Southern Ocean Center
1361 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

609 978-0600

Our Leadership Team

John Myers
Center Executive Director

John has been with Genesis HealthCare since 2009. He has worked at centers in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. John is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program. He obtained his Bachelors in Public Health Administration from Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. Since 1998, John has served in many different roles within the skilled care setting before becoming a License Nursing Home Administrator.

Jacquie Thompson, RN, BSN
Center Nurse Executive

Jacquie has been in nursing for 24 years. Previous experience includes working in acute care, hospice and psychiatric settings.

Patty Daum Bennert
Admissions Director

Patty has been an Admissions and Marketing Director in this area since 1988 and with Southern Ocean Center since 2000.

Noelle Bailey, MPT
Director of Rehabilitation

Noelle has been a Physical Therapist since 2002 after graduating from The University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Health Sciences and a Master’s in Physical Therapy.  Past work experience includes the dual role of PT/Clinical Education Coordinator within the acute rehab setting where she organized and supervised the student internship programs from various universities.  She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the APTA.  Noelle’s past experience also includes the leadership role of PT/Director of Rehabilitation within the sub-acute setting.  She joined the Southern Ocean Center family in June 2018.