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 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 Roosevelt 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-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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Primary Care Doctor

At InnovAge LIFE, the staff work as a team to improve the healthcare and quality of life of our participants.

Dr. Zagrebelsky earned his medical degree from the Tselinograd State Medical School in Kazakhstan, formerly the USSR. He practiced medicine for 15 years in the USSR before moving to the United States. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his geriatrics fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and he is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics. Prior to joining InnovAge, Dr. Zagrebelsky was an attending physician at Abington Memorial Hospital and an attending physician in the division of geriatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center. He specializes in treating senior patients for acute and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Zagrebelsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian. He lived in the Soviet Union before immigrating to the United States in 1992.
 
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