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Meet the Friendship Village Sunset Hills Staff

Terry Walsh, FV Services, INC. President and CEO

Friendship Village Sunset Hills Executive Director

Terry joined Friendship Village in August 2016 as Executive Director. The Board of Directors recognized his distinguished career in healthcare and faith-based senior care and senior living. Terry previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ascension Health Senior Care, the senior care subsidiary of Ascension Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems.  Prior to starting Ascension Health Senior Care, Terry served on the corporate staff of Ascension Health in strategy, operations and business development.

Terry’s career in Hospitals, Health Systems, Health Programs and Post-Acute Care includes leadership positions with Ireland Army Hospital, Tripler Army Medical Center,  Brooke Army Medical Center, TRICARE and PACE.

Terry retired from the U.S. Army in 2007, as a Colonel, following 22 years of active duty in the Medical Service Corps, where he held numerous executive positions leading to improved care for military families. Terry graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategy Development from the U.S. Army War College. Terry’s wife and two children enjoy soccer, tennis, robotics and many other activities.

Terry is enthusiastic about joining Friendship Villages and preserving the mission of providing exceptional faith-based services for seniors throughout the St. Louis area.

 


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Carmen Fronczak, Chief Strategy Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services

Carmen Fronczak is the Chief Strategy Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. She is responsible for the organization’s growth strategy, including sales and occupancy of the current $201 million senior living campus expansions in Sunset Hills and Chesterfield and the recent acquisition of its Medicare-certified home health service, Friendship Village at Home. Fronczak brings 25 years of experience in healthcare sales and marketing, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in health informatics and is a registered nurse. Since joining the company in 2013, Fronczak has been integral in facilitating business growth—even setting a national record by preselling the previous $50 million expansion of the Friendship Village communities ahead of construction in 2014. Her ongoing volunteer work with Mercy Women with a Mission reflects her passion for the healthcare field, and her drive to incorporate the latest in wellness programs and technology for seniors has become a defining characteristic of Friendship Village as it continues to push senior living into the future.


Tim Vosse

Tim Vosse, Chief Financial Officer

Tim joined Friendship Village in July 2017, as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Friendship Village, Tim served as the CFO for two family-held businesses. His career includes nearly 15 years in senior healthcare and services, the majority with Bethesda Health Group as CFO.

Tim is on the Board of The Independence Center and is active in the community through other professional associations. Tim graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. 

Tim is extremely excited to be “back home” in senior care and services with the Friendship Villages. He’s committed to preserving the mission and growing the Friendship brand to touch the lives of more seniors throughout the St. Louis area who we are fortunate to serve. Tim and his wife enjoy cooking, dining out, golf and travel. They have five children in high school and college, so are adjusting to a quieter home and look forward to the times when all the kids are together creating laughter and memories.


Gayle Randa

Gayle Randa, Chief Human Resource Officer

Gayle joined FV Services, Inc. in 2018, bringing more than 20 years of Human Resources experience in executive and senior leadership roles in multi-facility, and multi-state senior living operations. Gayle started her career with Via Christi Villages as Vice President of Human Resources, providing HR leadership and strategic guidance for eleven facilities with 1000 leaders and staff located in Kansas and Oklahoma. Gayle (and her family) moved to St. Louis in 2014 to serve as Chief Human Resources Officer for Ascension Health Senior Care, the senior care subsidiary of Ascension Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems. Gayle holds an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University as well as a Masters of Human Resources Development from Webster University. 

Gayle’s passion is to cultivate happy, motivated and engaged employees.  Not only through competitive compensation and benefit programs but ensuring that the appropriate training and education allow all staff to grow alongside the company.  Last but not least, showing every employee the respect they deserve and the value they bring to the organization.

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Jill Frein, Project Manager

Jill has been in project management going on 16 years and in healthcare for 26+ years. Born and raised in a small town in Iowa, the Village was the perfect fit for her desire to be part of a small community again. She attended both University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa to earn her Bachelor’s degree. Jill was also a member of the UNI Women’s Golf team, a pastime she would like more time for. She started her career in the Medical Laboratory field working at a cancer center, open heart hospital, large city and small rural hospitals. She climbed the ladder to Director of Laboratory before turning to Project Management, specifically senior living construction. Jill joined the Village in 2013 and has called St Louis home for the last 17 years. She has two amazing children, a Labrador retriever and a cat. Jill enjoys reading mystery novels, spending time with extended family and watching her children play soccer, baseball and softball.

