Amie Mischler, Executive Director

Amie, who joined the team in 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.” Amie’s email is amischler@appletonretirement.com and cell is 920-277-4308.

Amber Nett, Community Manager

Amber, who joined the team in 2011, provides resident, marketing and staff support. She knows the answers to almost all questions and can get you to the proper person to talk with if it’s not her. Amber distributes invoices and collects monthly rent payments. Amber also sells laundry tokens for IL residents. Should she be unavailable, rent payments can be placed in the “OFFICE” mailbox to the right of the “OUTGOING” mailbox in the main lobby. Amber enjoys getting to know new resident and their families and helping them make a smooth transition to ARC by providing a new resident orientation. Amber’s email is anett@appletonretirement.com and her ext. Is 1302.

Sara Fawcett, Community Relations Director

Sara, who joined the team in 2001, works with prospective residents and their families with coordinating the move in process. She also provides education to referral sources and the community on what Appleton Retirement Community offers to seniors. Sara is often on a tour or out of the office but can be reached via cell or email with any questions regarding becoming a resident or scheduling a tour for a prospective resident. Sara’s email is sfawcett@appletonretirement.com and cell is 920-450-3350. 

Sheila Danitz, Assistant Community Relations Director

Sheila, who joined the team in 2000, works closely with the Community Relations Director in assisting potential residents and their families during the inquiry and move in process.  She also coordinates marketing and public relations efforts. Sheila can be reached via phone or email with any questions regarding becoming a resident or scheduling a tour for a prospective resident. You can reach Sheila via email at  sdanitz@appletonretirement.com. Her ext. is 1304. 

Colleen Brickner, Life Enrichment Director

Colleen, who joined the team in 2001, leads the Life Enrichment department in planning and executing activities, events and trips for the residents. She also coordinates entertainment, our bus drivers and volunteers. Her goal is to organize stimulating and interesting activities to enrich the lives of our residents. Colleen is the one to contact for reserving a lounge for a get together. She is often on a trip or at an activity so the best way to reach her is via email at cbrickner@appletonretirement.com. Her ext. is 1306. 

Jeremy Books, Dining Services Director

Jeremy, who joined the team in 2021, oversees the Dining Services department. Jeremy appreciates resident feedback at monthly resident council meetings. He works every other weekend thus has days off during the week. His hours vary, some days he is in early in the morning and done for the day by early afternoon, and other days he is in later in the morning and works through supper. He does have an ext. but due to the noise in the kitchen, rarely hears the phone. His ext. is 1305. Email is a better form of communication for him. Jeremy's email is jbooks@appletonretirement.com. Should you wish to provide a cake at a mealtime to celebrate a resident’s birthday, please email Jeremy two weeks in advance so he can adjust the dessert on the menu for that day. 

Valerie Barton-Seaver, Maintenance Director

Val, who joined the team in 2012, oversees maintenance and housekeeping services. She coordinates the resident apartment cleaning schedule as well as the cleaning of the rest of the building. Val also coordinates maintenance of apartments as well as the rest of the community and grounds. She coordinates fire safety and the evacuation plans. Val has a real heart for our resident and keeps their comfort and well-being at the forefront of all she does and plans. The process for reporting a maintenance request is to tell a staff member. Then a staff member will mark the request on the maintenance log which is checked often throughout the day. Val is often working throughout the building so the best way to reach her is via email at vbarton-seaver@appletonretirement.com. Her ext. is 1307. 

Erin Kaskavitch, RN, Wellness Director

Erin, who joined the team in 2020, oversees the caregiving team and the care of the assisted living residents at Appleton Retirement Community. She assesses new residents prior to admission and coordinates a plan of care for each resident. Erin 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. Erin's email is ekaskavitch@appletonretirement.com. Her ext. is 1309.

Desiree Lindholm, RN, Assistant Wellness Director

Desiree, who joined the team in 2015, assists in overseeing the caregiving team and the care of assisted living resident at Appleton Retirement Community. She assesses new residents prior to admission and coordinates a plan of care for each resident. Desiree assists in directing the overall wellness program for residents with the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for all while providing for personal resident needs. Desiree’s email is dlindholm@appletonretirement.com. Her ext. is 1308.

Amber Somers, LPN, Daytime Nurse

Amber, who joined the team in 2019, provides nursing oversight during the daytime.  Amber works closely with the Wellness Director and assists with resident reassessments, monthly vitals, communications with physicians, training of new staff and continuous training of current staff, etc. She assists residents receiving assisted living services in coordinating their medical appointments as well as transportation to those appointments. Upon coming to work at ARC, Amber commented that it just feels so right to be here. She’s glad to be working in an environment that is intentional about providing excellent and personalized care to each resident. Amber’s email is asomers@appletonretirement.com and her ext. is 1326. 

Dia Luniak, Scheduling Coordinator

Dia, who joined the team in 2020, provides support to the Wellness Director and daytime nurse as well as the caregiving team. She handles the scheduling for the caregiving staff, provides monthly emergency pendant checks and other various tasks for the nursing team. You can find Dia at the concierge desk during weekday daytime hours, where she is happy to answer questions from residents and visitors. Her ext. is 1300.

Colleen Helmeid,  Lead Resident Assistant

Colleen, who joined the team in 2014, provides daytime support to the Wellness Director and daytime nurse as well as 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.

Kerren Lewis, Lead Resident Assistant

Kerren, who joined the team in 2020, provides daytime support to the Wellness Director and daytime nurse as well as 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 afternoon and evening support to the Wellness Director as well as leadership to the caregiving team. She assists PM staff in maintaining a high standard of service while ensuring personalized resident care for all our assisted living residents.  

Pam Akins,  Lead Resident Assistant

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

Ann Turner, Lead Resident Assistant

Ann, who joined the team in 2006, provides overnight support to the Wellness Director and leadership to the caregiving team. She assists overnight staff in maintaining a high standard of service while ensuring personalized resident care for all our assisted living residents.

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