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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

Brandy Grena, Culinary Services Coordinator

Brandy has been in the food industry for 20 years. She has a deep passion for cooking. She loves to make people smile and laugh. She has 7 children, 2 dogs, and a wonderful husband. When she is not at work she enjoys camping and being in her pool.


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. 


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!

Beau Ebenezer

Beau Ebenezer, Community Relations Coordinator

Beau graduated from Illinois State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. He went on to become a reporter for WEEK-TV 25 News, where he worked for four years as a crime reporter and part-time morning anchor. Beau says he truly found his calling when he joined Evergreen Senior Living in 2017 and discovered his passion for helping seniors and their families. Beau currently lives in Peoria with his wife Alyssa, his daughter Fayth, and his two goofy pit bulls Valentine and Bronson James. In his free time, there’s nothing he loves more than playing Disney Princesses and watching Paw Patrol with his little girl. But if he gets any extra time to himself, he usually spends it running, watching sports, or playing Xbox.


Tina Bankert, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Tina was an activity director for 3 years in long-term care facilities before joining our team as our Life Enrichment Coordinator. She has always been a creative person who wanted her job to positively impact people’s lives in some way. When she began her first Activity Director job after college at Graham Hospital in Canton she knew she had found her lifelong passion. Working with seniors and having her job be to make them smile and have fun has been the most rewarding thing she’s ever done. It’s also a perk that she gets to include all her hobbies in her activity programs. Not only are the residents having fun baking, playing games, and making crafts, but she is too! According to her friends and family, Tina has a small zoo at home. She has a 9-year-old rescue dog named Wally, a 10-year-old rescue cat named Nutmeg, a stray cat that wandered into her home, and her heart, named Max, and a 3-year-old ornery chinchilla named Luna.