Our staff members are always available to answer your questions, show you around, or to meet with you personally. Feel free to call our CEO, our Director of Nursing, Director of Admissions, the Administrator of the Jewish Home, or the Administrator of the Residence, to discuss your unique needs and circumstances.


Allen J. Geckle

Chief Executive Officer

Allen has served as CEO of the Campus since December 2011. In that capacity, he oversees all operational components of both the skilled nursing facility and the personal care home, along with strategically planning for the organization’s ongoing success. A graduate of Elizabethtown College with a degree in Accounting, Allen has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare-related fields, including hospitals, health insurance, pharmacy and long term care. Prior to being named CEO, Allen served for 11 years as the Campus Chief Financial Officer. When not at work, Allen can be found enjoying time with his wife of 20 years and two daughters. He also enjoys coaching his daughters’ softball teams, taking karate classes, golfing and riding his beloved Harley.

Kate Harvey, BA, NHA

Administrator — The Jewish Home

After serving as social worker and Director of Admissions and Marketing at the Jewish Home, Kate began her tenure as Administrator in March, 2017.  Her responsibilities as Administrator include managing compliance with all State and Federal Long Term Care regulations and guiding services and practices to make sure staff delivers highest possible quality of care.  Kate brings more than 20 years experience in Long Term Care to the Campus.  A native of Stockbridge, MA, and a Psychology major at University of Connecticut, Kate worked at skilled nursing facilities in Connecticut and elsewhere in Pennsylvania before coming to the Jewish Home.  At home, Olivia, Lindsay and Jacob keep her very busy.


Gerilynn K. Henshell, LCSW, ACSW

Administrator — The Residence

Gerilynn has been a part of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg since 2004 and a team member for even longer. Geri’s connection with the Jewish Home Campus goes back to her grandmother, an early resident. Geri graduated from Temple University with a BSW and MSW before she began her tenure at the Residence, first as Director of Social Services, and in 2006 as Administrator. Her career has focused in geriatric services, but when her children were young, she made them regular players at Friday afternoon Pokeno. “The Residence is a wonderful community — our staff, our residents and their families are like one large extended family, sharing life cycle events and supporting one another.”