Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connection with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.
We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.
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Executive Director: Brittany Stidham
Brittany was born and raised in the Dayton area and has been in the healthcare field for more than 17 years. She began her career as a Memory Caregiver and Activities Director while in school pursuing her LPN degree. Brittany went on to become an RN, has her EMT-B and Holistic Medicine certification. She was previously a Director of Nursing and Executive Director for a long-term care community.
“My mother is a nurse, my father a firefighter EMT, so I watched and learned early on that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. Seeing them help and serve others meant it felt like second nature to me. We walk through the doors and greet our family of residents each day, bringing smiles to the faces of some of the most courageous and amazing people I know.” Brittany and her husband and daughter live in Dayton where they are close to family and friends.
Community Relations 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.
Executive Chef & Culinary Director: Lisa Striff
Lisa graduated from the Culinary School at Apollo Career Center/Loraine County Community, is a ServSafe Certified Manager, holds the State of Ohio Food Protection Certification and has spent time as a pantry chef and in additional roles at the Elk’s Club, Shawnee Country Club and several area skilled nursing homes. Lisa also owned her own cake decorating business and volunteered her time at Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Lima, Ohio.
“Knowing the people we feed on a personal level is so much more rewarding than anything a restaurant could offer. I try to personally serve desserts to our residents at least once a week so that I can interact with them and hear their thoughts. I am truly grateful for my entire team, a group of skilled and perceptive people who can please even the pickiest eaters.”
Move-in Coordinator: Cathie Johnson
Cathie graduated from Sinclair Community College with her real estate license and has been a realtor since 1986.
“I am big on details, especially the behind-the-scenes things that need to happen during a move. My previous job skills are what help me counsel and support potential residents and their families as they deliberate, plan and ultimately organize a move to their new home. And I am so impressed with Traditions and that the highest level of care, dignity and respect is the top priority. I want to live here someday!”