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Team Members

One of our five Core Values at Azura Memory Care is that, “We hire and RETAIN the finest people.”

This isn’t some slogan that we follow, but a true belief that when you have the best people in the right positions and you use their talent and passion effectively, you will provide exceptional care!

We would like to introduce you to the amazing Team that brings the heart of Azura’s transformation of memory care to life!

Josh McClellan, Owner and CEO - Josh McClellan spent ten years as founder and President of McClellan Health Systems Inc. (MHS). Through strategic acquisitions and development, MHS grew from a single, skilled nursing facility to a leading regional healthcare provider with six full-service retirement communities, caring for over 650 residents. The company philosophy was simple: create a supportive family environment where […]
Paula Gibson, Regional Director of Communications and Engagement - Paula Gibson is the Regional Director of Sales and Communication for Azura Memory Care, which provides a safe, loving and secure home for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in numerous locations throughout Wisconsin.   Paula is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Virtual Dementia Tour Trainer, Certified Cognitive Stimulation Provider, Certified Challenging Behaviors Trainer, CBRF […]
Jill Kreider, Vice President of Operations - Jill Kreider has been with Azura Living since the spring of 2010 when she joined the Team as an Accountant. She was then promoted to Corporate Controller and now currently serves as the Vice President of Operations, supporting the financial and operational Team that serves all of Azura Memory Care. Prior to Azura, Jill worked for several years as […]
Kim Lane, Regional Director of Operations and Quality Assurance - Kim Lane joined the Azura Memory Care team in 2018 as the Regional Director of Operations and Quality Assurance. She is a leader and a team player who believes all roles in the company are of high value in order to provide dignified lives for seniors. She was born and raised in Wisconsin, moved to […]
Kristy Baum, Regional Director of Clinical Services and Compliance - Kristy joins our Azura family with over 25 years of experience working in various healthcare settings; including long term care, behavioral health, ambulatory care, and critical care. Kristy began her nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and most recently obtained her master’s degree in Leadership and Management at UW-Green Bay. Prior to being a […]
Terrah DeMagistris, Vice President of Human Resources - Terrah DeMagistris is the Vice President of Human Relations and graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor’s degree in business management. Terrah has worked in Human Resources for a decade. However, it was during her a stint in high school as a dietary aid for an assisted living home that she realized her passion […]
Heidi Sparks, Support Center Accountant - Heidi Sparks has over 17 years of accounting experience and a great passion for the medical field.  She has a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in business. Heidi wanted to join Azura because it gives her the best of both worlds, with her love of numbers and her passion for individuals who live […]
Matthew Lyons, Vice President of Development - Matthew Lyons joined Azura Living in 2014 as the Vice President of Development for Azura Living’s new building construction projects. Over the past 13 years, Matthew has been active in debt, equity, structured finance, investment and development of commercial real estate assets. He brings this experience to Azura Living to facilitate growth through the development of […]
Laura Volz, Regional Relations Director - Laura Volz joined Azura Memory Care with a broad range of industry knowledge. She has an extensive background in marketing; working with assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and other healthcare providers. In addition, she served on a Board of Directors, Foundation Board and marketing committee for a skilled nursing facility. Laura’s devotion to […]
Tammy Pence, Family Services Coordinator - Tammy Pence serves as the Family Services Coordinator for Azura. She has over 28 years of experience working with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.  Certified as a MOSAIC Connections Trainer, Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator and Cognitive Stimulation, Tammy is able to speak to many aspects of the disease and takes times to […]

Azura Memory Care of Beloit

Jennifer Weltzin, Executive Director - Jennifer serves as our Executive Director for our Azura Memory Care of Beloit home. Jennifer has worked in long-term care assisted living for 21 years. Jennifer started out as a Resident Assistant, was promoted to a Care Coordinator and then later served as an Administrator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her […]
Christine Murphy, Regional Nurse - Christine is our Regional Nurse at our Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc home and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Anthony’s College of Nursing in Rockford. She has been a nurse for 12+ years, with experience in NICU, Cardiovascular and long term care of the developmentally/intellectually disabled. Christine Murphy was born and raised […]

