We value every partner in our organization. Our staff is the reason we are able to achieve such high levels of satisfaction and quality of life. We realize that staff also have choices about where they can work, and at Eastgate we respect those choices and foster an environment of professional growth and development. Every day they come to work. They understand that one key reason they have come to work at Eastgate is to make a difference in the life of any resident, family, or guest who they encounter. Our staff is an extension of our family and we are proud to introduce them.
- Jason Benedict, Executive Director
Jason Benedict is the Executive Director and states, “I am truly lucky to work for such a great community that has become an extension of my family.” Jason has been working in Healthcare for almost 15 years. Jason enjoys spending time with his family and being active in athletics. “The experiences I have had since joining Eastgate in 2009 as well as the relationships I have built will last a lifetime.” Jason has worked with children, adolescents, and seniors in the field of Healthcare.
- Rose Green, RN, BSN Director of Resident Care
Rose Green is the Director of Nursing at Eastgate Manor. She has over 18 years of nursing experience in Oncology, Med-Surg, Hospice, Geriatric, and Home Health. Known for her caring heart, Rose takes the time to get to know each resident personally. This connection helps her provide individualized support services for each resident to live as independently as possible. Close relationships with senior relatives in her family inspire her daily professional work with seniors. At home, Rose enjoys raising her four children with her husband.
- Jennifer Schierer, Assistant Executive Director
Jennifer is the Assistant Executive Director of Eastgate Manor. She joined the Eastgate team in June 2017 and came from Lexington of Streamwood where she spent 4 years as the Financial Coordinator. She has spent the last 25 years working in long term care and has extensive experience working with Medicaid. She welcomes each resident, family member, and staff with a warm smile and a “can do attitude”. Please stop in anytime, whether you have a question or just want to say “Hi”. She enjoys spending time with her teenage children and loves to go walking with her dog.
- Regina Schorler, Community Outreach Liaison
Reggie is our Community Outreach Liaison and states, “My career began with and has been in the senior healthcare market. My very first job was working in the Dietary department at a nursing home where my mother was a nurse. That experience developed my love and passion for working with seniors and I have never looked back. I have spent over 25 years in sales and marketing of all aspects of senior care, from home health to hospice and most recently senior living communities. I truly enjoy developing relationships with and helping residents and families to make the decision to transition to a retirement community. I also enjoy working with healthcare professionals, as well as business professionals in the community. I am a huge animal lover and in my spare time, enjoy nothing more than the company of my two dogs and hitting the trails my horse. I am so happy to be a part of and to promote this wonderful community”
- Joe Alonzo, Activity Director
- Zack Lara, Executive Chef
- Tyler Kock, Dining Room Manager
Joe is our Activity Director here at Eastgate Manor. He has been a part of our team for over five years now and prides himself in ensuring quality programming and exciting outings and trips for Eastgate Residents. Joe states, “I’m so excited to begin my Role as Activity Director. Eastgate Manor has provided me with an opportunity to give back and make a positive impact in our community. The Residents and Staff are an extension of my family.” Joe also enjoys spending time with his family while he is not here at Eastgate Manor.
Eastgate is very proud of our extensive menu, and even more, our residents appreciate our Executive Chef, Zack Lara. Zack has been with Eastgate Manor for five years and was previously at Lexington Elmhurst for four years. He plays a key role in selecting menu items and enjoys finding just the right recipe. Zack’s leadership and direction in the Eastgate kitchen bring about meals that residents look forward to daily. Zack lives locally with family members.
Tyler is the Dining Room Manager here at Eastgate Manor. He has been a part of our team for over a year, and prides himself on providing a positive and quality Dining Room experience for our Residents. He states, “Eastgate is a wonderful community to be a part of and it’s my passion to provide a quality of life to our Residents.” Tyler lives only a few blocks away from Eastgate Manor and is always open to contribute his time to our Residents and Staff.