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Executive Director: Stephanie Brannon
Stephanie was born and raised in Dayton where she graduated with a BA in Psychology from Wright State University. She has a sincere desire to help residents and families dealing with dementia or Alzheimer's, in part because she has family members living with the disease.
“I can truly empathize with families who visit Beavercreek and will do whatever I can to help them, whether they choose to live in our community or not. These people feel like my second family. When we see someone who was struggling at home thrive in our community, surrounded by support and care, it feels good. And it gives their loved ones peace of mind.” Stephanie and her husband Chad have been married for 22 years and have two children, Tyler and Olivia.
Community Relations Director: Alison Berger
Alison has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wright State University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and is a licensed independent social worker with more than 20 years experience in the field. She has additional training in illness management, advanced care planning and dementia care.
"I want to help seniors find a place to feel safe, happy and well cared for, like my father has felt since moving here a year ago. My brother and I always worried about him living alone. Beavercreek has an amazing staff who genuinely care about our residents and it's such a cozy environment. Making a move can be a difficult decision. I want to help potential residents and their families and encourage them through the process." Alison, her husband, daughter and three dogs live in Xenia and love watching sports and boating in the summer months.
Independent Living Director: Elizabeth Bowen
Liz has a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Pensacola Christian College and volunteered as an Activities Director assistant at a senior living community before coming to Beavercreek.
"I was immediately drawn to this beautiful campus. But the fact that Traditions places genuine care and compassion for residents first was what stayed with me. Caring for others is a noble profession and something I've wanted to be involved with since I was a child." Liz and her husband have been married since 2018 and share their home with their black Lab, two cats and two guinea pigs.
Wellness Director: Robin Mackintosh
Robin was born in Troy, Ohio and graduated from Hondros College with a degree in nursing. "I've wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember, providing life-changing care for patients and their families." She began with Beavercreek as the Assisted Living Nurse Supervisor and carries this commitment into her role as Wellness Director.
Robin has a wonderful son, Troy and is grandmother to 2-year-old Layla and to twins, Everett and Elouise, arriving this November. Her daughter, Taylor graduated from The Ohio State University in May 2020 and started her career at Battelle in Columbus.
Executive Chef: James Schwerdtfeger
James graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH in 2012 with Associate's Degrees in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. He is a ServSafe Certified Manager and holds the State of Ohio Food Protection Certification. James has spent most of his career in the health care industry working as a cook for Premier Health at both Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center, as the Sous Chef for LaFollette Medical Center and Retail Chef for Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.
“I truly enjoy working in the culinary profession because you can change someone’s mood with the food that you prepare for them. I’ve seen the grumpiest person smile when presented with a delicious meal. It warms your heart to bring that much joy to someone’s day."