Meet the Team
Jerry Lindenbaum has been working in the senior living industry for over two decades. He enjoys being part of a team that works toward the same goals to enrich the lives of the residents who live here. The day-to-day contact with residents and making them happy in their golden years is what Jerry loves most about his job.
Jerry is a connoisseur of wines from all over the world. He has hosted wine tastings for our residents and enjoys introducing the unique wines to them. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music of all genres, and he also plays the guitar. Jerry is happily married to his wife, Sharon, and they enjoy spending time with their family – especially their grandchildren.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Sheila Barnum is the newest member of the team; she joined us in September of 2019 as the director of Sales and Marketing. Sheila brings a fun energy and love for life to our community. She truly has never met a stranger. Sheila strives to develop positive and lasting relationships with those in her senior living community and the businesses and organizations around the metro area.
Sheila is originally from Chicago, but has lived in Overland Park for 21 years and couldn’t think of a better place to have raised her family. She has a passion for helping families find the right fit for their loved ones as she learned the hard way that all communities are not created equal. She prides herself on being a resource to help anyone on this senior care journey.
In her free time, she enjoys cruising the Caribbean, shopping and hanging out poolside with her family and dogs. She and her husband have five daughters, one son and four beautiful granddaughters. Sunday dinners are still the most important meal of the week as all the family comes over for food, fun and laughter. Silence is rare in her world, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Resident Care Director
Grace Maloba has been a nurse since 2008. Before coming to assisted living two years ago, Grace worked in skilled nursing facilities for 10 years. Her passion shines through when she is taking care of our residents and putting smiles on their faces. Our residents truly love the time they get with her. Grace receives peace at the end of the day knowing she made someone happy and better by being in their life. Her motto is “Care, serve and help.”
In her spare time, Grace enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is blessed with two amazing children. Grace also volunteers at her church preparing meals for the less fortunate. We are all blessed to have her on our team.
Business Office Director
Shawna Webb joined our team in October of 2016. She came from retail management, where she enjoyed working with people as part of a team. Shawna strives to deliver outstanding customer service to our residents, families and vendors. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure things run smoothly here. She is vital to the team.
Shawna worked for years, took time off to raise her son and then joined the workforce again a few years ago. She loves the residents and being part of a team that works together for the common good of our community. In her spare time, Shawna loves to sip on a glass of wine while reading a good book, golf with her husband and spend time with her son. Sometimes you’ll even find Shawna here with her beloved dog, Sunny. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Shawna in our front office, where she’ll help with anything you need.
Vibrant Life Director
Wendy Schumacher started with Leawood Gardens as our full-time concierge, then shortly after, we offered her another hat to wear as a part-time maintenance worker. She did a great job, too. In the summer of 2019, she applied and was promoted to Vibrant Life director.
Wendy loves listening to the stories of our residents and recognizes their great wisdom. She enjoys laughing and hanging out with them.
In her spare time, she partakes in wood working and remodeling; she’s very talented. Wendy also loves spending time with her family and watching football during her time off. Her favorite sports team is the Kansas City Chiefs, as she claims she is their No. 1 fan! Come in and meet her, and she will share with you what Vibrant Life means here at Leawood Gardens.
Generations Program Director
Michaela Moore has worked at Leawood Gardens Senior Living for three years. She loves working in our Generations neighborhood, also known as memory care. Memory care is near and dear to her personally, due to her grandfather having suffered from Alzheimer’s. She knows firsthand what life is like for the residents and their families. After her grandfather passed, Michaela knew she wanted to help others suffering from this disease along with their families.
Michaela was raised in western Kansas and is very family-oriented. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews and is the favorite auntie in her family. She is a team player and will help anyone who asks.
Culinary Services Director
Bradley Donaldson brings with him years of experience in cooking and managing senior living community kitchens and dining rooms. In the past, Bradley has owned his own business. He loves to cook for seniors because of the happiness his meals bring them.
In his spare time, Bradley enjoys his family and chilling out with them.
Mark Muelberger has over 25 years of experience in senior living operations and maintenance. He believes the most rewarding parts of his job are helping the seniors get settled in our community and being able to listen to all of their stories. He swears there are no better stories than those that come from our seniors, because they are experienced, are wise and have lived through things we can only imagine. Mark recommends for everyone to take time to sit down with a senior and listen to his or her story, because what they share with you will amaze you.
In his spare time, Mark loves fishing, traveling, and hanging out with his wife and son. He is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area.