For nearly 40 years The Meadows has been a premier provider of care and housing services for the Dallas community and surrounding areas. Founded by Ecumenical Enterprises, Inc. (EEI), a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to assisting local communities with housing, our goal is to demonstrate dignity and respect to all in a charitable way through our top-rated services in Skilled Nursing Care, Personal Care, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation.

Our Mission

To sustain and improve the quality of life of the older adults and those with physical disabilities who live in our diverse communities regardless of faith, background, and income levels by providing moderate to low-income housing and nursing services.

Our Philosophy

Focus on our residents first by providing excellent nursing care at our skilled nursing home, exceptional personal care, and to assist our communities with income-based housing.

The History of EEI and The Meadows

EEI is a non-profit, faith-based organization that had its humble beginnings in the 1960’s when a group of concerned religious & lay leaders, led by the late Reverend Dr. Jule Ayers & the late Monsignor Donald McAndrews, began discussing ways to assist the community with moderate to low-income housing in the greater Wyoming Valley area.


In about a year, and after urging varied church organizations to get involved, this group nurtured sponsorships of four diverse but socially committed religious bodies to form Ecumenical Enterprises, Inc., a name created by one of the original incorporators, Frank N. Henry. These four sponsors, namely, the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, the Jewish Federation of Greater Wilkes-Barre, & the Metropolitan Lutheran Council of Wyoming Valley, appointed five representatives each to the Board of Directors.


As EEI moved further into the 1980’s, it recognized that there was a need to provide for those individuals who could not longer live independently or required specialized care. The new role seemed to be a logical extension of the one EEI had been fulfilling for so many years. In August 1983, EEI opened their 130 skilled nursing facility which has become the flagship of the EEI organization.


Since that inception, EEI has grown to include a total of 7 housing complexes throughout the greater Wyoming Valley area, a 130-bed skilled nursing facility & 66-bed personal care continuing care retirement community & foundation.

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Our Board of Directors

The Meadows, and EEI, are lead by a socially committed group of individuals from throughout our community.

David P. Rudis


Kurt Fetterman

Vice President

Lisa Zamber


Linda Kanarr

Chief Executive Officer/

Lynne Brensha

Donald Brobst, Esq.

David Brown

Joseph P. Doyle

Alisha Hoffman-Mirilovich

Taly Kornfeld

Jane Messinger

Carol A. Nicholas

David M. Payne, Jr.

Allen L. Sands

David Schwager, Esq.

James Solano

Rev. Dr. Robert M. Zanicky


We are honored to be counted among the best businesses in the area.