Marla Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care | Team

Our Team

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 “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, 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, 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, Marketing Director

Kevin has worked in the healthcare field for more than 25 years. Led by 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 WI 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.

Toni Thiel, RN, Wellness Director

As an RN I have been able to spend the majority of my nursing career working in geriatrics.  Further fortune has allowed me to spend much of that time focused on helping older adults with dementia related diseases.  Assisting people with dementia, and their loved ones, with the challenges of this disease process has been rewarding and heartbreaking.  I have found some of my greatest joys in small moments and unfiltered smiles.

I live in Neenah with my husband and 2 children.  I enjoy artistic hobbies and reading as well as many types outdoor adventures.

Jon Morgan, Maintenance Director

Jon began working in the maintenance field as a young adult. He was raised in a family business where he learned to fix everything he could. Working in assisted living, Jon enjoys meeting with the residents and helping them with any maintenance issues they have. Jon still lives in the same small rural community where he was raised, and lives within 10 miles of his siblings and his grown son. When not working, you can find Jon outside snowmobiling, skiing, gardening, or working on yard projects.

Monkey Moo, therapy dog

Monkey Moo, Therapy Dog

Monkey Moo is a nine-year-old Shih Tzu/Poodle mix. She 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.