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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!

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 […]
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 […]
Terrah DeMagistris, Vice President of Human Resources - Terrah DeMagistris is the Vice President of Human Resources for Azura Living and graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor’s degree in business management.  Terrah has worked in Human Resources for more than decade. However, it was during her a stint in high school as a dietary aid for an assisted living home […]
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, Vice President of Operations and now serves as President of Azura Living. Prior to Azura, Jill worked for several years as an Accountant within the ski industry. She received an M.B.A. […]
Matthew Lyons, Vice President of Development - Matthew Lyons joined Azura Living in 2014 as the Vice President of Development for Azura Memory Care’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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 healthcare industry. In addition, she served on a Board of Directors and Development committee […]
Justine Barton, Executive Director - Justine Barton joined 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 […]

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Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living 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 […]
Valerie Ward, Director of Community Relations - Valerie obtained her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Johnson and Wales University. She has enjoyed a 20+ year career in Sales Support, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations for a variety of private sector and non-profit organizations. Valerie is an accomplished, creative, driven, and hands-on leader who enjoys developing new and innovative strategies while working closely […]
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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Lynda Novitzke, Family Services 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 […]
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.  […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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