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Azura Memory Care of Clinton

Valerie Peralta, Executive Director - Valerie Peralta serves as the Executive Director for Azura Memory Care of Monroe and Azura Memory Care of Clinton. Valerie has been a part of the Azura family for several years, starting as Team Lead for our Azura of Clinton home. Seeing the great impact she had on our residents and team, Valerie was selected […]
Christine Murphy, Regional Nurse - Christine is our Regional Nurse at our Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc home and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Anthony’s College of Nursing in Rockford. She has been a nurse for 12+ years, with experience in NICU, Cardiovascular and long term care of the developmentally/intellectually disabled. Christine Murphy was born and raised […]

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Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire

Nicole Weber, Executive Director - Nicole is the Executive Director for our Azura of Eau Claire homes. Nicole has over 20 years of experience in long-term care and has spent the last 8 years as an Assisted Living Director.  She has a combination of knowledge, skills and heart to lead our Eau Claire Team! In her free time Nicole loves […]
Bunny Curry, Regional Nurse - Bunny Curry has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then as a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Registered Nurse with a position in Neuro-Peds-Trauma and NIC unit for many years. Bunny first became associated with Azura when she had a family member living at Azura Memory Care.  Shortly thereafter, Bunny became a permanent member of the Azura […]
Christina Baker, Regional Nurse - Azura welcomes Christina Baker as our part-time Nurse for our homes in Eau Claire. Christina graduated in 2018 from CVTC with her associates degree in Nursing. Christina started her career as a Med Tech in an assisted living community and fell in love with the field and the memory care population. She has been working […]

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Azura Memory Care of Fox Point

Shannon Gaines, Regional Nurse - Shannon Gaines is the Regional Nurse at Azura Memory Care of Fox Point with over twenty years in nursing experience.  Shannon has held positions from CNA to Director of Nursing and has certifications in wound care and rehabilitation. Previously Shannon worked as the Nurse in our Kenosha community and we are excited to have her […]
Judi Blanding, Executive Director - Judi joined Azura in 2020 as the Executive Director for Azura Memory Care of Fox Point community. With over a decade of senior living experience, she has brought her spirit and passion to the Azura of Fox Point team. Judi has successfully helped open several other new senior communities, has managed teams of over 100, […]
Sherrie Szombathelyi, Director of Community Relations - Sherrie is our Director of Community Relations  for our Azura Memory Care of Fox Point community with over 20 years in career experience in the senior living industry. She has worked in nearly every position in the industry;  working as a caregiver, Activity Director, Community Director and Executive Director in memory care.  She shifted her […]

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Azura Memory Care of Kenosha

Adela Berberovic, Executive Director - Adela is the Executive Director for our Azura Memory Care of Kenosha homes. Adela has been in the healthcare industry for over 15 years; starting as a Certified Nursing Assistant and working her way up the ranks to hold many different leadership positions. Recently, Adela obtained her Doctorate Degree in Healthcare Administration.  Adela is excited […]
Mike Hintz, Regional Nurse - Mike obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from National Louis University. He has had 25 years of RN experience, including 5 years in assisted living and long-term care. Mike has a collie named Kayla, listens to rock (he plays bass) and enjoys working with motors. He is fascinated with architecture, which includes anything from Frank Lloyd Wright. […]

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Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc

Jami Nowak, Executive Director - Jami Nowak has been a part of the Azura family of care for 2 years having worked previously in long-term care for 18 years. Jami started working in long-term care as a caregiver and has a true passion for helping people. Jami completed her associates and bachelors degree studies in Administration of Justice.  “I chose […]
Charmaine Frisch, Regional Nurse - Charmaine joins our family of care as the Regional Nurse for our Azura of Manitowoc home. Charmaine started her Nursing career as a Nursing Assistant in a skilled nursing facility and later went on to obtain her certification. She then went on to get her Nursing degree in 1993. Since then, she has continued to […]

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Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek

