Kurt Wessel

Vice President & CFO

Vice President & CFO, Barrington Venture Holding Company, LLC and The Garlands of Barrington, LLC. With more than twenty years of accounting experience, Wessel provides oversight to the organization’s finance and accounting functions. As a member of the Leadership Team, he reviews and analyzes the organization’s finance programs and accounting structure and effects changes to increase…

Vice President

Dawn earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law and Compliance from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in sociology and justice studies from Arizona State University. A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, she oversees Sales, Marketing and Health Care ​at The Garlands, which includes Prairieview at The Garlands assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and The Garlands Homecare Solutions. Prior…

Ed-Gansz

Vice President

Ed Gansz has thirty five years experience in Development Services and Asset Management, amassed in domestic and international markets. His client services include project development from concept to completion, financial analyses, transaction structure and pursuing avenues necessary to underwrite the achievement of client development goals. Gansz received an undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University…

Scott Weimer

Director of Maintenance

Scott, a veteran of retirement communities for 20+ years, brings his knowledge and expertise to provide an efficient running and safe environment for all that reside and work within. His career began in 1988 as an Assistant Building Manager for Whitehall North, a convalescent/rehabilitation facility in Deerfield, IL.  Here he began servicing and repairing systems,…

Thomas S. Herb

President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas earned his Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration from Babson College and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He formerly managed sales, marketing and production aspects as Vice President of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottling company in the nation. Thomas Herb is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Housing council and…

Nicola Torres

Executive Chef

Nicola Torres has 40 years experience in the culinary field, with experience in different types of hotels, restaurants, clubs and casinos. Torres received a culinary art degree from a hospitality management college in Bari, Italy. Upon completion, Torres worked throughout Italy, learning different regional cooking. Torres worked in Brussels and Belgium learning French cooking under…

Roger Mutter

Member Services

Linda Lankford
Linda Lankford

Interim Director of Human Resources

Kelly Irgang
Kelly Irgang

Director of Nursing

Amanda Hintz
Amanda Hintz

Assistant Administrator

Beverly Astudillo
Beverly Astudillo

Director of Housekeeping

Lynda Fauser
Lynda Fauser

Director of Accounting

Lynn Adams
Lynn Adams

Director of Lifestyles

Istvan Abdai

Director of Hospitality

Istvan is a graduate of Economisch College Hotel School in the Netherlands. From an early start, he has cultivated a passion for high quality service and exceptional cuisine working in fine dining restaurants throughout Europe. He has managed food and beverage programs for over 15 communities for a large senior housing operator. He’s planned and…