President and Chief Executive Officer
Philip Scalo is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bartley Healthcare and is one of the founders and owners of the company. A graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School, Scalo spent 20 years as an attorney representing many growing businesses and entrepreneurs in diverse areas, including healthcare. He also served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of an international trade show company. Scalo was the Managing Partner of Bartley Healthcare, which initially consisted of a 120-bed nursing home. As the need for Bartley services grew, he dedicated more of his time to Bartley, becoming its full-time CEO in 1996. He later managed Bartley’s growth into a 230-bed health care facility, including subacute and rehabilitation services and the planning, development and opening of The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living and Bartley at Home. Scalo serves as the Independent Owners Representative on the American Health Care Association Board of Governors. He also serves as a Board Member of the Health Care Association of New Jersey and Chairs the Legal Committee and the Political Action Committee. His civic and charitable activities include serving as a Trustee of the Board of Overseers of Rutgers University and as Chair of the Development Committee. He is also on the Business School, Nursing School and Institute for Gerontology Advisory Boards for Felician College. Scalo has been a speaker on various post-acute healthcare topics at national conventions and conferences. Phil Scalo has used his background to help lead the Bartley Healthcare team toward understanding and meeting the needs of Bartley’s patients and residents to enhance their quality of their lives.
Chief Operating Officer
Laura Hoey brings her diverse background and experience to Bartley Healthcare as Chief Operating Officer. She started her business career as an assistant with Columbia Pictures in New York City, then later joined a law firm in Fort Lee, NJ, where she held several positions, including Office Manager (where Philip Scalo, Bartley’s CEO, was a partner). She then joined Scalo to work in an administrative capacity for an international trade show company. In 1995, she joined Bartley Healthcare as the Operations Coordinator. In 2000, she was promoted to Vice President of Operations in which capacity she managed the business operations and expansion projects for Bartley before becoming the Chief Operating Officer in 2016. As Chief Operating Officer, Hoey manages all of the business, financial and administrative operations for Bartley Healthcare. Among Hoey’s accomplishments and contributions are overseeing the expansion of service lines, data management and the development and construction of the additions to the Bartley Healthcare facilities, including construction of The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living. She also serves as the Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and has been an instrumental part of Bartley’s growth, starting with her work while at the law firm on the initial development and start-up, and then continuing through all phases of Bartley Healthcare’s growth and its expanding programs. Hoey remains focused on quality and what best meets the needs of residents, patients and families.
Vice President, Quality Management
Joanne Ryan, is currently serving as Vice President of Quality Management at Bartley Healthcare. Her role is to oversee resident care and services to deliver consistent quality and to maintain Bartley’s commitment to Excellence. Ryan began her career with Bartley Healthcare as Administrator in April 2003 and was promoted in 2009 to VP of Administration. She earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She has accumulated 34 years of experience in the long-term care industry, starting as part-time social worker, a director of social services. She earned her LNHA in 1990.
Administrator, Bartley Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation
Debbie Shapiro began her career in long-term care in 1989, working in the area of social services. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Fairleigh Dickinson University and, in 1999, became a licensed nursing home administrator. Debbie has been an Administrator for the past 16 years. She brings to Bartley Healthcare a wealth of experience as a Nursing Home Administrator. Debbie’s focus is aligned with Bartley’s mission of understanding and meeting the individual needs of the residents. Shapiro has been an Ocean County resident since 1965 and has lived most of her life in Jackson. Outside of Bartley, she is a long-distance runner and a fundraiser for Fred’s Team, Mt. Sanai for New York City Marathon and other charitable events.
Executive Director, The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living
Lauren Kessler began her career in healthcare 11 years ago after receiving her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs which was followed soon after with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and Policy as well as a specialization in Gerontology from Baruch College, School of Public Affairs. Kessler’s healthcare career includes holding positions as, Chief Operations Officer of an Assisted Living/Independent Living Company, Assistant Executive Director of a Continuing Retirement Community and Assistant Administrator and Administrator in Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities in New York and New Jersey. She joined Bartley in November 2014 as Assistant Administrator and became the Administrator in May 2015. In March 2016, she transitioned into the role of Executive Director at our Assisted Living facility. Kessler will also manage the campus memory care programming. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of our residents.
Danielle Batesko, RN
Wellness Director, The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living
Danielle Batesko is the Wellness Director at The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living and has previously served as the interim Director of Nursing for Bartley Nursing and Rehabilitation. Batesko earned her RN nursing degree from Ocean County College and worked at a local hospital as a charge nurse on a med/surgical unit for several years. She’s been employed by Bartley Healthcare since 1987, starting as a staff nurse on the long-term care units then moving to the role of charge nurse. She was then the Assistant Director of Nursing for several years, responsible for education and employee health.