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.

Life Enrichment Director

Teresa DeYoung

Teresa has many years of healthcare experience in different capacities. She most recently worked as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and now applies her vast skill set to enrich the lives of our residents. Teresa loves dogs and has both Great Danes and German Shorthaired Pointers.

Dietary Director

Amy Griffin-Miner

Amy has 22 years in healthcare. She started as a CNA in 2000 and in 2005 she took a job as a dietary aid and quickly began cooking and loved it! She loves to create foods that please the palate, and she greatly enjoys making food that sparks positive memories. Amy is passionate about food and she aims to feed the soul.

Environmental Services Director

Jose Amaro

Jose has worked in the long-term care setting for over 30 years. Before Jose joined the healthcare industry, he worked with Homeland security for 15 years. He grew up caring for his grandparents and that is when he discovered his passion for caring for the elderly. Jose has been with North Wood Village of Kalamazoo since our opening. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his three children and his two adorable dogs.

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