Meet the Team
Shonte Halliday followed her mothers foot steps and pursued a career in Nursing. She has worked in long term care since 1992. She has an adult son and an adult daughter. She lives in Bloomington with her dog Lucy and her cat Minerva. In 2020 she was approached to advance her career by completing her Administrators in Training and she then became a Health Facility Administrator. After running a community in Northern Indiana she was happy to return to Bloomington. She is now the licensed Administrator for Jill’s House. In this role she serves as the Executive Director of Jill’s House Memory Care. She oversees all of the day to day running of Jill’s House and ensures that residents are safe and receiving excellent services.
Heather Kinderthain B.S.W., joined Jill’s House at its second beginning in 2016 when it was re-purposed from a hospitality house where people created community while receiving cancer treatments at IU’s cyclotron. Heather has been supporting residents and their families in long term care settings since she graduated from IU in 1994. Heather’s main responsibility it to help residents with transitions. She can be reached by cell at 812-278-1072.
Jan Bays, PT is the program developer. She created The Jill’s House Way and promotes it’s implementation. The Jill’s House Way is relationship-based care where each member has the opportunity to contribute. She used her decades of experience as a physical therapist along with her training and study under experts such as Dr, G. Allen Powers, Dr. William Thomas with the Eden Alternative, and Teepa Snow to name a few. She is involved with significant elder care reform organizations supporting the Culture Change movement such as the Pioneer Network and the Dementia Action Alliance (please add link from original website). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Meadows, LPN is the wellness coordinator. She has been providing consistent and compassionate care to elders for over three decades. She joined Jill’s House at the beginning also. You can see her in action in the documentary “Revolutionizing Dementia Care”. Her patience and gentleness are unmatched. She is responsible for all of the personal care and medical attention that is provided at Jill’s House. She can be reached at 812-287-7962 or email@example.com
About Brandi coming soon!
We are looking to add a director of maintenance to our team!
We are so excited Angela joined the Jills House team. Angela brings many years of experience as a nurse in the Bloomington community. It’s such a joy to have someone who is not only reliable and dependable, but also a lot of fun! Angela takes a genuine interest in every Jills House resident. She goes above and beyond daily by bringing in special decorations that the residents enjoy. She brightens their day regularly. She is always up for celebrating and creating special memories. Here she is depicted on April fools day. Angela’s approachable and conscientious and caring. We are so lucky to have her on our team.
We were so excited when Bette moved to Jill’s House on 1/24/20. There are several other “Bettys” who live here and she quickly garnered the nickname “Lipstick Bette” . Bette was born at her grandparents farm house in Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky and got a job at I.U.’s office of International Services. Her sons Steve, Brian, and Adam are her pride and joy. She is a member of Arlington United Methodist Church. Oil Painting and music are here favorite hobbies. You will find her at Jill’s House socializing with others or singing a long to the music. Come visit her anytime (masks are still required for visitors).
Wes Kochell is from Indianapolis. He is a Senior Community Health Major at Indiana University. He began his internship at Jill’s House in January of 2023 and has quickly become an invaluable member of the Jill’s House Team. His positive attitude and strong work ethic have benefited us all. He hosts the IU nursing students on their clinical rounds, and he leads residents through a variety of activities. His patience, empathy, and compassion are unmatched. We are so fortunate he has joined our team and know he will make a great dentist one day.