Employee Bios

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 – Tia Mortensen

Administrator – Tia Mortensen

Administrator

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.

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