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
Kim Batey, Director
Kim has been in the nursing field for 33 years. She knew at an early age working with seniors was her calling. We are so happy to have her as a part of our Evergreen Senior Living family.
Brittany Sleeter, Life Enrichment Coordinator
Brittany recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, but she quicklyrealized she wanted to be interacting with people rather than sitting behind a desk. She enjoys spending time with the residents and has never felt more at home since becoming a member of the Evergreen Senior Living community. Brittany cherishes love hearing all of their stories and learning more about each of them and what they like to do. When she is not spending time with the residents you can find her with her husband and their three children.
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 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.
Deborah Schneider, Legacy Coordinator
Deb began her career as a CNA and worked with Washington Christian Village and OSF St. Francis. While employed at OSF she received several certifications and became a Patient Care Technician on the Cardiac Step-down Unit. This is where she found her passion for working with seniors. After nine years of service at OSF, she worked with several senior-based companies in management and business office. It wasn't until accepting this position here with Evergreen Senior Living that she felt she had truly fulfilled her passion. In her words, “There is nothing more gratifying than being able to put a smile on a residents face and know that you are truly making a difference”. Not only does Deb have a passion for working with this group, but she also enjoys time with her husband, kids, dogs and grandbabies. Her and her husband are also very involved with St. Jude and love spending time on their motorcycle to include the St. Jude ride to Memphis.
Andrew Marriott, Building Services Coordinator
Andrew joined Evergreen Senior Living as the Building Services Coordinator in July of 2019. Having a background as a maintenance technician, he received his HVAC certification at MTI. He previously worked as a CNA, and thoroughly enjoys spending time with residents, listening to their stories and sharing his own. He is happily married and has a young daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, Hawkeyes football, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Kyle Milroy, Community Relations Coordinator
Kyle is originally from and still resides in Toulon IL. He attended Monmouth College, where he played football and graduated with a degree in communication. Kyle is excited to be a part of the Evergreen Senior Living community enjoys helping families and Seniors in Chillicothe and the surrounding area.
Shelby Sutherland, Wellness Coordinator
I started my career in the health field when I was 16 years old working in Dietary at Heritage Health. Approximately 1.5 years later, I became a CNA and continued working at Heritage Health as a CNA for another year and a half. Then I obtained my nursing degree and worked at Heritage Health as a floor nurse for another 4 years. I worked a total of almost 10 years at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care. So naturally, seniors have become a very large part of my life. After my almost 10 years at Heritage, I spent 14 months working in hospice which is a very rewarding and special job. I am very excited to continue my journey at Evergreen Place. My fiance and I have 2 fur-children, our puppies Maiz and Xena. I will be getting married to my fiance, Sam, this coming May.