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Board of Directors:

Richard Schumacher, President

Donald C. Torrenga, Vice-President

Leslie Darrow

Frankie Fesko

Peggy S. Gerard

Don Fesko

Richard S. McClaughry

Executive Director of Hartsfield Village:     Leslie Darrow

Leslie Darrow

Leslie Darrow, Executive Director

Leslie Darrow is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Illinois and a licensed Health Facility Administrator in the State of Indiana. She has worked in the healthcare arena, managing various levels of residential senior living and long term care for 20 years. Currently, Ms. Darrow is proud to be serving as the Executive Director of Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Retirement Community. 

Leslie has a wealth of experience in the field of post-acute rehabilitation and the management of Alzheimer’s disease in the assisted living and skilled nursing settings.

Leslie has held various professional positions at nursing facilities in the southeast suburbs of Illinois and Central Indiana ranging from consulting to operations. In her consulting roles she has been responsible for educating facility staff and healthcare professionals on the clinical, physical, cognitive, and social aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Leslie has a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Political Science from Indiana University. She prides herself on operating facilities that offer extraordinary patient care and services, crediting her professional accomplishments to her passion for wanting to increase the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Susan Finn

Susan Seydel, Administrator of Rehabilitation and Nursing

Susan Seydel is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Illinois and a licensed Health Facility Administrator in the State of Indiana. She has worked in the healthcare field in various capacities for over 15 years. Currently, Susan is thrilled to be serving as the Administrator for Nursing Care.

Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Planning & Administration from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree in Health Finance & Administration from the University of St. Francis. Susan began her career with the Joint Commission. After receiving her Master’s degree she transitioned into management of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities. Susan has a wealth of experience managing facilities with specialized programs dedicated to Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, Dementia care and Long-term residential nursing care.

Susan prides herself on operating facilities that offer the very highest quality of patient care and customer service for the patients, residents and families of Hartsfield Village.

Larissa Rudloff

Larissa Rudloff, Administrative Director of Community Nursing Services

Larissa Rudloff serves as the Administrative Director of Community Nursing Services, with over 20 years of clinical experience.  Larissa's professional career includes both staff and administrative positions in various areas of patient care including surgical, cardiac, dialysis, and orthopedic units within the hospital setting. 

Larissa has also served as the Director of Nursing for 14 years in Alzheimer's Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing / JCAHO Post-Acute Rehabilitation facilities.  As an alumni of Purdue University, she achieved both her Associate Degree and BSN, and currently holds her license as a registered nurse in both Indiana and Illinois.

Larissa's passion for geriatrics has been a constant thread throughout her career.  She has a unique combination of acute nursing experience and proven managerial skills. Larissa's leadership focuses on providing compassionate quality health care to our residents in all levels of senior living and care.

Gaston Cordova, Director of Rehabilitation

Gaston Cordova, Director of Rehabilitation, began his career as a practicing physical therapist in 2005.  He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University.  Gaston began treating patients in outpatient orthopedics with ATI Physical Therapy.  During his years in this setting, he developed specific skills focused on manual therapy, progressive strengthening and flexibility programs, high-level balance training, and post-operative orthopedic protocols.  Gaston’s career path shifted to the world of executive coaching when he began working on performance strategies with elite professional athletes and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.  

Through this experience he discovered a unique blend of combining treatments of the body in physical therapy with interventions for the mind used in executive coaching.  In this industry, he was able to guide the performances of world-class athletes, coach executive teams of highly successful companies, and present success seminars to schools, universities, and charitable organizations.  In 2009, Gaston re-entered the therapy world focused on fostering a change in post-acute geriatric rehabilitation, incorporating therapy techniques more often seen in sports medicine clinics.  While treating the body, he also consistently focused on helping his patients and their families with their mental well-being.  

Gaston’s innovative approach to treatment combined with exemplary leadership skills resulted in his promotion to Director of Rehabilitation within seven months of returning to healthcare.  With his arrival to Hartsfield Village in the summer of 2014, he has brought a “Personal and Premier” treatment philosophy in efforts to continue facilitating the paradigm shift in geriatric rehabilitation.  Making personal connections and finding the roots of inspiration in each patient are at the center of his treatment philosophy. 

JoleneJolene Gelarden

Jolene Gelarden is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s Degree in Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Purdue University Northwest and Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing with a minor in Psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Jolene has been affiliated with the Community Healthcare System network since 2002 as a medical staff member.

Jolene has a strong clinical nursing background in critical care and cardiovascular nursing with recent experience in outpatient Heart Failure and diabetes clinics. She came to Hartsfield in 2014 with over 13 years of experience in general family practice.

Jolene not only brings to Hartsfield Village her strong clinical background, but has a compassionate yet holistic approach to serve as an advocate for her patients. She plays an integral role in the patient’s plan of care, by easing the transition from hospital to the rehabilitation care setting and assisting in the coordination of a seamless discharge back to the patient’s home environment. Jolene collaborates with the primary care physicians and serves as a liaison between the physicians, clinical team and the patient/family.

Leslie RileyLeslie Riley, Residential Care Administrator

Leslie Riley is a licensed Residential Care Administrator in the State of Indiana. She also carries a General Education License for the State of Indiana. Leslie has been working as a service provider and manager to individuals across all ages for 20 years. Ms. Riley is privileged to be serving as the Administrator of Senior Living for Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Leslie has held various professional positions with individuals ranging in ages from childhood to senior. She has been a positive influence and support system to individuals and families through a variety of activities ranging from elementary education teacher, coach, and, currently, Senior Living Administrator.

Leslie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Calumet College of St. Joseph and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. She looks forward to using her knowledge and experience to aide families and their loved ones in whatever capacity needed to make their lives safe, happy, and complete.


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