Events for September 2018
Call Brandy Espeland (217) 202-1630 to schedule a tour to learn about the November special!
Brandy Espeland has been named Marketing Director of Villa the premier residential assisted-living community in Champaign. With over two-decades experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Espeland has joined Villa after spending the last fifteen years in the central Illinois assisted living arena in both Champaign and Bloomington. Her duties include providing tours of the Villa community to potential residents and their families and fostering a positive environment for residents, family and friends, and all team members. She will also be responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining residents and personalizing needs to fit their independent living lifestyle. Brandy is excited about the new opportunity and is confident her wealth of experience will allow her to provide the care that embodies the Villa mission. “I’m so happy to be joining the Villa community,” Espeland stated. “The care at Villa is second to none and knowing I will be assisting potential residents and their families to receive the best care possible is something I am very passionate about.” Executive Director, Laura Frerichs and Espeland will work hand-in-hand to promote the Villa. “We are thrilled Brandy has joined the team. Her abilities and attention to detail will be a great addition to our resort-style environment at Villa,” Frerichs stated.
Rantoul native Laura Frerichs has been named the new Executive Director of Villa residential senior-living community. With over two decades experience as a Registered Nurse, Frerichs will join the Villa in July after spending the last five years as a charge nurse in the PACU and Heart Center at Carle Foundation Hospital. Her duties will include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Villa and fostering a positive environment for residents, family and friends, and all team members. She will also be responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, supervising and training, team-member relations, communication, family services, resident well-being, quality assurance, financial management, and regulatory compliance.
She is excited for the new opportunity and is confident her wealth of experience as a nurse will allow her to provide the care and leadership that embodies the Villa mission. “I am so excited and grateful to be joining the community of the Villa,” Frerichs stated. “To me, it represents a longstanding mission of vision and strength, and I could not be prouder to be a part of it.”
The Villa is also excited to welcome back Elena Hardy as Administrative Assistant. After a brief stint away, Elena rejoins the team where she will work closely with the Executive Director to handle general administrative tasks. She will also assist the residents with their daily lives, escorting them to appointments, meals, activities, and more. Additional duties will include making sure everything operates smoothly in the building for the residents and providing tours of the Villa community to potential residents and their families.
Upon rejoining the staff, Ms. Hardy commented, “It’s a pleasure returning to the Villa, and I am honored. I look forward to assisting the residents and working together with Laura for the residents and the community.”