July 11, 2019

Meet our director of nursing

Debbie St. Peter

A critical member of our team, Debbie St. Peter has been at Oakwood Residence since November of 2011 but involved in geriatric care for over 36 years. A native to northeastern Philadelphia, Debbie began her career as a CNA, then went to nursing school. “I enjoy working with geriatric patients. It’s been very rewarding,” she says. “I’ve done it my whole life.”
Debbie’s philosophy of care is based on the principle of respect, and everyone she interacts with is treated with kindness and dignity. She loves being able to chat daily with Oakwood residents about their careers and lives.

And it’s not just Debbie who loves the Oakwood Residence family. She is a proud mother of four children and eight grandchildren who feel that Oakwood’s residents are like family and visit often. Debbie’s passion for healthcare has influenced her children who have followed in her footsteps, including her son who is an RN and a visiting nurse here at Oakwood.
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys swimming, gardening, and reading, and loves to bond over her shared interests with the residents at Oakwood. Be sure to say hello to Debbie the next time you see her!