Two Harrison Senior Living leaders to be honored with a Women of Distinction Award!

Kara Abdala, Corporate Director of Marketing for Harrison Senior Living and Jean Bryan, Executive Director at Harrison House of Chester County, a Harrison Senior Living community, are two of only 51 women chosen nationwide as “Women of Distinction” by trade publication, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & McKnight’s Senior Living.  The program, in its third year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living or skilled nursing professions or who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields. Nesbitt was named an honoree in the Rising Star category for women who are younger than 40 or have fewer than 15 years in the industry. Bryan, who also just celebrated her twenty-fifth anniversary with Harrison Senior Living, was named an honoree in the Veteran VIP category for women having more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Harrison Senior Living’s CEO, Harrison Saunders shared, “I am so proud to be working with such capable and dedicated professionals.  Jean and Kara truly embody the values of Harrison Senior Living and are very deserving of this recognition.”  Harrison Senior Living is a family owned and operated organization that was founded more than 50 years ago.  Having two Women of Distinction on their team demonstrates that Harrison Senior Living remains true to their core value of diversity and empowering the professionals on their team to strive for the highest quality and standards. Nominations were judged by an external panel of industry experts. All winners will be honored at a virtual awards celebration on May 18. An educational forum will follow on May 19. To see the full list of inductees, and for more information about the program and to register for the events, visit

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