A Family Tradition
The roots of South Mountain Memory Care run deep in the Lehigh Valley. Founder Bill Wall is the current owner of AP Houser and Valley Builders, two esteemed companies with history dating back to 1912. Bill grew up in the family business working alongside his grandfather Sam Landis, Sr. until illness sidelined the patriarch. Bill took the reins and continued to build on the success of the organization as a legacy to his grandfather. It is these community ties and dedication to his grandfather’s memory that have led Bill to build a community where loved ones could have the peace of mind that their elders will receive proper care.
Our Team at South Mountain Memory Care
South Mountain Memory Care is staffed with experienced and compassionate professionals. We encourage families of residents, prospective residents, caregivers and others to reach out directly to our team. Click each contact's name to email them directly.
Colleen has worked in the healthcare industry since 2004, with experience in rehabilitation, long-term care, assisted living, hospice and memory care. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from King’s College and a Master of Business Administration from Alvernia University. In April 2018, she earned her Personal Care Home Administrator’s license. Colleen is passionate about providing quality, compassionate memory care in a supportive setting that nurtures the individuality of persons living with memory loss and gives their families the peace of mind they deserve. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family and three children. She loves music and movies, practicing yoga and is a huge Notre Dame fan.
Karen has been working in the Senior Community for the past 6 years, in various marketing roles, most recently as Marketing Director at Heather Glen, a personal care and memory care facility.
She enjoys working with other healthcare professionals, making them aware of outstanding facilities such as South Mountain. But her passion is working with families and helping them navigate and feel comfortable throughout the process of placing a loved one.
She has been a resident of Lower Macungie for the past 30 years. She is married to her husband Jim, and has two children Ryan and Erin who both graduated from Emmaus HS. Karen’s favorite place is the beach. She also enjoys gardening, kayaking, her “new puppy” and trying new restaurants.
Karen looks forward to being part of the Team and making the community aware of the excellent care at the memory center at South Mountain in Emmaus.
Megan has a background in Human Resources and Business Operations. A native of Emmaus, Megan is thrilled to be a part of bringing personalized, compassionate care to the community where she grew up. As Business Services Director, Megan will be your contact for any and all billing and account questions. If you are looking for a tour, Megan will be happy to show you around the beautiful new community and answer all of your questions. Recently, Megan and her husband, Dan welcomed a baby boy, Cayden. When Megan is not in the business office, she enjoys spending time at the beach in Avalon, NJ with her family and boxer dog, Calvin.
Cheryl has been in the foodservice industry for over 30 years. Early in her career she assisted dieticians throughout the Lehigh Valley making sure residents’ nutritional needs were met. Discovering that she had a true passion to cook and bake with the help of family they opened a restaurant for several years but she really missed the daily interaction she had with residents which brought her here to SMMC of course with a little help from Joe Cimerola.
When she is not in the kitchen cooking or planning the next family and friend get together you can find her enjoying time with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandpuppy Kallie.
Kristin has been working in the healthcare industry for 10 years with the last 3 years working specifically in memory care. She has spent the majority of her career working with seniors, both as a therapist and activities director. She is passionate about her work and strives to maintain an engaging and diverse activities program that maximizes capabilities and enriches the lives of each and every resident. Kristin is a Registered Art Therapist, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a Certified Educator for Ageless Grace. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, kayaking, baking, and spending time with her two dogs.
Joan is an LPN who has over 30 years’ experience working in a Long-term care setting. After serving as a staff nurse at Phoebe Allentown, Joan was promoted to the position of Administrator at the Phoebe Miller Personal Care building. She has extensive experience in memory care support. Joan’s passion is to create supportive programs and policies aimed at improving the quality of care for residents.