Meet The Wood Haven Heroes
LNHA / Administrator
Started at Wood haven in December 2014. He has been practicing as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1996. During his time practicing, he has won numerous awards for his leadership, including the Ohio Health Care Association’s Administrator of the Year and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s Zeus Award. One of his favorite leadership roles was when he was the acting president for the Bowling Green Kiwanis.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology with a specialization in Long-Term Care Administration from Bowling Green State University.
In Jeff’s spare time he enjoys writing novels, cycling, running and taking walks with his dogs.
Chris Stearns, RN
Community Relations Director
Started at Wood Haven in July 2015
Graduated from Owens Community College with a Degree in Criminal Justice and Registered Nursing. Chris is Wood Haven’s Certified Delay the Disease instructor
Chris is from Wayne and worked at Wood Haven in high school and college. In her earlier nursing days, she was a travel nurse, then she settled back down in Wayne and started doing Home Health before she landed at Wood Haven. She has a son who she enjoys spending her time out of work with. She loves the beach and warm weather. She also loves animals, she has 2 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle at home.
Director of Nursing
Darlene started at Wood Haven in 2018. Previous she worked as a regional nurse consultant at skilled health care companies where her primary responsibility was to ensure that the skilled nursing facilities she oversaw complied with state and federal regulations. In 1998 she was hired in her first Director of Nursing position. Her passion has always been to work in gerontology over the course of her nursing career.
Darlene graduated from college in 1996 with an Associate’s’ Degree in Applied Science. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.
Darlene has been married to her high school boyfriend since 1986 and has 6 cats and 1 dog who are her children. She enjoys music, reading, games, camping and spending time in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
LPN / Admissions Coordinator
Started at Wood Haven in June 2010 as an LPN and transitioned to Admissions/Marketing department in 2014
She has a BS from the University of Findlay and went to LPN school thereafter. She became licensed in 2010.
Amanda and her husband Shea are dog parents to Aggy and Cooper. When they are not spoiling their dogs, they enjoy golfing and spending time with family and friends.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant / Therapy Program Manager
Amanda started at Wood Haven in November 2013
Graduated from Owens Community College with an Associates of Science, focus Occupational Therapy Assistance.
Amanda is married and has 2 wonderful children. They both keep her busy because her children play hockey. When Amanda is not at Wood Haven or watching her children play hockey she enjoys spending time with her dogs Dude and Gunner and their cat Homer.
Dining Service Manager
Sue started at Wood Haven November 2015
She started out cooking at a very young age and was taught mostly by her mother and siblings. Sue was the last of 10 Children (6 sisters and 3 brothers). She had many to cook for at family gatherings, often 50 or more for holidays and events. She started working in restaurants right out of high school and then started in Long Term Care. From there she went on to earn her Dietary Manager Degree.
Food and serving people are two of her greatest passions in life. Her specialty is holiday, event planning, and making food that people love to eat.
Cathy started at Wood Haven in 2013. She became a licensed social worker in 1987 and has over 30 years of experience in the geriatric social work field.
She attended college at Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology.
Cathy has been married to Tim since 1982 and they have 3 daughters – Theresa, Andrea and Emily. She has a Labrador named Nikki and a grand-dog named Hendrix. Cathy loves to travel, enjoys music and collects lighthouses.
Dan started at Wood Haven in September 2019
He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Accounting.
Dan is married and has 2 children. He enjoys watching his children’s sporting events, golfing, fishing and working on his 1965 mustang.
Environmental Services Manager
Lydia started at Wood Haven in February 2018. She is a 1981 Bowling Green High School graduate and went on to pursue a degree in Interior Design from Toledo Davis College, where she graduated in 1983.
Lydia was raised by Margarito and Joseta Martinez. She has 1 brother and 2 sisters. She was raised in Milton Center and then moved to San Antonio, TX where she met the love of her life Luis and they had a son together named Alexander. Luis later passed away in 2012.
Lydia recently moved to Manchester, Michigan with her new friend Bernie. She enjoys spending time at Silver Lake boating, swimming and just being with friends and family, who bring her much joy in life. Lydia also loves to bake and try new recipes, and then bring the bake goods to Wood Haven for her co-heroes to enjoy.