Meet our team of caring and committed professionals.

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Cindy Samuelson
Clinical Director - RN

Cindy joined the team as the Clinical Director RN in February 2018. She has been an RN for over 30 years, in various management roles. She became interested in nursing when she was a candy striper at Midway Hospital in Saint Paul, working on the geriatric unit. Cindy has been a lifelong resident of Saint Paul, and currently lives in the Merriam Park area, 1 mile from where she grew up. She has two adult sons that live nearby and that she sees very often. Cindy loves building relationships with both her nursing staff and the residents and families at Seasons at Maplewood.

Katie Kinzel
RN

Katie joined the Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood Team in May of 2018 as a Registered Nurse. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2007 and spent many years working with seniors in a skilled nursing facility. In May of 2017 she graduated from Pine Technical College with an associate’s degree in nursing and then went on to get her certification in training nursing assistants.  Katie has a passion for caring for seniors and is dedicated to ensuring they receive a high quality of care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family especially her daughter, camping, fishing, gardening and watching her favorite shows.

Mary Jass
Marketing Manager

Mary joined the Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood team in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from San Diego State University, and worked for many years in the hospitality industry. Mary began pursuing her passion for working with seniors and their families in 2010 when she became a leasing and marketing director for senior housing. When she’s not working, Mary treasures time spent with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys container gardening, collecting and reading cookbooks, watching the History Channel, and her dog Sam.

Peggy Sandell
Food and Beverage Director

Peggy's food and beverage service experience spans more than 30 years and a variety of large-scale, detail-oriented venues, including hotels, restaurants, and private country clubs. Peggy joined Ecumen in 2016 as the Food and Beverage Director of our Autumn Leaves Restaurant. She takes great pleasure in applying her skills to enhance the dining experiences of our residents, their families and guests. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, gardening and taking long walks with her dog.

Ron Fisher
Executive Chef

Executive Chef Ron Fisher started working at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood in November of 2016.  He previously worked at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville, MN and The Lexington Restaurant in St. Paul, MN. Cooking and entertaining friends are high on his list of good times.  Ron also is a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan and enjoys his trips to Lambeau Field to cheer on his team. Ron has a Glen of Imaal Terrier named Bailey who he loves dearly. 

Janet Babcock
Activities Director

Janet has been with Ecumen since 1990, becoming the Activities Director here at Seasons at Maplewood in 2010. A graduate of Bethel College with a major in Social Work and minor in Physical Education, she’s a natural catalyst for helping our community to retain its energetic and highly social atmosphere. Janet loves getting to know each resident, listening to their aspirations, and facilitating resident-driven programming. Janet enjoys outdoor recreation, quilting, and spending time with her family.

Karen Lawrence
Business Office Specialist

Karen Lawrence joined the team as the Business Office Specialist at Lakeview Commons and Seasons at Maplewood in 2017.  She loves meeting and getting to know the residents and staff at both locations.  She appreciates the warm and welcoming feeling at Seasons at Maplewood, and loves coming to work at such a joyful community.   When she is not working she enjoys quilting, knitting, spending time at her cabin in WI, and playing with her new granddaughter. 

Tina Cummins
Resident Services Coordinator

Tina has been the Resident Services Coordinator at Seasons at Maplewood since 2010. Prior to joining Ecumen, she was a certified nursing assistant and a trained medication administrator for more than 20 years. Tina desire to work in senior living was inspired by the loving bond she had with her grandmother. In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time with family, and spending weekends in Duluth.

Billy Flanagan
Environmental Services Director

Not including the years of training he got as a child from his grandfather, Billy has worked in the field of mechanics for nearly 20 years. He studied carpentry and auto mechanics throughout high school and college. Billy began specializing in the physical operations and maintenance of senior living communities in 2012, and joined Ecumen in 2014. In his free time, Billy loves spending time with his family, being up north on the lake, and being in the woods. He loves to golf and is a member of a curling league in the winter.

Molly Ellingwood
Concierge/Administrative Assistant

Molly joined Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from St. Catherine University. Molly’s professional background includes experience in corporate communications, project management and change management. In her role as Concierge/Administrative Assistant at Seasons at Maplewood, Molly has the privilege of partnering with staff to serve our residents and their families. She strives to exceed customer expectations and enjoys welcoming all who enter Seasons at Maplewood. In her spare time, Molly enjoys traveling, reading, and visiting with friends and family.

Reverand Susan Schoon
Chaplain

Susan joined Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood in August of 2017 as Chaplain. She has spent her career as a Lutheran pastor working in Pastoral Care and Visitation Ministries.  Susan has a B.M. degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Vocal Performance, an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Theological Seminary in St Paul. She is currently working on Clinical Pastoral Education through Allina. Susan loves building relationships with the residents, meeting their spiritual needs through worship, music, leading the “Maple Nuts Choir” and the Staff choir “the Seasoned Nuts”, doing visits, bible studies, and support groups.  She and her husband Tom love visiting their children, cooking together, biking, hiking, going to movies, and traveling to Oregon.

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