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2021 Board of Directors

Meet the people who comprise our board of directors.

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PRESIDENT

Annalisha Perez, LALD is a Licensed Assisted Living Director with Volunteers of America National Services - The Homestead at Maplewood. Annalisha began working with seniors over 15 years ago. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies but enjoyed working with the senior population so much that she decided to stay in the senior care industry. Prior to her role at The Homestead at Maplewood, Annalisha worked as an Executive Director in Assisted Living in Roseville and was the Sales & Marketing Director and Life Enrichment Director at Maplewood Senior Living. In her spare time, Annalisha enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and two spunky sons.

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VICE PRESIDENT & PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIR

Jarrod Peterson is the owner of Touching Hearts at Home, Mid-Metro and Touching Hearts at Home of West Central MN.  Touching Hearts provides non-medical home care throughout the metro area and outstate communities.  Jarrod got his start in home care in 2008 working for the founder of Touching Hearts (who also happens to be his aunt) before becoming an owner himself.

In addition to keeping very busy with his two offices, Jarrod also serves on several boards and committees that focus on senior issues and small business concerns.  Jarrod's favorite way to spend his time is with his two children at home in Shakopee.

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MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Anastasia “Stacy” Atkins is a Hospice Care Consultant with Avalon/Kindred at Home who works with families and healthcare professionals in determining when hospice services are appropriate and how to support you during this time.  Stacy’s team wants to learn more about you, what’s important to you, and how they can help reach these goals.  Stacy’s passion for hospice came from a personal time when her Dad, Grandma, and cousin all needed hospice services.  She’ll never forget how important they became in getting her and her family through the most difficult time in their lives. She wants to comfort others during this time like she was during her time with hospice.

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FALL AGING CONFERENCE CHAIR

Ian Bruess is currently the Director of Community Relations at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul representing their two Skilled Nursing buildings and Transitional Care Center. He started working in the senior care industry as a dietary aid in high school, and soon found the senior care industry to be a perfect fit for his career. He studied at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, then to Chicago and Denver working in a Guest Services and Admissions role since 2014.

Ian lives in Bloomington with his girlfriend and their Shih Tzu, Ella.  During his free time, he loves spending time with his family, being outdoors, and checking out the latest restaurants.

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Jeramy Cain is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Preserve of Roseville senior living community. The Preserve offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. The Preserve features stunning views in a richly forested setting overlooking the Harriett Alexander Nature Preserve.

Jeramy brings over 15 years of sales, marketing, and management experience working in fields like tech, health & fitness, and most recently senior living.

Jim Lord

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR

Jim Lord oversees New Business Development for Grace Hospice.

The mission of Grace Hospice is to serve God by recognizing that every person deserves to live out his or her life with respect and dignity, free of pain, and in an environment that promotes quality of life.

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SECRETARY

Angela Elwell is the Director of Marketing at Prelude Homes & Services Memory Care Cottages, where they seek to create communities where elders are valued, families are family and God is glorified. We do so in our Memory Care Cottages by providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care for those we serve. We use strength-based programming that focuses on each individual’s personal preferences, strengths, and life-legacy.

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR & HISTORIAN

Bethany Burns is currently the Director of Marketing at Episcopal Homes of Minnesota. Episcopal Homes is a continuum of care campus and offers all levels of care including HUD- Affordable Housing, Senior Living, Catered Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and a Transitional Care Center. Bethany has worked at Episcopal Homes since 2014 and started out as the Resident Services Coordinator for the assisted living.                                                                                                

Bethany lives in the north metro with her boyfriend and two dogs. She enjoys camping and traveling the world as much as possible in her free time.  

 

Harvey Perle

SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR

Harvey Perle

With a BSBA Degree in Marketing from Boston University, Harvey Perle owned and was the Administrator of a Nursing Home in Maryland, and then owned and managed several Manufacturer’s Representative Agencies in Minnesota focused on the Gourmet Housewares industry. Harvey has created a third career by merging these two previous career experiences into the world of Insurance.

Harvey is licensed in Life & Health in Minnesota and focuses on Health Insurance for all ages, with a specialty in Medicare. He helps simplify which supplemental coverages work best for each individual.

Harvey also serves as a Board Member of Twin Cities Quorum, and a Chamber of Commerce, since 2012.

Harvey is also the very proud Dad of his two adult daughters, affectionately known as “The Perle Gerles”.

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MEMBER AT LARGE

Brian Glonek is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing at Sunrise Senior Living of Roseville.  He has been with Sunrise since 2014, and in that time, he has taken on many different roles. He first started his journey as a part of the care team, so he knows firsthand the dedication, love, and compassion residents need from staff. The best part of his job is continuing to be a resource in helping individuals and their families navigate through the senior living process.

Brian earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies and a Minor in Leadership from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Brian lives in Downtown Minneapolis and in his spare time he likes to stay active outdoors by exploring the greater Twin Cities area.