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Our Team

We have a great team at Garden Place Senior Living Business Office. We invite you to get to know them and come meet them in person.

Jessica Green at Garden Place Senior Living Business Office

Jessica Green
Reflections Executive Director


Jessica joined Garden Place in 2017. She has more than a decade of educational experience after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. Since then, she has worked diligently over the past six years to create structure and programs as the Director of Operations in Skilling Nursing. She is thrilled to bring her educational and nursing home background to provide a person-centered plan of care and to increase quality of life to all residents at the Reflections location. Her aspiration is to help empower quality living for residents by training compassionate staff to care for the residents as they would do for their own loved one.

Phone: 618-281-3388
Email: jessica.green@gpliving.com

Tanya Schnarre​
Millstadt Executive Director​


Tanya worked many years in health-care-systems management prior to joining Garden Place in 2009. She previously worked as a sleep lab coordinator at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. A qualified CPR instructor with nearly two years of nursing training, Tanya brings a zest for fun to our assisted living seniors.

Phone: 618-476-1440
​Email: tanya.schnarre@gpliving.com

Tanya at Garden Place Senior Living Business Office
Barb at Garden Place Senior Living Business Office

Barb Mertz
Red Bud Executive Director


Barb has more than two decades of experience in senior health care services and joined Garden Place in 2011. 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.

Phone: 618-282-7775
Email: barb.mertz@gpliving.com

Tammy Krebel
Waterloo Executive Director


Tammy worked in long-term care for many years prior to joining Garden Place in 2012. She holds an associates degree in applied science. She has also worked as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Her experience and background include work as a Rehabilitation Manager in a skilled facility where she assisted residents in returning home or to an assisted living environment. She has worked with seniors since the age of 18, starting at the county nursing home in Waterloo. As director of our Waterloo community, she enjoys the opportunity to assist residents in maintaining the enjoyable lifestyle they deserve.

Phone: 618-939-4900
Email: tammy.krebel@gpliving.com

Tammy at Garden Place Senior Living Business Office

Jessica Easton
Columbia Executive Director


Jessica joined Garden Place in 2017. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2004. Her passion for nursing comes from her desire to help others in need. She is committed to providing quality, compassion and care to the residents that reside at Garden Place. 

Phone: 618-281-4200
Email: jessica.easton@gpliving.com

Katy Gummersheimer
Dietary Manager


Katy began working in a health care setting in 2009. She holds a dietary managers certificate and an associate’s degree in culinary arts. After graduating from culinary school, Katy was able to combine her love for food with her love of seniors by joining our Garden Place team. Katy’s goal is to make every meal at Garden Place a memorable and enjoyable experience. She immerses herself in favorite, made from scratch, recipes and is always adding new recipes based on regional favorite dishes and resident input.

Email: katy.gummersheimer@gpliving.com​

Katy at Garden Place Senior Living Business Office

Tina Johanning
Marketing Support Manager


Tina has worked in the graphic design, marketing, and printing industry since 1991. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communications/Graphic Design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an Associate of Arts Degree in Art & Graphic Design from Southwestern Illinois College. One of her greatest passions is creating images, messages, and memories to convey just how special Garden Place really is. She truly enjoys creating ways to let the world know that, at Garden Place, we live here and we care here.

Phone: 618-972-7509
Email: tina.johanning@gpliving.com