Joan Smith-Reese Animal Care Sanctuary Executive Director

Joan Smith-Reese


Joan Smith-Reese, originally of Williamsport, PA. is the Executive Director of the Animal Care Sanctuary. The Board of Directors hired Smith-Reese to preserve the trust of Lesley Sinclair for generations as well as begin to secure statewide and national recognition for the sanctuary. In 2015 she was named the Business person of the year by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this, Joan Smith-Reese was the president and owner of Keystone Home Health Services, Inc. in Wyndmoor, PA which she formed in 1992 and founder of the non-profit Keystone Hospice PA. ,in 1995. In 2006 Joan won the Journalism Award from the Pennsylvania Hospice Society for an article on the right to die at home, even if you live alone. In September 2009 she sold the home care business to Keystone Hospice. Joan is a member of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Guthrie Healthcare Services. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Lycoming College and a Masters in Holy Spirituality in Health Care from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. She has one son, Drason who is presently serving our country at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. Joan resides in Waverly with her three senior dogs – Leroy, Daisy and Buster.

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