Staff

Meriam Hillis

Executive Director

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I am the Executive Director, as well as a Registered Nurse. In my role, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility. My goal is to maintain and improve the daily experience of everyone at the community and to make sure the residents are safe and receive high-quality compassionate care.

 

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
I am the right fit for Journey Senior Living because I love the smaller community where I can still provide resident care while managing my other responsibilities. It is like one big happy family. I admire having strong leaders who care for the facility, staff, residents, and families making us all not just a number.

MY HOBBIES
I enjoy cleaning, shopping, and spending time with my family, but especially those two beautiful grandchildren of mine Jayde and Jaxson.

Liz Corns

Dietary Director

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I am the dietary director and in that role I provide hearty, nutritious, and delicious meals. I like to find out the resident’s family favorite dishes and prepare those for them.

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
I am a good fit for Journey Senior Living because I have the ability to bring creativity to the residents’ dining experience. I love making people happy through food.

MY HOBBIES
Hobbies include cake decorating, cooking, painting, drawing, and raising my two boys.

Jemai Kennedy

Admissions and MArketing Director

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I am the admissions and marketing director here at Journey Senior Living. 

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
JSL is right for me because this is a great team to work with, the 1:8 aide to resident ratio is amazing and the residents are the best!

MY HOBBIES
My hobbies include Crossroads chamber events and volunteering. Also spending quality time with my furbaby Harley and fiance Chris. I love to spend time with my friends and enjoy cooking and baking

Gemma Laberge

Life Enrichment Director

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I am the life enrichment coordinator. 

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
Journey is a great place to work. The environment is super friendly and everyone is very supportive with what you need and the management team is very accommodating. It has been my passion to provide fun and  to help the residents live a better quality of life.

MY HOBBIES
My hobbies: I love spending time with my dog Dice and give him attention when I am home. I love to travel, sing and dance! I also enjoy spending time outdoors with friends

LaTasha King

Director of Nursing (DON)

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I am the Director of Nursing at Journey Senior Living. As the DON, I am responsible for the health and wellness of our beloved residents. Also, I oversee the clinical nursing staff. 

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
Journey Senior Living is the right fit for me because it is a small, intimate community. This environment allows for me to be more hands on and build relationships with the residents and their families. 

MY HOBBIES
Outside of work, my main hobby is my family. Spending quality time with my big beautiful blended family is the one thing I love outside of work. 

 

Shelly Culbertson

Business Office Manager

As the Business Office Manager, Shelly oversees Journey Senior Living’s administration. She handles everything from billing, record keeping, purchasing, payroll, and human resources.

 

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I work diligently to keep business matters organized and operations running smoothly. I am the person to greet anyone that comes through the door and answer any questions they may have about our facility.

 

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
I’ve been there. I took care of my grandma at home for years as her health declined. I wish there had been a place like Journey Senior Living for her. I am happy for the families that do come here, and I do my best to make their experience smooth and seamless.

 

MY HOBBIES
I enjoy spending time with my son. We like to go out for dinner and watch old TV series.

Tina Bailey

Director of Nursing

As the Director of Nursing, Tina works closely with all of our residents to ensure their overall health and safety.

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
I am the Director of Nursing here at JSL.

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
The atmosphere here is great, the residents are amazing and our staff is a great team that I am happy to be a part of. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work!

MY HOBBIES
I enjoy fishing, horseback riding, sandy beaches and my dog Reina

 

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Journey Senior Living of Merrillville

7900 Rhode Island St

Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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