Meet our team of caring and committed professionals.

Speak with our retirement community staff by calling 651-756-1859, or click here to contact us online.

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.

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.

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.

Charee Holmberg
Human Resources Specialist

Charee joined the Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood team in September of 2018. She has previously worked at two other Ecumen locations for over 13 years. Charee is in the process of earning her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. In her free time, Charee enjoys 4-wheeling and camping with her husband and 3 children. She also loves taking long motorcycle trips with her husband. Charee feels very blessed to be able to serve our wonderful employees every day.

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
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

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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