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Our People

Our days are filled with important duties and routines. Yet human connection takes precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions every time. You are why we're here.

We bring varied backgrounds and skills to our roles, but we are all here to love and support you.

Julie Edwards

Executive Director : Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards is a strategic and creative leader committed to the success of the Traditions at West Park Place, its stakeholders, and the community. Julie is focused on growing the business by executing innovative strategies, building relationships, and increasing awareness of Traditions at West Park Place. Julie is an energetic, outgoing professional with outstanding relationship-building and networking skills.

Julie has extensive experience in senior living in sales, marketing, and as an Executive Director. Julie has been engaged in all aspects of managing assisted living and memory care senior living communities. With Julie’s experience in sales and marketing, she looks forward to complimenting Aubrey’s work and helping prospects to choose a community that best suits their needs.

Memory Care Director: Vicki Coy

Vicki holds her Activities Director Certification, is a graduate of Teepa Snow's Positive Approach for Dementia Care program, CARES specialist in dementia care, Certified Dementia Practitioner and speaker and educator for the Ohio Health Care Association.

"I have always worked with and volunteered with the elderly since my mom worked in long-term care. My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and I took every course and certification I could find so I could be his voice and ensure he received care with dignity and respect. Because I have personally experienced the journey of dementia as a family member and caregiver, I knew this is where I needed to be, helping family and team members communicate, connect and have meaningful moments, even and especially where dementia is concerned."

Vicki is married to her best friend, Rick and they have two sons, two 'bonus daughters,' one grandson, Zane (7) and a 'bonus grandson,' Xavier (9).

Carol Nadaud

Program/Activities Director: Carol Nadaud

Carol started as a Program Director in 1987 and worked in skilled nursing and nursing homes. She has been the Program Director at West Park Place since 1989. Carol has been Employee of the Year and regularly recognized for exemplary service. She is a certified instructor of Zumba Gold, Laughter Yoga and YMCA Silver Sneakers.

“I have been here for 31 wonderful years and I know this community and every resident by name. I want every senior and family to know that I set up buddies for every new resident when they move in. I do a little background work to match them with other residents with similar history and interests. It’s really been special to watch people get involved and be engaged and happy. I make it a habit of recognizing special days and love to see the joy in our residents’ eyes.” Carol has been married to her husband, Mike, since 1987 and they live just a mile from West Park Place with their dog, Lucy. They have two beautiful grown daughters and two granddaughters.

Debbie Cantwil

Business Office Manager: Debbie Cantwil

Debbie has her Certificate of Business Administration from Owens Community College and is certified in medical transcription and medical office procedures. She has more than 30 years experience as a District Manager and Human Resource Specialist.

“After working in our community for two years, I wish I would have changed careers 30 years ago because I love it so much. One of the first residents I met when I started was Don. I was nervous and he was so kind and reminded me of my husband and the way he would reassure me. To this day, when Don sees me, he breaks out in song with ‘Hello, Debbie, well hello, Debbie!’ I love seeing the residents smile and love to get to know them and their stories. Our residents need to know that we are here for them no matter what and I assure them I will be.” Debbie grew up with the old-fashioned values of honesty and respect and likes to share a lot of time with her mother and brother.

Dementia Certified Practitioner LogoThe Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) represents those health care and front line staff who have an in-depth knowledge in dementia care. They have received specialized training, met certain requirements, and applied for certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). The CDP® program recognizes the need for standards in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia education, and it helps improve the services provided by health care professionals and frontline staff.