Phillipsburg Center
843 Wilbur Avenue
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

908 454-2627

Our Leadership Team

Wanda Mercado
Center Executive Director

Wanda Mercado has been a licensed nurse since 1999.  She began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the age of 19 and continued to study to obtain her Registered Nursing degree. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 from Felician University with her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Wanda has always enjoyed working in Long Term Care and eventually became Director of Nursing thus leading her team to several deficiency free surveys. She became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2013. Wanda strongly believes our elderly should be respected and treated the way we would want to be treated.

Eric Miller
Director of Nursing

Eric began his career with Genesis HealthCare in 1996 as a certified nursing assistant at Brakeley Park Center and was the first speaker and graduate of the Geriatric Nursing Assistant Program. In 1999, Eric became an LPN and took an opportunity to be an MDS Coordinator and Ventilator Unit Manager. He returned to Genesis HealthCare in 2002 at Lopatcong Center and continued his education. In 2009 Eric graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College and proceeded to become the center’s NPE then ADON. In 2013, Eric took on his current role as Director of Nursing at the Phillipsburg Center

Jessica Ringo
Director of Admissions and Marketing

Jessica earned her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2009 and has been with Genesis HealthCare since 2016. Prior to joining the team, Jessica worked for an independent health and wellness lifestyle publisher and a health benefits broker. Her passion for healthy living brought her to Genesis HealthCare where she prioritizes families and their loved ones by providing education and support. With an emphasis on customer service, Jessica aims to maintain a positive outlook for all patients and their families as they take another step forward for their well-being.

Ronél Ströh Rechen
Rehabilitation Program Director

Ronél has worked for Genesis Rehab Services since 2000 as Director of Rehab and also as an Occupational Therapist. She obtained her Occupational Therapy degree in 1993 in South Africa, where she worked as a therapist prior to coming to the United States. Ronél has had experience in a variety of areas including acute care hospitals, school settings, home health and early intervention. The majority of her experience over the past 15 years has been in Sub-Acute Rehab and Long Term Care where she has the daily pleasure and privilege of providing skilled Occupational Therapy to patients. One of the most rewarding aspects of the job is sharing life stories and humor to our residents to assist them in reaching and maintaining their highest level of independence and quality of life.