Meet our caring and committed professionals.
Each member of our innovative leadership team has years, if not decades, of experience in working with Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Our team’s mission is to empower individuals to live richer and fuller lives.
Lani joined Ecumen Centennial House’s leadership team in 2015. Lani is responsible for our overall operations. Lani joined us from Augustana Health and Rehabilitation where she served as Director of Social Services. She has vast experience with senior services, having previously worked for the Metropolitan Area on Aging and Dakota County. Lani received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her Master’s Degree in Public and Nonprofit Management from Metropolitan State University.
Collin joined Ecumen Centennial House in April 2016 and is responsible for Human Resources. Collin joined us from RTP Company, where he served as a Human Resources Generalist. He has vast experience with recruiting and retention. At his most recent position with RTP Company, he was responsible for staffing, retention, employment law compliance, onboarding, and orientation. Collin received his Bachelors of Science in Human Resources Management and Business Administration from Winona State University in Winona.
Sales and Marketing
Nancy joined Ecumen Centennial House in August 2016 and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. Nancy came to us from Brookdale Senior Living, where she had served as a sales and marketing manager since October 2014. Prior to that, she had been in group sales for Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites in Bloomington. Her focus is always on building trust with families and residents as she guides them on the sometimes difficult journey into senior living as she defines their needs, wants, and expectations. She is also responsible for marketing her community in the area as she represents Ecumen Centennial House at tradeshow events and within the community. Nancy received her degree in Graphic Arts from Dakota County Technical College.
Life Enrichment Manager
Peggy joined Ecumen Centennial House’s Life Enrichment Department in 2008. She is responsible for providing a well-rounded program designed to be innovative and keep abreast of the many changes in the area of therapeutic recreational activities for seniors. She is passionate about serving seniors and sharing her life enrichment experiences with the residents we serve.
Jana Gallinger, RN
Jana is the Clinical Director and is responsible for the oversight of clinical services within our community. She graduated from University of Montana and Inver Hills Community College and has worked in the healthcare field for 28 years. She has experience in many different areas of nursing ranging from hospital to home care and pediatrics to seniors. Jana joined the Ecumen Centennial House team in 2010 and considers our staff and residents part of her family.
Kevin was born and raised in Inver Grove Heights. After high school he went to Hennepin Technical College to get his carpentry degree. Kevin came to Centennial House from White Pine Senior living where he worked for many years.
Business Office Manager
Latoya has had the opportunity to work for Ecumen for over ten years now, and has a great deal of experience working in the senior living industry. She joined Ecumen Centennial House in 2016 as the Business Office Specialist, and is responsible for all things billing related. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State University. Latoya equally divides her time between Centennial House and Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley.
The joy Sarah gets from her ministry is accompanying individuals in times of distress, being capable to offer herself to residents, families, and staff during difficult transitions in life, and offering spiritual care to people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds. Sarah loves being a helping hand to others on life’s journey and likes hearing people’s stories and learning from them and their wisdom.
Sarah received her Master of Divinity from United Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016. More recently, she finished her CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Chaplain Residency, working in a long term care facility as well as doing on call hours at a local hospital.