Marla Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care | Team

Our Team

Jen Owens

Jennifer Owens, Administrator

Jennifer Owens has worked in senior care since 2005. She first joined the Marla Vista team as a caregiver and has been the administrator since 2014. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in human development. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys watching educational, home improvement, and cooking shows on television. She is married with two young daughters, Contessa and Francesca. They live in Green Bay with their pet snake, Dante.

Sunanda Bhatoya

Sunanda “Sunny” Bhatoya, Wellness Coordinator

Sunanda “Sunny” Bhatoya, Wellness Coordinator, has worked in Senior Living since 2009. She became inspired to work in Senior Living when she helped out at her aunt’s assisted living. She is a certified nursing assistant, med tech, and is currently enrolled in nursing school.The thing she loves best about her job is to putting smiles on resident’s faces, which in turn gives her a reason to smile. Born and raised in India, Sunanda enjoys cooking traditional Indian food and traditional Indian dancing. She and her husband live in Green Bay.

Laura Allard

Laura Allard, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Laura Allard joined the Marla Vista team as the Life Enrichment Coordinator in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of WI-Green Bay. Laura is a giver by nature, and loves working with elders, hearing their life stories and bringing joy to their lives. In her free time, Laura enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with family and friends, travel and being outdoors. She lives in Green Bay with her husband, son, and their dog Winston.

Brenda Marquardt

Brenda Marquardt, Life Enrichment Coordinator at The Gardens

Brenda Marquardt, Life Enrichment Coordinator at The Gardens, has a passion for making every effort to help ensure our elders receive the dignity and enjoyment they deserve. Brenda has worked in health care since 1992 - many highly rewarding years. Prior to that, she taught elementary school. She grew up with a strong sense of family and is the proud mother of four grown children. Brenda considers residents her extended family and wants to pass on the same dignity and comfort to them as she would her own family.

Kevin Gille

Kevin Gille, Marketing Director

For a majority of his career, Kevin has worked in the health care field. With a compassion for elders, he enjoys meeting new people and helping them find the best options for their loved ones. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay. In his leisure time, Kevin volunteers with the local Alzheimer’s Association and enjoys fishing, racquetball and coaching youth sports. He lives in Green Bay with his wife and two children.

Monkey Moo, therapy dog

Monkey Moo, Therapy Dog

Monkey Moo is a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix and has lived at Marla Vista since May 2017. In her free time she enjoys visiting with elders, sleeping, eating and taking walks. Monkey gets along with everyone including people, other dogs, and kittens. She is also a good sport when it comes to dressing up.

Chewy - service dog at Marla Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care

Chewey - Therapy Dog

Chewey is our newest member of the Marla Vista team. He is a Yorkie and is very laid back. He loves eating and sleeping.

Marcella Bell

Marcella Bell, Dining Services Director

Marcella is a single mother of four children who loves to cook. She enjoys making people happy through the comforts of food. She would like to one day open her own restaurant and continue making people happy.