OUR TEAM IS READY TO PREPARE YOUR NEW APARTMENT HOME OR VILLA TODAY. LET US DO THE MAINTENANCE, CLEANING AND YARD WORK WHILE YOU LIVE LIFE CAREFREE!


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Carmen Worley, Assisted Living Sales and Outreach Director

Carmen joined the Friendship Village team in 2011, splitting her time between fundraising and outreach on the Chesterfield campus. She moved into full-time Community Outreach for both campuses a year later and enjoys building relationships and business referrals in this role. She comes to us with experience in development, event planning, volunteer management, teaching, and communications. Carmen holds undergraduate degrees in Advertising, PR and Education from Drake University as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Washington University. She has two boys and sings at various opportunities throughout the area. She loves her family, her church, the beach, and chocolate (not always in that order)!


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Pam Karanja, Director of Nursing


Stacy Zerban

Stacey Zerban, Administrator

Stacey has been a leader in senior care for over 15 years, and serves as the Administrator of the Village Care Center and Fountain View Assisted Living at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. Stacey joined the community in September 2016. Previously, Stacey was the Executive Director of The Quarters at Des Peres, and the CEO of Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village. She was also the Regional Director of Business Development at Communicare Health.

Stacey graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Communication Disorders.  She’s active in her community, serving on the Ajax-Il Soccer Club board of Directors and the Maple Grove Civic Association. When not working, Stacey can be found coaching one of two children’s sports teams.

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR FIVE-STAR MEDICARE-RATED SKILLED NURSING CARE. WE INVITE YOU TO TOUR THE VILLAGE CARE CENTER ANY TIME.


Matt Beckham

Matt Beckham, Sales Director


Tracy Lee

Tracy Lee, Care Navigator

Tracy began her journey at Friendship Village in 1988 working in the Village Care Center as a charge nurse.  After working in the Care Center for four years she was promoted to the position of Resident Services Director. Her journey continues today, as the Resource Navigator, supporting the health and wellness(and enriching the lives) of all residents who call Friendship Village home. Tracy is married and has two children and two grandchildren. Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering with her church and with Boy Scouts.


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Jim Hunze, Director of Food and Beverage Services

Jim Hunze has been the Sunset Hills food and beverage director since April 2015. He has a true passion for the culinary arts in all levels of preparation and presentation. Jim studied culinary arts at Forest Park Community College and also studied business administration at Meramec Community College.

Jim has three children as well as two beautiful grandchildren.

His outside hobbies include golf, boating, fishing, ATVs and all the fun stuff which comes along with being a grandpa!


Karen Powers

Karen Powers, Supportive Services Director

Karen has been a nurse for 21 years, graduating from Webster University with her BSN. She has been with Friendship Village since 2000. She is married and has two daughters, and one grandbaby. Her great passions are Boxers and quilting. And grandchildren.

IT IS A PLEASURE TO GUIDE ALL RESIDENTS THROUGH THE VARIETY OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES AVAILABLE ON AND OFF CAMPUS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WELLNESS OFFERING CLICK HERE: SENIOR WELLNESS RESOURCES


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Jim Savage, Chaplain

Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Jim graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS degree in Chemistry/Biology. After spending 3 years as a Captain in the US Army, Jim graduated from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with a MDIV degree to prepare for the ministry for which God called him. Jim pastored the Cross Keys Baptist Church in Florissant, MO for 20 years, while serving on the Board of Directors of Friendship Village for 18 years. He has been the Chaplain at FVSH since October, 007 where he is affectionately known as the “Village preacher.” Married, Jim and his lovely wife Sandy have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren, all of whom live in the St. Louis area. That’s why he jokingly says, “There is always a grandkid either in my bed or in my wallet.”

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Bobbie Liverar, Community Life Services Director

Bobbie began her career with Friendship Village Sunset Hills in 1990. She is responsible for, transportation, in-house programming, annual events, creative arts and wellness programming.

Bobbie feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with a great team of people and loves to come up with new and creative ways to keep the residents healthy and active!

LEARN ABOUT OUR FULL CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS. PLEASE VISIT https://www.friendshipvillagestl.com/sunset-hills-events.html