Ingle Living Communities

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Peter Waltz

• President, Board of Directors

Peter is a 1968 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and began his private practice in Mt. Horeb shortly after graduation. Having a vested interest in the Mt. Horeb community, he served as Village President for 20 years, and holds the position of President of the Mt. Horeb Community Foundation.
    Ingle Living Communities has been fortunate to have Peter serve on the Board of Directors for 17 years, acting as President from 1970 through 1983 and again beginning in 2004.
    As President of our nine-member Board, Peter serves as the facilitator balancing the needs of our 155 owners and those of the people we serve. He has donated many hours to help move Ingle Living Communities forward to address the complex issues of Assisted Living and Long-Term Care.


Michael Rock

• Administrator/Chief Executive Officer

M.Rock Michael has been the Administrator of Ingle Living Communities since 1981. He has a Masters of Business Administration-Finance from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and is a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management. He has served as District President of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and President of the Mt. Horeb Rotary club. Prior to joining Ingle Living Communities, Michael did financial audits of hospitals and nursing homes for the Medicare and Medicaid programs and was a hospital administrator.
    A resident of Mt. Horeb, he has a vested interest in the community including civic organizations and local government committees. Michael is proud to have been instrumental in achieving the many goals and positive changes which have occurred over the years at Ingle Living Communities. His leadership skills and active involvement in Ingle Living Communities is evident by all who come in contact with him.



Caron Truesdill

• Director of Resident Care


Caron has been in geriatric nursing since 1994, and brings those years of experience to the Ingle Living Communities team. Before taking on her current role as Director of Resident Care, she held positions as a CNA, LPN, RN, and Director of Nursing, all of which were in long-term care in South Central Wisconsin. It is through those first-hand experiences that Caron understands the importance of each nursing role in providing quality care to our patients. While Caron directs the Nursing Department, she knows that long-term care is more than nursing, and helps to facilitiate communication and collaboration within each department. Caron's objectives are to ensure Ingleside provides exceptional individualized nrusing care as well as promoting and maintaining the highest degree of quality of life for each resident on an individual basis.



Linda Noord

• Director of Resident & Family Services

Linda Linda has been a valuable team member of Ingle Living Communities since 1984. She is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College and served as a Social Worker for the State of Illinois prior to coming to Ingle Living Communities.
    Linda is a Wisconsin Certified Social Worker, a long-standing member of the Wisconsin Nursing Home Social Workers Association, and has been the Director of Resident and Family Services at Ingleside since 1984. Additionally, she is the admission director for all the Ingle Living Communities’ facilities.
    Linda’s sensitivity and patience are prominent in guiding prospective patients, residents, tenants and their families through the admission process and later from one facility to another as their needs change. She and her staff provide continuity by assisting patients prior to their admission and by remaining involved during all phases of their stay, including assistance with discharge following rehabilitation.
    A member of the Mt. Horeb community, Linda is very knowledgeable of the resources and options available to prospective as well as current Ingle Living Communities' residents and tenants. She has successfully assisted countless family members through the transition of placing their loved one in skilled care or assisted living.



Chris Kiesz

• Director of Assisted Living

ChrisChris is a Registered Nurse and has been working specifically in Assisted Living since 1994. Initially as a Nurse Consultant to multiple assisted living homes in Dane County, as a developer of various training programs for CBRF staff, and as an Area Director for a Wisconsin Assisted Living Company with multiple frail-elderly and dementia specific homes. Prior to becoming involved specifically in Assisted Living, Chris worked as a RN Case-Manager for a home health agency, staff nurse in long-term care, triage nurse and laboratory technician in family practice clinics, and as an EMT for her community.
    Chris works hard to ensure that the residents and tenants of Inglehaven and Inglewood have a comfortable and safe home-like enviornment, and the principles of Assisted Living are maintained, by offering choices, maintaining dignity, and promoting individuality. Chris is a life-long resident of the neighboring community of New Glarus, and appreciates the importance of having seniors continue to live in a comfortable setting within their community, something that Ingle Living Communities does so well.



