Our team | Westerwood

Meet our team.

Columbus’ most experienced senior living team works at Westerwood.

While we recently changed our name from Friendship Village Columbus to Westerwood, the same Board, leadership team, and staff have not changed. We’re still the same nonprofit Life Care community that has been named a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO magazine for more than five years running, and recognized by Holleran as a 2020 Choice Community for our exemplary culture of resident engagement.

Our staff-to-resident ratio exceeds Ohio’s staffing recommendations, meaning we attract and retain service-minded, well-trained care team members who embrace our residents with warm hospitality. Members are hired for characters and retained for skill. Many of the friendly faces you’ll see around campus have been with us for years.

To learn more about a job or career at Westerwood, visit our Careers page.

Lisa Burkhart
Lisa Burkhart
Executive Director
Aubrey Eley
Aubrey Eley, LNHA
HCC Administrator
Sami Kontely
Sami Kontely
Director of Sales & Marketing
Jennifer Sanchez
Jennifer Sanchez
Director of Human Resources
Valerie McConnell
Valerie McConnell
Director of Nursing
Carol Gilbert
Carol Gilbert
Director of Resident Services & Assisted Living
Chris Harbert
Chris Harbert
Director of Plant Operations
Laura Chanak
Laura Chanak
Director of Accounting
Marshall Schumacher
Marshall Schumacher
Director of Dining Services
Eric Heinzer
Eric Heinzer
Marketing & Admissions Coordinator, Westerwood Rehabilitation
Lyn Mirocha
Lyn Mirocha
Move-in Coordinator, Independent Living
Michael Brooks
Michael Brooks
Marketing & Sales Counselor, Independent Living
Gretl Schuster
Gretl Schuster
Marketing & Sales Counselor, Independent Living
Lynn Miller
Lynn Miller
Marketing & Sales Counselor, Independent Living

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