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, 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. […]
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 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 […]
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. For over 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My father has been here only a little over 2 months. The positive change in him has been DRAMATIC! I would HIGHLY recommend Azura........ I would give it 10 stars if they allowed it! This is the premier facility for any family member with cognitive issues! They do treat residents like family, believe it!
Review posted by Stephen Diedrich
The staff at Oak Creek are all fabulous! It takes special people to care for our loved ones. If has been a trying year for all and the staff at oak creek get a shout out for their kindness and compassion they give to my mom and the others. They have all gone above and beyond to make things seem as normal as possible for my mom! All of the staff have been so helpful and kind! They are all fabulous!!
Review posted by Mary Kubacki
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse
Review posted by Gail Sommers & Deborah Guse
Just moved my sister-in-law to Azura Stoughton on February 12th. I feel like I’ve found a little piece of dementia heaven. The staff has gone way beyond my expectations to meet her needs and take time to know her. Anyone who has dementia deserves the TLC they receive at Azura. I’m so impressed.
Review posted by Gail Aaroen
Thank you to the Azura Memory Care team, Sheboygan location for the amazing, loving care they provided my dad. They truly loved and cared for my dad as if he was their own. It is such a warm, loving, family environment I only wish we would have moved my dad there years earlier!
Review posted by Patti Bunch
Review posted by Ron Paxson
I have enjoyed working with patients at Azura Care as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The staff has been very helpful in sharing important information about the patients to make their therapy sessions as productive as possible. They are open to learning techniques to help keep patients safe and improve their ability to perform daily tasks with less assistance. Their interactions with patients show caring and compassion with a focus on the needs of each individual to enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Review posted by Barb Eisenberg
The journey of caregiving for my Aunt started over 4 years ago. It has been a very long difficult journey. It is hard to watch and frustrating to watch a loved one decline, as well as for them to live the decline. My Aunt found her final peace at Azura Memory Care in Sheboygan. It was not only her peace but mine as well. I no longer had to worry about her care as I could see that she was loved by her Azura family. She passed away on June 21 and they knew how important that it was for me to be there, but I also found peace that if I was not there, she was with family that loved her. No words can express the appreciation for the care, compassion and love that they have for all their residents. God has opened many doors through my journey and the doors at Azura were truly a gift from God. This family made a difference in a long journey. I will always have them in my thoughts and prayers. They are where and doing what they are meant to do!