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“I have found OrrVilla an enjoyable place to work. The staff are very dedicated to providing the needed services for the residents. The residents are friendly and a joy to get to know.” —Mike Leiter
Mike Leiter began as Executive Director for OrrVilla in January, 2016. He has worked in retirement communities for over 20 years starting in western Ohio. He is a Certified Aging Services Professional and a Master’s in Business Administration. He enjoys following baseball and the Baltimore Orioles. He once met Brooks Robinson, a famous Oriole third baseman, and received his autograph. He also enjoys playing some golf and tennis. He is married to Cynthia Mason and they have two kids that are out of college and living on their own.
“I enjoy working with senior adults because they have volumes of experience and wisdom to share. It is challenging to meet their physical and emotional needs while protecting their sense of independence and individuality. I believe that the staff here at Maple Terrace work hard to provide “person centered” care. Residents are evaluated on admission to determine specific functional care needs but are monitored to determine preferences and what works best for them as an individual.” — Glenda Stroud
Stroud has been our Resident Services Director at Maple Terrace since September 2004. She began working at Maple Terrace in 1998 as an aide. In 2000, she left to pursue a career in counseling but discovered she missed being a nurse. Glenda is a registered nurse. Receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in 1987. She, also, has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has worked as a nurse caring for older adults for the past 25 years. She attends church at Orrville Harvest Hills Church of the Nazarene where she teaches the teen Sunday School class, sing on the praise team, and coach teen bible quizzing.
“I enjoy working with seniors very much, at some point in life, we will all be there, and it has given me a positive outlook on growing older, many of our residents amaze me at how positive they are about life, how strong their faith is and their desire to keep learning new things is an inspiration to me. ” — Judy Gable
Judy began as Activities Coordinator in 1998. She recently took the position as Activities Director. She loves being outside, camping, bicycling and hiking with her husband, Ken. They are empty nesters now that their three children have grown up and moved away. So, they do a lot of traveling to National Parks. Judy is involved with bible studies and women’s ministries at Grace Church in Wooster.
“The OrrVilla staff are all very positive and genuine with caring for the residents. I love working here with these special residents and wonderful co-workers!” — Andrea Balizet
She started working for OrrVilla in April 2016. She has an Associate Degree in Human and Social Services from Stark State College. And, has over ten years of experience working with older adults in Social Services and Activities. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers and extended family and friends. Her hobbies are: playing tennis, hiking, decorating, reading and traveling.
“I’m really excited to work at OrrVilla and look forward to meeting all of the wonderful staff and residents.” — Karen Gerber
Karen is currently living in Orrville with her husband Ken. She has two grown children, son Jason and wife Beth, and daughter, Jacinta and her husband, Eric. She has four beautiful granddaughters. She enjoys gardening playing piano and spending time with friends and family. She worked at Brenn-Field Nursing Center as Admissions Coordinator and Business Office Assistant.
I strongly feel that the experienced staff at OrrVilla brings the best out of our residents! I know as my father in law is a past resident. After being reluctant at first to leave our home to move to OrrVilla he said, “Why didn’t we do this sooner”?
Carol has worked in senior living communities since 1992. She began her career in Providence, Rhode Island where she worked for a continuum of care assisting families and professionals by educating them on Independent through skilled care including memory care. Moving to Orrville in 2004 she continued her work in senior living and is happy to now be a part of the OrrVilla team. Carol and her husband Jim live in Orrville and have two sons and 3 grandchildren. Family time is the most important part of her life. They enjoy family time at their lake home, boating, and family get togethers. In her spare time she loves to read, preferring history and biographies.
John and Kristin Lorson began working for OrrVilla in the spring of 2013 as our first Marketing Team. Together, they each collaborate and add individualized training and talent when it comes to promoting this wonderful retirement community. Kristin has a BA in Communications from the University of Akron, with a minor in Advertising. She, also has training in Graphic Design, and printing and newspaper advertising experience. John Lorson has a BS from the University of Akron, and although his formal education was in the sciences, John has years or writing and marketing experience from over 20 years of working in the field of higher education, to writing his own weekly humor column for more than 20 years in the Wooster Daily Record. Kristin and John have three children.
“What sets OrrVilla Retirement Community apart is a staff that seeks not to be just hard workers, but above all to be serving joyfully and heartily as unto the Lord!” — Randy Murray
Randy Murray began as Chaplain for all of OrrVilla in 2015. He has been to College and seminary-level courses, church camping and pastoral ministry. He enjoys “Back-to-Eden” gardening and is fascinated by things that fly!
Alice has been the Evergreen Place Resident Manager since January 1990. She has taken the Certified Occupancy Specialist Training program from the National Center for Housing Management and has kept up to date on the HUD handbook changes throughout the years. Alice and her husband, Scott, have been married for 33 years, and have 2 sons, Cody and Shane, 1 daughter-in-law, Sarah, and 2 precious grandchildren, Colt & Carson. They have a hunting cabin in West Virginia, and enjoy spending weekends there. She, also, enjoys quilting and has made both grandchildren a couple baby quilts, along with several that she made for home and enjoys wrapping up in them with a good book. She loves the outdoors and vacationing out west. In addition to all of her hobbies, she has been a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years and loves helping the little ones learn the songs and stories of the Bible.
“The greatest asset I have found here at OrrVilla is the people. Those working and living here have been so welcoming and friendly to me and to others. There is much joy to be found in the hearts and smiles of those here in the OrrVilla community.” — Jan Croyle
Jan began working as our Accountant on June 16th, 2016. She has 30+ years Accounting experience, most recently Operations Manager at Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc., Norton, Ohio. She enjoys children, music, swimming, gardening, traveling, and scrapbooking.
“I have always had an interest in interacting with seniors, even from a young age. I have discovered seniors have a lot of wisdom and wonderful stories to share the more you get to know them. Now that I am working at a retirement community, I enjoy creating fun and interesting activities for seniors. My hope is the activities are helping them enjoy this stage of their life.” — Megan Hochstetler
Megan Hochstetler has been the Activity Coordinator for the Locust Court and Evergreen Place, independent living since 2013. She has a degree in social work and previously worked in the area of mental health for 8 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, and when she’s not chasing her toddler around, she spends time, trying new recipes and cooking.
“Over the years, I have enjoyed getting to know the residents on a more personal level. They have a lot of great stories and wisdom to share and are genuinely grateful for the service that I can provide to them.” — Sandy Hartmann
Sandy Hartmann has been our Groundskeeper since May 2007. Sandy has 15 years of landscaping experience. She is a member of ONLA. She continues her education in this field by attending workshops, seminars and trade shows when they are available. Her interests include: biking, outdoor activities, reading, spending lots of time with my dog, Max.
“I’m excited to come to work at OrrVilla with all the people who live and work here.” — Noreen Miller
Noreen was born in Orrville, presently lives in Apple Creek. She has also lived in Arizona, Illinois, and Wisconsin. She has two brothers, both of which live in Wisconsin. Noreen enjoys reading, fishing, playing games, cross stitch, and having time with family and friends. She joins us as the Dining Services Manager, having worked in other healthcare settings and most recently, with the retail restaurant business, Dutch Kitchen.