Our People

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Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connection with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.

We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.


Executive Director:
Julia Monroe, CDAL, PCHA, LPN

Julia has worked in senior living and healthcare for nearly 20 years, first as a state-tested nursing Assistant, then licensed nurse, Certified Director of Assisted Living and Personal Care Home Administrator. She is a native of Champaign County, Ohio, where she met her husband, Keith and lives in Urbana, Ohio with their five daughters (ages 3-19) and two Scottish Terriers.

Caregiving comes naturally for Julia, something she’s always been interested in. “I am struck over and over by how much the folks we care for teach us every day. I’m blessed to know them. And I understand that making the transition from home to a senior living community is challenging. Sometimes the circumstances are heartbreaking with residents losing a spouse and caregiver. But what every resident who lives in our communities will tell you is that their lives are better for having made this choice. The most rewarding part of my job is getting to know and love these people.”

Community Relations Director: Jena Wade

Jena majored in Organizational Communications with a minor in business at Cedarville University. She has had more than 10 years experience in a variety of customer service roles, including time spent working her way through college at a hospital in Springfield, OH. Jena, Ryan and their Frenchie, Winston live in Columbus and just welcomed their daughter, Palmer to the family this spring.

“I love knowing I am working for the good of others, that what I do matters. I can really focus on my residents and what is best for them and their families. You’ll hear this a lot at our community, but each resident feels like a member of my family.”