Green House Team Members
Andy Kennah – CEO
Kate Broadbent, RN – Director of Nursing
Jim Schiavone – Guide
Jim has an impressive professional work history background. He brings a positive and exciting tone to his role as the Facilities Manager and Guide at Green House. Green House is lucky to have someone like him on their team. One notable aspect of Jim’s background is his extensive supervisory experience. As a retired Sergeant from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Jim held the position of Mental Health Sergeant in the detention division. This administrative role allowed him to oversee medical and mental health staff, as well as supervise the Mental Health core team of deputies. Additionally, he served as a liaison for the Sonoma County Courts, working closely with medical doctors and psychiatrists to determine competency and provide treatment for individuals in psychological crisis. Not only does Jim have a strong supervisory background, but he also has a wealth of experience in training staff. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office, Jim served as a trainer for both new hires and existing staff. His dedication to helping others is evident in his commitment to public service.
Outside of work, Jim is a family-oriented individual. He and his wife, Michelle, have settled in Ranchester and have five grown children who are living on their own. They also spend a significant amount of time caring for Jim’s mother-in-law, who currently resides at Green House. Jim’s love for his family, including his mother-in-law, is a driving force that motivates him to make Green House the best it can be. Given his extensive history as a supervisor and leader, Jim is a perfect fit for Green House. His experience, dedication, and passion make him an asset to the team.
Celena Reece – Social Services Coordinator
Celena was born and raised in Southern California and her family moved to Sheridan in 2008. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work, with her career primarily focused on mental health. Above all, her family and faith are her anchor and greatest joy. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and together they are raising a beautiful daughter. You can often find them exploring Wyoming’s mountains or engaging in sports such as soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. She enjoys getting to know the Elder’s and families at Greenhouse and looks forward to building lasting relationships.
Jordan McCoy – Registered Dietitian & Dietary Manager
Jordan was born and raised here in Sheridan. She received her first bachelor’s from the University of Wyoming in Exercise and Sports Science. She earned a master’s degree in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University and spent time as a College Strength and Conditioning Coach as her first career. She then went back to school and earned her Dietetics Degree from Kansas State University and then completed her Dietetic Internship in Boise, Idaho. She moved back to Sheridan when she met her husband, Trinity. You can find Jordan and her husband fly fishing, archery hunting, or riding their mules. Jordan is an avid athlete and currently trains for ultra marathons. Jordan feels that food is love and she loves trying new recipes with a healthy twist! She loves to ferment her own foods, make homemade jerky and dehydrate all sorts of different foods.
Michelle Schiavone – Life Enrichment Manager
Michelle is a highly experienced professional who has dedicated her career to serving others. With a background in law enforcement as a deputy for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, she brings a unique perspective and skill set to her role at Green House. After retiring in 2020, Michelle found her true passion in enriching the lives of the elders at Green House. Since joining our team, Michelle has made a significant impact. She has successfully restored the elder council, empowering our elders to have a voice in the decision-making process. Additionally, she has organized numerous outings, allowing our elders to explore and enjoy new experiences.
Michelle’s dedication and enthusiasm have not only brought joy to our elders but have also inspired our staff. She has a remarkable ability to light the spark in both our elders and staff, creating a positive and vibrant atmosphere within our cottages. With her unwavering commitment to excellence, Michelle is determined to make Green House the best it can be. Her passion for helping others and her creative approach to problem-solving make her an invaluable asset to our team. We are fortunate to have her on board, and we look forward to the positive impact she will continue to make at Green House.
Jon Lanning – Human Resources Manager
Jon Lanning was raised in the Tulsa, OK area and later joined the USAF. After his enlistment ended, he moved back to the Tulsa, OK area where he worked in education and completed a BSBA in Management and then an MBA with an emphasis in Human Resources from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He started in human resources as the HR manager for a senior living non-profit before starting his own consulting firm. Jon likes giving back to the community and has been involved with numerous community projects. He has also served on a board of directors for a mental health non-profit, Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma and was an HR advisor to the board of directors for the Tulsa Housing Authority. Jon is also the author of the book “Stealing the Interview: How to Beat HR at Their Own Game to Get Hired and Promoted”. The core values and practices of Greenhouse Living for Sheridan inspired Jon to accept the HR manager role and make the move to Sheridan, WY in January 2023.
Barbara Mehalek – Administrative Assistant
Barbara was born and raised in Wyoming. Barbara has 29 years background experience in health care. Started with personal health assistant, medical clerk, and job coaching individuals with mental disabilities in Thermopolis. Then in 2018 received a CNA license and began an adventure to Sheridan WY. Started working at Green House Living as a Shahbaz. In 2022 advanced to Administrative Assistant. Barbara’s passion are her family. She enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping. Wyoming is her home and she plans on a long time of work with Green House Living.
