Whiting Health Care Center
3000 Hilltop Road
Whiting, NJ 08759

732 849-4400

Our Leadership Team

Jennifer L. Causer
Executive Director

After earning her B. A. degree in Recreation Therapy from Kean University in 1997, Jennifer began her career in New York as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Causer accepted her first professional position working with young children in a residential treatment center focusing on behavioral health. Four years later after moving back to New Jersey, Causer discovered her passion for working with the elderly. Using the therapeutic techniques she was schooled in, Causer began to change the way her nursing home looked at quality of life and recreation. In January of 2014, she joined the Whiting Healthcare team as the assistant administrator and accepted a promotion to Executive Director just a few months later. Jennifer Causer strives to improve all aspects of resident care and employee engagement.

Robert Klimas
Center Nurse Executive

Robert has been with Genesis since 2014.  Robert became Center Nurse Executive in April 2018 after being in multiple nursing positions.  Robert started out as a floor nurse and quickly proved himself as a valuable employee and strong leader.  Robert enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Leigh-anne.  Leigh-anne has supported Robert through all his hard work.  Robert also loves to spend time with his two children Landon, Michaela and his best friend the French Bulldog, Jackson.

Alice Shannon, CSW
Administrator/Social Worker

Alice has been Social Worker for 33 years in various settings with the Geriatric and psychiatric population. Alice joined the Genesis team as the administrator and social worker on March 1, 2017 and is happy to be part of a cohesive team.  Her favorite setting is Medical Adult Day Care and has worked in Adult Day Care since 1998 in both Monmouth County & Ocean County.  Alice believes in Medical Adult Day Care and holistic approach meeting people’s needs through medically, emotionally and spiritually through Medical Adult Day Care team. Our goal is to Create continue moments of Joy at our center. Most people want to stay in their homes as long as possible and Medical Adult Day Care & other community services allow them to do this.

Melissa Brunner
Admissions Director

Melissa has been with Genesis HealthCare since November, 2016.  She has worked in healthcare since 2000.  Melissa has built strong relationships throughout her 17 years of healthcare experience and focuses on making sure all of her residents are treated like family.  Melissa is a wife and a mother to 7 children.  She spends all of her free time with her husband, children and family.  They enjoy going to the beach and spending time outdoors.