Leadership Team

Jim Palculict, Chief Operating Officer

“My mom was a nurse and long-term care administrator. She was very instrumental in my entrance into this career. I have enjoyed the several years I have been in this field and I have found that I can make a difference every day in the lives of the residents we serve.”

Dee McCarthy, Chief Clinical Officer

“I do what I do because I believe every patient and resident is someone’s family and deserves to be treated as if they’re our loved ones. I want to make sure that happens. To me this is more than a job, it’s a covenant that I honor.”

Keith Mutschler, Chief Financial Officer

“Working for organizations that care for seniors has been a passion of mine since graduating from college many years ago. Even though I don’t provide direct care, my hope is that the work I am doing allows our caretakers to provide better care or give them more time to spend with each resident.”

Nadya Shewczyk-Wentz, Compliance Officer

“The best part of my job is when I visit our centers and spend time with our residents, staff and family members. I have a great deal of respect for our countless dedicated caregivers. I leave those visits with a clear understanding of how I can have a positive impact on the care of our residents.”

Andy Nicely, VP of Procurement/Ancillary Services

“The relationships we have with vendor partners continuously affect our residents and their families. By building strong relationships between the vendors and North Shore, I am positively influencing the quality of care given by the North Shore team.” 

Paul Peshek, VP of Customer Experience

“I fell in love with Elders while growing up in Wisconsin and volunteering at a local nursing home as an Eagle Scout. From that point on, I dedicated my life to focus on the customer experience, and I am extremely passionate about ensuring that our customers’ experience exceeds their expectations.”

Melissa Strecansky, VP of Human Resources

“I am committed to creating a culture that attracts and retains compassionate and dedicated employees. Working in the North Shore Human Resources Department gives me the opportunity to create the best experience for employees, so they can provide excellent care for our residents and their families.”

Gail Holland, VP of Finance

“I love working in the finance arena of the skilled nursing industry because we can help make the transition from home to skilled environment a positive experience. I believe providing timely and accurate information contributes to the level of customer service the patients and their families deserve.”

Chris Pryor, VP of Business Development

“More than ever, it is critical that we implement a patient-centered strategy that is aligned with other healthcare providers. Through strategic collaborations, partnerships, and alignments, my position allows me to both, directly and indirectly, affect the continued advancement of the quality of care that the residents at our facilities receive.”

Marcie Livingston, VP of Market Development

“Placing your trust in us as a provider of care is something we must earn every day. Knowing this makes me motivated to keep building a successful team specialized in recognizing customer needs and finding solutions.”