Jamie Milaeger

Life@Home Coordinator
jmilaeger@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 4 Years
What you like about your job? Helping people stay where they want to be, and finding resources to make that happen. I like being part of an amazing organization that wants to provide for seniors with the same integrity and work ethic that I have.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Hanging with my family, anything that involves the Badgers or Packers and being outside when I can.

Brenda Hoffman

Lake Terrace Apartments Coordinator
bhoffman@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 42 Years
What you like about your job? The ever changing clientele, and the opportunity to meet their expectations of customer service.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Spending time with my family and friends. My granddaughter and grandson bring me great joy.

Joan Birr

Chief Financial Officer
jbirr@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 33 Years
What you like about your job? My co-workers, the clients we serve, all in a Christ-centered manner. Shorehaven is a wonderful place to serve.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Reading, biking, golfing, spending time with family and friends

Barbara Dehnert

Director of Corporate Dining
bdehnert@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 31 Years
What you like about your job? Making great food that residents love.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Golfing!

Pamela Thomas

Manager of Volunteer Services
pthomas@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 22 Years
What you like about your job? I love working for an organization with a Christian mission and with staff who is committed to providing the best possible care to seniors. I love the staff and residents we serve. I love having a job where I can “make a difference,” and where there are no two days alike.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and helping others. When the weather is nice, I enjoy working in my yard and going for walks.

Nick Slater

Chaplain
nslater@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 5 Years
What you like about your job? I really enjoy connecting with residents and staff through the ups and downs of life, and being able to share in these events.
What you like doing when you’re not working? When not working I enjoy staying active with jogging or cycling, tooling around on the guitar and piano, teaching my girls how to bake cookies, and last but certainly not least eating chocolate.

Sue Pooler

Shorehaven Tower LPN Resident Service Coordinator
spooler@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 12 Years
What you like about your job? Love the residents and their stories of when they were young
What you like doing when you’re not working? Boating on the pontoon, sitting on the deck by our pool, caring for my flower gardens

Ivy Bednar

Shorehaven Tower Administrative Assistant
ibednar@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 10 Years
What you like about your job? I love working with senior citizens, they have so much knowledge to share and I really enjoy helping them. I really enjoy the job I do, every day is different!
What you like doing when you’re not working? I love spending time with my husband, whether it be on vacation or just hanging out at home. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, yoga, riding bicycle, walking my dog, and working in my yard and flower gardens.

Amanda Johnson

Reception Coordinator
ajohnson@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 19 Years
What you like about your job? I love that I'm able to create relationships with not only our residents but with their family members as well. It really feels like we are all part of one big family!
What you like doing when you’re not working? Taking trips to the zoo, boating, shopping, basically anything I can do with my family!

Carolyn Clauter

Director of Human Resources
cclauter@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 20 Years
What you like about your job? I love being a part of a Christ-centered, mission-driven organization where the focus is truly on serving our residents to the highest level possible and we have earned a reputation for the high quality care we provide. I get to work with caring and compassionate staff who constantly show that they truly care about the people we serve.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with family, reading and traveling, and hope to visit Italy and Greece one day.

Sarah Williams-Berg

Director of Community Relations
swberg@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 27 Years
What you like about your job? I like the fast-paced, let’s make it happen attitude shared by staff on behalf of the residents. I respect the fact that high technology still needs human engagement. And I love telling the residents’ stories of courage, exploration and growth.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I like to hike, bike, dance, do caricatures and laugh, a lot.

Lisa Recht

Housing Administrator
lrecht@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 5 Years
What you like about your job? No two days are alike. I love making a difference in the lives of older adults on a daily basis.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, cooking, exercising, reading, traveling, BBQs, bonfires, making memories with my three kids, and of course last but not least watching the Packers!

Denise Peplinski

Director of Social Services
dpeplinski@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 21 Years
What you like about your job? I love working for an organization with a Christian mission and with staff who is committed to providing the best possible care to seniors. I love the staff and residents we serve. I love having a job where I can “make a difference,” and where there are no two days alike.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and helping others. When the weather is nice, I enjoy working in my yard and going for walks.

Dale Dahlke

Chief Executive Officer
ddahlke@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 30 Years
What you like about your job? The variety and challenge each day brings.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Traveling the countryside to discover new things.

