Leadership Team

“I have seen more than one generation of families at Sarah Reed over the years, which is a tribute to past and present leaders, board members, and staff who have contributed in making Sarah Reed a respected and trusted name in senior living in the Erie community.”

– Gale Magyar, Former Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors


Joel M. Snavely, Esquire

Barbara Johnson

Mitchell Kalkhof, CPA, CFE, MBA

Assistant Treasurer
Shirely Winschel

Marybeth Baran

Past Chair
Mitchell Kalkhof, CPA, CFE, MBA

Board Members

Craig Caldwell

Jane A. Carney

Janet E. Dean

Charlotte Foresther

Karen Haffley

Mary Lou Neithamer

Tom New

Patti Sitter

Cheryl Wiegle



Gale Magyar

Amber Morian-Gowetski

Chief Executive Officer

Amber Morian-Gowetski, NHA, BA, has more than twenty (20) years of experience in senior living, dedicating her career to improving residents’ lives and fostering supportive and compassionate care in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. She is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a BA degree in Psychology. A resident of Conneaut Lake, PA she serves in several leadership roles in her church and in the community. 

Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson

Chief Operating Officer
Nursing Home Administrator

Kyle Johnson, MHSA, NHA, joined our team in November of 2021. Kyle obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University and went on to get his Master’s in Health Services Administration. Kyle is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and worked locally at another Senior Living Facility prior to coming to Sarah Reed. Kyle also has experience as a Director of Quality, Safety, and Corporate Compliance, a Community Director of an Independent Living facility, and a Home Health Coordinator. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kyle played an active role as a lead for the Regional Response Health Collaborative Program (RRHCP) to help battle COVID-19 in 84 long-term care facilities located in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Kyle serves on various Boards throughout the community, including HVA Senior Alliance.

Carey Mastrian

Carey Mastrian, BA

Personal Care Home Administrator

Carey Mastrian serves as our Personal Care Home Administrator. She received her BA from John Carroll University and her Personal Care Home Administrator’s license. She oversees admissions and nursing services and all other matters relating to the Residential and Personal Care Facilities. She oversees the Resident Services Department, Nursing Department, Maintenance, Housekeeping and Laundry Departments for day-to-day operations. Carey has over 25 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, and Human Resources. In 2006, she shifted her career focus to the senior healthcare field. She has been at Sarah Reed since 2013.

David Gerber

David Gerber

Chief Financial Officer

David Gerber, BS, joined the Sarah Reed team in 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Sarah Reed, he previously served as the Vice President/Finance for a local social service agency and has over 24 years of non-profit accounting experience. David was born and raised in St. Marys, PA but stayed in Erie area upon his graduation from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College where he earned a B.S. in Accounting.


Lori Radziszewski

Lori Radziszewski

Director of Human Resources

Lori Radziszewski, BA, joined the Sarah Reed Senior Living team in 2018 as the Director of Human Resources. Born and raised in Southern California, Lori relocated to Pennsylvania in 2001 to attend Allegheny College. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Art & Technology, Lori began her career in Human Resources. Having worked primarily in manufacturing facilities, Lori is excited to be part of an environment that focuses on helping people instead of making things.

Rebecca Baughman

Harmony Eck, RN

Director of Nursing

Harmony Eck joined our leadership team as Director of Nursing in April, 2023. Harmony returned to Sarah Reed having served as a RN Supervisor and Wound Nurse from 2009-16. She has a BS in Nursing from Gannon University and has several related certifications. She has worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospitals and Home Health during her career.

Rebecca Baughman

Rebecca Baughman

Director of Food Services

Rebecca J. Baughman, CDM, joined Sarah Reed in 2007 as a Dining Room Manager following 18 years as a Dining Manager with a local country club. In 2018, Rebecca became a Certified Dietary Manager, and in 2022 was promoted to Director of Food Services. Rebecca provides oversight and guidance of the of the dietary staff to ensure all meals are of high quality and meet all dietary and medical requirements.

Shirleen Dowd

Shirleen Dowd

Director of Activities,
Volunteer Director

Shirleen Dowd, BSW, ADC, has been with Sarah Reed for over 30 years as the Activity Director and Volunteer Coordinator. She is certified through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and began her career at the Sarah Reed Children’s Center as a Child Care Worker. At Sarah Reed Senior Living, Shirleen coordinates all of the activity programs for Residential and Personal Care and the Skilled Nursing unit.


Trusted for Generations

Founded in 1871, we’re a private, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community in the City of Erie. Governed by a Board of Directors, we provide comprehensive housing, services, and nursing care at one location.

Residential & Personal Care Apartments

Offering a variety of spacious accommodations with dining and housekeeping services tailored to meet individual needs, Sarah Reed provides comprehensive nursing services that let you remain in your apartment as your needs change. Learn more>

Memory Support

Residents with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and memory impairments can take advantage of Zurn Pavilion, Sarah Reed's special care unit. Licensed under Personal Care Home regulations, this cozy area is ideal for residents who require a safe, secure area with increased supervision. Learn more>

Skilled Nursing Care

We provide short- and long-term nursing and skilled care on a 24-hour basis. This is ideal for short-term rehab stays, as it offers skilled services that help residents return home quickly. A dedicated short-term wing is available within this area. Learn more>


Offering a full range of rehabilitation services, our team approach is designed to meet the needs of short-term rehab residents as well as those who can benefit from services in all levels of care. Learn more>

Respite / Short-Term Stays

Offering the opportunity to stay in any level of care for a temporary period for recovery following hospitalization, Caregiver Respite, or to sample the Sarah Reed lifestyle before committing to a longer stay.

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