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 CoordinatorI 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 Coordinator
I 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 adult children and two granddaughters and two grandsons, who are the light of my life. My affiliations include: Consumer and Family Science Professionals, Faith in Action Board of Directors and I am a volunteer foster for Pet Central Helps and volunteer at Carle BroMenn Medical Center. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and working with ceramics and stoneware.
Darcie Culbertson, Community Relations Liaison
I was born in McLean County and raised in the Downs area. I have 2 Amazing Adult Children, a Beautiful Daughter-In-Law and my first grandchild due in March. Before coming to Evergreen Senior Living as the Community Relations Liaison, I worked with Heritage Operations as a Community Relations Coordinator for both Supportive Living and Skilled Nursing. My passion is helping others and making a positive impact through Volunteer Services. Serving the Senior Community is my passion and the relationships we build together.
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.
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.
Ingrid Streibich, Medicaid SpecialistIngrid was raised in Indiana and Mclean, IL. After living on both the east and west coasts (New York and Washington, respectively), she has returned to her Midwest roots. Spending twenty years working in child welfare is where she first dealt with Medicaid services. Following three and a half years at the McLean County Coroner’s Office and completion of the AHIMA Medical Coding Program, Ingrid’s career path led her to Evergreen Village.
Ingrid loves helping residents and their families by advocating for them during the Medicaid application process, spending one-on-one time listening to their stories, and meeting their pets! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and cats, as well as gardening, hiking, and photography.