Access Senior Consulting
Carrie has been in the Social Services industry for 25+ years. While she started her career working with children, she found her passion in working with the aging. Her experience ranges from working in a group home with individuals who have mental illness to public speaking on a range of topics. Carrie has experience working with law enforcement, judicial systems, public hospitals, as well as nursing homes and assisted living buildings. She owns her own company that services mostly the assisted lining population, helping them have a positive transition from home to a more secured setting.
Board Vice President
Executive Director, Brentwood at Niles Assisted Living
Jennifer has been working to serve those in need for the past 25 years. Starting her career serving children with developmental disabilities and moving into the senior health care industry. By working in skilled nursing homes, home health care and assisted living, she has developed a network of industry leaders that help serve the aging in our community. She came to Brentwood at Niles in 2015 as the Sales and Marketing Director and was promoted to the Administrator in 2017. Her passion for caring has created an amazing culture at Brentwood that has spilled over to the families, staff and residents of her community. She is very active in the community, not only with MISA but also as a co-chair for the Elder Care Alliance.
Senior 1 Care
Jeff began care-giving at the age of 16 and worked in group homes with high-needs populations, including adults who were developmentally disabled or with brain injuries. Jeff graduated from Calvin College with a degree in social work and psychology, and worked as a social worker in long-term care and rehabilitation settings for over 17 years. He currently works as part of Senior1Care team as care coordinator.
Community Relations Director, Brentwood at Niles
Shawn has been working in the medical field for 23 years in a variety of roles. She started her healthcare career as a CNA in a nursing home, which started her love for working with the elderly and debilitated/disabled population. She continued working and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Spring Arbor University. Throughout the years, she gained a lot of knowledge in those various roles. Shawn found her love in 2010 when she started her work in hospice. She feels very strongly that everyone deserves hospice at the end of their life. Her compassion for others shines through as she works with the people she serves.
Administrator, West Woods of Niles
Megan Noll has been the Administrator at West Woods of Niles since October of 2015. She has been in the health care setting for 10 years, starting her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant while obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Valley State University. after graduating from college, she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administration and has been working in the Long Term Care setting ever since. She loves working with those that need services. She likes knowing the community has a Skilled Nursing Center to go to where they or their loved ones will have the best care possible.
Trust Officer, First State Bank
Shannon is an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer for First State Bank where she also holds her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. Having been in the financial industry for 20 years, Shannon’s passion has always been about helping others. Her position with First State Bank allows her to help individuals and families preserve and grow their assets as well as navigating through sometimes difficult decisions and processes while serving as Trustee. She is very active in the community, having served as past President of Elkhart Noon Exchange Club, current Board Vice-Chair for United Way of Elkhart County and current Board member for MISA.
Vice President, Great Lakes Financial Planning
Executive Director, Brentwood at Elkhart
Stephanie has been in the Medical Field for over 15 years, serving in Risk Management, Medical Billing, Social Work/Care Management and Admissions/Marketing positions. Through these roles she has gained much knowledge on the various aspects regarding aging successfully. She is very passionate about supporting individuals and families with transitioning through the different stages of life. Her career goals include obtaining as much knowledge as possible to share with the community so that they may live a life with dignity, independence and wellness. Stephanie enjoys sitting with seniors and their families to hear all their amazing life stories. Her greatest strength and greatest weakness is her Big Heart!
Professional Relations Liaison, Diversity Officer, Center for Hospice Services
My position as the Professional Relations Liaison started in 2018. My previous role as Marketing Assistant provided experience in community events, publications, community education and working with veteran patients for the last seven years. In my current role I maintain these responsibilities in addition to being the Diversity Officer, providing D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) education to the staff. Since joining the team at Center for Hospice Care over 11 years ago I have worked hands on from taking referrals, being part of the volunteer department, creating patient stories and planning education events for the community. I am a current board member of the Michiana Institute for Successful Aging, and Diversity Advisory Council with NHPCO.
Account Manager, Caregiver Homes from Seniorlink
Jessica Bamber is an Account Manager for Caregiver Homes from Seniorlink. She has 15 years of long-term and post-acute care experience and her passion for client-centered care drives her every day to help families care for their loves at home. She received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, South Bend in public speaking and a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College, Mishawaka in organizational management. In her spare time, Jessica is a certified yoga teacher, enjoys card making and spending time with her husband and dogs.FOLLOW US!