Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connection with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.
We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.
Executive Director: Lauren Hunt
Lauren joins Solana with more than a decade of experience in healthcare, including admissions, social services and as an Executive Director. She also holds Health Facility Administrator/Residential Care Administrator (HFA/RCA) training.
"I am here to build a personal relationship with our residents and all members of my staff, who are hands down the best in the area. I was blessed to spend most of my life with my grandparents and great-grandparents, so I am bringing my professional experience to this role, but I am also bringing a lot of heart." Lauren and her middle school sweetheart, Corey, have two boys, Cade (14) and Cannon( (12) who keep them happy and busy.
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.
Wellness Director: Shannon Kersey
Shannon has more than 20 years experience in healthcare, including long-term care, rehab, assisted living, memory care and hospice. She began her nursing career as a CNA and was the first LPN graduate at Brown Mackie Indianapolis.
Shannon grew up in a military family based in Virginia Beach. She currently lives in Noblesville with her 14-year-old son where she enjoys reading, movies and the luxury of long naps.
Dietary Director: Shannon Sevick
Shannon is ServSafe Certified in the State of Indiana, has completed multiple Restaurant Management courses at IUPUI and has assisted in four restaurant openings over the course of her career.
"I love being able to sit at the table and enjoy our residents' company over a plate of good food. The nursing staff uses expertise and medicine to heal the body, and I use good food and friendship to heal the soul. I treat our residents like family. And sometimes you must stop what you're doing and be silly. I'm not shy about singing or dancing with them during Happy Hour. I've also made it a priority to ensure our Memory Care residents aren't left out by bringing them extra snacks and having a dietary staff member there during mealtimes to help with the basics and when it comes to companionship. I will always listen to feedback, the good and the bad. Your opinions matter to me and I will always listen." Shannon has been married for close to 20 years and has three children, William (8 1/2), Brenner (10) and Trinity (18). They are die-hard Nebraska Corn Husker fans, but since Trinity attended Purdue, they are becoming Boilermakers, too.
Maintenance Director: Michael Tinner
Michael was born and raised in Gary, Indiana before moving to Chicago to begin his career with U.S. Security Associates. He traveled often in this role, and eventually relocated to the Indianapolis area where he switched careers and worked for the Marion County Sheriffs Department, first as a Sargent, then Lieutenant. He has always been the guy who buys something to take it apart and see how it was made and how it works.
"I chose Solana because it just felt warm and very much like home. I get to interact with the residents while maintaining our community, fixing things and making them happy. There is no other job or place I would rather be than right here. I am here to stay and will retire from Solana." Michael is happily married to his wife, Carmen and has two grown children, Ashley and Marcus, and two grown stepsons, Vance and Victor.
Business Office Manager: Kimberly Hebauf
Kim grew up and raised her own family on the Southside and loves her work family at Solana.
"My parents and grandparents are gone, so it is a real honor to serve the parents and grandparents of others." Kim has two grown daughters, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.