Auburn Village has a great staff. When you visit or tour Auburn Village, you will have the opportunity to meet members of our leadership and management team. Please make a point to stop-in or introduce yourself while you are visiting our community. Our staff loves to meet the families and friends of our residents and guests.
Before becoming Auburn Village’s Administrator, Derek served as the Administrator for Envive of Berne along with a decade of experience in varies roles such as activities director and business office manager.
Derek has had lifelong passion for Healthcare and Administration. “I always knew I wanted to be an administrator, so getting a degree where I could explore many subjects related to the field fit me best.” Derek graduated from IPFW with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies and a wide variety of minors like business, psychology and communications.
As the Administrator, Derek is responsible for all of the buildings day-to-day operations along with working closely with residents, their families and all staff. “I love the chance to interact with staff & residents on a daily basis. The stories we are blessed to hear from some of the residents are amazing. I also love the challenge of providing the best facility in our area through improving our continuity of care, solving any problems that may arise, and brainstorming events to get the community involved in our building as well.”
Derek is a sports enthusiast, having played baseball growing up and playing college hockey. Derek even volunteers his free time to coaching hockey in honor of everything the sport has given him. At home, Derek and his wife have a beautiful daughter and 3 dogs named Oshie, Piper and Mya.
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Sandy has been in the healthcare field the majority of her life, starting out as a CNA in high school and working her way up along with briefly working in the intensive care unit / emergency room. But her passion for long term care eventually landed her right back to where Sandy is still at till this day.
What attracts Sandy so much to long term care is the impact she can make in people’s lives. “I love the relationships that we build with the residents, staff and families. I became a director of nursing to be able to impact the delivery of care and to help ensure quality of life for those that we are honored to serve. I love long term care nursing because it encompasses all aspects of the residents life needs. We are there to listen when they need to talk, hug when they are feeling down, and reorient if they become confused. It is so enriching to be able to listen to their life stories.”
Sandy takes pride working at Auburn Village, working hard with the staff to make the facility the best it could possibly be and taking it to its full potential. “Our facility is absolutely beautiful. The renovations are top of the line. It is welcoming and friendly. The team at Auburn Village is all focused on working together to make this the best facility possible. The team at AV is willing to help each other out to help promote positive outcomes. Each of the team members truly embody the belief and principles of servant leadership and the desire to serve others.”