Vice President, Residential Living & Personal Care
Board of Directors
The Philadelphia Protestant Home Board of Directors is a volunteer group of dedicated individuals with diverse and experienced backgrounds. They are devoted to creating excellence in quality of care as well as dynamic choices in social opportunities and health services for all residents by providing fiscal oversight and supporting the leadership team of PPH with long-term strategic planning.
Anthony J. Luongo serves as Vice Chair of the PPH Board of Directors. Mr. Luongo is currently employed by Temple University and serves as Director of Criminal Justice Training Programs (College of Liberal Arts). During his 21-year tenure at Temple University, Mr. Luongo has managed the development of curricula and the delivery of professional training programs for police personnel, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, constables, park rangers, school resource officers, and legislative security staff among other occupational groups. Mr. Luongo has an extensive record of managing sponsored projects and external awards, and he has taught undergraduate courses for the Department of Criminal Justice and University College. His research interests include ethics and core values in criminal justice, geographic perspectives on crime, program design and evaluation, and visitor and resource protection on America’s public lands. Mr. Luongo earned a BA in Criminal Justice from Temple University and an MA in Criminal Justice from the same institution. He lives in Bucks County, PA with his family and enjoys attending college sporting events, cooking, gardening, and visiting natural and cultural places of interest.
Ian is a Certified Public Accountant with over 16 years of public and private accounting experience, as well as governmental and non-profit auditing experience. In addition to managing his Accounting practice in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Ian also serves as a contract member of the management team of a NY based non-profit, is on the consistory board at his church as its Treasurer and is Chair of the Fiscal Oversight Committee at PPH.
Pat is a registered nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Easter College and her Gerontological Nurse Certification from the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Currently Pat serves as a member of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Committee. She also serves as an Ombudsman for BCAAA. Pat is a CARD-CCAC surveyor in the area of aging services. In that capacity she has surveyed community based and long-term care organizations throughout the United State and Canada.
Catherine A Nemeth (Cathy) retired after a 37-year career as a CPA in the assurance services sector of public accounting with Philadelphia regional firm, Asher & Company, Ltd. and national firm BDO USA, LLP. She served in various capacities such as Assurance Dept. chair and member of the Executive Committee and also on Boards of Directors such as PPH.
Barbara R. Beckman recently retired from Ballard Spahr, LLP, where she practiced law for over 36 years, specializing in public finance. She has two grown children and resides with her husband, Joe Flanagan, in Conshohocken, PA.
Bill is a seasoned executive with a track record of success in provider, development, and consulting settings. Multiple achievements in executive, operational and development roles in retirement/senior living fields with a focus on:
Fiscal Management, Multi Facility Management, Board/Public Relations, Policy Development, Start up, Rehabilitation & Turnaround.
Staff Development and Coaching, Strategic Planning, New Construction, Portfolio, Program & Project Management and Performance Improvement.
Rev. Alfonso J. Concha, ordained at St. Charles Seminary on May 15, 1976 and after having served several parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is currently the Pastor of St. William Church, since June 2016. Previously he served as a Military Chaplain and was assigned to different Commands in the United States as well as in several countries overseas retiring after 20 years of service.
Arthur J. Donley, Jr., DPM is a resident of Philadelphia. He is in private practice with Montgomery Podiatry Associates in Huntingdon Valley. Dr. Donley is a member of the medical staff at the Philadelphia Protestant Home and has provided podiatric care to the residents of PPH since 1986.
John was born and raised in Cheltenham, PA. For 10 years, he was an active member of the Cheltenham Hook and Ladder Company #1 and also volunteered as a coach at the Cheltenham Little League. He attended LaSalle College High School and LaSalle University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance. Three years out of college, he entered the Long-Term Care industry at The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) as the Controller and returned to PPH in May 2017 as the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer. On July 1, 2020, he was officially appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of PPH. The 20-year gap in service at PPH included roles as the Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer at Frederick Living (1996-2013), Vice President of Finance at the Lutheran Community at Telford (2013-2016) and Chief Financial Officer at Friends Village at Woodstown (2016-2017). In 2013, he married Melinda and blended their families in Collegeville. He has three children and two stepchildren. In his free time, when he's not attending a Souderton football game (his son coaches) or watching his youngest play baseball, he loves playing a round of golf, traveling or enjoying a quiet weekend down the shore.
Bill Gross is a Burholme, Northeast Philadelphia native who has lived within one mile of PPH his entire life. A fourth-generation member of his family to serve the Home in some capacity, Bill literally grew up at PPH. He became involved when resident tutors visited his classroom at Crossan School in 3rd grade. Bill is an active member of the supporting congregation, Bethany United Church of Christ in Lawndale, founded at PPH in 1907. Bill is proud to still be active with the Home and serving on the Board.
Dr. Kristopher Halsey has worked in the healthcare industry for more than two decades. He has an extensive background working as a clinical chaplain, providing spiritual and psychosocial support to patients and their families at the end of life. He serves as a Police Chaplain for the Philadelphia Police Department 2nd District. He is an active faculty/staff member for The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), a national specialized educational initiative to improve palliative care. In 2007, he founded a local community church in Philadelphia in which he currently serves as the Senior Pastor.
Timothy Hinchcliff is presently the Managing Director for Burholme Emergency Medical Services in Philadelphia. He remains active in the community as a member and trustee at the Lawndale Baptist Church and is the Chair of Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Committee. He also volunteers with the Cheltenham Twp. Emergency Management Team and the Chair for the Board of Historical Architecture for the La Mott Community. Tim was born and raised in Lawndale and presently lives in nearby Cheltenham Twp. He is married to Elizabeth (Lisa) Dalton-Hinchcliff and has two stepchildren as well as seven grandchildren.
Retired President and CEO of Chelten Hills Savings Bank, now Penn Community Bank. Associate Broker with Quinn and Wilson Realtors in Jenkintown, PA. Also, currently on the Board of Directors of Abington Police Athletic League, and Muhlenberg College Class Leadership team, as well as a member of the PPH Board.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters designation (CPCU). He manages self-insured programs and performs as a risk management consultant in the health care industry.
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"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.
– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident
What Families Say
"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.
– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal