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

Nicole Diomedo
Director of Marketing and Admissions

Nicole has worked for Genesis HealthCare for two years as the Director of Marketing and Admissions for the Phillipsburg area. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has fifteen years of experience in the healthcare field. She has worked in a variety of settings including assisted livings, mental health facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Nicole has a passion for helping others and offers guidance, education and support to patients and families. Nicole strives to develop and maintain positive community relations and works to promote Genesis and the excellent care and customer service the facilities provide.

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.