Meet Our Team
Beth McGowan Welch, Executive Director
Beth brings over 20 years of organizational leadership and operations management experience to Providence Life Services and Park Place of Elmhurst. She has worked within a variety of areas, including senior housing, hospitality, government, health care, and nonprofit organizations. Her enthusiasm for being part of a collaborative, mission-focused team helps her thrive as a leader and inspiration to everyone.
Lisa Stoik, Life Enrichment Director
Lisa brings a wide array of skills and talents developed over a distinguished career in event planning and development to Park Place of Elmhurst. She has been here since we opened our doors in 2012 and has helped to create a vibrant community that expands far beyond our walls. She develops, plans and implements more than 200 activities and events monthly for Park Place of Elmhurst’s Independent Living community, helping residents enrich their wellness, knowledge and enjoyment, discover new experiences and meet new people.
Michelle Meegan, Director of Nursing, Health & Wellness Center
A nurse for over 24 years, Michelle has worked exclusively in the senior living setting for the entirety of her career. A Registered Nurse as well as a Restorative Nurse, she blends clinical expertise with compassion and respect, building relationships with residents and delivering care they trust. Michelle manages and oversees the entire nursing staff. Most importantly, she ensures that the highest quality of care is delivered to every person, every day.
Pearse Tormey, Executive Chef
Chef Tormey joined our culinary team in 2015, elevating the community’s dining experience. After completing culinary school in England, Chef Tormey immigrated to the United States in 1979. He worked as a chef in Florida, then moved to upstate New York to attend The Culinary Institute of America. With a long, distinguished career, he has worked in the finest resorts and hotels in the country. Committed to cooking only with high-quality, fresh ingredients and developing menus that follow the seasons, he creates fresh, delicious and healthy dishes our residents love.
Elijah Heyboer, Administrator, Health and Wellness Center
Elijah started his Park Place of Elmhurst career while he was a student at Timothy Christian Schools. He worked as a busboy in the dining room, and the job set him on his career path. After studying Human Resources at Trinity Christian College, Elijah accepted an internship at Providence Life Services. Today, as Administrator of the Health & Wellness Center, he continues that commitment to excellence. “Providence goes above and beyond, and that’s what ensures consistent, quality care,” he says.