Our Team

Kelly Zerrlaut, PhD, MPA

Dr. Kelly Zerrlaut is co-owner and Director of Serenity Care, Inc., running the day to day operations of both the facility and corporation. She is a licensed Personal Care Home Administrator with a BA in Psychology, MA in Public Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice, and a PhD in Management and Leadership, researching perspectives on ethics in leadership. She has over 20 years of experience in the social services and nonprofit board management, is a member of the National Association of Female Executives, the Institute for Global Ethics, the Association for Personal Care Home Administrators (APCA), the National Federation for Independent Business, American Medical Directors Association and Partners in Personal Care (PIP). She is also a certified Medication Administration trainer and teaches staff at other personal care, assisted living, and nursing homes how to properly administer medications to their residents.

 
Brett Ebbitt

Brett Ebbitt, co-owner, is an 18 year veteran police officer with 10 years as a Sergeant, who has been awarded multiple commendations for investigative and life saving work. He also has 12 years of general management experience and was a military police officer for 8 years. His experience in the military has solidified his lifelong commitment to helping other Veterans in the community and at Serenity Pines. He holds an Associate degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Ebbitt is responsible for general oversight of the property and the day to day operations of the corporation while continuing his work as a full-time Sergeant.

 

Our Staff


Serenity Care, Inc. takes great pride in selecting highly skilled and truly caring staff to serve our residents. Every staff member is certified in First Aid and CPR, is a certified Food Safety Manager by the Allegheny County Health Department (NFS), is certified in Diabetes care and insulin treatments, and has extensive training and experience working with MH/MR and the elderly. Staff is throroughly trained in how to monitor and prevent behavioral, medical, health, and safety issues. Several of our staff members are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) or Medical Assistants (MAs). Staff is required to have a minimum of 12 hours of training per year under state law, but we ensure staff receives at least 24 hours of annual training in a variety of topics, and 40 hours in their first year. At Serenity Pines, our residents come first because our staff makes sure of it!