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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

Diana Kelley, Administrative Service Coordinator

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.


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.


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.


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.


Tabby Brown, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Tabby has been a CNA for 13 years and has earned a Food Service Sanitation Managers Certificate. She joined Evergreen Senior Living in November of 2019. One of her favorite parts of her job is hearing the residents talk about their families and the things they’ve done in their lives. Evergreen Senior Living is one big family, and Tabby is honored to be a part of this amazing community! She has two beautiful girls, Macie & Olivia. When she’s not spending time with the residents, Tabby loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking out, watching movies, and going for walks.


JD Smith, Business Services Coordinator

JD’s name is actually James Smith, but everyone calls him JD. He has been living in Chillicothe now since 1994. He has been married for six years and has three boys – one ten-year-old, one two-year-old, and one five-month-old. He has worked in the maintenance field for the last six years and enjoys it very much. JD loves his job at Evergreen Senior Living, as there is always a new adventure waiting for him when he comes to work!