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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 […]
Jill Kreider, President - 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, then Vice President of Operations and now serves as the President of Azura Living. Prior to Azura, Jill worked for several years as an Accountant within the ski industry. She received […]
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 […]
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. For more than a decade, 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 […]
Susan Schuett, Regional Director of Clinical Services - 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. She now serves as the Regional Director of Clinical Services. Susan Schuett has vast experience in many different fields.  She first started as a CNA in a […]
Heidi Sparks, Director of Accounting - 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 […]
Sarah Searles, Regional Director of Operations - Sarah Searles is the Regional Director of Operations for our Azura Living family helping to oversee the care in all of our communities. Sarah graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s degree in health care administration and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She discovered her love of caring for seniors 25 years ago […]
Amanda Montello, Regional Director of Operations - Amanda Montello is the Regional Director of Relations of Azura Memory Care. 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 Instructor for […]
Justine Barton, Director of Mosaic Training and Engagement - Justine Barton is our Director of Mosaic Training and Engagement. Prior to that, she was our Executive Director at Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living 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 […]

Azura Memory Care of Beloit

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Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living of Brookfield

Maritza Kocinski, Regional Nurse - Maritza serves as our regional nurse for our Brookfield homes and is very excited to be a part of the Azura family!   Maritza holds an Associates in Nursing from Madison area technical college. Prior to Azura Maritza worked as a nurse on the Rehab floor to provide high quality care to her patients. She is […]
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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Azura Memory Care of Clinton

Karol Algarate-Rodriguez, Executive Director - Karol Algarate-Rodriguez joins our Azura family as the Executive Director in Clinton. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work with your loved one!

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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 […]
Amelia Olson, Regional Nurse - Amelia Olson serves as our Regional Nurse in Eau Claire and is very excited to be a part of the Azura team!!

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Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Fox Point

Emily Lancaster, Executive Director - Emily Lancaster joins our Azura family as the Executive Director of Fox Point. Emily graduated from Caroll University in Psychology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. Soon after graduating, she took a support job with a senior living community. It did not take long for her to realize that senior living was her passion, and […]
Patrick Johnson, Director of Community Relations - Patrick is our Director of Community Relations for our Fox point and Southern Region homes. Pat has worked in hospice for 7 years. He started his career as a firefighter and moved to work at as a EMT at an ambulance company in Milwaukee. He is married and has two daughters and lives in Pewaukee. […]

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Azura Memory Care of Kenosha

Jami Detjens, Executive Director - Jami Detjens is the Executive Director in Kenosha and is very excited for the opportunity to work with your loved one! “I have a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Concordia University of Nebraska. I have worked with adults for twenty plus years. I started my career with developmentally disabled adults, spent many years working […]
Marilyn Rollberg, Registered Nurse - Marilyn Rollberg serves as our Nurse in Kenosha and is very excited to be a part of the Azura family!  Marilyn has over 30 years of nursing experience, and received her Master’s in Nursing Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing.  In her free time, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, and taking day trips with her husband […]

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Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc

Justine Chiquito, Executive Director - Justine Chiquito is the Executive Director at our Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc and Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh homes, 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 […]

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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

Kellyn Scarberry, Registered Nurse - Kellyn Scarberry is the Registered Nurse for the Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc. She has been a registered nurse for 10 years and has experience in long-term care, triage nursing, internal medicine, and case management. Prior to becoming a nurse, Kellyn worked in an assisted living environment and had her CNA certification.   “I am beyond […]

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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 Manitowoc and Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh homes, 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 […]
Shawn Hurt, Registered Nurse - Shawn Hurt is the registered nurse at our Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh and our Azura Memory Care of Wausau home. Shawn received her nursing degree in 2016 and served as an acute care and intensive care unit nurse, and since that time has been a wellness director. Shawn was also a sergeant in the […]

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Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan

Anne Barts, Executive Director - Anne Barts is the Executive Director for our Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan community.  She has 6 years of experience of being a Director of an  Assisted Living and truly has a love and passion for the elderly and assuring exceptional care. Anne has achieved her associate’s degree in Marketing from MATC and is currently […]
Tracy Jones, Registered Nurse - Tracy Jones is the Registered Nurse for our Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan community and our Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc home.  Tracy started in the health care field in 1996 as an EMT, CNA, LPN and then received her BSN in nursing.    Her primary experience has been in geriatrics, but she has also […]

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Azura Memory Care of Stoughton

Tracy Stanelle, Senior Executive Director - Tracy Stanelle 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 […]

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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. 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 to serve as Executive Director. Her […]

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Azura Memory Care of Wausau

Sheridan Peterson, Executive Director - Sheridan Peterson is the Executive Director of our Azura Memory Care of Wausau home.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude at Arizona State University with a teaching degree and shortly after received his Master’s Degree in Science Education while he was teaching in Texas.  After several years of teaching he gave into his brothers’ persuasive coaxing […]
Shawn Hurt, Registered Nurse - Shawn Hurt is the registered nurse at our Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh and our Azura Memory Care of Wausau home. Shawn received her nursing degree in 2016 and served as an acute care and intensive care unit nurse, and since that time has been a wellness director. Shawn was also a sergeant in the […]

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Azura Living Support Team

Nikki Raasch, Human Resources Recruiter - Nikki is the Human Resources Recruiter for Azura! She started working in healthcare 15 years ago as a dietary aid, and from there, her love of taking care of residents only grew! She went on to complete her CNA training at Quality Health Care Options. Nikki started working at Azura as the House Manager in […]
Patricia Maloney, Culinary Advisor - Patricia serves as our Regional Culinary Specialist and is very excited to be a part of the Azura family!!
Kristin Yang, Human Resources Recruiter - Kristin Yang serves as Azura’s Human Resources Recruiter, and is very excited to be a part of the Azura family! 
Max McClellan, Development Analyst - Max serves as our Development Analyst for Azura. He is a recent graduate of Miami University in Ohio, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Administration. In his free time, Max also enjoying snowboarding and attending concerts! As the development analyst, Max looks through different Wisconsin markets to find new project opportunities for Azura. […]
Peyton Litterick, Marketing Coordinator - Peyton Litterick is Azura’s Marketing Coordinator and a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Her expertise is in social media and she has used this to benefit the efforts of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. She also has history of working in […]
Sienna Valley, Move-in Coordinator - Sienna Valley is the Move-in Coordinator for Azura  and came to this field after a memory care internship where she fell in love! She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is currently working on her Master’s of Social Work degree from Aurora University. She is looking forward to […]
Rym Soltani, Human Resources Generalist - Rym has been a part of the Human Resources Team at Azura since August 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colby-Sawyer College and master’s degree from Northeastern University. “I discovered my passion for helping others during my time at a Children’s Hospital,” explained Rym.  “I was very excited to further pursue […]
Landon Boettcher, Senior Human Resource Generalist, SPHR - Landon Boettcher joined Azura Living HR department in 2016.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.  Since his start with Azura, he has obtained both his Professional in Human Resources and Senior Professional in Human Resources Certificates. “Growing with Azura has been a wonderful experience,” explained Landon.  […]
Lynda Novitzke, Family Services Advocate - Prior to coming to Azura, Lynda Novitzke owned and operated a state-licensed Adult Family Homes for 15 years.  She served as an Executive Director of our Wausau home for a number of years and now works to welcome new families and residents to Azura across the State. “Working at Azura allows me to see the […]
Laura Volz, Family Services Advocate - 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 […]

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