Bert Papineau, Administrator
Bert Papineau is the Administrator at Good Samaritan Home and has been thrilled to be able to be associated with such a Caring Community. He started his career right after high school in the Hospitality Industry, working for Bob Green at three of his Executive Inn Hotels. Then he moved to a much larger hospitality company with a great number of opportunities. His last position in his hotel career was as General Manager of the Evansville Airport Marriott.
Bert has been working with the Team at Good Sam since May 2003 and has had the pleasure of getting to know many wonderful people in a wide variety of situations. Some of his most enjoyable times are those spent visiting with or serving residents, listening to their life stories, and talking about the “good old” days.
Rev. Michael Erwin, Chaplain/Gift Coordinator
Rev. Michael Erwin is an ordained United Church of Christ minister with 26 years’ experience, serving churches in Owensboro and Evansville. He tends to the spiritual and religious needs of residents, family members, and employees of the Home, providing a program of worship, visitation, and devotions, catered to the diverse beliefs represented in the Home. Rev. Erwin also serves as the Gift Coordinator, working with donors and supporters to keep the mission of Good Samaritan Home going strong.
Carla Johnson, Director of Activity Services
Carla Johnson has been an employee at Good Samaritan Home since 2000. She is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy. Carla has also been a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist since 2001 and a Qualified Memory Care Professional since 2019.
Laura Tate, Director of Admissions & Social Services
Laura Tate has been with the Good Samaritan Home since May 1999. Laura has more than 35 years of long term care experience. She first came to Good Sam working in the Social Service Department, and later moving over to the Admissions Department. Laura attended Ball State University to become a Certified Social Service Designee and also has a certification for QMCP (Qualified Memory Care Professional) since 2018. Laura also does community outreach and marketing for the facility. She very much enjoys working with the Residents and families at the Good Samaritan Home.
Brad Tillman, Director of Finance & Corporate Compliance
Jake Mills, Director of Food Services
Jake Mills began working in the food service industry when he was 15 years old. He started working in long term care settings when he turned 16 and has been in the field for 17 years. Jake came to the Good Samaritan Home in the summer of 2010 as a cook and was promoted to supervisor not long after. Jake received his Certified Dietary Manager credentials in 2018 and was promoted to Director of Food Services in January 2021.
Christa Bennett, Director of Human Resources
Christa Bennett joined the team at Good Samaritan Home in August of 2020 as the Director of Human Resources to continue her passion of making a difference by serving in a Christian, non-profit setting. Christa graduated from Brescia University with a Bachelor in Business Management/Human Resources Management in 2006 and started her Human Resources career a few months later. She has over 15 years of experience in a wide variety of Human Resources functions and industries, including education, construction, and religious, non-profit. Christa believes that our employees are our most important asset and strives to make Good Samaritan Home a positive, first-choice workplace.
Angela Russo, Director of Nursing
Angela Russo, who joined the Good Sam team on April 5th, has been an RN for more than 15 years. She was born in Sacramento, California but has lived in most regions of this great country. She graduated from National Park College in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2006.
Angela’s core values consist of integrity, honesty, transparency and a commitment to doing what is best for her family, friends, team members and the residents she serves. She enjoys spending time with her wife and 7 children at their home, traveling, reading and gardening. As a caregiver by nature, Angela feels blessed to be chosen to serve the residents of Good Samaritan Home and looks forward to working beside each of you.
Kathy Kessler, Director of Social Services
Kathy Kessler, Director of Social Services was born in Rhode Island to a Navy pilot father and a stay at home mother. She has one sister two years older. Kathy grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from what is now known as USI. Mrs. Kessler is married and between her husband and herself, have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors, especially beaches and is an avid animal lover, especially cats. With 30+ years of experience in social services, Kathy is a very valuable member of the Good Samaritan team.