Randy Gasser, HSE, CPA, NHA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Randy has 30+ years of experience in long-term care and senior residential living. He was the first credentialed Health Care Executive in Michigan. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Michigan and also a CPA in Michigan and Ohio. Randy oversaw the initial assisted living facility construction in the 1980’s, the addition of Michigan’s only 7 day a week senior adult day and the construction of one of Michigan’s very first secured memory support centers in the 1990’s, the addition of total long term care and rehabilitation in the 2000’s, the construction of a second campus in Bay City in the 2010’s and more recently, a total facility repositioning and state-of-the-art addition, including luxury 24 hour care suites and Patio Café. He enjoys starting the day leading daily devotions for residents, staff and other guests.
Janet Butler, RN
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Jim Butler, NHA
Director of Assisted Living and NHA Consultant
Director of Admissions & Marketing
Angela is most often the first person with whom interested family members meet, when curious about Woodhaven. This often results in multiple subsequent communications with various interested family members. Angela coordinates these logistics and is able to achieve family unity and collaboration with ease. Angela is an expert at providing solutions for the often increasing needs of local seniors. She views each situation as unique. Her approach is to tailor the Woodhaven offering and the room location, view and staffing, flowing from her assessment of the potential client. Woodhaven’s broad array of services/neighborhoods provides something for everyone. Angela believes no one should have to be isolated or lonely.
Director of Culinary
Allie has over 35 years of ever increasing experience in a variety of settings from hospitals to high end restaurants to retirement living. Allie began his career in healthcare in 2008 in the hospital setting. In 2012 he graduated from the Art Institute’s Culinary Arts program and began his professional career in senior living. Allie loves catering to individual resident likes and healthcare needs. His menus are diverse and continuously being upgraded. In addition to American food, Allie enjoys showcasing his expertise with Mediterranean, Latin and various other ethnic cuisines. His family includes his wife and two school aged children. In his leisure time, Allie enjoys camping, hiking and mountain biking.
Director of Life Enrichment
Julie is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Dearborn in Early Childhood Education. She is a National Certified Activities Director and is a Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner with 25 + years of experience in senior living and long-term care. At Woodhaven, Julie is not only the Director of Life Enrichment, she is also the Director of Woodhaven’s Adult Day program, which is Michigan’s only 7 day a week program. Julie plans and is responsible for all events including outings, guest performers, themed parties and recreational, social and educational activities at Woodhaven and at Woodpointe. Her passions are working with the senior population and skiing with her family.
Director of Accounting
Director of Technology and Physical Plant
Sam has over 10 years of diverse experience in the healthcare field. After graduating with high distinction from the University of Michigan in Dearborn, he went on to pursue a master degree in public administration through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan and a doctorate from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. He is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Michigan. As a member of several professional healthcare associations, Sam seeks to mentor young professionals entering the healthcare field. While he wears many hats at Woodhaven, Sam’s primary responsibility is overseeing the physical plant and information technology for Woodhaven and takes pride in serving Woodhaven’s residents through Christ.
Lisa Boyd, RN
Director of Clinical Services
Director of Payables and Payroll
Karen came to Woodhaven with broad accounting experience. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University. She has ten plus years’ experience as a systems analyst. She also worked for a Certified Public Accounting firm doing tax preparation. Currently she is responsible for payables and payroll for Woodhaven in Livonia, Woodhaven at Bay City and Woodpointe. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to payroll generation, related payroll filings, employee benefits and miscellaneous office management. She continues to oversee and support all Human Resource responsibilities too. She is always willing and available to help other directors and managers and is great support to the guest/vendor/staff screening effort.
Director of Human Resources
Karin was born and raised in Kupferzell, Germany, about 30 minutes from Stuttgart. She has a two year degree in Business Studies from Kaufmannische Berufsschule in Kunzelsau, Germany. Karin moved to the U.S. in 1999, after meeting her husband (from Redford) on a vacation in Spain! Their three children are currently studying at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kingspoint, New York. Karin has previous experience in Customer Service and at St. Michael’s school. At Woodhaven, Karin has full responsibility for the Human Resource function, which is clearly one the most important and critical areas. Her role includes ongoing recruitment, interviewing, background checking, processing, onboarding, orientation and ongoing retention efforts.