The Team at Evergreen Village Supportive Living

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.

[row][bio]Donna Poppe, Administrative Services Coordinator

Donna Poppe, Administrative Services Coordinator

I have worked at Evergreen Village since 2013 and for Heritage Enterprises for 15 years prior to that.

I am from Colfax and before working at Evergreen, I worked 39 years at the long-term care facility in Colfax. I was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 16 years and Business Office Manager for the last 25 years. My favorite part of working at Evergreen is helping residents and families work through Medicaid and insurance issues.

[/bio][/row] [row][bio]Beau Ebenezer, Community Relations Coordinator

Beau Ebenezer, Community Relations Coordinator

I am from Rock Falls, but currently reside in Peoria with my wife and two dogs. I previously worked as a news reporter at the local NBC/ABC affiliate; I earned a Bahcelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Illinois State University. During my time in the news business, I was fortunate to stumble upon Evergreen Senior Living, where I was really inspired by the services and compassion provided to the senior community. The best part of my job is getting to know the residents and their families while helping them transition happily into their new home.

[/bio][/row] [row][bio]Lori Kiel, Community Relations Liaison

Lori Kiel, Community Relations Liaison

Lori is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, where she received her BA in Fashion Marketing & Management. After completing college, she spent the next nine years in the Chicago area working on her professional career. Her most recent position was at French Studio Imports, where she was the director of sales and developed new business relationships with European vendors. This allowed her to travel to France, Italy, Germany and throughout the US. Lori recently moved to Heyworth to be closer to her family.

[/bio][/row] [row][bio]Fred Ortery, Building Services Coordinator

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.

[/bio][/row] [row][bio]Michael Skinner, Culinary Services Coordinator

Michael Skinner, Culinary Services Coordinator

I have been with Evergreen Village since August of 2015. Most recently I was employed as the Assistant General Manager/ Kitchen Manager at Tony Roma’s in Bloomington. I have a Food Service Sanitation License, Basset Certification, and a certification from the corporate training program with Tony Roma’s. I am from central Illinois and this is my first time working in senior care. I have really enjoyed building relationships with the residents in my time with Evergreen. I have a beautiful wife of one year, Jennifer, and I am an avid sports fan.

[/bio][/row] [row][bio]Courtney Seim, Life Enrichment Coordinator

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.

[/bio][/row] [row][bio]Brenda Corcoran, RN, Wellness Coordinator

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.