Kaitlynn RedmonKaitlynn Redmon is the Executive Director of Residences at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana. As the administrator, Kaitlynn manages the day-to-day operations of the community and ensures positive engagement of residents and team members. Kaitlynn brings a unique balance of experience, infectious energy and an unwavering heart for seniors. A northwest Indiana native, Kaitlynn brings ten years of senior living experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Indiana University South Bend with a minor in business administration. Kaitlynn is a licensed Indiana Health Facility Administrator and has had extensive training in residential and dementia care throughout her career. Kaitlynn lives locally with her husband, Alex. When she isn’t working, they enjoy visiting local restaurants and watching the Chicago Blackhawks. Kaitlyn has been recognized by the RCC team with the recent presentation of the first Outstanding Leadership Award, created to acknowledge the dedication she has inspired for all the staff.
Sue Aimone is the Director of Resident Services at Residences at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana, bringing 20 years of nursing experience in geriatric, rehabilitative, dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Sue has been serving the senior population in a long term care setting since she was 17 years old and has a passion for seniors that is unmatched. Sue’s role as Director of Resident Services is to lead and train an exceptional care team with that same high level of compassion that she has and to oversee and ensure the highest quality of care possible.
Sue completed her training as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Ivy Tech while raising two daughters and her son. She is instrumental in providing continuing education for those on the Residences at Coffee Creek team and is certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP).
Time spent with her four grandsons is precious to her and she also loves to read when she has time. Sue is a resident of Portage. She describes her passion for older adults as having early beginnings at the parochial school she attended. While other classmates were on the playground during recess, she enjoyed going to the cafeteria and talking to the elderly women pinching perogies for the Friday fish fry.
Natalie Reisen is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Residences at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana. As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Natalie serves as a key player in supporting new residents and families as they experience the Residence at Coffee Creek’s unique approach to senior living.
Natalie brings six years of healthcare marketing and senior living experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Purdue University North Central and a master’s in business administration from the University of Saint Francis. In addition, she is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Natalie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. She lives in Valparaiso with her husband Dan and son Elijah.
As the Director of Social Services, Lindsey assists residents and their families in identifying and dealing with social, emotional, psychological, spiritual and environmental factors as they affect overall well-being.
Lindsey brings nearly twenty years of social services experience working with the senior population in a variety of settings such as home health, hospice, assisted living, memory care, and outpatient therapeutic services.
She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University.
Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughter play softball.
Terry Petre is the Director of Plant Operations at Residences at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana. Terry has 30+ years of experience in construction and maintenance and studied at Indiana University Northwest.
Terry’s role at Residences at Coffee Creek includes overseeing the physical plant, including maintenance and housekeeping, while serving on the leadership team. His role also includes ensuring safety and security for the entire facility and leading his team in providing the highest quality of technology, infrastructure and maintenance operations for the residents and staff.
As a resident of Chesterton, Terry is excited to serve on the team every day and be available to help the residents and their families enjoy their home at Residences at Coffee Creek.
Deanna “Dee” Welnetz
Dee Welnetz has a life-long passion and decades of service supporting the needs of older adults. Her interest in older adults was first aroused as a young CNA at La Porte Hospital’s skilled nursing unit. She then became a licensed EMT followed by Firefighter Levels I and II while concurrently working at a local skilled nursing facility as an Activities Assistant. Her hard work and passion led to her Activities certification and promotion to Director of Activities. Originally from Rolling Prairie, Dee credits her country upbringing and 4-H experiences as paving the way for so many personal interests she can share with residents, especially handcrafting.
Dee and her husband reside in Rolling Prairie; she is Mom to three adult children as well as her husband’s son and daughter. Dee and her husband share a passion for the outdoors and especially fishing trips. While they once enjoyed annual excursions to Ontario, they now plan for smaller lakes north in Michigan or Wisconsin.
Kelly Wright is the Director of Human Resources for Residences at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana. Kelly has more than 15 years of human resources experience in a breadth of different industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and education.
Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Purdue University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Kelly is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and was born and raised in northwest Indiana. When Kelly is not working, she enjoys the great outdoors and time with her family.
Jennifer Willett is the Business Office Director at Residences at Coffee Creek in Schererville, Indiana, and has more than 15 years of experience in banking and office management.
Upon graduating with honors from Purdue University, Jennifer was a personal banker and assistant manager for five years at a local financial institution, Bank Calumet, now known as First Midwest Bank.
During the past nine years, however, she worked in the office manager/business office director capacity for two non-profit arts organizations, South Shore Arts and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and two local law firms.
Her passion for working with numbers, coupled with her desire to help others, led her to the health care industry, and she joined the RDC team in August 2015. Jennifer is truly grateful that she can continue to do what she loves in an environment dedicated to caring for seniors and their families.
She enjoys connecting with the residents through their day-to-day activities, as well as learning about their remarkable lives. Jennifer also appreciates the awesome team that she works with every day and feels that she’s found her niche. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, dogs, traveling with her son to hockey games and vacationing with her family.