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Our Professional Team in Chillicothe

Evergreen Senior Living takes pride in its staff of caregivers who bring years of experience and compassion to our community. Each staff member takes their job seriously, working at a high level of professionalism with unmeasurable kindness. With a director overseeing operations, our entire team of coordinators and staff members continue to make our community a leader in senior care.


All our staff members have several things in common; a love of their jobs and interactions with our seniors. Meet our team today, by scheduling a tour online or call (309) 274-5440!


Meet our team

Rhonda Morrow, Director

Rhonda Morrow, Director

Rhonda began her journey in 2002 at Heritage Health Normal as a CNA. After realizing her love for seniors, she continued her education with receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through the help of the scholarship program through Heritage Enterprises. In 2015, Rhonda became the Director at Evergreen Senior Living in Chillicothe and was able to begin an exciting journey of opening a new assisted living community. There she has been able to watch the community grow into a wonderful family of seniors and provide compassion and exceptional care. She loves the feeling of being part of this great big family, with all the hugs and smiles she receives each day, it's only one example of the great aspects of her job. When not with her Evergreen family she is a wife to an amazing husband, a mother to three wonderful children, and “Grammy” to 10 incredible grandchildren. Rhonda also loves to travel with family, as well as spend time with her church community.

Diana Kelley, Administrative Service Coordinator

Diana Kelley, Administrative Service Coordinator

Diana is the Administrative Service Coordinator at Evergreen Senior Living. Diana worked in banking management for 32 years before joining the Evergreen Senior Living family when they opened their doors in 2015. The favorite part of her job is interactions with the residents. She loves to hear the residents reminisce about their life and hear all of their stories. She is always saying she is going to write a book with all the one liners that they come up with. When Diana isn’t with her Evergreen family, she loves to read and spend time with her two amazing grandchildren.

Mark O'Connell, Culinary Service Coordinator

Mark O'Connell, Culinary Service Coordinator

Mark joined Evergreen Senior Living as the Culinary Services Coordinator in August of 2015. Prior to working at Evergreen Senior living he was in restaurant management as a general manager for more than 27 years. He was brought up as the son of a U.S. Army officer and had the experience and pleasure of living throughout the United States, experiencing the different food cultures around the country. He enjoys bringing these culinary experiences to the residents and receiving their feedback. He thoroughly enjoys sitting with the residents, when they come to the dining room, and hearing stories about what they did in their younger years. Mark has been married to his lovely wife for 26 years, and has a son, of whom he is very proud. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors whether it is hunting, fishing or working in the yard.

Shyanne Sisk, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Shyanne Sisk, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Shyanne is the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Evergreen Senior Living. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in recreation management and business administration. During her time at Illinois State University she volunteered with Evergreen Senior Living in Normal. It was there she discovered where she wanted her career to go. She joined the Evergreen team in September of 2016. Shyanne has an upbeat attitude and a “go-getter” spirit that fits well with all of her residents at Evergreen Senior Living. She always says when life gets hectic, spend time with the residents because they make everything better!

Colt Knop, Building Serivce Coordinator

Colt Knop, Building Serivce Coordinator

Colt joined the Evergreen Senior Living family when they opened their doors in 2015. Coming from a fabrication background, he previously constructed modular offices, schools, prisons, and hospitals. Colt enjoys being able to use his skills he has acquired over time to ensure that the residents living at Evergreen Senior Living have a beautiful, comfortable and safe building to call home. Colt and his family enjoy motorsports, St. Louis baseball and any outdoor activities.

Toni Lutz, RN, MSN, Wellness Coordinator

Toni Lutz, RN, MSN, Wellness Coordinator

Toni joined Evergreen Senior Living in August 2016 as the Wellness Coordinator. She started her nursing career as a nursing assistant at the age of 16. After graduation from high school she became a licensed practical nurse, and returned to school to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from OSF St. Francis College of Nursing in Peoria. After working in healthcare management for a local hospital, she continued her education and received a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Educator. She became an instructor for a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program. With over 30 years in nursing, she decided to pursue a different career in nursing when she found her dream job at Evergreen Senior Living. Toni is able assess the needs of a resident, prior to moving in, to determine the proper care that they will need while living in the community. She enjoys talking with the residents and assisting their families with any medical questions or concerns they may have. Toni is a widow with two wonderful children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys playing darts, working in the yard and her flower beds and reading. She is also a member of The Washburn American Legion Auxiliary Post #661 and enjoys volunteering for events that support our veterans and the post.