At Evergreen Village, our team doesn’t just come to work each day, we come to care. Each member of our staff adds unique expertise to our multifaceted, compassionate care to achieve a warm and inviting community for our seniors.
Kristina Loudenback, Director
I have been a nurse for 28 years, including a 10-year career in medical publishing. I earned my Associates in Science/Nursing degree from Joliet Junior College and my Bachelor’s degree in business management from National Louis University. My nursing background includes critical care, emergency, and office nursing, and most recently hospice. I am blessed to say that I love coming to work every day! I have a caring, dedicated team, and a group of residents who are truly a joy to know and care for. Originally from Lockport and Plainfield, IL, I have called Normal my home for seven years. Between my husband and me we have seven children, two grandchildren, two dogs, and one cat.
Christine Fuss, Community Relations LiaisonI was originally born and raised in Peoria, IL. I‘ve resided in, beautiful, Normal, IL for over twenty years. I’m happily married with two adopted children from Russia and now have two lovely grandchildren!
My career has mostly been in restaurant & retail management, so I’m new at working with seniors, but after only four weeks, it feels like a great fit! Immediately, I could see the dedication, passion and care the staff members have for our residents. I am very thankful to be a member of the Evergreen Senior Living Team and a part of the Heritage Operations Group family who has created this culture over many years. My favorite part of coming in each day is talking with our resident’s, getting to know them more each day!
Faith, family, friends and traveling are my passions.
Darla Heath, Community Relations LiaisonI was raised on a farm outside Chenoa IL and have lived in McLean County most of my life. Growing up, my family was very active in the 4-H program, which led me to a career with the University of IL Extension. I earned a Bachelors from Murray State University, Murray KY and a Masters from the University of Illinois in Consumer and Family Sciences. I served as a County Director and Youth Development educator for 28 years, prior to my retirement in 2010. My passion for seniors led me to Kansas City, Missouri where I was director of the Meals on Wheels Program in the heart of the city. I returned to Bloomington in 2015 and have continued to serve the senior community. I have two wonderful sons and a beautiful granddaughter, who is the light of my life. My affiliations include: League of Women Voters, McLean County Consumer and Family Science Professionals, Faith in Action Board of Directors and Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni. I have two dogs, love animals and enjoy crafting, reading and crocheting.
Fred Ortery, Building Services Coordinator
I have been with Heritage for 5 ½ years. I am EPA certified for HVAC.
I was born in Illinois but grew up in Iowa, then moved to Dallas for 25 years. I have been back in Illinois for 10 years now. The best part of my job is working with the seniors. They have so many interesting stories and are a joy to work with.
Courtney Seim, Life Enrichment Coordinator
I was born and raised in Paxton, Illinois and made my way to Bloomington-Normal to attend college. After receiving my Bachelors of Social Work degree at Illinois State University, as well as completing my year-long undergraduate internship at Evergreen Village, I was hired on as a full-time employee in May of 2014. I am grateful to be working with each and every resident here at Evergreen Village. It is hard to imagine my life without each one of them in it. I love to see their faces every day and to help bring community into the building. We have such an active group of residents and they make my job easy, I am very blessed.
Brenda Corcoran, RN, Wellness Coordinator
I have been a nurse for 33 years, and many of those years have been spent working for Heritage Enterprises. My nursing career has been focused on caring for seniors. The first 26 years were spent working in a skilled nursing facility in my hometown. I transferred to Evergreen Village in November 2007. I love anything vintage including people. My best day at work is when I am able to interact with our residents. I enjoy listening to their life stories, helping them with their troubles and making them laugh. I grew up on a farm near Colfax. I am proud to say the farm has been in our family well over 100 years. My husband and I live in Bloomington.
Lynn Meuser, Employee Services CoordinatorI grew up in the small farm town of Gifford, Illinois. I moved to Bloomington-Normal to attend Illinois State University, where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, and have lived here since. My husband and I have two little boys and three dogs who keep us very busy. I have worked in several different industries throughout my career, but Evergreen Village is the first time I have worked in senior living and I truly enjoy coming to work each day. We have an amazing staff and it is such a joy to get to know the residents and listen to their stories.
Suzanne Smith, Culinary Services Coordinator
I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and I earned my Associates in Culinary Art at Kendall College in Chicago. I have been in the food service industry ever since I was 16 years old, and my career has taken me to many venues. I am new to Normal Illinois, and have 2 daughters and a son-in-law. The best part of my job is making people happy through food.
Cindy Nokes, Medicaid Coordinator
I was born and raised in the small town of Bonne Terre, Missouri. I have lived in Bloomington-Normal for 10 years. I have been blessed with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. My career began in Long Term Care 20 years ago. I started out as a Certified Nursing Assistant and eventually moved into the Business Office. It makes my heart smile to be able to come to work every day to help and support our seniors at Evergreen Village. They are an awesome group of people and they have definitely taught me a lot as well.