Elda Tujani, Senior Executive Director - Prior to joining Azura Memory Care, Elda worked as a CBRF Administrator for many years. Her love for the elderly and, more specifically, those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias began at a young age when she took a job as a CNA in a memory care facility. With nearly two decades of experience in memory […]
Linda Tveita, Regional Nurse - Linda graduated from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1986 in Community Health Education where she became passionate about teaching health and wellness for all ages.  Her internship included teaching chair exercises at an elderly complex and it was then that she knew this was the age group she loved to work and engage in the […]

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Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc

Amanda Montello, Senior Executive Director - Amanda Montello is the Senior Executive Director our Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc home.  Amanda is a graduate of the Wisconsin Assisted Living Administration course and is a hands-on manager who truly believes in leading her team by setting the best example. Amanda is also a certified dementia specialist as well as a certified Assisted Living […]
Susan Schuett, Regional Nurse - Susan joined the Azura Memory Care team in November 2016 as the Regional Nurse for Oconomowoc and has been an invaluable member of the leadership and clinical team.  Susan Schuett has vast experience in many different fields.  She first started as a CNA in a nursing home where she worked for 14 years, followed by […]

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Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh

Justine Chiquito, Executive Director - Justine Chiquito is the Executive Director at our Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh home, who started her career as a CNA.  She continued study in the Associates of Nursing Degree and graduated from the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association’s Administrator course. Justine has previous experience as an Administrator and will bring a wealth of knowledge and […]

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Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan

Jami Nowak, Executive Director - Jami Nowak has been a part of the Azura family of care for 2 years having worked previously in long-term care for 18 years. Jami started working in long-term care as a caregiver and has a true passion for helping people. Jami completed her associates and bachelors degree studies in Administration of Justice.  “I chose […]

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Azura Memory Care of Stoughton

Tracy Stanelle, Senior Executive Director - Tracy McWilliam has worked at Azura Memory Care for over 15 years and serves as the Senior Executive Director of our Stoughton home. She utilizes her skills to oversee the care of our family and lends her expertise to our Director, Team, residents and families of our other homes as well. “I feel that what […]
Aimee Zingg, Regional Nurse - Aimee grew up in Middleton, WI and moved to Colorado in 2003, where she attended Denver School of Nursing.  For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be a nurse.  Aimee’s first job out of nursing school was actually working for Azura of Lakewood, in Lakewood Colorado. Today, Aimee serves as our […]

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Azura Memory Care of Monroe

Valerie Peralta, Executive Director - Valerie Peralta serves as the Executive Director for Azura Memory Care of Monroe and Azura Memory Care of Clinton. Valerie has been a part of the Azura family for several years, starting as Team Lead for our Azura of Clinton home. Seeing the great impact she had on our residents and team, Valerie was selected […]
Christine Murphy, Regional Nurse - Christine is our Regional Nurse at our Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc home and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Anthony’s College of Nursing in Rockford. She has been a nurse for 12+ years, with experience in NICU, Cardiovascular and long term care of the developmentally/intellectually disabled. Christine Murphy was born and raised […]

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Azura Memory Care of Wausau

Lynda Novitzke, Senior Executive Director - Lynda Novitzke has owned and operated state-licensed Adult Family Homes for the last 15 years.  These homes specialized in helping those with traumatic brain injuries, mental illness and developmental disabilities.  In her role as Senior Executive Director for our Wausau home, Lynda works with the Team to ensure that the residents are cared for with […]
Carrie Becker, Regional Nurse - Carrie has been a Registered Nurse since 2008.  She has past experience in Acute Care on a Cardiac Unit, Long-Term Care as a floor nurse, reimbursement coordinator, and part of the management team, and Assisted Living Communities (Both AL and MC) as Wellness Director and Regional RN. Carrie was born and raised in Central WI.  […]

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Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living of Brookfield

Justine Barton, Executive Director - Justine Barton joins our Azura family as the Executive Director for Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living of Brookfield. Justine has been in the industry for 10 years; starting as a certified nursing assistant and then working as an activity director, program coordinator, and then Memory Care Director. In her previous roles, Justine has helped […]
Amy Kesler, Director of Community Relations - Amy joins Azura Memory Care as Director of Community Relations for Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living of Brookfield. She has an extensive background with over twenty years of experience in marketing and communications, ten of which have been in the health care industry.  In addition, she served on a Board of Directors and Development […]

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