Care Team Members

Executive Director

I was led to my healthcare career by serving as a volunteer at the nursing home where my mother worked. I met so many wonderful people and knew that my mother was making a difference in their lives. It is my life goal to give back and to always provide the best care and services to our seniors.  

Mia Dempsey-Stahl is executive director of InnovAge LIFE in Pennsylvania. Mia began working with older adults through the LIFE program in 2014, where she first served as center director for the Allegheny LIFE center in Philadelphia. Prior to her work with the LIFE program, Mia worked as a healthcare administrator at various nursing home facilities in Pennsylvania, including Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation and Collingswood Manor. Mia earned both her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in human services psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
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Center Director

My grandmother was my inspiration to pursue a career in community-based senior care. To quote David Bowie, 'aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.'

With over 23 years of experience as a registered nurse, Veronica brings a broad range of experience to her role as center director at InnovAge's Allegheny LIFE center. Her past roles include work in acute care, pediatrics, and long-term care.

Veronica earned her master’s degree in long-term care administration from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Temple University.
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Regional Medical Officer – Eastern Region

What attracted me to LIFE is its founding philosophy of aging gracefully in place. I believe it takes a village to keep an elder safe at home. My favorite part of my job is interacting with participants. I value the opportunity to care for them, as I learn so much from their experiences, which makes me a better physician and person.

Dr. Luz Ramos-Bonner earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Philippines and her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from George Washington University. She completed her internal medicine residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ and her geriatric medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Ramos-Bonner is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos-Bonner served as the Network Medical Director of NewCourtland Senior Services in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) and an active member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the AMDA. Dr. Ramos Bonner loves to travel—she was born and raised in the Philippines and still has family there, exploring foods from around the world, and spending time with her family.
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Medical Director

The LIFE model gives me the opportunity to create a customized care plan for participants in collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary team.

Dr. Guda earned his medical degree from the Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ, and his geriatric fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative care. Prior to joining InnovAge, he worked as a medical director for nursing home and assisted living facilities in New Jersey and served as a faculty member and associate program director for the internal medicine residency program at St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Guda has worked in LIFE/PACE programs for the past 10 years and is passionate about the participant-focused approach to care. He is fluent in Hindi and Telugu and his hobbies include photography and cars.
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Nurse Practitioner

My guiding approach to each day is to treat my patients as I would like to be treated.

Karen earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University, specializing in adult-gerontology primary care. Prior to joining InnovAge, Karen was a registered nurse at Good Shepard Penn Partners and a nurse practitioner at Primary Home Health Care. Karen lived in Manila, Philippines for 34 years before moving to the United States and she is fluent in Tagalog. She loves traveling and spending time with her husband and son.
 
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