and has taken classes from Alvernia College in pursuit of her degree in Occupational Therapy. Tracey has two children. Her son attends Ohio State as a Pre Med student and her daughter is a Musical Theater Major in Long Island, New York. She resides in Douglassville with her husband and two cats.

Mimi Kehan Campus Executive Director

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Mimi Kehan

Mimi is the Campus Executive Director, overseeing all daily activity for Arbour Square and The Birches at Arbour Square. Prior to working for Arbour Square, Mimi worked in the hotel industry. She started at the Chestnut Hill Hotel overseeing the operations. She then joined the Philadelphia-based McGettigan Partners where she worked for over 25 years. Her primary responsibility was its growth and strategic direction - overseeing revenue and profit goals and ensuring customer service for all locations throughout the United States. Mimi is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University. On a volunteer basis, Mimi’s work has included visiting the elderly at St. Ignatius Nursing Home in Philadelphia, The Villa in Flourtown and St. Mary’s Manor in Lansdale. Mimi is married, has two children and resides in Ambler.

Lisa Smith, Resident Care Director

Lisa Smith

I come to The Birches at Arbour Square as the Resident Care Director.  I have been dedicated to the geriatric population for 25 years, working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in all areas of health care. I gained valuable experience as the Wellness Director at Rydal Park Continuing Care Community, where I worked for 12 years. I have also held my Personal Care Administrators License in PA and was a Certified Assisted Living Administrator in NJ. My neighborhood in my Jackson community had a deficiency free State Survey as a direct result of my leadership, skills, knowledge and experience as a nurse and an Administrator. 

My daughter Madison is now 20 years old and attends Penn State majoring in Health Care Management. I am proud to say she is following in my career path.

I have true respect, compassion, loyalty, trust, and admiration for every senior I have cared for through my healthcare profession, and I look forward to forming new relationships with the seniors in The Birches community.

Julie Kline Campus Marketing Director

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Julie Kline

Julie is the Campus Marketing Director at The Birches and Arbour Square. She has enjoyed working in the healthcare industry for 20 years which include the health insurance industry and in retirement communities. Julie is a graduate of DeSales University with a BA in Business Communications. She is married with two sons and a daughter and enjoys spending time outdoors biking, hiking and gardening. Julie resides in Kempton, Pennsylvania.

Alyssa Barndt Marketing Director

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Alyssa Barndt

Alyssa is the Marketing Manager at The Birches at Arbour Square.  She recently earned her Marketing B.S. degree from Temple University.  Alyssa began her working career at the young age of 16 assisting her parents run their family operated real estate and insurance business.  During her time at Temple University, Alyssa worked as a Digital Marketing Intern at Arbour Square of Harleysville.  After graduation, Alyssa joined the Arbour Square team full-time as a Marketing Associate.  Alyssa currently lives locally in Green Lane and loves to spend her free time working out, venturing into Philadelphia, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Asta Fusco Activity Director

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Asta Fusco

Asta is the Activities Director at The Birches at Arbour Square. Prior to working at The Birches, Asta worked in the semi-conductor field in the Silicon Valley. Asta is originally from Germany and moved to Pennsylvania after living in California for many years. She is married with three children and has one grandson. Asta resides in Perkiomenville.

Nick DelPopolo, Business Office Manager 

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Nick DelPorpolo

Nick DelPopolo is the Business Office Manager and is primarily responsible for resident billing, accounts payable/receivable and human resources. Nick is a graduate of West Chester University with a BA in Human Resources. He has over twenty four years of experience in human resources and business office management. In 1999 he expanded his career and became a realtor.

Nick spends his free time volunteering with his local fire department. Nick has four children and two grandsons. He resides in Ambler with his two dogs.

William Delany, Maintenance Director


Kikanza Sanders, Dining Service Director

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Kikanza is the Culinary Services Director at The Birches. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts and began her career in the hotel industry. For over ten years she worked for the Hyatt corporation and worked her way up as an apprentice to Sous Chef. The past five years Kikanza has spent her career in the senior living industry.

Kikanza resides in Abington with her husband, who is also a chef. Her daughter attends Columbia College of Chicago. She also has two stepsons. Kikanza enjoys travelling, crafting and trying out new restaurants.

Brittany Coll, Marketing Associate

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Brittany CollBrittany is the Marketing Associate at The Birches at Arbour Square. She attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor’s in Communication Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. Brittany has three years of experience in Human Resources post-graduation, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. Brittany lives locally in North Wales with her family and two greyhounds.

Denise Sanchez, Daybreak Director 

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Denise SanchezDenise is the Memory Care Director, overseeing the Daybreak neighborhood within The Birches. Denise has over 15 years of experience in healthcare management including recreational therapy, social services and care coordination. Denise specializes in memory care and holds a certification as a Support Group Facilitator through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Denise lives in Abington with her 4 sons and her cat, Lily. She also takes care of her aging father. Denise is a nurturer by heart and has always enjoyed working in the healthcare industry.