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.

Community Relations Director

Corie Shireman

Corie has over 20 years in the healthcare field with most of those years focused on memory care. Starting as a CNA, she became a Pharmacy Technician, a Marketing Associate, and then a Life Enrichment Director. She has always focused on resident quality of life and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is utilizing her long and varied experience to help families understand the benefits of life at North Woods Village.

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.

Environmental Services Director

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.

Business Office Assistant

Patti Winters

Patti brings over 12 years of experience in business office management to North Woods Village and has worked in both financial analysis and marketing. She enjoys road trips with her daughter and taking vacations with both of her children. She is an avid photographer, writer, and crafter and on most days has multiple projects all going at once.

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