Our team at Garden Place Red Bud in Red Bud, Illinois.

Our Team

We have a great team at Garden Place Red Bud. We invite you to get to know them and come meet them in person.

Barb Mertz, Executive Director at Garden Place Red Bud in Red Bud, Illinois.

Barb Mertz, Executive Director

Barb has more than two decades of experience in senior health care services. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and enjoys working side by side with residents and families to provide an atmosphere of both quality assisted living and fun. She believes seniors should have the opportunity to do what makes them happy and works to find ways to make those opportunities possible. Outside of work, Barb enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Tracy Hasemeyer, Assistant Director/Life Enrichment Coordinator

Tracey has more than twenty five years of experience in senior health care services. She began as a certified nursing assistant and her compassion for caring for our elders grew from there. She believes everyday should be full of fun and meaningful life experiences. She takes great pride in planning our community activities and adventures. Outside of work, Tracey has two beautiful daughters and baby “Grace”, her family dog, at her side. She enjoys spending time with her family and shopping in her free time.

Tracy Hasemeyer, Assistant Director/Life Enrichment Coordinator at Garden Place Red Bud in Red Bud, Illinois.
Jaysa Pfaff, Community Relations Director at Garden Place Red Bud in Red Bud, Illinois.

Jaysa Pfaff, Community Relations Director

Jaysa is thrilled to be working in community relations for Garden Place Senior Living! A Columbia resident, Jaysa takes pride in helping the seniors in her surrounding communities find a safe and loving home at Garden Place. Jaysa graduated with a B.A. in Cinema and Photography and a B.A. in Radio and Television. Her career has taken many exciting paths including working in television production, managing small businesses, marketing and sales. She is so happy to be a vibrant part of the Garden Place family and to be able to put her skills to work enhancing the lives of our local seniors!

Katy Staub, Dining Services Director

Katy started her career with Garden Place as a cook working at two of our 5 locations. When the opportunity for the dining services director was offered to her, she was excited to take on the new roll and bring her enthusiasm and knowledge for food and spread it through all the communities. Katy has and associate degree in culinary arts and is a certified dietary manager. When not at work Katy loves to spend time with her husband, son and two fur babies.

Katy Staub, Dining Services Director at Garden Place Red Bud in Red Bud, Illinois.