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Promoting Core Values in the Care We Deliver

Traditions Management communities practice our core values daily to maximize the quality of life for our residents and provide the highest level of care and service. Our team members honor our values by recognizing important versus necessary actions, serving with dignity and building lasting and meaningful relationships with residents and families.

With these core attributes in mind, we proudly highlight the following members of our Traditions medical team who have been promoted from within.  Each of them makes it possible for our residents to receive expert care.

Congratulations Kathy McCracken, Jody Hall, Sereen Ahmad, Lynn Eitel, Robin Mackintosh, Nicole Miller, and Michael Loyala! We are grateful and blessed to work alongside you.

Kathy McCracken
Activities Director/Ashton Grove Senior Living

Kathy began with Traditions at High Grove at Tates Creek in 2017 and was a member of the Care and Concierge team. She came to Traditions with an Associate’s degree in Business and Medical Administration, was a certified Administrative Medical Assistant (AMA), State Registered Nurses Aid (SRNA) and Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities trained Activity Director.

Kathy was promoted to Activities Director at Ashton Grove Senior Living by Executive Director, Davonna Saier.

“My upbringing instilled a sense of respect for my elders. I have taken care of my Mother who had cancer and my Father who had Alzheimer’s disease. So I understand how important it is to get to know my residents on a personal level, to listen and make them feel special.”

Jody Hall
Wellness Director/Traditions of Camargo

After graduating from Miami University and the Hondros College of Nursing with her nursing degree and certification as a dementia trainer, Jody started her career as a floor nurse, something that has given her a keen insight into both the process and personal side of delivering care.

Jody started with Traditions in 2019 as a Memory Care Director at Traditions of Deerfield and was recently promoted to Wellness Director at Traditions of Camargo. “I love working with my residents and families and have a huge passion for providing care. I could not ask for a better company and family-like atmosphere where everyone works hard to fulfill their vision for the community.”

Sereen Ahmad
Wellness Director/Cherry Blossom Senior Living

Shortly after getting her undergrad, Sereen attended the University of Akron Nursing School and graduated with her BSN in 2015. She began as a PCA, then floor nurse at Middleton in 2011 and fell in love with the geriatric population. Sereen was then promoted to Wellness Director at Cherry Blossom Senior Living.

“This is the place and time to assist residents with daily tasks, to gently and expertly care for them. But it’s also the time to build relationships, to learn what our residents like/dislike, more about their upbringing, loved ones and history. This is who they are and we are here to appreciate them.”

Lynn Eitel
Wellness Director/Middleton Senior Living  

Lynn received her LPN-IV from Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) and is Wound Care Certified. She chose Middleton because she believes in the strong leadership of Executive Director, Debbie Hartshorn and the Traditions philosophy of promoting from within. Lynn began with Middleton as a floor nurse and was promoted to Wellness Director in 2016.

“Middleton is one big, extended family. I find some of my most rewarding moments to be in my connection with residents, holding a hand, speaking with compassion and sharing fun or quiet moments.”

Robin Mackintosh
Wellness Director/Traditions of Beavercreek

Robin has a degree in nursing from Hondros College and began with Beavercreek as the Assisted Living Nurse Supervisor until her recent promotion.

“I’ve wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember, providing life-changing care for patients and their families. And I’m bringing this practical care and commitment to my new role as Wellness Director.”

Nicole Miller
Memory Care Director/Traditions of Beavercreek

After completing her STNA in 2014, Nicole received her Phlebotomy license in 2017 and is currently attending school for her RN. She’s been in the healthcare field for 10 years, with a wide range of experience in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabs and assisted living facilities. Nicole started at Beavercreek as a PRN and was quickly promoted to Memory Care Director.

“I’ve been blessed over the years to have great teachers, co-workers, mentors and bosses who have given me the knowledge and opportunity to look beyond the job and reach for how to be better. I love everything about my job, including the people I work with and the people I care for.”

Michael Julius Loyola
Activities Assistant/Traditions of Deerfield

Michael began with Traditions of Deerfield as a dining server. His enthusiasm and genuine care for his elders led to his recent promotion to Activities Assistant.

“I treat our residents the way I treat my grandparents, which makes them feel comfortable and at home. I love spending time in their presence, listening to their memorable stories and laughing with them.”