Mission

We celebrate life by enriching the lives of older adults.

At Pines Village we pride ourselves on our Be the Difference culture, which is driven by a passion for serving the residents, visitors, and staff of Pines Village as well as the greater Valparaiso community. Yes, we work hard but the work we do is rewarding on so many levels. And we always make time for fun, laughs, and of course employee recognition.

We are a dedicated crew; if you think you’ve got what it takes to Be the Difference and want work for Porter County’s only nonprofit retirement community, we urge you to check out our available positions.

Get To Know Our Team

Laurie Mullet, MSA, RN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Laurie Mullet, MSA, RN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Cherylene Brennecke VP OF RESIDENT SERVICES

Cherylene Brennecke
VP OF RESIDENT SERVICES

Kathy Sheely RESIDENCY COORDINATOR

Kathy Sheely
RESIDENCY COORDINATOR

Deana Stolpe DIRECTOR OF MERIDIAN WOODS

Deana Stolpe
DIRECTOR OF MERIDIAN WOODS

Sara Olejniczak DIRECTOR OF RESIDENT SERVICES

Sara Olejniczak
DIRECTOR OF RESIDENT SERVICES

Tracy Huyvaert, BSN, RN VP OF ADMINISTRATION

Tracy Huyvaert, BSN, RN
VP OF ADMINISTRATION

Michele Murphy Wise, MHS, MA, RDN VP OF NUTRITION SERVICES & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Michele Murphy Wise, MHS, MA, RDN
VP OF NUTRITION SERVICES & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Denise Schroeder, CPA  CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Denise Schroeder, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Patricia Platt HUMAN RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Patricia Platt
HUMAN RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Amy Page CORPORATE RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Amy Page
CORPORATE RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Melissa Neuberg FACILITIES MANAGER

Melissa Neuberg
FACILITIES MANAGER

Blake Noland EXECUTIVE CHEF

Blake Noland
EXECUTIVE CHEF


The Nonprofit Difference

We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who live and work nearby. Our nonprofit status means we put people before profits; quality before earnings. Our funds are committed exclusively to running and improving the Pines Village community, enhancing services for our residents.

Our Annual Disclosure Statement and current IRS Form 990 are available for your review. Pines Village Retirement Communities is also a member of LeadingAge and LeadingAge Indiana, associations committed to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.

Community Involvement

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VILLAGE GALLERY

An art gallery just steps from your door with new exhibiting artists every six weeks.

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VETERANS BREAKFAST

We invite veterans to enjoy a free meal with others vets every month- no strings.

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CAPS FOR BENCHES

We’ve recycled over 8 tons of plastic caps to create over 50 benches for local nonprofits.

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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

We’ve partnered with fellow nonprofit the Little Free Library to promote literacy.


Board of Directors

Volunteer Board of Directors

  • President – Shellee Nelson

  • Vice President – Jeff Meyers

  • Treasurer – Todd Wagenblast

  • Secretary –  Marilyn Buczkowski

Directors

Julie Leonard, Karen Vogelsang, Caleb Walma, Holly Taylor, Cheryl Tropsic, Doug Smith, Scott Bozik