At The Wellington our highly experienced and passionate team of professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents, families and staff in a comfortable home environment. At The Wellington our emphasis is on living and providing a board range of services to live comfortably and meet our residents changing needs throughout the years. We look forward to showing you all that The Wellington has to offer.
Executive Director of Senior Living
Josh Berg oversees StuartCo’s senior living communities. A passionate, innovative and respected leader in the social services industry, Josh has held a variety of positions in organizations serving vulnerable individuals and their families. Josh is an active member of LeadingAge MN, works closely with state/local government officials and legislators, and is on several state and local boards and commissions. Josh is also serving as an elected City Councilmember for Elko New Market.
Why the field of senior services? “My goal is to impact and improve the lives for as many individuals as possible in my lifetime. We have an opportunity today and the years to come to help shape the foundation of the system that will serve and support our seniors and other vulnerable individuals. It is our responsibility to ensure that all individuals are able to live as independently as possible, wherever they choose, and be able to receive the highest quality of care and supports available if they are necessary to maintain their health and safety. I am honored to be a piece of that future and will work tirelessly to serve my communities.”
Lisa Winters knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with seniors, when she helped care for her grandmother, whom she was very close to. She felt comfortable and very fulfilled in the role, and grew to start her career by volunteering in a nursing home, which led to several different positions within the field, from nursing to the Housing Director she is today.
Why the field of senior services? “I have worked with seniors since I was a young child and to this day, I still love it! It is my desire to be a good leader and mentor, and to ensure that all my residents receive the best care possible.”
Kristin Koehler, LSW
Community and Resident Services Coordinator
Kristin Koehler, LSW was a director of social services for more than 5 years prior to becoming the Community and Resident Services Coordinator at The Wellington. Kristin has consulted at numerous facilities throughout the Twin Cities and has also developed a curriculum to train new social workers. Kristin grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota receiving a degree in social work. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the outdoors.
Why the field of senior services? “My father was a nursing home administrator which meant that I was exposed to many older adults at a young age. Seniors have lived so much life and have many great stories and wisdom that they are able to share. My best friend is 82 years old and I am so grateful for the stories she tells and the laughs we share. I became a social worker to ensure that seniors are treated with dignity and respect, ensuring their voice is heard.”
Sarah Boettner is the Homecare Director for Shepard Park Home Care. She started her career as a nursing assistant in assisted living and memory care, where her passion grew to care for seniors by seeing how much interactions with caregivers affected their daily life. After graduating from the nursing program at the College of St. Scholastica, she spent four years as an RN Case Manager.
Why the field of senior services? “I enjoy this opportunity as a Homecare Director to help staff grow in their nursing skills and professional skills every day. Training and teaching staff is a passion of mine. I believe training staff and giving them new tools and successful caregiving stories is essential for delivering high quality care and creating a positive work environment.”
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Ann Sechter came to StuartCo with 21 years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to coming to Stuartco, she worked for Augustanacare. Ann is a graduate of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Mn and Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN. She is the mother of three children and resides in Mendota Heights where she is often gardening, learning to speak Spanish, and walking her two dogs.
Why the field of senior services? “Many of us, have their journey as an adult child with their parents. I have walked down that road with my father to the end of his life. My passion is to help guide seniors that are struggling at home, find the best quality of living to the end of their life.”