Employee Bios

Marketing Director- Tia Mortensen

Marketing Director- Tia Mortensen

Tia has been working in the Long Term Care industry for over 7 years in various capacities. Over those 7 years she was able to help many area families find the services they were looking for, to improve the quality of life for their loved ones. She has lived in Manito all of her adult life and is anxious to give back to the community and its residents. Tia has a passion for working with families affected by Alzheimer’s, as it touched her family so closely. She believes that every community deserves specialty services to help ensure dignity and quality of life for families helping loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s.

Resident Services Coordinator – Gina Richardson

Resident Services Coordinator – Gina Richardson

Gina is a service-focused social worker with a background in case management that has a strong commitment to serving the needs of the community. She is also deeply committed to improving the quality of life for all of our residents by assisting them with any additional healthcare service needs. Gina has lived in Manito for over 40 years, and raised her son in this community as well. She has been in the Social Service Field for 20+ years and has worked with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds who have very different needs and required services. Most recently she worked for the University of Illinois College of Medicine providing housing, and assisting in the medical assessment and care of individuals who are living with HIV/Aids. Gina has served on the Peoria Area Continuum of Care for the past 4 years. She is a great communicator, and is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals who reside at The Lodge at Manito.

Administrator – Lori Canada

Administrator – Lori Canada

Administrator

Lori is a long time resident of Manito and has married and raised her family there. She has been an R.N. for 30 years and brings a wide variety of healthcare knowledge and experience to this administrative position. Lori has gained much of her experience through working at Mason District Hospital in all patient care areas as well as managing the Medical Surgical floor for 15 of those years. She is very proud of her most recent project completed at Mason District which included creation of a new certified diabetes education program to serve the region. Lori has also served on the Mason County Board of Health for the last 10 years. She is an articulate, confident person who looks forward to the challenges of providing a new healthcare service to her community and all surrounding areas at the Lodge in Manito, an Assisted Living and Memory Care community dedicated to offering a lifestyle of dignity and independence.

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