Our Staff

Surrey's staff is dedicated and passionate about the organization.  While they have varied backgrounds they all share the common goal of delivering the best possible services to seniors throughout the community.

Meet the senior staff:

Barbara J. Fentress
President & Chief Executive Officer

Barbara was appointed President and Executive Director of Surrey in July 2009.  Barbara had been chief financial officer for Surrey since November 2005.  Previously she served in executive and management positions for HIPAA Solutions RX in Wayne, PA., VerticalNet Inc., in Horsham, PA., SAP America Inc., in Newtown Square, PA., and Duane, Morris & Hecksher LLP in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Southern California and an MBA from Villanova University.

Barbara is actively engaged in the community.  She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of the Upper Main Line YMCA.  She has also served on the board of Daemion Counseling Center, was a member of the Finance Committee of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Elder Abuse Task Force for Chester County.  She is actively involved with St. Francis-in-the-Fields Church in Malvern, PA.

Listen to Barbara's interview on Executive Leaders Radio to learn more about her background.

Lauren Christiansen
Senior Director, Development

Lauren brings 20 years of fundraising and development experience to Surrey.  She has worked successfully in educational institutions, the health care industry and most recently in local organizations including the YMCA of the Upper Main Line.  Lauren is a graduate of Rosemont College. 

Linda DiMaggio
Senior Director, Compliance & Reporting

Linda is responsible for all the compliance and reporting requirements in the organization.  Additionally, she manages Information Technology, Membership and Volunteer Programs.  Linda has experience in both the corporate and non-profit arenas. She has two master’s degrees from Drexel University and Cabrini College.

Suzanne McElroy
Director of Finance

Suzanne is responsible for all Finance and Human Resources functions at Surrey.  A Lansdowne resident, she joined Surrey in 2009. Ms. McElroy holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Villanova University.

Caroline Metz
Senior Director, Community & Member Relations

Caroline joined Surrey in 1999 as a volunteer. Formerly employed in the corporate world for many years, Caroline brings a wide range of experience to Surrey.

Wendy Walsh
Geriatric Care Manager

Wendy Walsh is a registered nurse who graduated from Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  She has more than 34 years of experience. Wendy is certified by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a Qualified Dementia Care Specialist.


Monica Paulino
Senior Director, Home Services

Monica has 20 years of experience in geriatric care.  She oversees all aspects of Surrey's in home services including Home Care, Home Maintenance and Daily Money Management. Monica holds a degree in Music from Immaculata University.