Meet The Team

Administrative Staff

Julie Maher, Chief Executive Officer

Julie Maher was born and raised in Detroit and has always lived in Michigan. She received her associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Schoolcraft Community College and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Human Services from Oakland University. Julie is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator from Michigan State University. She has worked with the geriatric population since 1986, and has been working with the Church of Christ Care Center’s campus since 2009. She treasures spending time with family members and in her free time, she enjoys exercising, going to movies, and reading mystery novels.

Amy Shellnut, Assisted Living Administrator

Amy is a graduate from Grand Valley State with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy. Amy has been part of our team since 2007 with a sincere love for working with residents. She has been deeply involved in Quality Assurance and with various project work. She has worked more than 25 years total in healthcare with the majority of her time with seniors in long term care. She became a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2013. She is married with two great kids, a dog, a cockatiel bird, and a rabbit. Amy enjoys singing, music of all kinds, dancing, camping, fishing, bicycle riding, traveling, and techy stuff.

Kim Galasso, Nursing Home Administrator

Kim received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, her MBA from Wayne State University and is currently pursuing her PhD at Trident University. Kim is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator working in healthcare since 1984 and long term care since 2007. Kim cares deeply for the elderly population, and is dedicated to providing quality care and quality of life for her residents. Kim has two terrific kids she is raising and enjoys running, dancing, hiking, kayaking and jet skiing.

Barbara Kramer, Senior Housing Manager

Barb is a native of Michigan and adores cold weather! She has studied Business Management and Gerontology and has spent most of her career in geriatrics. Barb has worked with us for “a very long time” and is proud to be a part of the organization. She is the wife of Jay Kramer whom is employed at Bob Maxey Lincoln-Ford. Barb grew up in St. Clair Shores, and has resided in Clinton Township since 2010. Barb enjoys her home and has a special love for Christmas. She enjoys trimming her tree and decorating for the holiday season.

Doug Edwards, Director of Philanthropy

Much of Doug's career has been centered in college and university administration with an emphasis on marketing and fund raising. He worked for an international university for five years which gave him an opportunity to visit several foreign countries and participate with many different cultures. His multi-faceted career has given him many opportunities to be creative and innovative. He has been very successful in his fund raising career and is pleased to help build the fund raising program here at the Care Center. He has taught several art courses on the collegiate level and enjoys hobbies of music, painting and golf. He has a wife Janet, two children, and five grandchildren.

Sue Panetta, Chief Financial Officer

Sue is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Sue has deep, rich experience in senior living campuses throughout Michigan with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. She is a CPA and has served on committees for Leading Age of Michigan. Sue has three sons who are all pursuing careers in engineering. She and her husband enjoy camping, horseback riding, and boating.

Shannon Snelgrove, Director of Nursing

Shannon has been a Registered Nurse since 2001. Prior to becoming an RN, she was an LPN for 4 years. Shannon holds a Bachelor degree with a double major of Psychology and Sociology. She spent much of her career in acute care working in various specialties including GI, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Respiratory, Addiction Services, and Sickle Cell Management. She has been in long term care with the elderly for the past several years. Shannon is passionate about excellent care for residents and raising the bar with quality improvement initiatives. She was born, raised, and educated in Canada, and has lived in the USA since 2009. Shannon is married with 3 beautiful daughters.