Board of Directors

The Circle Of Life Coalition Board of Directors is made up from a diverse group of healthcare professionals who guide the organization to the fulfillment of our goals and objectives.

Board of Directors

Melissa Smeltzer
Chairperson
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Mifflin Court Senior Living Community

Deborah Nicholson, RN, BS, CCM, CHPN
Vice Chair
Palliative Care Navigator
Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center

John Lauer
Secretary
Thrivent Financial, Financial Associate, FIC, CLTC®

Gale D. Withers, CFP®, CPA, MBA
Treasurer
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services

Sister Shaun Kathleen Wilson, OSF
Spiritual Advisor
Director, McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters

Beth Hannum
Hospitality Committee Chairperson
Community Liaison, Caring Hospice Service

Carly Bingaman
General Board Member/Webmaster
Retirement Counselor
The Highlands at Wyomissing

Jan Capehart, RN, BSN
Education Committee Chairperson
Clinical Liaison; Bayada Hospice

Kathleen Bohannon, MSW
General Board Member/BCTV Coordinator
Bereavement Coordinator
SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice