Nancy McCaffrey

Director of Hospitality

A career healthcare and hospitality professional, Nancy served in many seniors housing capacities, including activities, social services, sales, marketing, administration and operations. Prior to The Garlands she oversaw new construction, hiring and leadership training and developed the assisted and independent living side of a family-run, Illinois-based organization that operates fifteen older adult housing communities.

Michelle Murphy
Michelle Murphy

Director of Sales and Marketing

Food and Beverage Manager, Jason Babor
Jason Babor

Food and Beverage Manager

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… Continue Reading Kurt R. Wessel

Dawn L. Kempf

Vice President, Chief Operating and Compliance Officer

A licensed nursing home administrator, Dawn oversees all aspects of operations for The Garlands of Barrington and Prairieview at The Garlands including administration, hospitality services, sales and marketing and health care services. As the community’s Chief Compliance Officer, she also ensures that the organization meets regulatory agencies’ guidelines and the company’s standards of conduct. Dawn earned… Continue Reading Dawn L. Kempf

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… Continue Reading Ed Gansz

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,… Continue Reading Scott Weimer

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… Continue Reading Thomas S. Herb

Roger Mutter
Roger Mutter

Member Services

Linda Lankford
Linda Lankford

Director of Human Resources

Kelly Irgang
Kelly Irgang

Director of Nursing

Amanda Hintz
Amanda Hintz

Director of Health Care

Beverly Astudillo
Beverly Astudillo

Director of Housekeeping

Lynda Fauser
Lynda Fauser

Director of Accounting

Lynn Adams
Lynn Adams

Director of Lifestyles