Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connections with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.
We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.
Executive Director: Stacey Gallardo
Stacey sets the tone at Columbus with a distinguished mix of education, healthcare experience and compassion. She holds a Practical Nursing Certificate from Ivy Tech and an Administrators License from Success Development. She was also nominated for the Director of the Year during her time leading an assisted living community in Greenwood.
"We truly love what we do here. This is a very warm and inviting place with a wonderful activity program that is derived from what our residents enjoyed prior to moving to assisted living. And hands down some of the best nurses, most compassionate CNAs and friendliest residents I have ever had the pleasure to serve alongside." Stacey lives in Center Grove with her husband of 10 years, two children, Ella Jo and Eli, and pups Stella and Charlie.
Community Relations Director: Mimi Walsh
Mimi was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, a place where she says 'everybody knows your name.' She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from IU, Dementia Friends training with Thrive Alliance and close to a decade of experience working with seniors.
"I've always been drawn to working with seniors, and I find a sense of purpose in making a difference for someone. Someone like Belva, a dear resident who would greet me every day, often with a treat, like a starter from her Christmas cactus. I became very good friends with her and her family, and stay in touch with them to this day. Just before Belva passed, I brought two chocolate milkshakes (her favorite) to her room to enjoy together. She wasn't able to drink much, but I will never forget how we both smiled and how I knew by looking into her eyes that I was saying goodbye to one of my favorite people. I still have the plant she gave me and I think of her and smile every time it blooms. Families like Belva's can be assured that we will treat them and their loved ones with dignity and love. That's why we are here." Mimi and her husband Nate have been married for 15 years and have five children, one boy and four girls.