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Leadership

FORT MADISON, IOWA

Community Leadership

Each member of our team has been carefully selected. We first seek out individuals that embrace our core values: professionalism, integrity, commitment and compassion. Additionally, empathy, great communication and willingness to go the extra mile are key attributes for anyone tasked with serving the residents of one of our communities. 

Sarah Martin

Executive Director

Sarah Martin took charge of The Kensington in Fort Madison in May 2022. Prior to joining the team, she was the Executive Director at another local senior living community. She spent more than 12 years with her previous company, in a variety of roles including Executive Director.

After being inspired to pursue a career in senior living after caring for her grandmother, Sarah started in the industry in a dining service role. Her talent and dedication helped her rise through the ranks before soon, she was in charge of the entire community.

A passionate advocate for seniors, Sarah enjoys giving back to the population,  ensuring their days are enjoyable and they receive the exceptional care they deserve.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, in particular, her two nephews. Her two dogs, Guido and Zeus, are the light of her life. Additionally, she enjoys following the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. 

 

"I am thrilled to be leading The Kensington team. I chose to work here because I believe in their philosophy and their commitment to treating employees like family. Although I've worked in the healthcare field and senior living for many years, I've never felt as at home as I do now!"

Cindy Greer

Senior Living Consultant

Cindy Greer is the Senior Living Consultant at The Kensington. She spends time getting to know prospective residents and their families, listening to their concerns and needs, and ultimately helping them determine if The Kensington will be their new home. 

A veteran of senior care, Cindy spent time as a caregiver before an elevation to Memory Care Manager in our in-house memory care neighborhood, Primrose Path. After nearly 16 years in this role, Cindy decided to explore a new career path and took on her current role. Her experience caring for residents and staying in good communication with families allows for a natural transition to Senior Living Consultant. 

Cindy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, an Assisted Living Manager, a Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator and a graduate of the Lee County Leadership Academy and the ICAL Leadership Academy. She enjoys working at an Agemark community because of the company’s mission: treating everyone like family. 

Speaking of family, Cindy enjoys spending time with her own! She and her husband, Eric, are parents of two: Krisama and Kadeeyn. She particularly loves following her children’s athletic teams. Together, they make their home in Niota, Illinois.

"Residents in our care have truly become my family...and their families become extended family. I love this! Family is so important to me and to have that feeling both at work and at home is a true blessing."

Autumn Bowen

Life Enrichment Coach

Autumn Bowen has been a valued member of The Kensington team since February 2019. In her role, she focuses on providing Life Enriching activities and outings for residents of Primrose Path, The Kensington’s memory care neighborhood. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Before a career shift to senior living, Autumn was a preschool and kindergarten teacher. She took a year off to care for her grandparents, who were having health struggles. During this time, she realized her passion for seniors, and later began working for a home healthcare company. In her role, she assisted with scheduling, activities, medication and meal plans, employee performance reviews, and also communicated with families, doctors offices and clients. She enjoyed serving a hands-on role in many different areas. 

Today, Autumn is thrilled for the opportunity to connect with seniors that reside at The Kensington. She finds great joy in helping others.

A Keokuk, Iowa, native, Autumn enjoys being active – playing volleyball and softball year-round, as well as finishing, hiking, camping, boating and more. She also loves reading, scrapbooking puzzles, baking and spending time with family and friends. She has two older sisters, one younger brother and eight nieces and nephews. 

 

"I genuinely love what I do and who I do it for! Family is hugely important to me - not just my own family, but the family I've created here at The Kensington. Together, we share in good times and bad, and as a team, we go above and beyond for residents of our community."

Amanda Dodson, RN

Director of Nursing

Amanda Dodson joined The Kensington in January 2022. In her role as Director of Nursing at the community, she oversees wellness staff and works diligently to ensure the physical wellness of all residents who make The Kensington their home.

Previously, Amanda was a staff nurse in corrections and also was employed at a local hospital, where she has a variety of experience in the ER, Surgery, Critical Care and Intensive Care. 

A Registered Nurse and a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Amanda attended Carl Sandberg College and Southeastern Community College. 

Amanda and her family make their home in Fort Madison. 

"I'm honored for the opportunity to work for such a great company. Agemark and The Kensington succeed at putting residents and staff first. The residents and staff here are like family, which makes me love my job!"

Erin Dusenberry

Life Enrichment Coach

Erin Dusenberry first joined the team in 2015. She worked for seven years as the building’s administrative assistant and transitioned into Life Enrichment in 2021. As Life Enrichment Coach, she focuses on influencing the intellectual, spiritual and social wellness of The Kensington’s assisted living residents. She holds certification as an Activity Professional in the state of Iowa. 

Erin is committed to impacting the lives of those who call The Kensington home. She enjoys spending each day getting to know residents as well as their families, and values the strong relationships she’s able to create with both parties. She appreciates the warm, welcoming, home-like and family feel that’s evident in our community.

Prior to her time with us, Erin worked in early childhood education. She was the Director of child care facility in Ankeny, IA, for five years. 

Erin is a native of Nauvoo, IL, and graduate of Nauvoo-Colusa High School, but for the last 10 years, she’s called Fort Madison home. She and her husband share six children and three grandchildren. Together, the family enjoys spending time with their two dogs, having game nights, fishing, hiking, baking and traveling. 

