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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: Tara Curtis Schwab

Tara has more than 25 years experience in healthcare, senior housing and rehab. Her career began as a physical therapy assistant and she has served in leadership, operational management and team-building roles, including Regional Director of Operations for senior housing and rehab. Tara is currently pursuing a Six Sigma Lean Blackbelt Healthcare certification. Her passion lies in listening to seniors share their life experiences.

Tara was raised in Michigan by her father who taught her to work and play hard. She currently lives in Fishers and  enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Adam, son, Bexton, dogs, Ramsey and Maryn and cats, Sakura and Keiko.

Director of Community Relations: Mauree Priest

Mauree started her career in 2006 as a Charge Nurse at a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, then broadened her experience to include pharmaceutical sales and regional sales & marketing management. She is currently  pursuing her MBA.

Mauree was born and raised in a small farming community in Central Illinois. She and her husband, Brent relocated to Indiana in 2014, where they made Noblesville their new home, along with their 2 boys, Dylan and Drake. In her free time, Mauree enjoys volunteering at her church, exercise, spending time with her family, and encouraging and inspiring others as a certified life coach.

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.

Memory Care Director: Brittany Shaw 

Brittany is dementia certified and comes to Traditions at Solana with close to five years experience as a Memory Care Manager. She leads with compassion and insight into what makes each person unique. “Each day we are privileged to enter the world of another human being. So it’s vital we adapt to their personal needs with care and compassion.”

Brittany was born and raised in Indianapolis, where she and her three children currently reside. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and attending their volleyball, basketball and football sporting events.

Move-in Coordinator: Jennifer Gholson

Jennifer earned  her associate degree in business after working as a CNA for more than 20 years. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration.

Jen (as she likes to be called) is an active mom and community member, with three daughters and four grandchildren, as well as an event coordinator role in her church choir. She also founded an etiquette program in 2011 for youth grades 1-12. “I am excited to serve and support seniors in this role and look forward to learning more about each of my residents.”

Director of Culinary Services: Richard Steckley

Rick has over 35 years of restaurant and catering experience, beginning in his family’s Carmel restaurant and catering business “Steckley’s Olde House.” He also served as a General Manager at Chi Chi’s and Cracker Barrel restaurants. Rick made the transition to Senior Living food service in 2006 where he found his calling.

As the child of a military family, Rick traveled throughout his childhood, living in Okinawa Island Japan, Germany, England and throughout the continental United States. In 1982, after college, he moved back to Carmel Indiana where he is blessed to live with his wonderful wife, Sherrie, their three kids and three grandchildren. Rick loves all outdoor activities especially fishing and golf and is an avid Colts and Pacers fan.

Director of Maintenance: Roy Ramey

Born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis, Roy has been in healthcare since 1990, first spending 24 years at Community Hospital South and serving Traditions at Solana since it first opened in 2014.

Roy has four sons. He enjoys the water, fishing, boating, camping and long walks through the woods.

Business Office Manager: Kim Hebauf

Kim has a background in administrative and customer service. She was born and raised in Greenwood and is a warm, personable presence in our business office.

Kim has two adult daughters and one granddaughter who all live nearby. When Kim isn’t at work, she enjoys time with her family, friends and animals. One of her passions is animal rescue/welfare.

Activities Director: Sara Jordan

Sara moved from her home state of Georgia to serve as the Activities Director for our Solana community. She holds a BSW and an MA in Gerontology from Georgia State University. Her primary interests lie in social engagement and non-verbal communication.

Although she has never lived in Indiana before, Sara’s family has deep roots in the area. She was raised to love Hoosier basketball by her IU-alum parents.