Leadership team at Pines Village

Meet our team

At Pines Village, our leadership team works closely with residents and team members to create exceptional experiences for all those who are part of our community.

We invite you to visit our campus and meet the leaders who inspire innovation in our community every day.

Kathy Ardekani, MSW, NHA, CDP

Executive Director of Pines Village

With over 30 years of progressive operational experience in senior living, Kathy Ardekani has dedicated her professional career to raising and honoring the voice of older adults, families, and team members. She began her career as a social worker in a nursing home community. Over the years, Mrs. Ardekani served as a sales and marketing professional, executive director, and regional executive director. She has extensive experience facilitating building projects from inception, and has started and integrated business lines within the elder care sphere.

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Mrs. Ardekani expertise extends to restructuring traditional facilities into person-centered communities with a focus on today while preparing for tomorrow. She keenly understands the marketplace to position a community to honor the exigency of older adults, families, and team members.

Additionally, Mrs. Ardekani is a licensed nursing home administrator and certified assisted living and personal care home administrator. In 2019, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association honored her as the Executive Director of the Year. In 2020 Mrs. Ardekani won the St. John Neumann Alumni award from Neumann University. She is currently a DBA candidate attending Johnson and Wales University.

Pat Polchak


Pat Polchak is a licensed nursing home administrator with 25 years of experience working in long-term and sub-acute healthcare. She is customer-service driven and sincerely loves working with the vulnerable aging population. Ms. Polchak has expertise in all aspects of healthcare management with a strong focus on census building and referral development. She also has an accomplished record of budget management, including staff retention, resulting in substantial savings.

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Ms. Polchak’s continuing education strengths include Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, Disaster Preparedness, Staff Education, and Labor Law. The healthcare programs at Pines Village have earned strong results on state surveys and customer satisfaction benchmarks. In 2012, Ms. Polchak was recognized as an outstanding administrator by her receipt of the American College of Health Care Administrators’ Facility Leadership Award, and she is a founding member of the Ocean Regional Ethics Committee.

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Colleen Sweeney


Colleen Sweeney became Director of Sales and Marketing in October 2022. Colleen is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to help increase the census of the community. Colleen has held multiple roles throughout her career at The Pines. Joining the team in 2021 as a Move in Coordinator and then expanding her responsibilities to a sales role.

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Colleen has more than 25 years of experience working with older adults. She began her career in senior living in 1996 and has since had a passion for serving our older active adults.

She looks forward to this next journey and thoroughly enjoys meeting new people.