Springhill Leadership Shapes Success

Throughout the Asbury system, campus and corporate leaders balance decisions and management practices with long-term strategic planning. They are supported by volunteer board members whose diverse experience and backgrounds contribute to fulfilling the Mission and Vision of Asbury, as well as Springhill. Working hand-in-hand, these leaders support quality and innovation in services for current and future generations of older adults. Springhill places great emphasis on stewardship, financial strength and quality, all reflective of the Core Values of the Asbury system.

Campus Leadership Team

Aaron PraetzelAaron Praetzel

Executive Director

“I find in my every day work that I learn so much from the residents about life and living. My hope is that I am able to give back to them even a portion of what they have provided to others throughout their lives.”



Administrator of Forestview Health Care Center, Sharon Belovarac, BSN, RN, CNHASharon Belovarac, BSN, RN, CNHA

Administrator of ForestView Health Care Center

“I find it very fulfilling and interesting to work at Springhill Senior Living, getting to know residents at all levels of living at our community and being responsible for ensuring they receive quality, dignified health care services by compassionate associates.”

Facilities general manager, Lou DePalmaLou DePalma

Facilities General Manager

“I take great pleasure in being able to provide quality customer service to seniors, something I’ve been doing for more than 35 years. My team’s goal is to make residents’ homes comfortable each and every day, and the interaction we have while doing that is one of this job’s best perks. I enjoy using my technical skills, along with my experience in emergency medical services and safety scenario planning, to make community members’ lives carefree and secure.”

Karen Karle, BSW, NHA, CGCM

Director of Health Services

“I have had the opportunity to work in senior living for the last 26 years.  I am excited to join the Springhill community and be part of a team that strives to Do All the Good They Can on a daily basis.”


Amber Leonheart

Director of Dining Services


director of resident life, Katie MacKenzieKatie MacKenzie

Director of Resident Life

“I have worked in the human services field for almost 20 years. I am fortunate that my role as Director of Resident Life allows me to develop new friendships with residents, families, and associates on a daily basis. My job is not just planning resident programs and events, but rather ‘experiences’ on campus and in the community that help promote the health and well-being of residents. I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do and look forward to providing leadership to the experienced staff in the Resident Life Department.”


Asbury Atlantic, Inc.

Springhill in Erie, Pa., is owned and operated by Asbury Atlantic, Inc., which is the provider and legal entity responsible for providing services to the residents of this community.

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