(Brookville, PA) – WRC Senior Services welcomed new President-CEO Barbara Sepich of Bethel Park this fall.
Sepich replaces Fran Roebuck Kuhns of Brockway, who retired after 20 years of service.
“As Board Chair, we thank Fran for her leadership over the past 20 years,” said Board of Director’s Chair Jay Chamberlin. “We have a solid foundation on which to build the next chapter in WRC’s journey.”
Sepich has bought a home in Brookville and is in the process of relocating here.
She has a bachelor’s degree in health, policy and administration from Penn State University and a master’s degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sepich has over 30 years of experience in healthcare. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and a certified Personal Care Home Administrator.
“Barbara comes to us with an extensive background in aging services and long term care,” said Chamberlin. “She holds a strong value for promoting quality resident care and engaging staff in our success.”
WRC began the recruitment process in March 2015, pending Kuhns’ planned retirement in the fall.
“We brought some highly-qualified candidates in for consideration and feel extremely confident that we have selected the best of the best to lead WRC forward into the future,” said Chamberlin.
“I am sincerely grateful to have joined the WRC family and received such a warm welcome,” said Sepich. “I am enjoying getting to know the many dedicated and hard-working staff that carry out our mission each day.”
Sepich announced her key focuses over the upcoming year, including the opening of WRC’s two new communities the Village at Ridgmont in Ridgway and Water Run Landing in Clarion, and the expansion of WRC’s hospice services.
The Village at Ridgmont is an affordable housing neighborhood for older adults with 20 rental townhomes.
It opened in December with residents moving in through the next month. An official grand-opening will be planned soon.
Water Run Landing is scheduled to open in June 2016 and will include a personal care community and residential villas.
WRC first began offering hospice services in 2014 through affiliate In Home Solutions and became Medicare-certified in 2015.
Sepich will also be focusing on enhancing WRC’s transitional care program to ensure WRC customers are able to move smoothly through the healthcare delivery system and receive the care they need in the best setting possible for them.
Sepich’s office is located at WRC Senior Services’ business office in Brookville, just off the Hazen exit of I-80.
WRC Senior Services is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing care in the area for 125 years.
For more information about WRC Senior Services, please call 814-849-1205 or visit www.wrc.org. ###