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Meet Our Team in Alton

In our senior living communities, Evergreen Place has the best of the best when it comes to our team. “Talented, experienced, compassionate, communicative, and caring” are just a few of the words that describe our dedicated and professional staff members. Led by our Director, our coordinators and supervisors provide attention to detail in all areas that make Evergreen Place run effectively and efficiently.


Our Wellness Coordinator and Wellness Supervisor take care of the health and wellbeing of our seniors, while our Community Relations Coordinator is available to answer any questions you may have about our community, our services, and amenities, or our support teams.


We understand transition can be challenging. However, we strive to make the process as effortless as possible. With our administrative services coordinator on the job, we are ready to answer any questions you may have and set your mind at ease.


At Evergreen Place, time is valuable, and our Life Enrichment Coordinator keeps each day lively by planning in-house activities, handles personal shopping, transporting seniors to and from outside activities and events, and more. We pride ourselves on our exceptional Maintenance Team, and we have a Building Services Coordinator dedicated to keeping our campus clean and in phenomenal working order. The coordinator is also responsible for maintenance throughout the entire community.


One of the most decadent services at Evergreen Place is unique culinary experience at Traditions Restaurant, which is always available to our seniors. With a healthy lifestyle being one of our goals, our culinary services coordinator ensures that our drinks, snacks, and restaurant style menu options are prepared to perfection!


Our caring team members serve our seniors with respect and dignity through open, discussion, personalized care and cooperative interaction. This method strengthens our community and every senior. We empower seniors to live every day to its fullest!


Laura Orban, Director

Laura Orban, Director

My name is Laura Orban and I am the Director of Evergreen Place of Alton. I have been the director since 2013. I am from the small town of Medora, Illinois, a wonderful place to grow up. I currently reside in Alton with my husband and daughter. I’m very proud of our supportive living community within our community of Alton. I have 26 years of experience in assisting seniors with their healthcare and senior living needs. I love making a difference in the lives of the people who make Evergreen Place their home. Our team is committed to exceeding the expectations of our residents and families.

Darris Denton, Wellness Coordinator

Darris Denton, Wellness Coordinator

My name is Darris Denton. I am the Wellness Coordinator and have been here since 2008. I started my career with seniors when I was a teenager. I volunteered as a candy striper at a local hospital and had over 1,000 volunteer hours. I later worked as a C.N.A, then an L.P.N. and now a Registered Nurse. I have worked in nursing homes, hospitals, home health and now supportive living. My favorite part of my job is helping others have a better quality of life. I especially enjoy being able to spend time with our seniors and listening to their stories.

Dalia DeWerff, Wellness Supervisor

Dalia DeWerff, Wellness Supervisor

Hello my name is Dalia DeWerff, LPN Wellness Supervisor for Evergreen Place of Alton. I have worked here since 2010. Upon graduating high school I became a certified nursing attendant. I went to work in a nursing home and in 1987 became a LPN. I live in East Alton with my husband and three children. I do love helping the residents with their health and wellbeing, making sure they have the medication and care that they need and deserve.

Diane Steele, Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

Diane Steele, Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

My name is Diane Steele and I am very fortunate to be the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Evergreen Place of Alton. My interaction with the residents include scheduling/driving to outside activities as well as coordinating in-house activities, overseeing transportation needs, doing personal shopping, leading a chair exercise and craft program, and most of all having fun with the wonderful people at Evergreen Place which enriches my life! I have been employed since 2013 and count my blessings daily for this opportunity.

Kelly Triplett, Administrative Services Coordinator

Kelly Triplett, Administrative Services Coordinator

My name is Kelly Triplett and I have been given the privilege to be the Administrative Services Coordinator at Evergreen Place of Alton. My job duties avail me to help our residents with any billing, financial, and insurance questions. I love giving peace of mind to our residents when it comes to confusing financial matters.

Bill Ogden, Building Services Coordinator

Bill Ogden, Building Services Coordinator

My name is Bill Ogden. I am very honored to be the Building Services Coordinator here at Evergreen Place. I am responsible for maintenance and housekeeping here. I have been here since 2015 and thoroughly enjoy helping the residents make their living experience a pleasant one.

Gary Cook, Culinary Services Coordinator

Gary Cook, Culinary Services Coordinator

My name is Gary Cook and I am proud to say that I started working here in 2011 as the Building Service Coordinator, but in September 2015, I moved to the Culinary Services Department. I am responsible for all the meals that our residents eat. I manage a staff of 14 very talented people. I love all of our residents and look forward to coming to work every day.