Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio’s greatest strength is the dedicated and compassionate individuals who make up our caregiving team. While the impact that our front-line caregivers make is most apparent, we also are blessed to have a wonderful leadership team and support staff that handle the day-to-day operations behind the scenes. Recently, we have restructured our leadership team with new hires, promotions, and re-organization to better position MHCO for the future and to best utilize our strong team.
Pictured above, from left to right: Kimberly Piña, Sherrie McCluer, Teresa Lewallen and April Mangett
Mennonite Memorial Home and Willow Ridge – Kimberly Piña
Kimberly Piña, LNHA has served as the Executive Director of Hilty Home since July of 2019. On March 18th of this year, Kimberly transitioned into the Executive Director position at Mennonite Memorial Home and Willow Ridge. This was a logical transition for her and the organization, as Kim has had experience with the Greenhouse model (Willow Ridge’s philosophy of care), and she lives in Bluffton with her husband Renaldo (of Mennonite Home Health) and son Christian. Mrs. Piña has been working in senior care for almost a decade, starting her career in Activities and working her way into the Business Office and Administration.
Kimberly is a graduate of Arlington High School as well as Bluffton University, and has earned her License in Nursing Home Administration and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Her hobbies include spending time with family, being outdoors, and trying out new restaurants with her husband. On her new role with MHCO, Mrs. Piña stated, “I look forward to reconciling what’s been done in the past with what can be done in the future to continue to move Mennonite Home and Willow Ridge forward for the betterment of MHCO.”
Hilty Home – Sherrie McCluer
Filling the open Executive Director position at Hilty Home (due to Kimberly Pina’s move to Mennonite Memorial Home and Willow Ridge) is Sherrie McCluer, RN, LNHA. Sherrie is a familiar face at Hilty Home, as she served as Director of Nursing there from January 2019 until she began her Administrator in Training program at MHCO in 2020. She has also worked in long-term care for most of her career, becoming a Registered Nurse in 1999 and working as a Director of Nursing in skilled nursing facilities since 2001. Sherrie holds a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration as well as her License in Nursing Home Administration.
Mrs. McCluer looks forward to this next step in her career, saying “I was drawn to become an administrator because I love being involved with staff and residents alike. I believe my nursing background will be helpful in ensuring top notch care for our residents while being able to support the staff at Hilty Home.” Sherrie has been married to her high school sweetheart for almost 38 years – together they have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren who all reside in Columbus Grove. Sherrie enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as riding the Harley-Davidson with her husband in nice weather. When asked what brought her to Hilty Home and MHCO, she said, “I was drawn to MHCO because of their Christian Values and great reputation in the community.”
Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services – Teresa Lewallen
Filling the position of Director of Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services is Teresa Lewallen, RN. Teresa has been a nurse for over 20 years, and has served in various capacities including skilled nursing, MDS, Passport Care Manager, and of course home health! Most recently, she served as a traveling nurse. Mrs. Lewallen is from the Wharton area, where she resides with her husband, a dog and 2 cats. She also has a daughter who lives in Findlay and works in the lab at the Blanchard Valley Hospital. Upon joining Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Teresa shared, “I am very excited to be in this position and to be involved in helping our agency grow to serve Bluffton as well as surrounding counties.”
Maple Crest Senior Living Village – April Mangett
With Daren Lee’s recent promotion to Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Executive Director of Maple Crest position has been filled by April Mangett. April has more than 17 years of experience in the senior living field, with a background in sales and marketing for skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living and home health. Prior to working in senior living, Mrs. Mangett worked as a marketer in the banking industry. With that said, April had always been attracted to working with seniors, stating, “In college, I interned for the Seneca County Commission on Aging in Tiffin. My mother is a retired nurse, and spent much of her career working in long-term care. In fact, we worked in the same building at one time! She taught me a lot about the inner-workings of the profession.”
April received her degree from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, where she double-majored in Public Relations and Communications. She and her husband, Mike, reside in Carey where they live with their two boys, Bryce (13) and Blake (12). They look forward to celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in September! April enjoys home improvement projects and organizing family memory books in her free time. When asked what she’s looking forward to most in her new position, April stated, “I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping to keep Maple Crest moving in the right direction. I appreciate that MHCO is a faith-based, non-profit organization – one that puts the people first.”