Sales & Marketing Director
Brentwood at Niles Assisted Living
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!
Board Vice President
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.
Great Lakes Financial Planning
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.
USMM-Grace Hospice/Visiting Physician Association
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.
Community Relations Director
Timbers of Cass County
Admissions & Marketing
Golden Living Center - Mishawaka
With an extensive background in the senior-focused healthcare industry, Malana has developed a true passion for the area's aging population. Through her endeavors, she has developed a vast network of professional resources and has become very adept at matching an individual's needs with the best resources in the Michiana Area. A quote by Mahatma Gandhi emobodies her life's mission and goals - "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the services of others." Over the years Malana has been very involved in her local community and has volunteered for numerous organizations. She currently services on the Board of Directors of Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana and the Advisory Board for the Michiana Institute for Successful Aging. She also hosts a weekly aging-focused networking group that is open to anyone in the community. The group's mission states: By developing long-term meaningful relationships with quality business professionals, we hope to inform and educate members about service availability, access and needs; discuss industry updates and trends; and explore "co-opetition" opportunities so that members will be able to better meet the needs of the people they serve.
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.
East Coast Territory Development Manager
Beds by George
Mark Salaiz is a territory manager for Beds by George in Elkhart, IN. His position allows him to assist families with special needs children and adults to obtain custom specialty beds. He has a very diverse professional background that includes participation in the military, the scientific community, and most currently in healthcare. Mark is very active in the community and has been honored to be a part of various boards and committees throughout the years. Currently, he is an active board member for the Michiana Institute for Successful Aging and chairs several veteran committees. Mark values the importance of matching resources that are available in the community to the individuals in need.