Pamela Lokken

• Human Resources Manager

pam Pam has had several years of human resources experience, which includes a wide variety of industries. Ingle Living Communities reputation for providing quality care as well as the professionalism and friendliness of the staff drew Pam to her current position in 2002. Pam’s role focuses on employees—including compensation and benefits, safety, legal compliance, and employee recognition.
    She works to ensure that Ingle Living Communities attracts and retains a workforce whose primary goal is ensuring personalized quality care for those residents, patients, and tenants who count on us each day.
    Pam obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Pam has also earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, which demonstrates her human resources knowledge and commitment to staying informed of new developments in the human resources field. Pam's enthusiasm puts current and prospective employees at ease. She is good at providing feedback and helpful information to Ingle Living Communities' staff.



Don Thornton

• Financial Manager

DonDon has worked in long term health care in financial management capacities since 1978 and has been with Ingle Living Communities since 1988. Don holds degrees in Accounting and Business Administration and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. He has served on the Board of Directors of Access to Community Services, a WI Combined Campaign Charitable Organization with three terms as treasurer. He has also served on advisory committees for computerization of the nursing home industry.
    Don worked previously as an insurance agent specializing in health care and life plans. He partakes in ongoing education and training programs to keep up with changes in the field of third party payment for elder and long term care including Medicare, Medicaid, HMO's and insurance arrangements. Though he no longer actively markets insurance, he retains his insurance licenses and education to assist residents and their families at Ingle Living Communities. A believer in taking advantage of third party benefits that may be available to an individual, Don assists in the process of applications and claims.



Sarah Nelson

• Director of Nutritional Services

Sarah attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Sarahobtained her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics degree. Since working in the food service industry since 1995, Sarah has provided a wealth of experience in catering to personalized food preferences. The menu has been seasoned with flavor and variety since Sarah joined the Ingle Living Communities team. Taking an interest in the residents and tenants preferences is one of Sarah's main objectives. Through resident and tenant group meetings, Sarah receives and offers feedback in regard to meal selections. On a regular basis, individualized counseling is provided to residents and families to comply with the resident's nutrition needs.




Julie Jenson

• Nursing Supervisor


Julie began her professional career at Ingle Living Communities in 1990. Throughout her career she has experienced varying levels of nursing responsibilities including Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Administration Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, CNA Manager, and most recently Nursing Supervisor. As Julie's career advanced, so did her education. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2006 from Madison Area Technical College. Julie is also a Wound Care Certified Nurse, ensuring quality skin care for our patients and residents.







Jenny Campbell

Colleen Activity Director

Jenny is a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where she earned a bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She achieved certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) in 2006. Jenny began her career working in long-term care in 2000 and has worked in the activities department of nursing homes throughout Wisconsin as an Activity Aide and Recreation Therapist, before accepting the role of Ingleside's Activity Director in 2010.

As a member of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) and the Southern Wisconsin Activity Professionals Association (SWAPA), Jenny is able to keep up with the latest activity programming developments and apply them to Ingleside's programs.

Jenny's goal is to provide meaningful activities for the residents of Ingleside. She believes encouraging a wide range of daily activities will enhance each resident's individual interests and needs. Jenny is excited about new technologies and incorporates them into resident activities when appropriate. She says she especially enjoys sharing stories with residents, learning about thier pasts, their life lessons, and their experiences.



Bill Sullivan

• Director of Environmental Services

BSBill’s 25 years of experience in the Environmental Services field has proved beneficial to Ingle Living Communities. First impressions and maintaining a safe and environmentally sound atmosphere are Bill's focal points. This is evident from the moment you walk in the doors of the Ingle Living Communities facilities. He believes strongly in maintaining and preserving a resident and tenant home-like atmosphere. Bill is responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior of the facility.
    Not only is cleanliness, comfort and safety priority, but for many other aspects of Ingle Living Communities operations Bill ensures quality and timeliness for: linen services, landscaping, temperature control, room changes, coordinating contractors, and a variety of other projects. Bill strives for perfection in all aspects of his job.


Ingle Living Communities
407 N. 8th Street
Mt. Horeb, WI   53572

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