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Our Leadership Team

 

Joanna Randall | Executive Director

Joanna was named executive Director of Cedar Lake Village, Hoeger House and Good Samaritan Society – Olathe in 2005.  Joanna was previously the Health Care Administrator for GSS-Olathe for 4 years and GSS-Lyons, KS for 4 years.  Overall, Joanna has served in senior care and services for more than 22 years.  A graduate of Kansas State University, Joanna has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a secondary degree in Gerontology.  Joanna also has a Master’s degree from Wichita State University in Public Health.   Joanna and her husband love to travel.  They particularly enjoy scuba diving, camping and getting on the hiking trails with their dog.  Joanna has a passion to serve older persons and ensure that they have a loving and safe place to call home.

 

 

Deborah Beckwith | Senior Living Manager

Deborah is a licensed adult care home administrator.  She joined Good Samaritan Society and became the Senior Living Manager at Cedar Lake Village in 2016.  Deborah began her career in healthcare in 1994 and has held various roles.  She transitioned to senior care in 2004.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Psychology from Emporia State University.  Deborah is passionate about her role in serving seniors in our community. Deborah grew up on a Kansas farm and loves spending time with her family and being outdoors. She delights in her faith and enjoys the fellowship in her church.

 

Lauren Wheeler | Assisted Living and Memory Care Director

Lauren has been the Assisted Living and Memory Care Director at Cedar Lake Village since 2016. Lauren has her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services with secondary degrees in Long Term Care Administration and Gerontology. She has been a licensed adult care home administrator since 2014 and has been working in the senior care and services field since 2012. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their two rambunctious dogs. She’s a huge K-State fan, enjoys spending weekends at the lake and volunteering at the local Elks Lodge.

Sharon Buford | Sales & Marketing Director

Sharon Buford is the Sales & Marketing Director at Cedar Lake Village. Sharon became a non-traditional student and completed her BSBA in Business & Marketing at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO in 1995, the same year her son graduated from high school. She completed her MBA from Columbia College in Columbia, MO in 2001, the year before her daughter graduated from college. Sharon also owned a T-shirt, embroidery & air brush shop in the Columbia Mall for three years and worked as a financial planner by earning her Series 6 & 63, life & health licenses. Sharon joined the Cedar Lake Village team in October 2018, but came with over 20 years of experience in senior living and pharmaceutical sales. She loves working with and getting to know new people. Sharon enjoys researching genealogy, reading, spending time with friends and especially any time possible with her three grandsons and one granddaughter, as well as their parents.

 

Denise Hahn | Wellness Director

Denise has worked for Cedar Lake Village since 2004.  She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and is certified in Cognitive Stimulation, Dementia Care, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Senior Fitness Specialist and has her National Certification for Activity Professionals.  She is a Stephan Minister and believes for optimal health, one needs to be well in all areas of life.  She loves being with the residents, staff and community.  When not at CLV, Denise enjoys spending time with family, traveling, gardening and reading.

 

Steve Carey | Environmental Services Director

Steve is a specialist with 40 years’ experience in building construction, renovation, rehab, and maintenance. He oversees maintenance, transportation and housekeeping along with working on our Safety Committee. He is a strong believer in “doing things right” and enjoys the many different opportunities that come up each day. Steve has been with Cedar Lake Village for 6 years, and has many outside interests including motorcycles, camping, boating and trying not to be the worst pool player in Olathe.

 

James Perales | Dining Services Director

James has been our Dining Services Director at Cedar Lake Village for the last two years, but prior to that he has worked in various roles throughout the Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Olathe for the past 23 years. James has a degree in therapeutic massage, and is currently pursuing his Certified Dietary Manager certification and completing requirements for Chef de cuisine in affiliation with the American Culinary Federation (ACF). In the kitchen, James in enjoys all aspects of production, cooking and he has a particular interest in garde manger because of its artistic nature. In his free time away from the kitchen and school, he enjoys bowling, long walks, Frisbee golf and baseball.

 

Kelsie Tryon | Assistant Marketing Director

Kelsie joined the Good Samaritan Society team in March 2012 as the Activities Director at GSS - Olathe. In October 2014 she became the Marketing Director at Cedar Lake Village & Hoeger House. Kelsie now works part-time as the Assistant Marketing Director for Cedar Lake Village. Kelsie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Services with secondary degrees in Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration. She also has a minor in Leadership Studies and a Conflict Resolution Certificate from Kansas State. Kelsie enjoys spending time with her husband, and her twin son and daughter, while enjoying adventures throughout the Kansas City area. Reading is and always has been her favorite past-time.

 

Bailey Williams | Community and Marketing Liaison

Bailey joined the Good Samaritan Society team in 2017 as a part-time Marketing Assistant. She has over nine years of experience working for non-profit and public service organizations. She became the Community & Marketing Liaison for Cedar Lake Village and Hoeger House in March 2019. Bailey graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and later earned her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership through Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Bailey enjoys spending time with her husband and family, playing card and board games, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

 

Roberta Lindbeck | Donor Engagement Director

Roberta joined the Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Olathe team in 2015 as the Donor Engagement Director. She has 7 years’ experience working with seniors, and her passion is serving others, as she has a wide background for the past 30 years serving in nonprofit organizations. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and her Master of Arts in English and Communications. Roberta also obtained a Certificate in Fundraising from Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership. She enjoys spending time with her close friends, going to dinner, sporting events (Chiefs and Royals!), attending book club, enjoying live theater and going tent camping. Her legacy is her awesome family; two sons and a daughter and five amazing granddaughters. Her goal is to someday live close to the water and travel with her dog and two cats.

Robert Tinch | Chaplain

Robert has provided pastoral care to seniors, families and staff for 12 years as the Chaplain at Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Olathe. He has his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Counseling. He has a lifetime of experience in church ministry – providing pastoral leadership to youth, young adults and adult parishioners. He also spent 6 years as a hospital chaplain. Robert enjoys visiting his grandchildren, watching baseball with his favorite treat – a hot dog with relish! He also enjoys movies and different types of music including baroque classical, gospel, Christian, and music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.