Our days are filled with important duties and routines. Yet human connection takes precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions every time. You are why we're here.
We bring varied backgrounds and skills to our roles, but we are all here to love and support you.
Sarah E. Rieger has been in senior living for over 15 years, serving residents in all aspects of care, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. After receiving a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Miami University, Sarah moved to Chicago and worked in sales before finding her true passion of working with older adults.
Sarah is a Past President of the Junior League of Cincinnati, a graduate of C-Change Class 8 and a participant in the inaugural class of The Shift, a social innovation challenge with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. After completing The Shift, along with her co-founder, Sarah launched Community Grandparents in Lower Price Hill. Community Grandparents fosters trusting relationships between low-income parents and older adults to build support networks and create self-sufficiency. Sarah has also been an active volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Girls on the Run, working with women in transitional housing and the foster care system in Butler County.
Wendy has served in the healthcare field for more than 30 years. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University, is Dementia Certified for the Positive Physical Approach and won the Leading Age Star Award for Customer Service. Before coming to Deerfield, Wendy served in a variety of roles in skilled, long-term and memory care, doctor's offices and hospitals and as a wellness coach for Humana.
"I would like people to know that we are a fun, loving place to be. When you keep showing up and putting a smile on your face and others' faces, you become a better person. The positivity is contagious. I help people on a journey to find solutions and seeing them happy is so rewarding. I am reminded daily of how much I love what I do."
Wendy and her husband, John, have been married for 38 years and have two wonderful daughters. Cassie played women's basketball for Ohio Northern University while she earned a Bachelor's and two Master's degrees. She is now the University's Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. Their youngest, Taylor, is working on her Master's degree in Business Administration at Penn State University.
Mary attended the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters Community College and has been a part of the Traditions of Deerfield culinary team for two years.
"I've always had a soft spot for seniors, especially since I didn't have my grandparents with us here in the States. Now I feel like I have been blessed with a house full of grandparents whom I get to see and spend time with every day. I am passionate about my work because I love what I do and who I do it with, and I want to make every resident happy and comfortable in their home."
Mary's parents were born and raised in Amman, Jordan and immigrated to the United States in the early Seventies. She has four sisters who are all born and raised, first-generation Americans. Mary has been married for 18 years and has one 16-year-old daughter.