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Who We Are

ElderNet’s services are provided by professional staff and trained, dedicated volunteers.

ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1976 by representatives of community, religious and governmental groups. ElderNet serves adults of all ages, especially frail older or younger disabled persons with low to moderate incomes who reside in Lower Merion or Narberth.

ElderNet helps older neighbors remain independent and provides a variety of free, practical services so they have access to healthcare, food security, and an improved quality of life. ElderNet also provides information to individuals who need assistance with housing, nursing care, or other necessities.

ElderNet is staffed by professional staff and trained volunteers. ElderNet receives funding from generous community members, Montgomery County Office on Aging and Adult Services, Lower Merion Township, the Borough of Narberth, national foundations, businesses, churches, synagogues and other groups.

ElderNet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling the toll free number, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. See ElderNet’s 990 HERE.

Meet The Team

​ElderNet is staffed by Care Coordinators and degreed professionals. All staff are available for information and referrals

Anthony Johnson EdD
Executive Director
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Anthony Johnson, EdD is the newly named Executive Director at ElderNet.

Most recently, Anthony oversaw economic and workforce development programs in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region. Previously, he served as Deputy Director at The Partnership Transportation Management Association of Montgomery County. Other management positions were held at Mazzoni Center for LGBT Health, Philadelphia Cares, and the Princeton University Store. He continues to teach human services courses at Montgomery County Community College with a research focus on transportation barriers for vulnerable communities such as senior adults, students with special needs, persons coping with addictions, and immigrants/refugees.

A Camden, NJ native, Anthony earned a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from Immaculata University, a master’s degree in Human Services Administration from Chestnut Hill College and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Rowan University. He is an active board member at the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia, the Association of Travel Instruction, the Barre Truth Project, and the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn.

Michelle Buller
Volunteer Coordinator
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Joined ElderNet November 2020. I graduated from IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) in 1989 with a B.A. in French for International Trade. I was drawn to ElderNet because: I enjoy working with seniors and want to help our elderly population (particularly those who do not have financial or familial resources) live with dignity and quality of life. I want to work for a non-profit among peers who are passionate about serving the community, and not necessarily driven by the profits and losses. Great perks: I am surrounded by positive people who are generous, kind, compassionate and grateful.   

Darby Hanevich
Digital Media & Projects Specialist
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Darby joined the staff of Eldernet in 2016. She has a culinary arts degree with a focus in pastry from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Darby started her time with ElderNet as a volunteer. New to the area she wanted to find a way to get involved and give back to the community. She felt the mission of ElderNet aligned with her core life beliefs. Darby enjoys music and has a goal to learn as many instruments as she can.   

Kristy Hopkins M.H.S.
Case manager & Intake Coordinator
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My name is Kristy Hopkins I am a care coordinator at Eldertnet. I have been employed by Eldernet since March of 2021. Eldernet is one of the best employment experiences I had; because I get to utilize my best skill which is talking and helping people! I have a master’s degree from Lincoln University (2014). I have worked in the human services field for 20 years. A fun fact about me is I love to talk and interact with people! My coworkers have already found that out about me because I’m known as being a very talkative person  

Justine Babcock
Pantry Coordinator
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Justine Babcock is new to Eldernet, but as an Ardmore native, she has lived in Lower Merion her whole life. She comes to us after ten years working with art supply retailer Merion Art & Repro—a longstanding independent business in her hometown. An artist by trade, Justine holds a BFA in illustration from the University of the Arts. She has been making art for herself and others as far back as she can remember with a collection of work across many different mediums. To accommodate the growing needs of our community, Justine will be managing the operations of our food pantry and working with the volunteers to better serve the people. She brings with her extensive knowledge in inventory management and hopes to use her skills to improve the pantry experience for all our participants.

Marisa DiSalvatore
Administrative Assistant
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Marisa’s Bio

Talia Palant, LSW
Care Coordinator
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Talia joined ElderNet in August of 2022 after graduating with her Master’s degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She was an intern at Eldernet from 2020-2021 and loved working with the participants and making a difference in the lives of older adults. She loves animals, plants and tea (in that order!)

Board Of Directors

We are actively looking for individuals to support ElderNet in the community. ElderNet strives to have a Board comprised of Board Members who each deliver a unique set of skills. To complement the capabilities of our dedicated board, we are actively looking for individuals with an interest in the following:

Development: Corporate sponsorship and major donors

Advocacy: Issues generally related to seniors

Marketing: Educating constituents and volunteers about our mission

Finance: Reviewing ElderNet’s budget and Board Restricted Fund

Program: Evaluating current programming and developing new programming

If you or someone you know is a good candidate for the ElderNet Board, we would love to hear from you. Nominations may be submitted to: [email protected]. Please include the individual’s name and contact information.

Board MemberBackground
Martha M. Buccino, PresidentRetired Nonprofit Executive
Joy Beller Shore, Vice PresidentVice President of Care Management
Programs Abramson Senior Care
Greg Kelleher, TreasurerRetired Nonprofit Financial Executive/Volunteer
Zak Pyzik, SecretaryCommunication Director
Kathy EsibillRetired Educator/Volunteer
Margaret A. Stevens MSWManager/Community Health Outreach/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rev. James PollardProfessor/Community
Lynette KillenNonprofit Professional
William Trask, Esq.Lawyer

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