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Our People

Our days are filled with important duties and routines. Yet human connection takes precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions every time. You are why we're here.

We bring varied backgrounds and skills to our roles, but we are all here to love and support you.

Jeri McCullough-Gooding, HFA., CDP

Executive Director : Jeri McCullough-Gooding, HFA., CDP

Jeri McCullough-Gooding, HFA., CDP, began her career in the Long-Term Care area of healthcare 32 years ago. She then migrated to Hospice and Homecare by starting two companies in 2005. While she is fairly new to Assisted Living, Jeri brings experience observing how Assisted Living has evolved rapidly in the last four decades. "From sterile nursing home settings to new retirement communities focused on mind, body, and soul, the assisted living experience is changing for the better and I am excited to be a part of it."

"What led me to the Traditions Family was not just their Mission Statement but their promise to our residents and families. Our Promise to You - It is our mission to maximize the quality of life for each member of the Traditions community through genuine and uncompromising care and service. For me, having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone's life every day...Blessing. To be a part of a team that provides compassionate care, supports emotional and physical health, and offers friendship can have a significant impact on the quality of life for the senior, their family, and the caregiver as well. Aging comes with a lot of change, and a support system can help ease the many transitions older adults may experience. Family members also gain peace of mind when their loved one is supported by a team that provides proper care and attention. Plus, caregivers gain personal satisfaction from knowing the comfort they provide enriches the lives of the older adults in their care - it's rewarding."

Jeri loves being a grandmother of 3 grands and mother of 2 adult children. She also is crazy about fishing! "I could fish all day long, any day of the week. I can bait my own hook and remove my own fish from the line.”

Megan Manges

Community Relations Director: Megan Manges

Megan grew up in Ann Arbor, MI and double-majored in Biology and Chemistry before moving to Carmel, Indiana to care for her grandfather. She credits that time in her life for giving her firsthand knowledge of and empathy for the transitions in life and how difficult it can be to make changes for yourself or your loved ones.

"I want to be a compassionate partner and reliable resource for potential residents and their families, even if they don't choose our community. Our team is remarkable and goes out of their way to treat everyone like a big family. In light of recent Covid restrictions, the little things really matter." Megan and her husband, Steve have been married for more than 13 years and their dog, Bella Grace is their pride and joy.

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