Meet Our Team

Chris Ruzicka

Manager
319-929-6894

Chris ensures resources are in place to deliver quality essential services, maintain budgets, follow policies and procedures necessary to carry out organizational tasks.

Ambika Sharma

Assistant Manager
319-533-0397

Ambika assists with new-hire paperwork, orientation, and training. She prepares monthly resident invoices and accounts payable. Ambika also answers the phone and directs caller to necessary Coordinator.

Lee Thoma, RN

Health Care Coordinator
319-929-6892

Lee is responsible for planning developing, organizing, and directing people-centered care programs for all residents, as well as enhances the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of residents. He provides coordination and direction of the resident care staff and maintains resident files with all forms required by state law.

In 2017, Lee Thoma RN was named one of the Top 100 Nurses in Iowa!

Garnett Place has been Regulatory Insufficiency Free by the State of Iowa under Lee’s guidance for over 10 years.

Kari Santos, MA, CTRS

Life Enrichment Coordinator
319-533-0441

Kari develops a program and appropriate activities for each resident. The activities reflect individual differences in age, health status, sensory deficits, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, values, experiences, needs, interests, abilities and skills by providing opportunities for a variety of types and levels of involvement.

Jeremy Curl

Culinary Coordinator
319-533-0409

Jeremy has overall responsibility for operating the Culinary Department in a quality manner. This includes responsibility for delivering quality dining experiences for the residents who call Garnett Place home.

Taylor Westaby

Community Relations Coordinator
319-533-5050

Taylor delivers Red Carpet Treatment through the marketing and leasing of apartments. She accommodates families during visits, as well as internal and external marketing events. Taylor coordinates move-ins and resident and family needs during the transition.

Chris Anderson

Maintenance Coordinator
319-362-3630

Chris ensures the provision of quality maintenance care in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations while maintaining the community, interior of building and grounds safely.