Meet the Team at Kalamazoo

Executive Director

Amanda Buhl

Amanda has worked in the healthcare field for 14 years. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and is also certified in CMS Hand in Hand training, is a Best Friends Approach Ambassador and currently working on her certification to become a Licensed Administrator in the state of Michigan. Amanda enjoys playing volleyball and spending quality time with her son Trey.

Life Enrichment Director

Chelci Gettys

Born and raised in Vicksburg, MI, Chelci moved to Colorado in 2016. After working in an independent bookstore in Denver, she decided to make a big career change and became a life enrichment assistant. After a few inspiring years in life enrichment, she became the memory care coordinator at an assisted living in Denver, CO. Chelci has been working in life enrichment for about 4 years and it's one of her biggest passions. Chelci recently said, "I'm excited to continue my career in life enrichment. Bringing joy, sharing smiles, and spreading happiness to our residents through engaging activities is what I love to do."

Director of Dining Services

Dave Carroll

Dave has over 30 years of varied experience in the food service industry spanning from quick service to fine dining. He received three years of classical French cooking training as Sous Chef at Oakley’s Restaurant working under four classically trained Chefs. Dave began serving seniors’ meals 14 years ago, believing strongly in utilizing “from scratch” cooking methods to provide nutritious and delicious meals for seniors.

Director of Operations

Ammad A. Rasool

Ammad grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and was a Civil Contractor for the U.S. Marine Corps of Engineers and later worked for the Army Corp of Engineers. After years of inspiring, creative, and dangerous work furnishing a Marine base located on the Syria/Iraq border, Ammad and his family immigrated to the United States.

Ammad received his Associate Aircraft Mechanical Engineering degree in 1991 and currently lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, two daughters, and his son.

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