Meet the Team at Edison Lakes

Deejra Lee, Executive Director of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes
Executive Director

Deejra Lee

Deejra has been in the healthcare field for over 10 years, 7 years specifically in memory care. She has gained a vast amount of experience working her way from the ground up within the long-term care setting. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and won the INALA Leader Under 40 Award. Deejra enjoys sports and spending time with her three children and husband.

Director of Nursing

Anne Lanham, LPN

Anne is a fourth-generation nurse with over 16 years of nursing experience., Healthcare is a central part of her person, she found her love of nursing through taking care of her family. Anne has managed memory care-specific units for over ten years and enjoys learning about her residents and their incredibly interesting lives.

Anne loves reading, taking trips to learn about other cultures, and cooking a great meal while listening to old-time radio shows on radio classics.  Anne has three successful children she is very proud of, and five grandchildren that are her heart and soul. Anne is a licensed practical nurse in the State of Indiana.

Cristy Kaniewski
Community Relations Director

Cristy Kaniewski

Cristy has been a resident of Michiana her whole life and has exemplified excellence in customer service through her many years of financial and insurance sales.  While she is skilled in risk assessment, Cristy is also a compassionate and service-driven sales counselor, ready to help not only our residents but their families and caregivers too.  Cristy is a certified Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana Support Group Facilitator and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In her spare time, Cristy enjoys traveling, boating, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.

Dining Services Director

Corina DeLaruelle

Corina has over 17 years of varied experience in the food service industry working in a local bakery to cooking in hotels and country clubs.  She found her true passion in cooking for seniors in the healthcare industry over ten years ago. Corina has worked her way up from a cook to an experienced Executive Chef focusing on delicious, well-balanced, and nutritious meals geared especially for seniors and their healthcare needs. She loves building strong relationships with her staff and residents.

Life Enrichment Director

JoAnn Harper

JoAnn has been in healthcare for over 20 years. Her experience ranges from being a certified nursing assistant for over 18 years, a medical assistant with various doctors in the community, and working with residents with dementia for over 7 years. JoAnn’s interest in life enrichment grew from her time as a CNA here at North Woods where she has always helped in activities. JoAnn has three children. She works hard to spoil her two grandchildren on her off time. JoAnn loves to watch horror movies and loves all sports.

Henry Borr, Environmental Services Director for North Woods Village at Edison Lakes
Environmental Services Director

Henry Borr

Henry has 8 years of experience in healthcare plant operations. His expertise encompasses everything within the environmental services and maintenance realm. He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and helps us to keep our building looking fresh and running smoothly. We are fortunate to have him with us at NWV.

Business Office Director

Stephanie Zagar

Stephanie has over 20 years of business office management experience in both the healthcare and real estate industries. With a fervent passion for training, teaching and mentoring others, Stephanie is committed to helping others achieve their fullest potential and loves seeing everyone succeed. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with family and her beloved cats. She finds joy in crafting, exploring farmers markets, sitting on the beach with a good book, and nurturing her flower gardens.

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