 

 

"I started this job as a way to provide for my family and it quickly turned into a lifelong commitment to helping older adults live long, fulfilling and happy lives! When I joined The Kensington team, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. I can't imagine another job that would give me a greater feeling than I have here."

Shandra Eastin, LVN

Memory Care Manager

A long-time veteran of long-term care, Shandra Eastin serves as The Kensington’s Memory Care manager. Her her role, she leads memory care caregivers and ensures that residents of memory care are thriving while living in our community.

Shandra received a CNA certificate from Southeastern Community College, a program that she began while still in high school. She began working at The Kensington in 2007, while simultaneously completing her nursing degree. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Shandra and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter. Her husband is a firefighter in Fort Madison. As a family, they enjoy spending time together, cooking and trying new foods, traveling, following the Chicago Cubs and enjoying live music. , 

"I love caring for seniors. I love feeling like I'm making a difference in their lives and I get a lot of satisfaction from helping those who are near the end of their life journey. We're tasked with helping make each of their days as special and as meaningful as possible and providing the quality of life they deserve."

Rusty French

Maintenance Supervisor

Donald “Rusty” French is The Kensington’s hands-on handyman. He ensures our community is in tip-top shape, addressing any needs that arise, no matter how big or small. 

Prior to The Kensington, he was self-employed, specializing in remolding. He also worked for a painting contractor for three years. Before that, he worked at Shaeffer Pen Co. for 26 years as a set-up operator. 

Rusty was inspired to work at The Kensington because his own parents were residents! Living just four blocks away, his commute is short, but his heart and commitment span far for the residents of the community, who make every day a joy for him. 

Born on the East Coast, but raised in Fort Madison and a graduate of Fort Madison High, Rusty and his wife have four adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys spending time in church, building hot rods and glass etching. 

"I started working here for simple reasons - it was close to home. I'd never worked in senior living before, but it quickly became the only place I wanted to be and I never want to leave! I'm here for our residents - they make it such a joy to come to work. Our community and company, Agemark, treat people how I hope I'm treated when I'm older and in need of senior care."

Adriana Lozano

Wellness Assistant

Adriana Lozano began working for our community in May 2019. After working in several areas of health care, including as a CNA and Phlebotomist, she now turns her attention to serving seniors and ensuring the physical wellness of all who reside at The Kensington. She enjoys getting to know residents of the community, especially hearing their wonderful stories. 

She graduated from Southeastern Community College, where she studied Phlebotomy, Medical Coding, and Billing. Before joining our team, she worked at Great River Klein Center as a CNA and Phlebotomist in their lab. 

Adriana is a mother of one, and together, she and her son enjoy their five-year-old pug. She enjoys reading, taking care of her houseplants, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

"I chose to work at The Kensington and Agemark because I felt like it was a wonderful place and team to be part of. I love learning and will take any opportunity to increase my knowledge. I've found I have a lot of wonderful things to learn from the staff and residents of the community!"

Kimberly Ransdell

Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Ransdell helps keep our community running smoothly in her role as our administrative assistant. Prior to starting in October 2021, she was a Paralegal in several law offices as well as a human resource director and administrative assistant. 

She earned a degree in Law from Kaplan College, as well as degrees in Secretarial Science from Southeastern Community College, and an associate’s degree in Applied Science from Midstate College. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is pursuing an Assisted Living Administrators License.

Kimberly is a mother of three children, two live locally and the other serves in the U.S. Marines and is stationed in Japan. She has twelve grandchildren. Kimberly is engaged to Mark Babington. They are planning a May 2023 wedding. In her free time, she enjoys reading law journals, spending time with family and riding her Harley!

 

 

 

 

"I'm thrilled to work in a place that feels like home. Our staff and residents truly have created a family."

Diane Wick

Dining Services Manager

Christy Winn

Licensed Practical Nurse

Christy Winn joined the Kensington crew officially in December 2021, but prior to then, spent time in our community over the last ten years as a private nurse. Her familiarity with our community has served her well in her role as a staff LPN, where she ensures all residents are receiving the best of care.

In addition to her time at The Kensington, Christy worked for the Iowa State Penitentiary for four years and spend seven years with Fort Madison Community Hospital, where she worked in Internal Medicine. A graduate of Indian Hills Community College, Christy earned an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. She then attended SCC, where she earned a degree in Licensed Practical Nursing.

Christy is married to Brian Winn. Together, they have four children: Aury Winn, Colton Jones, Kaitlyn Winn, and Aryana Winn. Her hobbies including caring for her animals, barrel racing, camping and boating with her family. Christy was raised near Rathbun Lake in Iowa, Christy and her family make their home in Fort Madison. 

 

 

"I live right across the street from The Kensington, so I find myself skipping to work...literally! I love taking care of seniors. They show so much love and gratitude. Spending time with them makes my job so enjoyable. I feel welcomed, loved and respected here."

Career Opportunities

Interested in a career in senior living? We’re often looking to add talented members of our team. At The Kensington, we choose employees who emulate the values that we hold as a company: Compassion, Commitment, Professionalism and Integrity. If this describes you, apply for an opportunity today.