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Meet the Lantern Hill Leadership Team

Get to know the executive team that governs our community.

Patricia Swan, Executive Director

Patricia Swan oversees the operations of the entire community and promotes a high standard of living for community members. Prior to becoming executive director of Lantern Hill in March 2014, Patricia was associate executive director of Highland Springs, an Erickson Living community in North Dallas, Texas. While there, she was responsible for the general services department of the community. Before joining Erickson Living, she was the executive director of First Colonial Inn, a Kisco Senior Living community in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with both independent and assisted living. Patricia has a diverse operations and sales background; she worked for many years for a major pharmaceutical company and in telecommunications, later owning a small retail chain for more than 10 years. She has received numerous awards for teamwork, innovation, and leadership. Patricia earned a B.A. in learning and memory services from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and has a management certificate in leading change from Cornell University. 

Jerry McDonald, Associate Executive Director and Nursing Home Administrator

Jerry has more than 20 years' experience as a licensed nursing home administrator. Jerry joined Erickson Living as nursing home administrator at Highland Springs in Dallas, Texas, in 2013 and supported that team for a year. For the last two years, Jerry has been Erickson Living's traveling corporate administrator, spending time at Wind Crest, Tallgrass Creek, Seabrook, and Devonshire and Chatsworth at PGA National. Jerry has a bachelor of business adminstration in marketing, as well as a master of science with a major in long-term care administration, both from the University of North Texas. In service to his community, Jerry serves as advisory chair on the board for AIDS Arms, Inc., which is the largest provider of services for those living with HIV/AIDS in North Texas.

Pamela Marusic, Resident Services Director

As resident services director, Pamela oversees several departments at Lantern Hill including hospitality/front desk, concierge, transportation, security, and fitness. Before joining Erickson Living, she worked in two Northern New Jersey retirement communities in a variety of capacities including resident services director, health services administrator, and interim executive director. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of New Jersey. A resident of New Providence, Pamela received her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and master’s degree in gerontology from Baylor University.

David Hultman, Director of Facilities Management

As director of facilities management, Dave oversees all aspects of the maintenance, engineering, housekeeping, grounds, and re-occupancy and directs daily activities through his two supervisors. He brings 20-plus years of experience in facilities management to his new position. Most recently, he served as director of facilities for Five Star Senior Living in North Jersey and Lifespace Senior Living in Florida. He holds various certifications in facilities management. Dave is a native of New Jersey and recently relocated to New Providence.

Graham Haskell, Human Resources Director

Graham joined Erickson Living in September 2015 as the human resources director for Lantern Hill. Graham has over 10 years of human resources experience and is a certified human resources professional through both the Society for Human Resource Management and Human Resources Certification Institute. Graham earned his B.S.M. from Tulane University in New Orleans and is working toward a master’s degree in human resources through Villanova University. He currently resides in central New Jersey with his wife and daughter.

Theresa Palladino, Director of Finance

Theresa joined the Lantern Hill team in October 2015 after serving as assistant finance director for 15 months at Ann’s Choice, an Erickson Living community located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Theresa spent the prior 10 years at a senior living campus on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she served as CFO/controller and after practicing as a C.P.A. with a public accounting firm for 3 years. Theresa began her career and spent 12 years working in the legal environment, most recently as a paralegal concentrating on corporate law and estate planning and administration law at Miles & Stockbridge, a Maryland regional law firm. Having moved back to her home state of New Jersey and now a resident of Jersey City, Theresa received her M.B.A. and B.S. at Salisbury University Perdue School of Business. 

Philip Evans, Housekeeping Supervisor

Philip joined Lantern Hill in May 2016. He previously worked at New Jersey Veterans Home in Menlo Park for four years. Philip started his housekeeping career over 15 years ago at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a dedicated, seasoned professional with extensive knowledge and experience in both environmental housekeeping and hospitality management for the private and public sectors. Philip continues to consistently maintain an unblemished reputation for expertly fostering and sustaining enduring working relationships with numerous residents, visitors, and guests, as well as other management and team members. Philip’s education was developed at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. His attention to detail and ability to go above and beyond are qualities visibly seen and shared throughout his community in Dunellen, New Jersey, as well as throughout his professional career.

Randy Carroll, Director of Sales

Randy joined the Erickson Living sales team as sales manager at Cedar Crest in 2014 and was promoted to director of sales at Lantern Hill in April 2015. Randy brings a diverse sales background in commercial real estate brokerage, restaurant management, and specialty retail to his role. He received a bachelor of arts in French and sociology from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and a culinary arts diploma from The Institute of Culinary Arts in New York City in 1996. Randy and his wife live in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with their two sons.