Our Team

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Allison Gilgenbach

Executive Director

Allison has over 15 years of experience in both private and government healthcare administration. She also started her health care career as an Activities Assistant during college and has held numerous roles on both a Regional and Community leadership level.

Allison enjoys spending her free time with her daughters, Reagan and Ryann, her husband, Brandon, and their dog, Tuesday. She resides in Grafton and has been a long-time resident of Northeast Ohio. She attended undergraduate school at The University of Akron and graduate school at Baldwin Wallace University.

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Danielle Kencson

Senior Living Director

Danielle Kencson has been in the healthcare field for seven years. She was born and raised in Parma, Ohio, and has been a Strongsville resident for 12 years. Danielle is very involved in the Strongsville community, with her family being a Strongsville business owner as well as her daughter attending Strongsville City Schools. She has a passion for seniors and helping them in any way possible to have the best quality of life. We are excited for Danielle to join our team as Senior Living Director!

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Mindy Miller

Senior Living Coordinator

Mindy Miller started working in long-term care over 20 years ago. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration. She has worked in many capacities throughout her career in healthcare. Over the last 13 years, Mindy has become extremely passionate about fitness and wellness to help seniors remain strong and healthy for as long as possible. She enjoys coordinating, supporting, and participating in many fundraising events for breast cancer, autism, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Bridget Morgan

Care Coordinator

Bridget has been working in assisted living communities for 20+ years. She has been an LPN for 25 years and is passionate about working with seniors. She grew up in a rural Michigan town and currently lives in Brunswick with her husband, Mike, their two children, Gabriel and Olivia, and their dog, Sam, and cat, Lucky. She is a dedicated baseball and softball mom and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Olivia Vieta

Resident Services Director

Olivia is a 2016 graduate of Cleveland State University with Bachelor’s degrees in Communications, Healthcare Communication Management, and Psychology. She is currently working on her Masters in Aging Services Management through the University of Southern California. Olivia has been working in the senior living field for over ten years. When she’s not at VITALIA®, she’s probably at home with her boyfriend Justin, their toddler Jameson, and their two dogs.

Olivia is excited to bring a variety of fun and entertaining events at VITALIA® and to make sure the community is always full of life!

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Jennifer Robie

Business Office Director

Jennifer was born and raised in Erie, PA and currently resides in Strongsville, OH with her boyfriend Matt. She loves going back home to spend time with her family, hanging out with her friends, and traveling. She graduated from Kent State University and has previous experience in similar roles in local Care Retirement Communities. Jennifer is our Business Office Director and will be the first contact for VITALIA Strongsville® if you are looking to join our team! She believes in providing a welcoming environment and opportunity for all new and current team members!

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Angela Young

Executive Chef

Angela has over 20 years of culinary experience and loves taking simple ingredients and making masterpieces. Angela likes continuing her culinary education and is an avid reader. She enjoys spending time with her two children and two dogs. Angela chooses to live life by her favorite quote, "everything happens for a reason".

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Noel Drach

Plant Operations Director

Noel is originally from the Akron area but has lived in Strongsville for the past six years. He graduated from the University of Akron years ago and also attended Stark State where h studied to be a Firefighter Paramedic. He has held job titles in the past that include mechanic, carpenter, maintenance foreman, salesman, Fire Medic, and a few others. During his off time you might find him in Amish country on his motorcycle, hiking some remote trail in the far corners of Ohio, boating, or in the garage tinkering with an old Pontiac GTO.

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Dannin Butchko

Operations Coordinator

Dannin recently graduated with an MBA in healthcare management with a focus on geriatrics from Walsh University. During her time at Walsh, Dannin also received a minor in art and was the hospital relations chair for Dance Marathon. She was born, raised, and currently resides in Vermilion, Ohio with her boyfriend, Cody, and two puppies, Nova and Yankee. Besides being with friends and family, she enjoys playing volleyball, yoga, being outside, and traveling. Perseverance is what Dannin strives for each day.

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Nicole Knorr

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Nicole has worked in independent and assisted living communities for over 16 years. She has taken many classes on health and science to increase her knowledge. Nicole has a passion for working with and helping seniors. Nicole was born and raised in Elyria and recently purchased a new home there. Nicole enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, daughter, and dog.

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