Jill Halliburton

Life Enrichment Center Program Assistant
JHalliburton@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 5 Years
What you like about your job? I love to bring joy to others. My job gives me opportunity to plan educational programs and entertaining events. These programs are designed to enrich people’s lives. I enjoy interacting with our patrons and our residents in a personal way which gives me insight and greater understanding of each person I meet. I also have a great team of co-workers that make my work day successful.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I have five children and six grandchildren and they keep me busy and happy outside of the work place. I also teach yoga and fitness classes. Watching my students grow in ability, strength and confidence brings great satisfaction to my life.

Sarah Nissen

Lake Terrace Apartments Housing Specialist
snissen@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 3 Years
What you like about your job? I love that no two days are ever the same and having the ability to interact with people; current/future residents, families and staff. Everyone has their own story and I love being able to assist future residents and families with writing the next chapter in their story.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with family, especially cheering on my children during their various activities, camping, spending time on our boat, gardening, couponing, crafting, antiquing, volunteering and cheering on our local sports teams (Admirals, Brewers, Badgers and Packers).

Nina Birschbach

Campus Lifestyle Coordinator
nbirschbach@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 1 Year
What you like about your job? There is a wonderful sense of community here at Shorehaven. Both staff and residents have been so warm and welcoming. I look forward to using my creative background to enhance the lives of seniors throughout the campus.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Relaxing with a good book, nature hikes with my husband and pug Phoebe, spending time with my kids and creating with my crafty wine group.

Heather Bartell

Shorehaven Health Center and Memory Care Administrator
hbartell@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 1 Year
What you like about your job? I love seeing residents smile, and know that we are enhancing their lives to the fullest. My passion will always be geriatrics as this population deserves the most respect and best care possible. We owe it to these seniors, because throughout their lives, they have positively impacted our communities. I am blessed to become part of this amazing family at Shorehaven.
What you like doing when you’re not working? Serve as a kickboxing instructor, wakeboarding, fishing, hiking, baking and spending time with my children at various sporting events.

Kira Wermuth

Strength and Fitness Center Manager
kwermuth@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 1 Year
What you like about your job? I like working in an environment that I can spend just as must time learning from others as they can learn from me.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Heather Youngblut

Resident Care Coordinator
hyoungblut@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 1 Year
What you like about your job? I am blessed to be working alongside some amazing coworkers and to be serving residents and their families. I have always had a passion for working with the senior population and find joy in helping them navigate this time in their lives.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, going to concerts, Packers games, and sometimes just relaxing at home with my husband, Ben and my goldendoodle, Harvey.

Stacy Giddings

Director of Development
sgiddings@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 3 Months
What you like about your job? I like that I get to serve the senior population by building relationships that ultimately contribute to their quality of life.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I love to spend time with my husband and two daughters on the lake. We enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. I also enjoy reading novels for my book club or listening to my daughters read to me!

Bryan Polinske

Chief Operating Officer
bpolinske@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 2 weeks
What you like about your job? My job entails working with many of the departments across our campus so I get to spend time and get to know many of our great staff. In addition, I get to meet and spend time with residents and their families. I love the fact that I have the opportunity to provide care and services to seniors within our community like I want my own parents to receive.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my kids and family. We enjoy camping and doing a lot outdoors-biking and hiking. During the Fall and Winter months we spend a lot of time reading and enjoy a nice fire during the colder months.

Carmen Groehler

Memory Care RN Consultant
cgroehler@lho.org

How long have you worked here? I have worked here three months, but I was a past employee as Staff Development Coordinator. I left for 4 1/2 years, now returned.
What you like about your job? I like working in the Memory Care because I enjoy my role of updating care plans, assuring compliance, staff education and overseeing aspects of care. I enjoy working with family members and I work with a fabulous team.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I love being outside and spending time with my family.

Krystal White

Memory Care Coordinator
kwhite@lho.org

How long have you worked here? I have been at Shorehaven for 2 weeks
What you like about your job? The opportunity to work in a Christian based facility, my wonderful co-workers, caregivers and residents. The chance to improve quality life for all people I encounter each day.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I like to read, walk, love antiques, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

Michelle Van Schyndle

Director of Nursing
mvanschyndle@lho.org

How long have you worked here? 2 Years
What you like about your job? I feel blessed to work for an organization where God is placed at the heart of everything we do. I find pride in living our mission statement. I enjoy being a leader, mentor, and advocate for staff and love developing relationships with them. I feel blessed to be able to serve the residents and their families.
What you like doing when you’re not working? I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy camping, golfing, playing cards and taking long walks.