Germantown Care Team Members

InnovAge Pennsylvania LIFE

Center Director

My grandparents’ experiences inspired my decision to join the field of senior care. I love the LIFE model of care because I feel it is exactly what seniors and their families want most: the opportunity to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

Shari is the center director for InnovAge’s Germantown LIFE center. She has vast experience in the long-term care industry, including experience operating residential programs for seniors, skilled nursing, mental health, continuing care retirement communities, and home care.

Shari has earned degrees in business and art therapy. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Pennsylvania.
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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 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 is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos 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 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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Nurse Practitioner

I love caring for older adults and I believe in the importance of supporting caregivers. A caregiver’s job is a life-long journey of joy, dedication and satisfaction.

Jancy earned her nursing degree from Walden University in Minnesota. She is board certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Jancy has been a nurse for approximately 30 years and has spent most of her career working with the aging adults. She speaks Hindi.
 
Jancy lives in northeast Philadelphia. She is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music. 
 
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Primary Care Doctor

I choose dignity and compassion as my guides in today’s technological world. I believe that good medicine and common sense should be applied to every encounter with our participants. InnovAge’s approach shows an ideal that can be achieved when caring for those with the highest needs.

 
Dr. Chaitas earned her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed residencies in internal medicine in Argentina and at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Chaitas is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Prior to joining InnovAge, she was a faculty member for ten years at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia where she taught medical students and residents. Dr. Chaitas has a passion for preventative medicine and how lifestyle changes can improve quality of life.

Dr. Chaitas is married and has two teenage children. She loves animals and has rescued three dogs and a horse. Her hobbies include skiing, scuba diving and horseback riding. She speaks Spanish and Hebrew.
 
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