Our Team



Mary Ellen McDevitt, L.N.H.A.

Aasta James

Aasta James, RN
Director of Nursing

Ms. James has been practicing as a nurse for more than 25 year, within the field of long-term healthcare. Her vast experiences have provided her with a unique level of understanding and patience when it comes to caring for seniors. In Ms. James' position as the Director of Nursing, her focus is to help her nursing staff provide superb health care and outstanding customer service to each and every resident. Her motto is "where there's a will, there's a way!"


Donna Thurman, BSW, MSW, LSW
Admissions Director

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelors of Science, Social Work, Governor's University; Master's of Science, Social Work, Governor's University

Associations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Ms. Thurman has been the Admissions Director at Glenwood HealthCare & Rehab for more than five years. Throughout her career in health care, which began in the area of social services more than 16 years, she has always been an advocate for the senior community. What Ms. Thurman most enjoys about long-term health care is "the gift of experiencing a rich and diverse history through the eyes of our senior residents."


Mila White, BS, MHA
Community Liaison

Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University, Major Health Education & Minor Gerontology
Master of Health Administration from Governors State University

For over 20 years, Mila has been involved in long term care and the healthcare field. Her experience is both diverse and extensive. She has served and taken responsibility for marketing as well as building relationships within the community. Throughout her career, each position involved coordinating, program planning, implementing health care and promotion. Her goals include combining her range of education and experience with her ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, community liaison that goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our residents.