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

I want to be an advocate and voice for the seniors I serve. I have listened and learned so much from them during my years in the LIFE program, and I am dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and empowering our seniors to help them age with dignity in their homes.

Aginah serves as center director for InnovAge’s St. Bart’s LIFE center in Northeast Philadelphia, bringing over 18 years of experience in long-term care. Aginah’s background is in rehabilitation, transitional care, adult day care, and the LIFE program, and she has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) for over 15 years.

Aginah graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in health studies. She is also the author of two books: one collection of poems, and one self-development guide.
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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

I love witnessing our participants experience a better quality of life from the socialization, recreational activities and quality healthcare they receive at the LIFE center.

Krysha earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Temple University and her Master of Science in nursing, specializing in adult gerontology primary care, from Thomas Jefferson University. She is dual-board certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to joining InnovAge, Krysha worked as a registered nurse in the cardiac telemetry unit at Albert Einstein Medical Center and volunteered at St. Agnes Skilled Nursing Facility while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Krysha is fluent in Tagalog and is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Philippine Nurses Association and enjoys volunteering her time at health screening events. She loves dogs, singing Broadway show tunes, and playing the guitar.
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