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-five (25) 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.   While attending Allegheny College, Amber began volunteering in the Activities Department at a local non-profit senior living community.  She fell in love with the atmosphere, the sense of community, and the knowledge she was able to gain by interacting with the residents, family members, and staff.  It was then that Amber realized that she wanted her career to be in the long-term care industry.

After receiving her BA from Allegheny College, Amber completed the Nursing Home Administration Core of Knowledge Program at La Roche College.  In 2001, Amber began employment with a not-for-profit, stand alone, nursing home as the Human Resource Manager and was promoted to the Assistant Administrator position.  In 2003, Amber obtained her Personal Care Home Administrator’s certificate and became the Personal Care Administrator while continuing to be the Assistant Administrator of the Nursing Home.  In 2020, Amber stepped into the Nursing Home Administrator Position upon her predecessor’s retirement.  Amber is currently the President of the Meadville High School Swim Team Booster Committee and serves on the Health Ventures Alliance Board of Directors.

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

Ericka Gardner, MSN RN

Director of Nursing

Ericka Gardner MSN, RN joined the team in November 2023. Ericka earned her RN in 1999 at Saint Vincent School of Nursing. She has a primary nursing background in long-term care, quality improvement, and leadership. Ericka obtained her Bachelor of Nursing in 2015. Then she earned her master’s degree in nursing leadership and administration in 2018 from California University of Pa. Ericka worked here at Sarah Reed Senior starting in 2013 & left to obtain her Master’s degree in 2016. Ericka has worked in multiple other leadership roles, the most recent as a Unit Director of a trauma step-down at a local facility then transferred to women’s health where she held the position of the Perio-operative services director.  Ericka is dedicated to improving the quality of life of our seniors and is a passionate advocate for her nursing staff. Ericka sits on the  professional advisory committee for the local Erie High vocational programs focused in healthcare

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.


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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