Board Of Directors
Hayden F. Heaphy, Jr., President
Hayden is a partner in the Sheridan office of Davis & Cannon, LLP. With careful attention to detail, Hayden makes sure that each client’s legal needs and interests are served well. Over the years Hayden has been fortunate to work with the Sheridan business and nonprofit community in meaningful ways. He was President of the Downtown Sheridan Association when it developed Sheridan’s first streetscape project. He served as director and treasurer of Sheridan’s signature community event, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Hayden is legal counsel to the Northern Wyoming Community College District (Sheridan College). He was appointed by the Wyoming Supreme Court to serve as a Disciplinary Judge for the Wyoming State Bar Board of Professional Responsibility. Hayden graduated from the University of Tulsa, College of Law in 1981, after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville in 1973.
Tyler Crossley, Vice President
Tyler is currently Manager of Primary Care at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to the Board. His career includes serving as an emergency room technician, mental health aid, and CNA in a long-term nursing facility, all while going to school. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and his Master of Business Administration in Tucson, Arizona. Tyler finds the administrative, operational side of healthcare to be just as rewarding and fulfilling as caring for patients directly, and he believes that this area is where he can make the most impact with his skills and knowledge. He became involved with the Green House in 2017, almost two years after moving to Sheridan. Tyler’s other passions include anything that encircles him with family and friends: fly fishing, camping, racing cars with his father, spending time with his wife and children, working and spending time at their cabins, and reading a good book. Tyler is committed to safeguarding a comfortable and honorable location for our community’s elders to reside for many years to come.
Peter Eliason, Treasurer
Pete Eliason is a financial advisor and the founder of Eliason Financial, a prominent financial firm established in 2003. With a strong focus on developing tailored wealth building and retirement strategies, Pete has earned a reputation for effectively managing individual, business, and foundation client portfolios. Pete’s journey in finance began when he pursued a finance degree with a concentration in financial services and business administration at the University of Wyoming. He later obtained accreditation in trust and estate planning from Cannon Business School in North Carolina. Currently, he is furthering his education at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business Management, working towards achieving an accreditation as a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA). He was honored as one of Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, a distinction awarded to a select group of individuals in each state based on factors such as population and wealth. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved with several nonprofits, including Volunteers of America, 4H, and the advisory board of the Whitney Foundation. However, his current involvement with the board of Green House Living for Sheridan holds a special place in his heart and he is deeply committed to its mission. Pete’s mother, Joan, has been a resident for the past two years experiencing exceptional care and he is committed to ensuring that future generations receive the same heartfelt attention and support. In his personal life, Pete finds joy in spending quality time with his wife, Collette, and their two daughters, Samantha and Sierra. They often take advantage of the natural beauty of the Big Horn mountains, engaging in outdoor activities and creating cherished memories together.
Tommi Ritterbusch, MSN-RNB, Secretary
Tommi is Director of Continuous Improvement at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Having graduated from Sheridan College in 2014 with her associate degree in nursing, she began working at Sheridan Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse, moving to Welch Cancer Center due to her interest in oncology and then receiving a national certification in oncology. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming in 2016, she accepted a position as manager of the Welch Cancer Center in 2017. With a strong interest in administration, she obtained her Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Nursing Dual Degree with a focus in Healthcare Administration from the University of Mary in December 2019. Recognized as the Wyoming Nurses Association Northeast New Nurse of the Future in 2018, Tommi was credited as a nurse who focuses on advocating and serving patients with exceptional patient-centered care. Tommi is a lifelong resident of Sheridan and is passionate about quality healthcare and patient experiences and brings this to her service on the Green House board. In her free time, she enjoys camping, four wheeling and exploring in the Bighorns with her husband and children.
Sean Bonnet, Board Member
Sean is the Director of Ambulatory Services for Sheridan Memorial Hospital. As the Director, Sean is responsible for providing operational leadership over the Outpatient Clinics to ensure high quality care is delivered to the community in the outpatient setting, while maintaining alignment and support of the organization’s strategic plan and operational goals. Sean has been in the healthcare industry for over 24 years starting as a medical technologist, working in a hospital laboratory, and he has served in various leadership roles for the past 15 years. Sean has earned a BS in Molecular Biology and a BS in Medical Technology from the University of Wyoming, as well as a Lean Bronze Certification, and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Wyoming. Through his leadership experience and lean training, Sean has been working to help transform the culture of the organization to embrace continuous process improvement by engaging frontline staff and customers to provide solutions that bring more value to the customer. This transformation then has helped strengthen the safety, quality, and patient experience provided to the customers. Sean and his wife, Marcy, raised their 3 amazing children here in Sheridan. In doing so, he has been a part of numerous community events and programs. Sean has a true love for Sheridan and the community, having been born and raised here. Family first is in his roots, so as a result, his commitment to the Green House Living for Sheridan is strong. Sean truly believes in the concept of the Green House Living for Sheridan, as every loved one residing there today and in the future, should be treated exactly as if it were his own loved one.
