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.

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

Ashley Jones

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?
JSL is a good fit because she loves the residents and they make her day! She enjoys doing activities with them and having fun.

MY HOBBIES
Dancing is her hobby. She has loved to dance since being a kid. She also teaches dance at church and can do it in her sleep 

 

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.

LaTasha King

Director of Nursing

As the Director of Nursing, LaTasha 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?
JSL is a good fit because we are designed to focus on a specific population. She feels she is able to provide individualized person-center care to resident’s whom have lost the ability to remember to. We are a smaller community and are more family orientated then most communities.

MY HOBBIES
Her hobby is her household. Her and her hubby have children ranging from 3months old to 15yo old. They are blessed and their home is always full of excitement and keep them busy! Going to the beach with the family and reading a good book are always fun to do as well.

Angie Loitz

Dietary Manager

WHAT IS MY ROLE AT JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING?
Dietary Manager.

WHY IS JOURNEY SENIOR LIVING THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
I love how all the staff cares about the residents. JSL has a very energetic atmosphere and the teamwork to make sure our residents are taken care of is out of this world.

MY HOBBIES
I enjoy doing yard work, playing video games with my daughter and reading.

 

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Journey Senior Living of Merrillville

7900 Rhode Island St

Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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