The quality of our care is a product of the quality of our people. We are blessed to have an excellent, highly experienced leadership team.
Kim became the Administrator of the Home in January 2019. Before his retirement, Kim worked closely with former Administrator Tom Hoffman for 18 years in the oversight of the organization. Kim is responsible for the overall operation of the Home, with special emphasis on strategic planning, facility upgrades and modernization of facilities and equipment, new program activity, and positioning the Home to continue to meet the needs of the elderly we serve. Kim is also responsible for all the Accounting functions at the Home. As a not-for-profit organization with a mission of providing loving care in the Spirit of Christ, it is important to run a fiscally sound organization. Following the direction of the Board of Directors, the goal is to have net income from operations so that we are able to use donations for capital projects and renovations.
She has a Bachelor degree in Accounting and began her career as a bank internal auditor, then moved to healthcare, working in the Finance Department at two hospitals before coming to the Home in the Fall of 2000 as the Business Manager.
Ed became the Business Manager in September 2019. He comes to the home with experience working for various for-profit and not-for profit companies, in roles ranging from Sales to Social Work to Division Manager. Ed’s primary duties include maintaining the accounting functions of the Home, serving as the Compliance Officer and HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer, evaluating and managing the organization’s information systems, and various special projects in support of the Administrator.
Director of Nursing
Holly supervises the Nursing, Nursing Administration and Therapy Departments. She directs and assists the nursing staff in coordination and planning of day to day nursing care for our residents, monitors and promotes the quality of care in the facility, ensuring that our residents receive the best care and live in a safe, home-like environment and advocates for Nursing and Therapy staff, promoting a safe, positive and desirable place of employment.
She has an Associates Degree in Nursing and Certified Director of Nursing Services – DNS-CT training. Prior to the Home she worked as an RN at OSF St.Francis on the Neurology Intermediate Care Unit.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Chris Punke’s main responsibility is interviewing, training, evaluating and maintaining Certified Nursing Assistants. The Home has a deep commitment to encouraging, mentoring and supporting staff in their roles. This ensures our residents receive consistent, quality care and that the standards and mission of the organization are upheld.
She has an extensive medical work history, including nursing at OSF Medical Center and Proctor Hospital, and numerous positions within the Home.
Chris is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Illinois Central College, teaching BNATP and Health Occupation courses.
Social Services Director
Kevin has many responsibilities within the home, but his primary role is in the area of admissions, which includes providing tours and answering questions about the home and coordinating the admission process for new residents.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Social Justice and a Masters degree in Counseling, which is put to use as he provides a listening ear to residents and family members.
Prior to coming to the Home, he worked at Salem Children’s Home, Catholic Social Service, and The Baby Fold.
Christina began working as an Activity Aide here at the Home in July of 2013 and become the Assistant Activity Director in January of 2019, before becoming the Activity Director in October 2019. As the Activity Director Christina works to ensure the Home provides activities that enhance the quality of life of our residents with the support of the skilled Activity Team Members in the Activity Department. “God has put me in the unique position of caring for others by sharing love and joy with those around me.”
Christina has her Masters of Science degree in Community Health from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Director of Environmental Services
Andy oversees the general operation of the Maintenance, Housekeeping, and Laundry departments. Most of his time consists of general management of the facilities and grounds. It is crucial that the facility be in good physical condition both cosmetically and mechanically in order for residents and families to experience the best outcomes in long term care residency .
He has been at the Home since Nov. 2000. Prior to that, Andy worked on the farm and for an underground utility construction company installing water main, sewer main, gas, electrical, and communication lines.
Amy manages our dining services department which includes responsibility for ensuring our residents special dietary needs are being met and offering a variety of menu options. She is also responsible for the planning of our special holiday dinners and special events.
Amy is a certified Dietary Manager as well as holding a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology. Amy has nearly 10 years of experience working in Long Term Care with 8 years of that as a Dietary Manager.