Kathleen first joined Aberdeen Heights as a senior living counselor in August 2007. She had spent the previous six years in a similar position at Meramec Bluffs, a continuing care retirement community. After leaving us for a brief period to perform marketing outreach at St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions, Kathleen returned to Aberdeen Heights in 2011 as marketing director. Kathleen has a bachelor of business administration-marketing degree from Loyola University and a master’s in gerontology from Webster University. When not in the office, Kathleen enjoys bike riding and working on ACTS retreats for her church. Her first job was managing a 300-apartment Section 8 building in downtown St. Louis for 7 years. As a child, she wanted to be a nurse; with 5 younger siblings, she had lots of practice. Her favorite comedian is her son, Matt Wayman, and her hero is her father, because he raised a family of 8 children while serving as the primary caregiver for his father and mother.
The day-to-day operation of Aberdeen Heights is led by dedicated professionals who bring a wealth of experience and specialized expertise to their positions.
Katie joined Aberdeen Heights in January 2016 as director of resident services. Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received both her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she specialized in gerontological social work. Prior to joining Aberdeen Heights, Katie worked as a transitional coach for Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village. Katie recently got married and lives with her husband in nearby Webster Groves. When not in the office, Katie enjoys traveling, walking her dog, and spending time with family and friends.
Jeff Eichelberger joined Aberdeen Heights as director of plant operations in October 2015. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience as a facilities director.
When not in the office, Jeff enjoys being outdoors, as well as cooking, archery, fishing and woodworking. Jeff’s first job was working in a grocery store. As a child he wanted to be an oceanographer. His favorite comedian is Robin Williams, and his hero is Theodore Roosevelt.
Something most people don’t know about Jeff was he was born in a military family while his father was stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jeff also lived in San Francisco, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Brunswick, Maine, and Jacksonville and Milton, Florida.
Dawn has always wanted to be a nurse and has been in this profession for over 30 years. She started her career in the emergency department and ICU at Cook County Hospital in Illinois. She thought she was going to stay where the “excitement” was for the rest of her career. Lucky for us, she took a position in a long-term care community, ended up falling in love with her residents, and she’s worked in long-term care ever since. She’s worked as a CNA, charge nurse, MDS coordinator, ADON and director of nursing. She’s been married for over 30 years to husband Michael and has four children ages 15-28. She’s done volunteer work in Columbia, South America, and for the American Red Cross. She’s also been a foster mom for the Humane Society. Her heroes are Florence Nightingale and Maya Angelou.
Lily Landy recently became administrator of The Glen at Aberdeen Heights. A licensed nursing home administrator since 1976, Lily has worked in a variety of St. Louis County communities. She graduated from Maryville University with a degree in business management/administration, and in her spare time, she volunteers at community organizations and churches. Lily is also a member of St. Martha’s Hall, a not-for-profit agency providing shelter for abused women and children. She loves to cook, walk, play golf and, most of all, spend quality time with her family.
Susan Press joined Aberdeen Heights in February 2018 as life enrichment director for independent living. She has experience in event planning, volunteer coordination, sales, marketing and alumnae relations. Susan has a Bachelor of Science degree in foods and nutrition, and worked in food service before moving into special events. She has been an alderwoman of Pasadena Hills, Mo., for 4 years.