Kim Gilbert, Board Member
Kim is a Nurse Practitioner and worked in Internal Medicine at Sheridan Memorial Hospital from 2012-2022 and transitioned to her role as hospitalist in 2022. She received her BSN in 2002 and her MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner) in 2012, both from Montana State University. She awarded a Post Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2020 from University of Northern Colorado. Kim enjoys her community involvement with the SCSD2 Parent Stakeholder committee and is a member of the Healthy Sheridan County Coalition formed to prevent substance use and improve mental health for youth and families. Kim is devoted to high quality elder care and her experience and knowledge is a great benefit to the board. She is married to Derek Gilbert and they have seven children. Together they enjoy playing softball, racquetball and watching kids play many sports. They also have a love for musical theater and jogging. Their first grandchild arrived in September, 2023.
Linda Lawrence, Board Member
Linda enjoyed a 20-year career at Sheridan College as Director of Development and advocates for opportunities that can be achieved through college education. The Buffalo Meals on Wheels volunteer delivery service is the highlight of Linda’s week. She has become good friends with a 106-year-old recipient of the meals. Linda has been cheerleading for Green House for Living for Sheridan since the early days when it was just an idea in the community. Dedicated to the Green House philosophy, Linda is committed to the respectful and appreciative environment that honors the community’s elders. A lifelong Wyoming resident, Linda is actively involved in the family’s ranch business. Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about being a life-long student, spending lots of time outside, traveling off the beaten path, social activism and community involvement.
Liz Maguire, Board Member
Elizabeth is a full-time faculty instructor at Sheridan College teaching the CNA and MA courses. Her nursing career has included cardiac ICU, oncology, basic life support, home health and currently is working PRN at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Cardiopulmonary Rehab. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and taught for 16 years. In 2006, she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University. Elizabeth feels very fortunate to be able to combine her love of teaching with her passion for nursing. She enjoys teaching CNA/MA students of all ages as they begin or transition careers into the health care field. The Green House is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the Green House philosophy and support the community.
Rosemary Rieder, Board Member
Rosemary has a rich career history beginning as a math teacher at an all-girls high school before devoting her time to raising their three children. Later she worked as an administrative assistant and tax preparer for two different CPA firms. She and her husband Dan moved to Sheridan from Michigan in 2011 after retirement to be closer to one of her daughters and family. She discovered Green House Living for Sheridan shortly afterwards and began volunteering to help elder residents. Rosemary’s Mother, June Linz, came to live with them from Ohio and they were blessed to have her move to the Green House a few months later due to severe dementia. Rosemary’s dedication and involvement with the Green House and its mission and vision deepened through this experience. In collaboration with the founders, the June Linz Memorial Education Fund was created to assure that staff receives the training and support needed to maintain the culture of the Green House and a commitment to person-centered care for the elders. She accepted a position on the Green House board and believes that her experience as a volunteer and time with her Mother as a past resident will deepen the board’s understanding of the need for meaningful engagement and creating a real home. She is currently Chair of the Volunteer Committee. In addition, she is a Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation member and serves as the President of the SMH Auxiliary. She is a member of P.E.O. a philanthropic educational organization for women and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sheridan. In Rosemary’s free time she enjoys bridge, sewing, gardening, and playing the ukulele.
Kay Wallick, Board Member
Kay directed a number of social service organizations over 30 years, devoting much of her career creating and administering community-based programs where older adults are socially connected and receive the support they need to live meaningful lives. She served as Executive Director of Shepherd’s Centers of America, supporting 55 centers nationwide. After moving to Wyoming from Kansas City, Missouri in 2007 she became involved with the grassroots effort to build four Green House homes in Sheridan. Kay served as temporary director before the doors opened in 2012 and then transitioned as an educator for staff and joined the Green House Living for Sheridan (GHLS) Board. In 2015, working with GHLS and the Center for a Vital Community, she helped to coordinate a community study on the need for creating a dementia capable community. After The Hub on Smith received funding for a 4-year grant in 2016, Kay directed the Dementia Friendly Wyoming project. Kay holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. Current community involvement includes: serving on the GHLS board with a focus on education, marketing and development; the national Leadership Council for Shepherd’s Centers of America; Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation board and the Bighorn Audubon Society board. She is also a member of P.E.O., Book Review Club, Zonta International and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She spends much of her free time with her husband DJ Purcell, hiking with her dog, reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with friends and family.