Learn more about our great South Bend Assisted Living team at Wood Ridge Assisted Living!
Lisa Harrison, Administrator
Lisa has worked in the senior living industry for over 16 years. She has a wealth of experience as both an assisted living executive director and as a regional vice president of operations. She joined the Ridgeline family in early 2016. As the administrator of Wood Ridge Assisted Living, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the community and is responsible for ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and regulatory compliance. Lisa is an enthusiastic team leader and committed to making a difference in the lives of residents.
When not at Wood Ridge, Lisa enjoys boating, watching sports and being outdoors. She has a Bichon Frise named Sydney Grace whom she adores.
Angela Wendt, Sales & Marketing Director
Angela Wentz came to Wood Ridge in March of 2016. Serving as the Sales and Marketing Director, she is the first voice and face you meet in our community. While she is new to senior living field, she loves interacting with the residents and helping families through the process of finding the perfect living situation for their loved ones. Before she was introduced to senior living, she was a high school history teacher who also served as student government sponsor. Her communication skills, training as an educator, and event planning experience have contributed greatly to the Wood Ridge management team. Angie is a big sports fan and her favorite teams are: the University of Notre Dame, the Colts, and the Cubs. She is also an avid watcher of NASCAR races, enthusiastically cheering for Indiana hometown heroes, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman.
Donna Johnson, Health Services Director
Donna joined the Wood Ridge team in July of 2015. Her journey in Health Care began early on, as her dad had lost a limb before she was born. When she witnessed his life progress while dealing with a disability, Donna became compassionate for those in need. Her connection to nursing began at the tender age of 15, as a Candy Striper. Then her own illness resulted in treatment at the Mayo Clinic, where she felt a calling to serve in this field. Donna began as a CNA, then Respiratory Tech and finally became an LPN. At her college graduation, she was honored with the prestigious "Spirit of Nursing" award. Donna loves building relationships with residents and creating an atmosphere of wellness. In her spare time, she can be found with her family, enjoying music, cooking and watching Notre Dame games.
Shaunta Humphery, Dining Services Coordinator
Shaunta has served in the Senior Living field for 15 years, with seven of those at Wood Ridge. She is proud of making residents happy and loved by serving good food, while running an organized and orderly kitchen. When Shaunta is not spreading joy by cooking nutritious meals, she can be found caring for her new baby, dancing or shopping. She was acknowledged recently as a Ridgeline Rock Star for her dedication and exemplary contribution to the community.
Deejra Thompson, Activities Director
Deejra, known as DeeDee, joined the Wood Ridge team in September 2015. She has served in the Life Enrichment Director role for nearly a decade. Deejra is a Certified Activities Director and is now pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Marketing, attending online college courses. DeeDee has a real passion for activities and loves to put smiles on her residents’ faces. She appreciates the opportunity to make a difference and enrich the lives of seniors. She grew up in the small town of Buchanan, Michigan. Despite being from Michigan, she is a Notre Dame Fan and an even bigger LeBron James, Cleveland cavaliers fan. Deejra enjoys dancing, shopping, watching sports, and especially spending time with her husband and two sons.
Carly Singleton, Administrative Assistant
Carly joined the Wood Ridge team in July of 2013. She began her career in the healthcare arena at the tender age of fifteen, as a volunteer at a local nursing home. Eventually Carly was offered a job in activities, where she shared her enthusiasm with residents for four years before obtaining her CNA license. Carly served as a CNA for a year before joining the team at Wood Ridge, and often says she is glad to be a part of the Wood Ridge family, where she can play a part in enhancing the lives of residents. She graduated from John Glenn High School with a Core 40 Honors Diploma and continued her education at Ancilla College, where she received her Associates in Health Science. Carly is an outdoor enthusiast, who loves animals. She resides in South Bend with her fella, her beautiful daughter, their two dogs, and a cat. She is a family-oriented person and relishes spending time on the weekends with her mother and grandmother.