Meet our team at The Birches at Newtown
Kim Cahill Yannuzzi from The Birches at Newtown

Kim Cahill Yannuzzi, PCHA, LPN
Executive Director

Kim began a nursing career at a hospital in New Jersey. She moved into long-term care about 15 years ago and has been a director of Personal Care since 2003. Kim has a passion for the older adult population and has formed a team here at the Birches that feel the same. She is looking forward to serving the residents and families for many years to come. Kim lives in Bensalem with her husband and three kids.

Julianne Hart from The Birches at Newtown

Julianne Hart 
Director of Marketing

Julianne's experience in sales and marketing extends over 12 years, with proven consistency in improved profitability and quantifiable results. Her career in senior living began in 2016, at an international assisted living and dementia care community in Paoli, Pennsylvania. She believes that "a clear understanding of the consequential effect between operations and sales is essential to the success of an effective marketing plan and sustained profitability.” A desire for comprehensive industry knowledge coupled with a passion for serving seniors is what drives her. Her leadership style is based on a foundation of trust and total commitment to the community, residents, families, and associates. “I believe that community success is built upon a foundation of talent, commitment and passion – and teamwork is the keystone that solidifies its structure,” says Julianne. She and her husband, Steve, enjoy gatherings with family and friends and hope to soon settle in the Lower Bucks County area.


Loraine Myers from The Birches at Newtown

Loraine Myers
Activity Director

Loraine is the Activity Director at The Birches at Newtown. Loraine has varied experience in the health care field. She was the Activity Director at Wyomissing Nursing and Rehab in Reading, Pennsylvania and most recently, the Activities Coordinator for The Meadows at Shannondell in Audubon, Pennsylvania. She thoroughly enjoys working with the senior population, and finds the experience of helping to enhance the quality of the lives of her residents very rewarding and educational. Loraine enjoys singing, playing guitar, art, photography, theater, and the outdoors. A Bucks County native, originally from Levittown, Loraine resides in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Jason McDowell from The Birches at Newtown

Jason McDowell, LPN
Resident Care Director

As a nurse, Jason has worked in Acute Care hospitals, physician offices and in long-term care. However, his calling is working with the senior population. He has worked in LTC long-term care for the past 15 years in direct care and supervisory roles. Previously, Jason was with a company for seven years in Louisiana, providing regional support for 15 buildings across Louisiana and Colorado. He is excited to bring his passion for learning about and improving the lives of the senior population to The Birches at Newtown. Jason currently resides in Langhorne, Pennsylvania with his family and three fur babies.

Martina Schmitt from The Birches at Newtown

Martina Schmitt
Business Office Manager

Martina is an accounting professional with a strong human resource and customer service background. Martina has worked as the Business Office Manager in long-term care and assisted living communities, as well as at a for-profit school for over 15 years before joining us at The Birches. She also worked in many capacities for a local car dealership in Newtown in various positions for over 21 years. She has lived in Bucks County all her life and currently resides in Parkland, Pennsylvania, with her son.

Trish Troutman from The Birches at Newtown

Armgard Kucas
Daybreak Coordinator

Armgard is a German nurse of 30 years. She has been working with seniors throughout her career, for the last 11 years special focus on people with memory loss. She met her husband skiing in Switzerland and has been living in Trenton, Mill Hill Nj since 2013. Since 2014 she has worked in the Assisted Living/ memory Care field, as CNA, Activities and Memory Care Coordinator. Armgard has all the NCCDP Dementia Certificates: CDP, CADDCT, CDCM. She has a NJ CALA and CNA License. She is a dedicated advocate for people with memory loss and wants to make them and their families as comfortable and happy as possible! Armgard loves to sing, read, loves art, history, poetry, and plays the piano.

Dwight Palmer from The Birches at Newtown

Dwight Palmer
Director of Dining Services

Dwight is a graduate of Cornwall College in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Dwight came to the United States in 2002. “One of my greatest accomplishments is becoming a U.S. citizen in 2016!” says Dwight. He comes to The Birches with over 20 plus years of Culinary Management experience, and he is Serv Safe Certified. Dwight is passionate about his craft and ensuring the residents he serves have a memorable dining experience. He believes that healthy and nutritional meals can be tasty and enjoyable. He is also very well versed in menu planning to ensure our residents dining experience never becomes routine. Dwight is excited about impacting the lives of the residents at The Birches each and every day.

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