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.
THE CAMARGO EXECUTIVE TEAM
Executive Director: Brian R. Wurster
Brian comes to Camargo with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner with over four years experience in Senior Care Management including Memory Care and Activities. He grew up in Cincinnati and has a dedicated life of service with 26 years as a Firefighter, and demonstrated leadership as a Fire Captain.
He points to a favorite quote on dementia care from Dr. Alice Howland as inspiration: "I am not suffering. I am struggling, to stay connected to who I once was. So live in the moment I tell myself. It's really all I can do. Live in the moment."
Brian believes that social engagement, protection of dignity, choices, and ‘living in their moment’ are the keys to a higher quality of life.
Community Relations Director: Stephanie Stoll
Stephanie joins us with more than 20 years experience in various healthcare organizations. She chose a career serving the public, and finds it extremely rewarding to help seniors transition to community style living.
“A big part of my job is building relationships with future residents. I love learning about people and their families. I genuinely care about connecting with the people that I’m trying to help. When someone moves in, we haven’t just gained a resident we’ve gained a new friend.”
Stephanie resides in Blue Ash with her husband and children. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in her spare time.
Move-in Coordinator: Shannon Clark
Shannon Clark joined the Camargo team as Move-in Coordinator in February 2022. Shannon grew up in Waynesville, Ohio, it was while growing up that led Shannon to discover her first passion – antiques!
Shannon’s career as a young adult began as she started a house cleaning business. She worked with families for over a decade, caring for their homes. Her business guided her to meeting to an affluent family in the Cincinnati area, where she became their estate manager and took on the position as a private care giver to the family’s elderly matriarch. Combining her estate management business and love of antiques, she began working for an auction company and completed estate sales for families who were transitioning to a new chapter in life.
She remained a private caregiver, the time she spent with her beloved senior client became some of the best parts of her day. They formed a close bond and friendship over the years, and she left such an impression on Shannon that she wanted to continue working with senior citizens. This is how she became to be a part of the team with Traditions at Camargo!
Shannon’s diverse background with demonstrated hard work, drive and ambition, organizational skills, and multitasking coupled with her love for seniors and compassionate ability to help people transition made her the perfect candidate for Move-in Coordinator.
Shannon so happy to be with the Traditions family. She enjoys every day with my co-workers, management, and of course, the residents. Every day is different, and she enjoy talking to the people and hearing their individual life stories.
She is the mother of two adult children, Leah and Aidan. Shannon a proud grandmother of three grandchildren. She loves animals, music, gardening and being outside as much as possible on her three acre property “in the country”.
Wellness Director: Tera Mitchell
Tera was born and raised in Ohio and comes from a tight-knit family with strong ties to the healthcare field. She attended the Butler Tech Nursing School in Hamilton, Ohio and is a licensed CPR, First Aid and STNA instructor, former Staffing Director and Assistant Director of Nursing, and has over 25 years experience in healthcare. Tera's focus has been on memory and cognitive care.
"I bring experience in memory care with me to Traditions, but also genuine compassion and understanding. This is a family atmosphere, and we're privileged to share our residents' homes. I will be making daily rounds, speaking with as many residents, families and caregivers as I can each day. I look forward to building loving relationships in our community." Tera and Brandon live in Fairfield, Ohio and have six children.
Memory Care Director: Robin Bush
Robin has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years and is deeply passionate about caring for others, especially in a Memory Care setting. She holds a Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Fortis College and has served as an STNA, Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager and Assistant Director of Nursing.
"I truly believe in the Core Values of Traditions Management, and I believe the home-like atmosphere, person-centered care and living options make Traditions at Camargo an exemplary place to live!" Robin was born and raised in Cincinnati and is married with two children.
Memory Care Activity Director: Aubrey Griego
Aubrey was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Hillsboro. She began volunteering at a retirement community with her nana, where she fell in love with the environment. She has had more than six years experience working in different roles with people who have dementia and Alzheimer's.
“I know I was meant to do this. My mom is a retired RN and I am very close to both sets of my grandparents. My residents definitely feel like family to me. I love getting to know each and every one of them, and they hold a special place in my heart. I am thrilled to be a part of the Traditions team!" Aubrey currently lives in Hillsboro and loves spending time with her family and her 16 year old Dachshund, Mia.
Activity Director: Jamie Ervin
After an accident landed her in a rehabilitation community, Jamie witnessed firsthand the powerful impact that an Activities Director has on people. This was her inspiration, and Jamie now has over nineteen years experience in the activities field. She is a Certified Activities Director, Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer. Additionally, Jamie has successfully organized Resident Book Clubs, Paint & Sips, Red & Black Hat Society Groups and fundraisers for the Alzheimer's Association.
"I have felt welcome at this community from the get-go. Everyone is friendly and helpful. We all work to make sure our community is safe, comfortable and that the residents thrive!" Jamie is originally from Trenton, New Jersey and relocated to Cincinnati at age twelve. She currently lives with her family in Milford, Ohio.
Executive Chef: Sid Jones
Sid holds a degree in Food Services from Cincinnati Sate, has more than 25 years experience in the kitchen and was drawn to Traditions at Camargo because of the strong sense of community.
"My favorite part of this role is that my ability to craft a delicious, personal menu is enhanced by my relationships with residents. I enjoy their feedback and want our meals to reflect our residents' experiences and preferences. Food brings people from all backgrounds together, which is something pretty powerful. Food is joy, and I am fortunate to be witness to this joy." Sid and his wife, Abby, have been together for 15 years and have four children. When Sid is not cooking, he is an enthusiastic supporter of his children's activities, and is an Ohio State fan.
Maintenance Director: Jerry Alexander
Jerry was born and raised in Mason, Ohio with his seven brothers and sisters. He is a graduate of Mason High School and is Automotive Service Excellence certified. Jerry is also experienced in senior living maintenance management, including general repairs, mechanics and community-style living, and has always had a love for working with his hands and finding solutions to problems.
"I love the culture of Traditions and am eager to start every morning, taking on whatever the day has in store. There is so much care and respect shown for our residents and I am honored to be a part of such a great team." Jerry lives in Mt. Healthy with his wife, Brenda and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is also an avid New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds fan.
Business Officer Manager: Kathy Yorio
Kathy comes to Traditions at Camargo with experienced in office management, bookkeeping, human resources, and payroll, including 20+ years as an Administrative Supervisor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
"Working at Traditions has given me the opportunity to make friends in a close-knit community where residents, families and staff dine, play and engage in multiple activities together. I have developed even more compassion and empathy while watching residents transition to new stages of life and learning about values, perspectives, history and culture from different generations." Kathy grew up in Madeira, where she raised her six children. She and her husband, Matt enjoying playing golf and spending lots of time with their children and grandchildren.