Heritage Ministries Announces Executive Change

Lisa Haglund has been named as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer.

She stated, “Each employee at Heritage plays an important role every day, but especially as we face the recent events unfolding surrounding COVID-19. I am both honored and blessed to have been chosen to lead our organization as we move forward. We have a strong group of team members who work tirelessly to serve seniors and promote the Heritage mission of Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living, and I commit to supporting and honoring our employees and residents across communities each day.”

Lisa began her career with Northwest Bank, a ten billion dollar corporation, for over twenty years, prior to joining the Heritage organization. Lisa worked her way up the ranks in various roles, allowing her to manage a portfolio of over forty-eight million dollars, while creating a team that influenced revenue and expense and risk management, while streamlining processes and creating cross functional support across the organization. Lisa attended Alfred State College as well as the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking at Penn State. She has also been an active member of her community throughout the years, with involvement ranging from Chautauqua Leadership Network, PTA, St. Susan Center, Family Services, and the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. Lisa resides with her husband, Jason, and their four children, Allison, Brennan, Madelynn and Michael in Bemus Point. They are members of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church.