The Kendal Outreach Team


Ruth Bish, MS, RN

Ruth Bish, MS, RN

Regional Director, Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative

Ruth has extensive nursing experience having been a staff member, RNAC, and assistant director of nursing in long term care. Ruth’s primary areas of expertise are implementation of quality improvement protocols in areas such as depression, pain, incontinence, pressure ulcers, functional improvement, and improvement in quality of life through a systematic paradigm shift process. She can be reached at rbish@kendaloutreach.org or 814.583.7044.

Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS

Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS

Regional Director, Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative

Cathy received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from AT Still University. She has been board certified as a clinical specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy since 1996. Cathy has experience as a staff PT and as a director of rehabilitation in both inpatient and outpatient care including long term care facilities. Her particular expertise is in promoting safe mobility and individualized assessment for older adults. She can be reached at cciolek@kendaloutreach.org or 302.753.9725.

Janet Davis, BA, ACC

Janet Davis, BA, ACC

Regional Director, Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative

Janet has been a Certified Activities Director since 1991, a Certified Activities Consultant since 1997, and has over 30 years of experience in long-term care with particular expertise in dementia care, activity planning, fall management, and safe bed systems. She has been a Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative since its inception in 1996. Janet can be reached at jdavis@kendaloutreach.org or 610.241.4298.

Linda Hnatow, BSN, RN, MS

Linda Hnatow, BSN, RN, MS

Regional Director, Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative

Linda received a BSN through the Advance-to-BSN nursing program at West Chester University. She has worked in long-term care nursing as a staff RN in both rehabilitation and long-term care. Prior to her nursing career, Linda worked in microbiology and molecular biology research in the Animal and Food Science Department at the University of Delaware and at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington. She can be reached at lhnatow@kendaloutreach.org or 610.742.6416.

Karen Russell, RN

Karen Russell, RN

Regional Director, Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative

Karen has over 30 years of professional nursing experience in acute and long-term care settings, practicing as a staff nurse, admissions coordinator and staff development coordinator. She has served as a Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative since July, 1998, and has expertise in physical restraint reduction, fall management, bed and side rail safety, comprehensive assessment processes, and resident-family-staff relationships. Karen can be reached at krussell@kendaloutreach.org or 724.864.3767.