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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 […]
Kim Lane, Vice President of Operations - Kim Lane joined the Azura Memory Care team in 2018 as the Regional Director of Operations and Quality Assurance and now serves as the Vice President of Operations. 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. […]
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 […]
Paula Gibson, Regional Director of Communications and Engagement - Paula Gibson is the Regional Director of Communications and Engagement for Azura Living, which provides a safe, loving and secure home for seniors and those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in numerous locations throughout Wisconsin.  She has been a part of the Azura family fore more than a decade. Paula is a Certified Dementia […]
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 live […]
Sarah Searles, Director of Operations - Sarah Searles is the 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 when […]
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 […]

Azura Memory Care of Beloit

Rachell Atchinson-Bennett, Executive Director - Rachele Atchinson-Bennett is the Executive Director for our Azura Memory Care of Beloit and Azura Memory Care of Clinton communities.  She has been in the healthcare field since 1992, where she started her career in the mental health field working with adolescents and then transitioned into adult mental health. A graduate of the University of […]
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 and Assisted Living of Brookfield

Brenda Finley, Registered Nurse - Brenda Finley is our Registered Nurse for our Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Fox Point.  She has been Nurse for over a decade and has experience in acute care, home health, hospice and case management. While Brenda was in school for nursing she also worked as Certified Nursing Assistant in an assisted living […]
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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Azura Memory Care of Clinton

Rachell Atchinson-Bennett, Executive Director - Rachele Atchinson-Bennett is the Executive Director for our Azura Memory Care of Beloit and Azura Memory Care of Clinton communities.  She has been in the healthcare field since 1992, where she started her career in the mental health field working with adolescents and then transitioned into adult mental health. A graduate of the University of […]
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 Assisted Living and Memory Care of Fox Point

Hope Fox, Registered Nurse - Hope Fox has over 25 years of nursing experience, including direct patient care and multi-site healthcare operations.  She graduated with her Nursing degree from Towson University and went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree from Vanderbilt University.  Hope has additionally obtain an Executive Master of Business Degree from […]
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, […]

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Azura Memory Care of Kenosha

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Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc

Anne Barts, Executive Director - Anne Barts is the Executive Director for Azura’s Sheboygan and Manitowoc homes.  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 completing her […]

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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 Scarberrry, 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 […]
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 […]

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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

Anne Barts, Executive Director - Anne Barts is the Executive Director for Azura’s Sheboygan and Manitowoc homes.  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 completing her […]

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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

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 […]

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Azura Living Support Team

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 is currently pursuing a 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 […]
Allison McDermott, Human Resources Recruiter - Allison or “Ally” joined the Azura Team as a Human Resources Recruiter and has loved it ever since. A recent graduate of the University of Iowa, Ally holds a bachelor’s degree in Enterprise Leadership and a minor in Human Resources. She has a passion for helping people and working in the Human Resources field, mainly […]
Lucas Kohne, Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist - Lucas joined the Azura team in January of 2018 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. “Azura was a perfect fit for me,” said Lucas.  “Not only am I able to gain the knowledge and experience in the Accounting Field, but I work for a company that […]
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 Service Coordinator - 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 […]
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 […]

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