Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Amie Mischler, Community Director

Amie, who joined the team in June, 2016, oversees the daily operations including meals, services, and cares. Her focus is to foster an environment in which employees can learn and grow and in which residents feel safe, comfortable and at home. As is true of each team member, Amie strives to fulfill our community mission — “Passionately Enriching the Lives of Seniors.”

Amber Nett, Administrative Assistant

Amber, who joined the team in 2011, provides resident, marketing and staff support. If you have a question, she usually knows how to help you find the answer. Amber distributes invoices and collects monthly rent payments. Should she be unavailable, rent payments can be placed in the “OFFICE” mailbox to the right of the “OUTGOING MAIL” box in the main lobby.

Amber also enjoys getting to know new residents and their families and helping them make a smooth transition to ARC by providing a new resident orientation.

Sara Fawcett, Community Outreach Manager

Sara, who joined the team in 2001, works with prospective residents and their families. She coordinates the move in process. In addition to handling all marketing, Sara also educates the community on what Appleton Retirement Community offers seniors.

Trinity Wadel RN, Director of Health Services

Trinity joined the team in 2014. The Wellness nurse,  oversees the caregiving team and the care of the assisted living residents. She assesses new residents prior to admission and coordinates a plan of care for each resident. Trinity directs the overall wellness program for residents with the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for all while providing for personal resident needs.

Sheila Danitz, Health Services Coordinator

Sheila, who joined the team in 2000, provides support to the Wellness Director and the caregiving team.  She works closely with the Wellness Director in coordinating care and services for our residents.  Sheila assists residents in coordinating their medical appointments as well as transportation to those appointments.

Desiree Lindhom, LPN, PM Nurse

Desiree, who joined the team in 2015,  provides nursing oversight in the afternoon and evening. Desiree works closely with the Wellness Director and assists with resident reassessments, monthly vitals, communications with physicians, etc.  As a First Aid instructor, Desiree also keeps all staff current on their First Aid training.

Ann Turner, Lead Resident Assistant

Ann, who joined the team in 2006, provides overnight support to the Wellness Director and leadership the caregiving team.

Elizabeth Tidd, Lead Resident Assistant

Elizabeth who joined the team in 2015 and rejoined in 2017, provides daytime support to the Wellness Director and leadership to the caregiving team.  She assists daytime staff in maintaining a high standard of service while ensuring personalized resident care for all our assisted living residents.

Renee Swan, Lead Resident Assistant

Renee, who joined the team in 2016, provides daytime support to the Wellness Director and leadership to the caregiving team.  She assists day staff in maintaining a high standard of service while ensuring personalized resident care for all our assisted living residents.

Kayla Parker, LPN, Lead Resident Assistant

Kayla, who joined the team in 2017, provides evening support to the Wellness Director and leadership to the caregiving team.  She assists evening staff in maintaining a high standard of service while ensuring personalized resident care for all our assisted living residents.

Katie Courtis, LPN, Lead Resident Assistant

Katie, who joined the team in 2018, provides daytime support to the Wellness Director and leadership to the caregiving team.  She assists daytime staff in maintaining a high standard of service while ensuring personalized resident care for all our assisted living residents.

Colleen Brickner, Activity Coordinator

Colleen, who joined the team in 2001, leads the Life Enrichment Department in planning and executing activities, events and trips for the residents.  Her goal is to organize stimulating and interesting activities to enrich the lives of our residents.

Jodi Spence, Culinary Manager

Jodi, who joined the team in 2016, oversees the dining services department. She prepares menus and oversees meal preparation. Jodi appreciates resident feedback at monthly resident council meetings.  Jodi encourages residents to submit their favorite recipes for consideration as menu items.

Matt Rueb, Maintenance Manager

Matt, who joined the team in 2018, oversees maintenance of the entire community including resident apartments. Matt coordinates fire safety and the evacuation plans.

Valerie Barton, Housekeeping Manager

Valerie oversees the housekeeping department. She coordinates the resident apartment cleaning schedule as well as the cleaning of the rest of the building.

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